Industry News

spending

April Data Shows Spending at Retail and Service Businesses Up

Fiserv has released the latest Fiserv Small Business Index™ for April 2024 which highlights the shift in consumer spending, showing increased sales at retail and service...
gen z

Gen Z Driving Variety and Innovation in Beverage Alcohol Market

Both restaurants and liquor stores across the nation have noted an increased desire among their consumers for unique cocktail innovations and additional flavor profiles....
AI

Google Launches AI Educational Course

Google just launched a new AI skills course aimed at teaching people how to use artificial intelligence tools. This launch is accompanied by a...
small businesses

Small Businesses Oppose Electronic Credit Card Mandates

The Small Business Payments Alliance (SBPA) issued a report today featuring new polling data on the importance of credit cards and electronic payments for small business. The...
mother's day

Consumers Expected to Spend $33.5 Billion on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day spending is expected to reach $33.5 billion this year, according to the annual consumer survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and...
march

SipSource March Beverage Alcohol Data Insights

Everyone knows the months of a calendar year come in increments of 28, 30, 31 and every fourth year 29 days. However, for Wine...
retail sales

CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor Shows Retail Sales Grew in March

Retail sales grew at a steady pace in March, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions, released earlier this week by the...
retailers

Retailers Struggling Amidst 2024 Challenges

Ever since Covid hit in 2020, retailers have been struggling and pivoting to not only keep up with changing consumer preferences, but also to...
small business

Seasonal Factors Impact Small Business Sales as Spring Arrives

Fiserv, Inc.'s Small Business Index for March 2024 found that small business sales grew +2.0% year-over-year while declining 0.8% month-over-month.  “Consumer spending fluctuated throughout March,...
retailers

Retailers Report Getting Closer to Customers as #1 Priority

Getting closer to their own customers was key for 41% of retailers when evolving their Retail Media Network (RMN) capabilities, the latest research from ADvendio,...