Santa, Holiday Music In-Store Enhance Shopping for the Majority

Seeing Santa in the store with children enhances the holiday shopping experience for 66% of U.S. shoppers, according to LoyaltyOne nationwide survey research, which is designed to provide timely data on the consumer mindset.

Consumers Aren't Waiting for Black Friday

Shoppers are starting their holiday planning earlier and not waiting for Black Friday and Cyber Monday to make all their purchases, according to the fifth annual holiday edition of Shoppers Trend Report from RetailMeNot, marketed as the largest digital offers destination in the United States.

Americans Ready for Independence Day

More than 156 million consumers—nearly two thirds of those celebrating, are planning to take part in the patriotic holiday by attending a cookout, picnic or barbecue, spending an average of $71.23 per household, up from $68.16 last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Independence Day Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

FIT’s Beauty Think Tank Presents Future of Luxury

Lasting memories, "centers of creation" flagship stores, and like-minded cities will drive future sales in the luxury sector, according to new research revealed by graduating students in the Fashion Institute of Technology's School of Graduate Studies Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management Master of Professional Studies program.

Silver Hair, Co-Washing Are Top Hair Trends

It turns out that the “granny trend” of women of all ages coloring their hair shades of silver and gray is more than a media craze. Hair colorant sales within the brights and silver shade groups were up 46% and 14%, respectively, in 2014, according to Kline PRO, a product-level database published quarterly by global market research and consulting firm Kline.

Shoppers Increasingly Avoid Checkout Interaction

Eighty-five percent of shoppers have used a self-service checkout kiosk, according to a new survey from Retale, a location-based mobile platform connecting more than 3.5 million shoppers with their favorite major retailers locally.

Retale’s new commissioned study examines consumer self-service checkout adoption among brick-and-mortar retailers. The study focused on several areas of the experience, including convenience, challenges and desired improvements. More than 1,000 adult men and women across the United States were polled for the study.