While consumers are on vacation and enjoying their summer breaks at the beach with friends and family, retailers everywhere are already starting to think about holiday readiness. Toys R’ Us has announced they will re-open a few stores this coming fall, and with mass retailers such as Amazon and Walmart working around the clock to […]
Holiday & Seasonal
Last year, the average shopper spent over $1,000 on gifts for friends, family, and themselves during the holiday season. Mobile and online shopping continue to gain traction and to steal headlines. However, last year 83% of holiday shopping was done in-store. Consumers continue to utilize online resources to browse products and scope out sales, but […]
June, July, and August are the busiest months for vacationers. 51% of Americans plan to travel in July alone. Make the most of summer sales by stocking a combination of everyday essentials and fun surprises. Here are some of our favorite picks for this year. Colorful Sunglasses For beach destination and other sunny tourist spots, […]
Spring is in the air! If we can feel it, your customers can feel it, too. Springtime signifies a fresh start to a new year, and often, a new wardrobe. Change in seasons is the second biggest driver of apparel sales, after discounts and promotions, and Spring is the biggest apparel sale season of them […]
Whether last minute holiday gifts, impulse buys, or thoughtful purchases, your customers are going to be seeking out cozy and beautiful items in the upcoming winter months. Here are some of our favorite picks for winter gift items. Hello Mello Loungewear from DM Merchandising These super-soft loungewear products come in a variety of neutral colors […]
The U.S. apparel market is valued at over $315 billion. As we approach the holiday season, apparel and accessory sales will continue to climb until they reach a December peak.
This month we sat down and had a chinwag over a proper cup of tea with Lisa and Nigel Whitmore, proprietors of local Connecticut retailer UK Gourmet.
Mother’s Day is here! American consumers are expected to spend over four billion dollars on jewelry for mom, averaging about $96 per shopper. A total of almost 85 percent of consumers nationwide plan to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Spring and summer months mean barbecues, sports, gardening, and all kinds of outdoor activities. These activities also mean a lot of traffic going in and out of the house and traditional front or back doors being left open or substituted with screen doors.
As a retailer who has just lived through the ups and downs of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and all of the holiday shopping season, at Independent Retailer, we’re guessing you’d like to hear a little bit about what other retailers are doing – successfully!