Holidays: Page 2


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    How to deal with order fulfillment challenges during the holiday shopping season

    Prepare for the 2023 holiday season with expert strategies for effective order fulfillment. Discover how to meet high demand, handle order spikes, and optimize your supply chain to ensure customer satisfaction and avoid holiday anxiety.

    By Ronen Shnidman • Dec. 11, 2023
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    Despite Black Friday blockbuster, Lululemon maintains its holiday outlook

    The brand continues to defy expectations, but may finally be approaching a plateau as competition rises and consumers remain cautious.

    By Dec. 8, 2023
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    Inside the 2023 holiday season

    Retailers are navigating supply chain bottlenecks while consumers face renewed concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Half of U.S. consumers left most of their shopping for December: report

    Even though many retailers launched deals in October, a portion of holiday shoppers have waited until this month to start, according to a survey. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 8, 2023
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    More holiday shoppers to buy with small businesses: survey

    Interest in buying gifts in-store is higher at independent businesses than at some large retailers like Macy’s and Best Buy, according to a report.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 6, 2023
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    Kohl’s extends holiday bargains through December

    The retailer is rolling out aggressive holiday deals this month, giving shoppers the opportunity to earn Kohl's Cash daily through Dec. 24.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 4, 2023
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    Bath & Body Works drops 10-foot candle to help holiday shoppers unwind

    The installation is part of a new creative platform centered on reconnecting with the senses amid daily stressors like rush hour traffic and work emails.

    By Peter Adams • Dec. 4, 2023
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    Brooks Running posts record 14% increase in Cyber Monday sales

    Nearly half of those sales were from new customers. The athletics brand also reported an 8% year-over-year increase in online sales on Black Friday.

    By Howard Ruben • Dec. 4, 2023
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    Staples hit by cyberattack during critical Cyber Week sales push

    The office supply retailer expects to fully catch up on back orders after online processing and deliveries were briefly disrupted.

    By David Jones • Dec. 4, 2023
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    Thanksgiving holiday weekend sees ‘record number’ of shoppers: NRF

    Over 200 million consumers shopped on Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, surpassing expectations by more than 18 million. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 1, 2023
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    Parachute to host in-person holiday market with over 40 brands

    The DTC bedding brand is welcoming companies like Our Place, Brightland, Nécessaire and Cuyana to the event in Culver City, California.

    By Howard Ruben • Nov. 29, 2023
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    How Walmart’s shoppable rom-com bridges holiday content, commerce

    Ads on TikTok, Roku and YouTube show an assortment meant to balance “inspiration and impulse” this season, according to Chief Marketing Officer William White.

    By Peter Adams • Nov. 29, 2023
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    Cyber Monday shoppers spent $12.4B online: Adobe

    Digital sales during the holiday grew 9.6% year over year as shoppers embraced mobile and buy now, pay later.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 29, 2023
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    Amazon Cyber Week sales surpass previous years

    The e-commerce giant is touting a successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday, despite declining to share exact figures.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 29, 2023
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    TVs, PS5s and Airpods dominate social media product mentions during holiday shopping weekend: report

    Over 2.3 million posts from Friday through Sunday mentioned holiday shopping, Black Friday or Cyber Monday, according to Sprout Social. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 28, 2023
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    Black Friday orders through Klarna jump nearly 30%

    As consumers feel the pinch of inflation, some are turning to installment payment services to stretch their budgets.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 28, 2023
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    Winners and losers of Black Friday 2023

    Data shows consumers turned to mobile to shop, while some analysts lowered their forecast for the season.

    By Nov. 25, 2023
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    Holiday shoppers to spend an average $875 this season: NRF

    While the apparel category has seen mixed results this year, it will be a popular gift choice, according to a new survey. 

    By Nov. 21, 2023
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    Retailers brace for cyberthreat feast ahead of Thanksgiving shopping weekend

    A rise in social engineering and generative AI pose increased risks as phishing attacks and ransomware gain speed and grow more sophisticated.

    By David Jones • Nov. 21, 2023
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    What to expect this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

    Retail sales and seasonal budgets this year are expected to rise, but consumers anticipate buying fewer gifts with less bang for their buck.

    By Dani James • Nov. 21, 2023
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    Kohl’s touts virtual holiday events

    Except for a one-day holiday “Kohl’s Storybook Magic” pop-up in New York City, the retailer is highlighting social media, livestreams and other interactive opportunities online.

    By Nov. 20, 2023
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    Simon introduces AI-driven holiday shopping tool

    The HolidAI Gift Finder experience will roll out at two properties — one in New York and another in California — this season. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 17, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: Dr. Martens names CFO and 7-Eleven unveils a holiday collection

    The shoe company also announced its first chief brand officer, while the c-store released apparel and merch for the season.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Nov. 16, 2023
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    Shoppers to spend $130B Thanksgiving weekend: ICSC

    Consumers expect to find higher prices this holiday season and are conducting research to get the best deals, according to a new survey.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 16, 2023
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    Poshmark’s Secondhand Sunday returns with live shopping events

    The resale platform, which launched the holiday last year, is hosting live events and encouraging shoppers to embrace circular fashion during the season.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    Amazon expands Buy with Prime features in time for the holidays

    Prime members can access a live chat, streamlined returns and order tracking when they use Buy with Prime on other brands’ online stores. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 15, 2023