Holiday Season Shopping Expected to Finish with A Flourish

| Brian Kelly

This season, holiday sales are ending on a high note as consumers make a final push to stuff those stockings both online and offline. Sales across all devices are up. Discover what big retailers are doing for a final push, what items consumers are picking up this season, and where they prefer to shop.

How Amazon Stole Christmas

| Erin Lynch

With Christmas right around the corner, shoppers are making a mad dash to ensure all their holiday shopping is complete and shipped before next week. And while ecommerce merchants are pulling out all the stops to try to grab shopper’s attention and dollars, many, if not all, are finding it tough to compete with Amazon.

Shoppers Look for Best Holiday Deals in December

| MCM Staff

With six less shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, 87% of shoppers said in a recent PriceGrabber survey that they will conduct most of their holiday shopping in December. Why? According to the survey, because that is when consumers believe they will find the best deals and discounts.

Shaky Consumer Confidence Could Affect Seasonal Hiring

| Erin Lynch

Even though merchants are gearing up for the additional hiring of seasonal employees this holiday, a new report has found that “shaky” consumer confidence and an increased in efficiencies in the retail space could prevent seasonal hiring from hitting the great heights it did in 2012.