Retooling Your Fulfillment Network to Stay Competitive

| MCM Staff

To succeed, retailers and ecommerce companies need to meet heightened customer experience demands. That means offering fast shipping, free returns and same-day delivery, if possible. Learn insights from industry experts on ways to optimize your fulfillment network and focus your technology investments to compete and win.

2018 Holiday Spending Expected to Exceed $1.1 Trillion

| Daniela Forte

Holiday spending in the U.S. this year is projected to exceed $1.1 trillion, up more than 5% from 2017, according to an annual consumer survey from Deloitte, with $128 billion coming from online sales, about a 20% increase. Here are the rest of the projections for the holiday shopping season.

Back-to-School Spending Expected to Reach $27.6 Billion

| Daniela Forte

Domestic back-to-school spending is projected to reach $27.6 billion this year or $510 per household, up slightly from $501 in 2017, according to data from Deloitte’s annual back-to-school survey. Here is what the rest of the survey revealed about the back-to-school shopping season.

Technology Allowing Brands to Survive, Thrive Amidst Disruption

| Daniela Forte

Doomsday predictions of a “retail apocalypse” notwithstanding, industry disruptions including thousands of store closings and many bankruptcy filings provide opportunities for brands to grow their customer relationships, according to a new study from Deloitte Digital and Salesforce. See what types of disruptions are paving the way for a retail renaissance.

Holiday Retail Sales Grew 4.9% from 2016

| Mike O'Brien

Holiday retail sales increased 4.9% between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, setting a new record for dollars spent, according to data from MasterCard SpendingPulse, the largest boost since 2011 and an indication of consumer confidence as the economy grows.