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High-Spending HENRYs Will Pull Out Holiday Retail Sales This Season

I’m the first to admit that I am skeptical about the overly optimistic holiday sales forecasts that are filling my inbox. This year I am particularly surprised by how many forecasts top NRF’s predictably rosy predictions, which this year range from 3.8 percent to 4.2 percent. That’s why I nearly went into auto-delete mode when […]

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Faire Marketplace

How Faire Gives Main Street Retailers and Their Partners A Lift

Bracketed by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this November 30 is Small Business Saturday. It’s independent retailers’ day to shine. Last year American Express, the event’s sponsor, reported that 104 million shoppers spent a record high of $17.8 billion that day. Nearly 60% of participating small business owners said that Small Business Saturday contributes significantly […]

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Getting Married Today Is Complicated: Zola Can Help

Marriage as a social institution is on the rocks. For the first time in history, there are more single adults than married Americans: some 124.6 million single adults. By comparison, in 1960 over 70 percent of Americans were married. Young couples today are just not buying into marriage like they used to. Despite the fact […]

Business Gifts & Gifting

The Big $125 Billion Business of Business Gifting

It’s that time of year when every man and woman  starts to think about gifts to give, and in the case of children, gifts to receive. It’s the same for people in business. They know the value of business gifting, as fellow Forbes.com contributor Ian Altman makes clear, “It’s always a good idea to show clients your […]

Gifting marketing strategies

Gifting Strategies for Retailers in the Experience Economy

Gifting can be a powerful retailing strategy that will build customer loyalty and repeat business, not to mention the exponential potential it offers retailers to reach out to the gift recipient to come to the store when they also need a gift. Throughout the year people celebrate holidays, occasions, life events and milestones by purchasing […]

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