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Supply chain worries have been at the top of consumers’ minds for months, as viral videos and price hikes have spurred many folks to start their holiday shopping earlier than ever before. But as many consumers rush to cross the big items off their wish list well ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon is assuring their customers that...

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The 2020 holiday shopping season was a challenge on nearly every level, from testing the limits on fulfillment and ecommerce infrastructure to forcing brands to rethink what to do with their brick-and-mortar footprint. Despite it all, retailers enjoyed a 8.3 percent jump in sales from 2019 over November-December, besting the National Retail Federation’s (NRF’s) more modest forecast. Total sales climbed...

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With Americans instructed to scale back their holiday gatherings this year, they seem to be going in the opposite direction when it comes to holiday shopping, smashing 2019’s Black Friday record by spending an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail sites last week. This marks a 22 percent jump over the $7.4 billion record set last year, according to Adobe...

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Of all the rapid transformations taking place across industries this past year, retail’s almost total migration to the digital realm in 2020 was probably the easiest to anticipate. What continues to surprise, however, is how creatively retailers are incorporating their brands and products into other rapidly evolving (and digital) commercial arenas. Shopify, for instance, recently announced a major partnership with...

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While October may seem like an early start to the holiday shopping season, timing is hardly the most unusual thing about this year’s festivities, as the global pandemic effectively shelves the traditional “Black Friday” boon for brick-and-mortar retailers in favor of earlier digital flash sales. The combination of Amazon’s early Prime Day event along with an increase in early online...

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