The holiday season could be a make or break it for retailers

The holiday season could be a make or break it for retailers

More than $766 billion in sales is up for grabs this holiday season, amounting to as much as a 5.2% jump from 2019 levels, according to the National Retail Federation. But even if this upbeat forecast — which comes in a rocky year for retail — is spot on, not all companies are going to benefit from the growth. The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed a record number of consumers to shop online, and big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target have seen the biggest benefits from the shift in spending. These businesses were also helped by being deemed essential, so their stores weren’t forced to […]

Christmas Decorations Are Selling Out Fast

Christmas Decorations Are Selling Out Fast

And then, there weren’t enough lights for the tree. Holiday décor is selling out faster than usual in many stores with two weeks left before Christmas, as Americans fill dark, increasingly cold pandemic days by buying up more lights, trees, and ornaments at a rapid pace. Walmart Inc., WMT -0.10% Costco Wholesale Corp. COST -0.89%, At Home Group Inc. HOME -3.83% and other retailers known for selling holiday items didn’t anticipate the pandemic-fueled surge when buying most products for the season nearly a year ago, say executives and people familiar with the situation. In some cases, executives made purchase decisions just as coronavirus-related restrictions took hold and trimmed orders. The imbalance, […]

Customers Relying on Shopify to Buy Holiday Gifts

Customers Relying on Shopify to Buy Holiday Gifts

As the holiday season comes around, Shopify is ready for the big sales event. Shopify, the tech platform that provides e-commerce infrastructure for brands of all sizes, is sometimes called the anti-Amazon for its approach to working with merchants—but that’s not a nickname the business relishes. “I don’t consider us the anti-Amazon,” VP and general manager for Shopify Plus Loren Padelford says. “I think that’s a media narrative.” But, Padelford allows, “we want merchants to be front and center. …That’s a worldview difference.” Those merchant relationships are more critical than ever this month, during a holiday season that has tested […]

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