Cargo volume for 2016 is expected to see a 1.6% increase over last year, as consumers wrap up back-to-school shopping and retailers begin to stock shelves for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the retail trade association National Retail Federation and maritime research and informational services firm Hackett Associates.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin have announced the results of “From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer,” DCA’s first study of gender pricing disparities between goods sold in New York City.
More shoppers showed up for Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday this year than ever before. Furthermore, nearly half of Thanksgiving and Black Friday shoppers spent more this year than they did in 2014, according to post-Thanksgiving weekend insights.
Customer service mistakes made with Cyber Monday online shoppers could lead to significant in-store sales losses in the 2015 holiday gift-buying season, according to the latest LoyaltyOne consumer research.
Nearly half (47%) of Cyber Monday shoppers indicated they’ll be reluctant to make an in-store holiday season purchase from a retailer with whom they have an unhappy online experience on the Monday after Thanksgiving, per LoyaltyOne’s October 2015 nationwide survey of 1,019 American consumers.