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consumers

Consumers Prefer Product Information on Retailers’ Own Channels

When making online buying decisions, U.S. consumers now place more value on product information delivered on retailers’ owned channels, compared to third-party channels, such...
consumers

Consumers Remain ‘Willing to Spend’ Even as Growth Slows

Shoppers are still willing to buy even as smaller job and wage gains and high interest rates are slowing the growth of consumer spending,...
small business

May Small Business Sales Grow Modestly

The Fiserv Small Business Index for May 2024 found that small business sales grew 4.3% year-over-year and 0.2% month-over-month. Foot traffic also grew 5.2%...
small businesses

Despite Economic Uncertainty, Small Businesses Show Optimism

Both small business owners and consumers nationwide are being impacted by the state of the economy. But despite concerns about prices and cash flow,...
consumer

Consumer Shopping Behaviors Unlock Opportunities for Retailers

A new industry study released by ADvendio shows that evolving consumer shopping behaviors are opening significant opportunities for retailers to boost sales and improve customer engagement...
small businesses

Bob & Sheri Podcast and Radio Show Helps Small Businesses

In this era of TikTok, YouTube and influencer marketing, many small businesses are wondering how they can build scale and create national recognition. Many...
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Kueski Pay Advancing Mexico’s Economy

As a means to help finance purchases over a set period of time, buy now, pay later (BNPL) services have become quite popular —...
cocktail

Brands Are Redefining the Alcohol-Free Cocktail Experience

Dry January is turning into a dry lifestyle as more consumers choose better-for-you beverages over alcohol.  Morning Consult conducted surveys on January 4-5, 2021, January...
retail

Retail Sales Grew in April

Retail sales grew modestly from the month before in April, but a shift in the timing of Easter appeared to be behind a slight...
fees

How Credit Card Swipe Fees Are Impacting Retailers

Even after a recent proposed $30BN settlement which aimed to lower merchant fees from Mastercard and Visa, the former still increased transaction fees last...