With a new executive team and a new strategy, Toys ‘R’ Us is focused on various improvements
and the critical holiday season.
Total online retail spending in November and December across desktops, smartphones and tablets will reach $61 billion, representing a 16 percent gain over last year, according to the ComScore 2014 holiday season forecast.
Americans are planning to do some big holiday shopping during the Thanksgiving weekend, according to NRF’s Thanksgiving Weekend Expectations survey.
Shoppers are taking their time in hopes of deeper discounts over the Thanksgiving weekend and late in the season, according to National Retail Federation.
Britain’s Toy Retailers Association released DreamToys 2014, its annual prediction of best-selling toys for the holidays.
More consumers plan to wait until Thanksgiving weekend to start their holiday shopping, and will go online to purchase gifts when they do according to the NPD Group.
Disney’s Frozen and Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle characters will come to life this Halloween as some of the year's top costumes.
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.
The National Retail Federation anticipates “continued, measured growth” in retail sales this year, as much of the issues that caused volatility in 2013 have been resolved.
The National Retail Federation estimates that food sales will reach $6.2 billion ($68.16 per household) this Independence Day.
Retail dollar sales of toys experienced a decline of 1 percent when compared to 2012, according to 2013 year-end retail sales data compiled by The NPD Group.
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.
Spending has leveled off in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country.
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.
American consumers powered through the winter weather lifting retail sales in February.
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.
Walmart has maintained its No. 1 spot on Interbrand's 2014 Best Retail Brands list, while four other brands saw major increases.
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