Studios, TV Shows and Celebrities Roll Out the Red Carpet for Licensed Merchandise

Los Angeles, CA  (All News Wire)  As droves of entertainment brands prepare to convene at the Licensing Expo 2012 (, held on June 12-14, at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, they have much to celebrate. Entertainment brands, including movie studios, celebrities and television shows, are witnessing a growing consumer demand for both traditional […]

Retailers with Benefits: When Giving Up Personal Information Really Pays Off

The Rise of Social Media Creates New Opportunities and Challenges for Retailers Armonk, NY  (All News Wire)  A new IBM (NYSE: IBM) survey of more than 28,000 consumers released today – the largest global survey of its kind – found that, overwhelmingly, consumers are looking for a more personalized shopping experience and are willing to […]

Consumer Reports Shows That Consumers Expect To Spend Less This Holiday Season

About 200 million consumers will engage in gift shopping this holiday season, according to the new Holiday Shopping Poll from Consumer Reports. Optimism for happiness this holiday season is at 33%, which is slightly lower than the 40% reporting expectations of happiness last year. This lowered level of optimism will affect their spending on travel […]

Online And Mobile Shopping To Grow This Holiday Season

As the holiday shopping begins in earnest, Experian’s PriceGrabber has released information from its recent shopping survey. The survey tracked the methods that consumers will be using this year to make gift purchases. 90% of respondents said that they will shop online on a computer, which is a 1% over the rate in 2010. Shopping […]

Consumers May be Losing Confidence as Christmas Nears

November’s holiday spending came out strong, but many consumers are losing their confidence with new reports showing that employment numbers remain low and other financial problems rise says Consumer Report’s December Index. Details from this report show that November spending was up over the previous month, as well as last year’s November. However, the report’s […]

Holiday Cyber Shopping Tops $17.5 Billion

comScore reports that online consumers have spent over $17.5 billion so far this holiday season, reflecting a 12 percent increase over the same period last year. The current week had four days where the take was over $800 million for each individual day. Cyber Monday led the show as the day that had the largest […]

Deal-Seeking Smartphone Users Changing the Face of Retail

79 percent of smartphone users would like to be able to download discount shopping coupons to their mobile devices and 73 percent would like to receive money off coupons on items they see while shopping in a store, according to a new survey carried out by Accenture. In contrast, less than half of the people […]

Amazon Driving Online Holiday Sales with Black Friday, Cyber Week Deals

Brick-and-mortar outlets are discovering that a growing segment of U.S. consumers are more than happy to sit back and bargain shop at home in their pajamas while others brave the traditional holiday crowds. Shoppers are increasingly turning to online channels in search of the hottest deals and bargains of the holiday season.  While many spend […]

Lowe’s Offers Wide Selection of Cyber Monday Deals

Lowe’s has come a long way since its humble beginnings selling wash tubs and horse collars out of a little hardware store in North Carolina.  With over 1,725 stores, it has become the world’s second largest home improvement chain.  But today Lowe’s isn’t concerned with wash tubs and horse collars.  Their online Cyber Monday sale […]

Best Buy Offers Exclusive Deals during Cyber Monday Sale

If you had to work, hate dealing with crowds or were simply unable to make it to any of the recent Black Friday events, you may feel like you missed out on all of the good holiday shopping deals, but Best Buy hopes to change your mind with their 2-day Cyber Sale. They are also […]

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