More than 154 million consumers hit the store over Thanksgiving weekend, up from 151 million shoppers last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Thanksgiving weekend results survey.
With the U.S. election falling in the middle of the holiday shopping season, many consumers say they will have a more conservative spending budget this year, according to the National Retail Federation.
With pumpkin spice lattes reigning supreme this fall, U.S. consumers are looking forward to another fall favorite, Halloween, and are planning to spend more than ever, according to the National Retail Federation.
Despite back-to-school shopping starting earlier this year, the average family has only completed 48 percent of their shopping as of early August, slightly down from last year, according to the National Retail Federation.
With consumer spending expected to remain solid during the remainder of the year, 2016 retail sales are now expected to grow 3.4 percent over last year, instead of the 3.1 percent previously calculated, according to the National Retail Federation.
This year's Consumer Electronics Show, held from Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nev., was less about new tech and more about the evolution of existing categories including virtual reality, wearables and holograms.
The National Football League Players Association, via its licensing arm NFL Players Inc., has revealed its newest Top 50 Players Sales List for the organization’s first quarter with a new player–Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys)–topping the list.