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Most of the holiday buzz in the news is about gift-buying trends, Black Friday and Cyber Monday plans, and whether 2015 will be a year of bigger spend volume. But not much is covered about the “deck the halls” aspect that also drives retail transactions: decorations spend. Right after Thanksgiving is when most folks start […]
Note: Cyber Monday is November 30 this year. The term ‘Cyber Monday’ made its debut in a November 2005 press release issued by Shop.Org noting how the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday was very popular for online shopping. And yes, online shopping continues to grow in popularity, but CivicScience aims to reveal more insights beyond that… Nearly […]
It’s only one week away – the mayhem of the Thanksgiving shopping weekend. Although retailers have already been offering deep discounts and deals, some consumers are still excited to plan out their shopping routes in order to snag doorbuster deals on Gray Thursday and Black Friday. However, based on a report we published today, fewer […]
This year we are using our polling platform to monitor consumer “shopping progress” through the holiday season. This data may be particularly important this year, since consumers for the past eight weeks have consistently told us that more of them plan to spend less this season compared to 2014: (The above chart reflects a sample […]
I’m writing this on a delayed Southwest Airlines flight, after four slogging days at the TMRE market research conference in Orlando, hoping to keep a promise to my kids that I’d see them before they go to bed. Somehow there’s no wi-fi on this plane, which means the follow up emails I planned to send […]
Open enrollment for health insurance is underway, including for the Healthcare.gov marketplace implemented as a result of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”). Unfortunately, those using the government marketplace to pay out-of-pocket for their own coverage are: More likely to earn lower incomes than average. More likely to expect their own economic situation to get […]
The holiday season can be a stressful time for everyone. Retailers are stuck working long hours, have to deal with the crowded stores, and are constantly restocking and tidying store shelves. Consumers are making their lists (and checking them twice), venturing out with the masses, and some are trying to stick to a shopping budget. […]
I was perusing some polls and quizzes on our new website recently, when I came across an interesting question about people who tuck in the top sheet on their beds, as opposed to those who leave the top sheet untucked, or go sheet-less altogether. I will reserve my own opinion until the end but, needless […]
News of Walgreen’s decision to buy Rite Aid for $17.2 Billion has everyone from pharmaceutical companies to ad agencies and real estate brokers wondering what the future holds. And, while pharmacy competitors like CVS, Walmart, Giant Eagle, and numerous regional retailers have to view the new mega-chain as a threat, the move could create opportunities […]
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