holiday shopping

140 Million Shoppers Expected Thanksgiving Weekend

Shoppers at R.H. Macy's, Herald Square in New York City

Sixty-one percent of shoppers, about 140 million, say they will or may shop either Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation's Thanksgiving Weekend Expectations survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Is All-Day Holiday Shopping on Thanksgiving Day Inevitable?

The latest research from LoyaltyOne, a global provider of loyalty marketing services and customer analytics, shows that there are three types of American Thanksgiving Day shoppers:

American Express Debuts Small Business Saturday Night

American Express is debuting Small Business Saturday Night this year—its fifth year running Small Business Saturday. The new platform is set to build on the success of the national Small Business Saturday initiative and encourages consumers to support independently owned shops and restaurants after the sun goes down on Nov. 29.

Communities, Businesses Prepare for Small Business Saturday

More than 2,000 communities are committing to rally their neighborhoods to celebrate Small Business Saturday this holiday season.

NRF: Shoppers to Remain Conservative With 2012 Holiday Gift Budgets

National Retail Federation's 2012 Holiday Consumer Spending Survey

Consumers are preparing for a holly, jolly holiday season, although it’s evident that most will take a conservative approach with their gift-giving budgets. The average holiday shopper will spend $749.51 on gifts, decor, greeting cards and more, according to the National Retail Federation's holiday consumer-spending survey conducted by BIGinsight.

That's up slightly from the $740.57 that the average holiday shopper actually spent last year.