Loyalty and the Rise of Gen Z

| Allison Novak

By 2020, Gen Z is projected to account for 40% of all consumers in the U.S. at a population of 84.7 million. Here is what you need to know about this demographic of shoppers and what it could mean for your business.

Back-to-School and College Spending Expected to Reach $82.8 Billion

| Daniela Forte

Total back-to-school spending for children in K-12 and college combined is projected to reach $82.8 billion this year, down from $83.6 billion in 2017, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, which was conducted with research partner Prosper Insights & Analytics. Here are the results from the survey and what it means for the back-to-school shopping season.

6 Reasons Retail Brands Should Invest in Corporate Social Responsibility

| Charlie Vanek

Connecting to the local communities before the age of Amazon and online shopping was a goal for many retailers. Times have changed and yet today’s consumers want companies to have social awareness by having a people, planet and profit approach to their retail business. Here are six reasons why companies should invest in social responsibility.

Why Brands Have a Gen Z Loyalty Problem

| Ed Burek

When it comes to Gen Z, brands have a loyalty problem. According to National Retail Federation, only 36% of Gen Z feel a strong connection or loyalty to a brand. Here is why Gen-Z customers can be the hardest to please and what retailers need to do to keep them coming back.