Holidays


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    Struggling consumers turned to financing for holiday shopping: report

    Buy now, pay later providers saw increased use during Black Friday, but credit and debit were the top payment methods for online orders.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 30, 2022
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    Cyber Monday spend reaches $11.3B with a surge in BNPL usage: report

    The shopping holiday saw increased demand for electronics and toys, with discounts reaching record highs, according to Adobe Analytics.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    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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    Target expands Starbucks curbside pickup service

    In addition to the partnership, the retailer has been investing in operations and growing its Ulta shop-in-shop locations.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 28, 2022
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    Last-minute tips from SafeOpt to increase your ecommerce holiday sales

    With the holiday shopping season in full swing, here are some last-minute tips merchants can implement to increase holiday sales.

    Nov. 28, 2022
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    Winners and losers of Black Friday 2022

    With inflation looming, consumers waited until the shopping event to get deals on categories like electronics and sought out financing options such as buy now, pay later.

    By Nov. 26, 2022
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    The Backroom: What holiday looks like from here

    The team sits down to discuss what recent events suggest about this year's unpredictable shopping season.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Nov. 24, 2022
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    Macy’s to host Thanksgiving Day Parade in the metaverse with NFT design contest

    The retailer has been integrating NFTs into its holiday celebrations and will make the winning design into a real-life balloon for its 2023 parade.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 23, 2022
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    Macy’s establishes mini distribution centers at 35 stores

    The conversions give the retailer a closer delivery presence to customers, which will be advantageous during the holiday season. 

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 23, 2022
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    How Home Depot uses tech to prepare for a holiday surge

    The final stretch of the year, with its back-to-back holidays and spikes in demand, puts supply chains and IT systems to the test.

    By Roberto Torres • Nov. 23, 2022
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    Best Buy’s Q3 ‘less bad’ than feared even with sales and profit slumps

    Discounting is up, inventory is down and consumers are waiting to purchase gifts — it’s beginning to look a lot like pre-pandemic holidays at the retailer.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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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 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
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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
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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
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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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    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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    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