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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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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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100 Retailers Say “No” to Dirty Gold for Valentine’s Day

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Washington—Just in time for Valentine’s Day, more 100 of the world’s leading jewelry retailers have committed to more responsible metals sourcing by signing the No Dirty Gold campaign’s Golden Rules. Among them: Ben Bridge, Boscov’s, Cartier, Fortunoff, JCPenney, Signet Group, Target, Tiffany & Co., Walmart and Zale. “Dirty gold just …

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His & Hers!

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 (Women’s Style)  Timex Elevated Classic Women’s Multi-Function / (Men’s Style) Timex’s Men’s Sport Happy Weekend! I’m currently bopping around Fashion Week in NYC previewing all the fabulous Fall 2014 trends. (You can follow me daily on Instagram to see real-time … Continue reading

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JTV’s “Love Your Heart” Campaign Supports American Heart Association

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Knoxville, TN—Retailers are taking their customers to heart this month as part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women this month to help fight heart disease. Among the retailers participating this year is Jewelry Television, the shopping channel, with its “Love Your Heart” multimedia campaign created to raise …

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Report: Fewer Americans Plan to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Washington—Probably due to the status of the bank accounts rather than their romances, fewer U.S. shoppers say they will celebrate—and spend—for Valentine’s Day this year. The findings are part of the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Valentine’s Day spending study conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics. About 20% to Buy Jewelry …