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“If it’s not Instagrammed, it didn’t exist,” explains retail consultant Robert Burke of the millennial mentality towards Halloween. His is just one theory offered for the 12 percent year-on-year growth of consumer spending on the holiday over the last decade, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Halloween survey. Other analysts …

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Witch Tops NRF’s Halloween Costume List for 11th Year in a Row

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Washington—While the scariest thing on this year’s Halloween may be a proliferation of Black Friday (or Black November) promotions abounding, that won’t stop Americans from dressing up as their favorite characters on Oct. 31. Little yellow Minions, pint-size Yodas and pretty pink princesses are planning a takeover this Halloween as …

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Item of the Day: Dian Malouf

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We’ve got a bone to pick over all the skulls…Not just because it’s Halloween but because one of the originators of the iconic looks just doesn’t get her just desserts. Way before Alexander McQueen, “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Hot Topic, or “battered Herman-Melville-meets-Edgar-Allan-Poe T-shirts made by Rogues Gallery, on costly …

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Economic Worries Spook Consumer Spending for Halloween?

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Washington—With major retailers slated to begin their holiday sales campaigns before Halloween this year, those plans could be encroaching on another American favorite holiday: Halloween. According to National Retail Federation (NRF)’s Halloween Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, nearly 158 million consumers will participate in Halloween activities, slightly …