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Popular Gifts in Consumer Electronics and Toys and Games During the Holiday Season

by and November 24th, 2016

  Smaller products like wearables and wireless speakers are expected to lead sales for consumer electronics this holiday season. 2016 will be the year for fashion-focused wearables from watchmakers like Fossil and Titan. Speakers from brands like JBL and Ultimate Ears are also popular gift options, particularly for the millennials. Within video games, consoles will […]

Analyst Insights on Black Friday Trends for 2016

by , , , , , and November 23rd, 2016

Black Friday always falls the day after Thanksgiving Day in the US, with a lot of workers choosing to take the day off to spend a long weekend with their families. Retailers have sought to take advantage of this by slashing prices in order to attract bargain hunters, but consumers don’t need to wait until Friday to […]

Why Big Box Retailers are Really Releasing Black Friday Deals Earlier Each Year

by and November 19th, 2016

Plenty of people wonder why retailers have been pushing holiday deals earlier each year, and no, it’s not to ruin everyone’s fall with pre-emptive Christmas concerns. In an age where everyone is too busy and all our actions are data points to learn from, retailers that release holiday sales information earlier than their competitors increase […]

The Effect of Globalization on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEM and STEAM) Toys

by October 2nd, 2016

Webinar Name: The Effect of Globalization on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEM and STEAM) Toys In partnership with the Toy Industry Association Date: October 13 Time: 2 pm EST Location: Online Link: http://www.toyassociation.org/Resources/Education_Services/BusinessResources/The_Effect_of_Globalization_on_Stem_and_Steam_Toys_.aspx#.V-QyovkrJQJ Webinar Description: Globally, the long term trend of a smaller number of children per family continues which has given parents […]