• Holiday Sales Up 3.6 to 4% Forecasts NRF
    According to the National Retail Federation Holiday report 2017 was a relatively strong year for holiday sales, buoyed by strong employment and higher consumer confidence. Holiday sales during November and December of 2017 increased by 5.5% year-over-year, the largest increase since 2010.
  • Focus On Marketing
    95% of marketers say they understand the value of a multichannel approach, but only 73% have a vetted multichannel strategy ready to use.
  • 30% Australian Grocery Growth
    "E-commerce is a tremendous growth opportunity for the Australian grocery sector," says Jamie Murray, Senior Manager, Retailer Services
  • National Academy of Inventors
    The 2018 Activities Report includes statistics on the impact NAI Fellows make on their communities, including how many companies they have formed, how many jobs they have created and more
  • Online Grocery Market
    According to a recent Internet Retailer newsletter, the 2018 Online Food Report,America's grocery business is a trillion-dollar market, but only a few years ago the online segment was barely visible, and not threatening to food stores.
  • A Year Of Ad Tech In Review
    According to author Xavi Beumala, CEO and co-founder Marfeel, It has been a year of drastic change for the online publishing and ad tech industries and we are bracing for even more changes before 2018 comes to a close. There has been an inordinate rush to adopt and implement significant business changes
  • Who Told You That?
    83% of respondents say word-of-mouth influences their purchases, and that personal connections matter more than ever when getting a product recommendation. When selecting a new product or service, many consumers look for an indicator that their transaction will be safe and satisfactory,
  • Access to High-Speed Internet a Major Problem
    Fast, reliable internet service has become essential for everything from getting news to finding a job. But 24% of rural adults say access to high-speed internet is a major problem in their local community.
  • Social Media Shoppers
    Most people haven't actually purchased anything through platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, according to a study by digital commerce firm Sumo Heavyand.
  • Lotsa Web Space For Online Retailers
    Of 4,028 global consumers ages 18 and older who had shopped online within the last year, 63% of those polled shop online at least once a month and 23% shop online at least weekly.
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