Holidays: Page 3

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    The next frontier in e-commerce packaging: reusable bags and boxes

    Online ordering spiked during the pandemic — and so did the waste it creates. As Cyber Monday approaches, startups are developing ways to offer an alternative.

    By Lela Nargi • Nov. 22, 2022
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    Deloitte: Shoppers to spend an average of $500 during Black Friday week

    Families of all income levels are planning to increase their spending during the holiday, as well as their reliance on credit cards.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 21, 2022
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    The image by Marco Verch is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    Inside the 2022 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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    The image by Marco Verch is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    The holiday clues in October retail sales

    Consumers will be relying on credit cards, their savings and heavy discounts in what is shaping up to be an uncertain season for retailers.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
  • A rendering of Bloomingdale's virtual store. Sparkly lights are all around. Shelves on the left and right are full of virtual products.
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    Bloomingdale’s debuts virtual department store for the holidays

    A multi-branded space features shopping experiences from Ralph Lauren, Nespresso and Chanel.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 21, 2022
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    7-Eleven to offer a year of free delivery during Black Friday

    New Gold Plus members who sign up between Nov. 25 and Nov. 28 get free shipping on over 3,000 items, including food and alcohol.

    By Jessica Loder • Nov. 21, 2022
  • U.S. Postal Service employees work while sorting parcels for distribution inside the Los Angeles Mail Processing & Distribution Center, the largest in the United States, on November 22, 2021.
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    USPS better equipped for 2022 holidays after past peak struggles

    The Postal Service will be less reliant on “peak season heroics” this year, an agency representative said at a House subcommittee hearing.

    By Max Garland • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Goat to offer rare items, exclusive sneakers during Black Friday event

    The marketplace wants to create an immersive online shopping experience during its annual holiday event.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Google enhances AR search tools to help harried holiday shoppers

    Offerings for the beauty and sneaker categories allow consumers to get a better sense of what a product looks like without having to step into a store.

    By Peter Adams • Nov. 18, 2022
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    Macy’s maintains inventory discipline for a solid Q3

    The department store has plenty of fresh merchandise for the holidays, though inflation makes Q4 murky, executives said Thursday.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
  • A brown-brick facade with a white "Kohl's" sign decorates a cream-colored building and main entrance of a store, with small trees in the foreground.
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    Kohl’s pulls guidance as it buckles up for discount-heavy holiday season

    The retailer’s profits and sales continued their slide in the third quarter. Now it is headed into the most important period without a CEO. 

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Yankee Candle opens pop-up shops for the holidays

    The retailer will feature exclusive promotions in its six temporary locations across the U.S. 

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Photo illustration: Tiffany & Co.; Industry Dive


    SKU’d: Andy Warhol is the Ghost of Christmas Past. And he’s here to help Tiffany & Co.

    He’s been gone for 35 years, but the pop artist is still making the luxury retailer joyful and relevant.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Target’s profits tumble again, casting a shadow over the holidays

    Another disappointing quarter points to pressures on consumers, but some analysts also took the retailer to task for its performance.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Casper, Netflix seek to soothe holiday stress with in-store screenings

    The direct-to-consumer mattress brand will offer tickets to several showings of “Slumberland” at one of its New York City locations.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 16, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Gift giving meets revenge living: Why experiences are so important this holiday season

    Consumer spending this year could meet last year’s totals, but with fewer gifts expected to be given, landing the sale just got harder.

    By Jessica Deyo • Nov. 15, 2022
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    Study: 40% of consumers willing to pay extra for climate-conscious products this holiday

    Shoppers are bracing for higher prices this season, but many want to buy from brands with sustainability practices, according to a Shopify report. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 15, 2022
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    Pinterest TV unveils holiday shopping event

    The platform also expanded the feature to Canada about a year after launching in the U.S.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 14, 2022
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    With inflation and recession fears looming over the holidays, are retailers still able to market joy?

    Brands need to be strategic with their advertising this season as consumers tighten their wallets and seek out deals.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    Sponsored by American Express and PayPal

    Are you ready to make Small Business Saturday® the best shopping day of the season?

    A recent survey commissioned by American Express and PayPal, and conducted by studioID’s Retail Dive, found that only 10% of shoppers say their holiday budgets would be “a lot less” this year than in 2021.

    Nov. 14, 2022
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    Consumers spent $72B online in October: Adobe

    Shoppers sought deals on electronics, toys and other items ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 11, 2022
  • Peloton Instructors Robin Arzón and Alex Toussaint
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    Peloton goes beyond the workout for holiday push

    New ads showcase how motivation from instructors translates beyond exercise sessions as the company battles a difficult year for business.

    By Jessica Deyo • Nov. 10, 2022
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    Only 20% of consumers plan to shop on Black Friday: report

    Shoppers are spending the same or more than last year, but they’re also on the hunt for discounts, PwC’s new survey found.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 10, 2022
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    Courtesy of Amazon

    Amazon rolls out Rivian EVs in more cities for holiday deliveries

    The company has delivered more than 5 million packages to U.S. customers using the electric vans since July.

    By Max Garland • Nov. 9, 2022
  • A cargo ship moves towards the Bayonne Bridge as it heads into port on October 13, 2021 in Bayonne, New Jersey.
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    Spencer Platt via Getty Images

    Retailers ‘well prepared’ to meet holiday demand: NRF

    Imports continue to slow from records set earlier in the year, as consumer demand drops from its peak during the height of the pandemic.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 9, 2022
  • Pacsun campaign image for its "PacVerse" holiday push
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    Pacsun expands metaverse presence for the holidays

    The PacVerse includes an upside-down world, icy wonderland and futuristic airport terminal in an effort to bridge real life and fantasy.

    By Jessica Deyo • Nov. 9, 2022