Holiday Shopping

The holiday season is the most important retail period in nearly all major markets in Europe. Though the bulk of spending still takes place in the weeks just before Christmas, the holiday shopping period in most countries is starting earlier each year.
4/17/2018by eMarketer Editors
US holiday ecommerce sales will expand at a 15.3% clip this year, according to eMarketer's new forecast. As strong as that projected growth is, it's short of 2017 levels, when retail ecommerce sales soared 17.8% in November and December.
3/21/2018by eMarketer Editors
Digital cash gifting in China is going online, offline and everywhere in between this Lunar New Year.
2/16/2018by Man-Chung Cheung
New data from ICSC shows 2017 holiday spending rose dramatically over the previous year, a surprisingly positive conclusion to a year marked by widespread store closings and retail bankruptcies.
1/10/2018by Rimma Kats
Christmas is not an official holiday in Japan, nor a widely observed religious holiday, but it is celebrated nonetheless in its own unique way. Here’s some data that highlights Christmas in Japan.
12/21/2017by Man-Chung Cheung
Retailers’ earlier-than-ever holiday promotions—think well before Thanksgiving and Black Friday—have led to a new phenomenon: Americans are getting a head start on holiday shopping.
12/20/2017by Andria Cheng
Roughly four in 10 US shoppers are considering using AI-powered digital assistants for their holiday shopping needs, according to a new study.
12/8/2017by Rimma Kats
Early sales tallies signal that Target and Costco are seeing online sales surge this holiday season. And other brick-and-mortar chains are ringing solid gains online as well.
12/6/2017by Andria Cheng
Smart speakers have reached a "critical adoption threshold," according to comScore, which reported that 11% of Wi-Fi households have a digital voice assistant.
12/4/2017by Andria Cheng
Ecommerce will make up more than one-fifth of total holiday season retail sales in the UK, according to eMarketer’s latest holiday sales forecast.
11/30/2017by Jasmine Enberg