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NPD: Crowded Stores and More Online Buyers, But Thanksgiving Week Spending Fell Short

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

The crowds were there but the dollars weren’t…at least not yet. According to NPD’s Checkout e-commerce information, U.S. consumer spending did not match the reports of in-store crowds on Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend this year, and significant increases in online buyer activity translated into mediocre spending increases on the key …

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Nearly One Out of Five Want to Shop on Christmas Day: Study

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Cincinnati—Why wait until December 26? Throw the doors open on Christmas for returns and sales appears to be the message to retailers, particularly from Millennials. When LoyaltyOne Consulting, a firm specializing in assessing, designing and implementing analytics-driven loyalty and customer experience strategies, asked 1,267 American consumers nationwide in November what …