With a new executive team and a new strategy, Toys ‘R’ Us is focused on various improvements
and the critical holiday season.
The average person celebrating Christmas, Kwanza and/or Hanukah this year will spend $804.42, up nearly 5 percent over last year’s actual $767.27.
The National Retail Federation expects retail sales in November and December to increase 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion this year.
Looking back over the years provides insight into current technology trends for children.
August retail sales increased 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation.
Hasbro and Shapeways are combining powers to launch SuperFanArt.com, a 3D printing marketplace and community that will allow fans to promote their artwork and creations.
Families will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Back-to-School survey.
LIMA has introduced the first in a new series of consumer survey reports detailing kids’ favorite brands and characters in 31 nations around the world.
The National Retail Federation estimates that food sales will reach $6.2 billion ($68.16 per household) this Independence Day.
Google has overtaken Apple to regain its position as the world’s most valuable brand, according to the annual BrandZ report.
As the retail sector continues to evolve, brand licensors have to keep abreast of retail trends in order to maximize all opportunities.
Adobe predicts that 2013 will be one of the most exciting growth years in online Christmas shopping annual Online Shopping Forecast.
Spending has leveled off in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country.
More than 50 percent of holiday shoppers have already begun their search and more consumers than ever before will turn to gift cards this year.
American consumers powered through the winter weather lifting retail sales in February.
IBISWorld is forecasting a slight increase in Thanksgiving and holiday gift spending this year.
Walmart has maintained its No. 1 spot on Interbrand's 2014 Best Retail Brands list, while four other brands saw major increases.
Classic toys like LEGO and Barbie are still at the top of children’s wish lists this year, but non-traditional items are also in demand.
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