On PR Newswire: Holiday Shopping Roundup; Getty Releases Images of the Year
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Since Christmas is fast approaching, this week we’re recapping some of the most interesting news releases about the holiday shopping season that have been distributed in recent weeks:
TD Bank announced (Nov. 17) that while the holidays are often thought of as “the most wonderful time of the year,” not everyone is excited to break out their holiday decorations just yet. According to TD Bank’s 2021 Merry Money Survey, more than half of Americans (52%) describe the holiday shopping experience as painful. Of this group, 33% actually equate the pain of holiday shopping to a root canal.
This season, Bloomingdale’s is the destination for special gifts, along with inspiration and solutions to help customers to create their own memorable holiday celebrations. Bloomingdale’s “Give Happy” campaign includes expertly curated gift shops with everything from unique stocking stuffers to luxe gifts, along with easy-to-navigate gift guides by personality at bloomingdales.com/gifts.
Neiman Marcus announced the launch of its holiday campaign “Celebrate Big, Love Even Bigger.” As part of the launch, the luxury retailer unveiled the 2021 Christmas Book, channeling the heartfelt emotion and expressions of love this season through storytelling, fashion for every occasion, expert curation of impactful and meaningful gifts, and emphasis of its extraordinary services that are ready to help customers make the most out of the season.
Target Is Making Holiday Shopping Easier Than Ever with New Pickup Enhancements and Thousands More Drive Up Spots
Target Corp. is making it easier than ever for guests to shop this season, with the introduction of new features to its industry-leading same-day services. New for the holidays, enhancements to Drive Up, Order Pickup, and Same-Day Delivery with Shipt will give guests even more flexibility. With the click of a button, guests can now personalize their shopping experience to fit their schedule and needs, even if plans change.
Holiday retail sales are likely to increase between 7% and 9% in 2021, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast. Overall, Deloitte’s retail and distribution practice projects that holiday sales will total $1.28 to $1.3 trillion during the November to January timeframe. Deloitte also forecasts that e-commerce sales will grow by 11-15%, year-over-year, during the 2021-2022 holiday season. This will likely result in e-commerce holiday sales reaching between $210 billion and $218 billion this season.
And here are some other noteworthy news releases issue by PR Newswire in the past week:
Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today (Dec. 6) unveiled its 2021 Year in Review, a visual dive into 2021’s most powerful and impactful stories.
With repercussions from the pandemic still being felt in 2021, Getty Images’ award-winning photographers, videographers, and editors produced moving stories covering the pursuit of a new normal from thousands of world events, including the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, a lively comeback to sport and entertainment, and widespread, rapid climate change.
View Getty Images 2021 Year in Review, visit https://creativeinsights.gettyimages.com/en/trends/year-in-review/2021
Managers are more burned out than workers, according to a new study by Oracle NetSuite and Wakefield Research that examines the impact on businesses of the Great Resignation. The study of 500 executives, managers, and workers across the U.S. found that despite managers and workers both working longer hours, managers are more worried about burnout and much more likely to quit without having a new job lined up. The study also examined the ways businesses can address the challenges of the Great Resignation and identified the need for more training, self-service technology, and automation to solve talent shortages.
Seasons Change, but Fire and Carbon Monoxide Safety Is Year-Round; Warm Up to CPSC’s Tips for Staying Safe During Colder Weather
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to be vigilant about fire and carbon monoxide (CO) hazards in the colder winter months ahead. The dangers, although present across all populations, disproportionally affect certain communities.
According to CPSC’s Residential Fire Loss Estimates report, African Americans have the highest rate of fire deaths, nearly twice the overall rate across the population. In addition, African Americans represent 22 percent of portable generator-related CO deaths, nearly 170 from 2010-2020.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.