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Image Credit: TierneyMJ / Shutterstock.com The dust is settling from 2019’s initiation of annual holiday spending and the analysts are busy evaluating and declaring the winners and losers of this year’s big game. For those whose life’s profession is marketing, the results of post-Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday consumer shopping are as...
Image Credit: Poring Studio / Shutterstock.com What follows Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter? If we’re talking about the popularity of holidays the answer is Halloween. Surprised? For generations the last day in October has been a time when children dressed up in their favorite costumes and went door to door collecting candy. It is the most...
Image Credit: Rido / Shutterstock.com It’s a common scenario: imaginative company harnesses new technology to produce a unique product that millions of consumers find irresistible. Consumed with publicly-lauded and sky-rocketing success, the once innovative teams of product developers and marketing gurus stand-by and observe as a competitor passes them by, and steals their lunch, thunder...
Listen to the chatter from consumers as they peruse local shops and malls across America, and you can often hear passive disdain for how early retailers are gearing up selling efforts for the coming holiday season. Most lament “Christmas already” or “it gets earlier and earlier each passing year.” Marketers appear to be deaf to...
Would a winning team come to the plate in the World Series expecting to win without their best equipment? The answer from most sports enthusiasts and players alike would be, “certainly not!” But retailers and sellers across the industry spectrum may be coming to the plate in the biggest game of the year woefully unprepared...
The season for gift giving is fast approaching, and retailers from hometown America to online retailers way out in cyber space are looking for the gift of increased sales and black ink bottom lines. The 2017 holiday selling season was the biggest and best since 2011. Sales in the U.S. grew 5.5% in brick and...
Historically Black Friday is a term that has been associated with events involving the selling of slaves to attempts by a few misguided investor barons to curb the precious metal market. But the term is most commonly familiar to the one day each year that retailers and hungry holiday consumers get together to change the...
The history of Valentine’s Day, and the story of its patron saint, is shrouded in mystery and some controversy. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. While also celebrated...
They are some of the most common complaints heard across America each and every year. “Christmas music? Already?!,” you might hear. Or, “Holiday Sales? It’s not even Thanksgiving yet!” In October, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said it expects holiday sales to rise 4.1% in 2012 to totals approaching $580 billion. Even in times where the...
In a span of just over a quarter of a century, the internet has drastically changed the landscape of the retail economy as online shopping has grown from basic ‘electronic malls’ to the preferred purchase path for millions of people worldwide. Now, the limits of what eCommerce might ultimately become are being pushed even further....

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