From The Editor | November 21, 2016

E-Commerce For The Holiday Win

Source: Innovative Retail Technologies
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By Erin Harris, editor-in-chief

Holiday Keyboard

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is Thursday and that Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are also around the corner. This year, shoppers will have more time to eat, drink, and be thankful since several retailers, including hh gregg, DSW, Home Goods, Home Depot, and more have decided to keep their doors closed on Thanksgiving in an effort to help their workforce (as well as their customers) spend more quality time with family and friends. Even the country’s largest mall, Mall of America, will remain closed on Thanksgiving. But, most retailers will reopen their doors bright and early for Black Friday's eager crowds. Thanksgiving’s closed doors probably won’t pose a problem for retail sales; Fung Global Retail & Technology predicts retail spending for the U.S. holiday season to increase by 3-4%, versus last year’s 3.2% and the 2.5% average over the last decade.