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The 2024 Presidential Election’s Impact on Consumer Spending

The 2024 election has people wondering — will it change how we spend our money? Expert opinions differ on how the U.S. presidential election will affect consumer spending, with some predicting a return to normal economic cycles, suggesting that weather, unemployment and interest rates will influence spending more than the election. But, with all the extra election noise, will our favorite stores get lost in the shuffle as the holidays approach? Read More on The 2024 Presidential Election’s Impact on Consumer Spending

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From Crisis to Opportunity: Retail’s Post-Pandemic Transformation

Despite post-pandemic hurdles lingering into 2024 — inflation, increased theft, high executive turnover and layoffs — the retail sector is finding resilience through innovative approaches. Whether adopting off-mall concepts or employing technologies like artificial intelligence, social media and shoppable content, retailers can harness the trends and predictions in this roundup to succeed in the year ahead. Read More on From Crisis to Opportunity: Retail’s Post-Pandemic Transformation

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Wrap & Send’s 2021 Environmental Impact Savings

Around the globe, brand values and consumer expectations are driving more environmentally conscious policies and spending aimed at ameliorating the negative environmental impacts of carbon emissions, material waste, energy consumption and limited resources. While sustainability in the retail space began as just a buzzword, the global pandemic underscored the importance of nature for mental and… Read More on Wrap & Send’s 2021 Environmental Impact Savings

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On the Road To Recovery, Americans’ Online Shopping Habits Continue To Shift

The COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly transformed many aspects of our daily lives — including online shopping habits. To help retailers better understand the shift, the RAND Corporation compared patterns from the beginning of the pandemic to last July and August. Read More on On the Road To Recovery, Americans’ Online Shopping Habits Continue To Shift Read More on On the Road To Recovery, Americans’ Online Shopping Habits Continue To Shift

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Sustainability in Luxury Retail: No Longer an Option

Photo by Klára Vernarcová on Unsplash   Today, consumers increasingly demand so much more than just a quality product. As shoppers increasingly embrace social causes, they’re seeking products and brands that align with their personal values. While it might seem that sustainability is just another trend, in the face of our ever-changing climate, consumer demand… Read More on Sustainability in Luxury Retail: No Longer an Option

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Shoppers Looking for Better In-Store Customer Service During Holiday Shopping

ChargeItSpot — a leading provider of cell phone charging stations for major retailers, events, and other indoor public venues — recently announced the results of its “2017 Holiday Shopping Report.” The study asked consumers their holiday shopping habits, if they would be using their mobile devices during their trip, and how they felt about their… Read More on Shoppers Looking for Better In-Store Customer Service During Holiday Shopping

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WSJ: ‘Free shipping isn’t enough’

As the competition between online retailers stiffens, businesses are quickly learning that offering free shipping will no longer set them above the rest. The Wall Street Journal examined this issue in their recent article “Free Shipping Alone Isn’t Enough: Online Retailers Go for Speed.” In the article, the writer attributes this shift to Amazon and… Read More on WSJ: ‘Free shipping isn’t enough’