Holiday Retail Sales Expected to Reach $1.5 Trillion

| Daniela Forte

Holiday retail sales are expected to rise 4% to 4.5% over last year’s shopping season to a potential total of $1.5 trillion according to a Deloitte study. Here are some other predictions being made about the upcoming holiday season and what it could mean for retailers.

3 Holiday Trends: Prepare for the Marathon, Not a Sprint

| Greg Zakowicz

The holiday shopping season is the ecommerce version of the Boston Marathon’s Heartbreak Hill. It’s a season that will challenge retailers, stress them, push them to their limits and, many times, either make or break them. Here are three trends that will get you ready for the holiday shopping season.