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Valentine’s Spending Expected to Hit Record High

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Washington–Valentines of the USA: prepare to be spoiled. According to the National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, 54.8% of consumers will celebrate Valentine’s Day, spending an average of  $146.84 on flowers, jewelry, candy, apparel and more, up from $142.31 last year. Total …

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Retailers in for a Very Digital Holiday Season, According to NRF Survey

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Washington—It’s the most wonderful time of the year for millions of Americans and this year, holiday shoppers have already added their family members to the “nice list.” According to the National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, consumers celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and/or Kwanzaa will …

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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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Valentine’s Day Survey: More Shoppers Plan to Buy Jewelry This Year

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Washington—Not only as U.S. consumers planning to spend more on their Valentine’s Day gifts this year, jewelry, which normally ranks high for the holiday, may see an additional boost. According to According to the National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics released today, …

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Survey: Average Super Bowl Fan to Spend 14% More for Patriots/Seahawks Match-Up

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Washington—While “Deflategate”—allegations that the New England Patriots used deflated footballs during last weekend’s AFC championship games—may threaten to overshadow the Patriots’ Super Bowl matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, but so far consumers are hyped over the Sunday, February 1, matchup for Super Bowl XLIX. So much so that they plan …

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Black Friday Sales Drop as Shopping Trend Shift: NRF

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Washington—Early holiday promotions even before Thanksgiving, the continued growth of online shopping, and an improving economy changed the way millions of people approached the biggest shopping weekend of the year. According to NRF’s Thanksgiving Weekend Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 55.1% of holiday shoppers were or will …

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NRF: Holiday Bargain Hunters Hold Out for Deals

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Washington–Procrastinators and bargain hunters alike are taking their time getting started with their holiday shopping bonanza, possibly to take advantage of deeper discounts over Thanksgiving weekend and late in the season. According to NRF’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 45.6% of holiday shoppers say they …

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Holiday: Retailers Preparing for Online Surge, Re-Focused Shipping Dates

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Washington—Hoping to avoid a debacle like last year, when last minute online shoppers paid for next day deliveries that didn’t happen, retailers are evaluating delivery services this year. According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, nearly eight in 10 (78.8%) retailers surveyed will set their standard …

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Survey: Gift Givers Plan to Splurge on Friends, Family for Holiday

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Washington—American consumers are likely to throw their cautiousness to the wind this holiday season, upping the amount they plan to spend. According to the National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey,, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average person celebrating Christmas, Kwanza and/or Hanukkah will spend $804.42, up nearly …