5 Headlines You May Have Missed

March 9, 2016

March 9, 2016

12, The number of districts in the Federal Reserve, most of which have seen growth from early January to late February, according to a recent report. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fed-u-s-economy-is-growing-but-unevenly/ 1.50, The increase Costco...

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March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

1 Billion, The milestone recently hit by Groupon as it joins the ranks of companies who have sold one billion products. View Source 200, The number of manager training academies Wal-Mart plans to open by the end of 2017....

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February 24, 2016

February 24, 2016

6, The percentage gift card sales grew from 2014 to 2015, driven by the Millennials’ preference for the plastic purchasing power, according to a recent study.View Source 21, The percentage of consumers who participated in a Bizrate Insights...

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February 10, 2016

February 10, 2016

25,000, The number of Gen Y and Gen Z shoppers interviewed for a shopping habits study that proves not all Millennials are alike. http://www.retailingtoday.com/article/generations-y-z-differ-key-shopping-attitudes-habits 48,800, The number of...

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February 3, 2016

February 3, 2016

8, The number of designers showcased in the new Etsy shop scheduled to open this year in Macy’s New York flagship store. https://www.internetretailer.com/2016/01/28/etsy-opens-pop-shop-macys 150, The percentage that the payment volume of Pay...

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January 27, 2016

January 27, 2016

59, The percentage of people surveyed who said they have worked in retail, highlighting retail’s importance in the economy. https://nrf.com/news/survey-shows-most-americans-have-worked-retail 8.1, The percentage that the distribution of...

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January 20, 2016

January 20, 2016

2.6, The percentage the economy is expected to grow in 2016. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/economic-growth-expected-to-speed-up-2016-but-not-reach-past-peaks-2016-01-13 46,000, The number of employees Lowe’s plans to hire during the busy...

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January 13, 2016

January 13, 2016

360— The number of degrees in Lowe’s new virtual reality iPad tool, called Holoroom, which offers 3D representations of products and allows customers to visualize their...

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January 6, 2016

January 6, 2016

22 Billion— The amount Amazon captured of the $94 Billion growth in all retail sales for 2015....

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December 23, 2015

December 23, 2015

60, The percentage of click and collect orders placed on Cyber Monday that had problems, according to one study. View Source $4.5 million. The amount of money Macy’s intends to give away in the form of $10 gift cards to the first 250 customers...

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