Research & Analysis

September 25, 2023

Small businesses plan big: It’s deals and A.I. this holiday season

Small businesses are going big on deals this holiday season and they are planning to start promoting sales earlier than ever.

September 19, 2023

Wonder what trended this year? Kaiyo’s secondhand marketplace helps tells the tale

A look at Kaiyo's secondhand furniture marketplace revealed some of the hot trends in 2023 as well as furniture brands with good resale value.

September 19, 2023

Time to chat? Gen Z reveals ways to improve their online shopping experience

Gen Zers are looking for ways to improve the online shopping experience and A.I. seems to have plenty of answers for them.

September 17, 2023

With more multitaskers, shopping happens where and when people want

Curious about when consumers shop? Maybe the better question would be: When aren’t consumers shopping?

Bed Bath & Beyond store
September 12, 2023

Bed Bath & Beyond’s retail exit felt among back-to-college shoppers

With the exit of Bed Bath & Beyond from in-person retailing during the back-to-college shopping season, which retailers picked up share?

bedding financial analysis
September 11, 2023

Two channels vie for dominance among bedding’s Top 25

Bedding specialty stores held on to their place atop Furniture Today’s Top 25 Bedding Retailers list, although ...

September 11, 2023

In online retail matchmaking, soulmates are rare and exes abound

Soulmates may be your most loyal customers, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to stay friends with your exes while also pursuing some hot dates.

Economy stabilizing
September 7, 2023

Economy is expanding, but at a slower pace, says NRF economist

“The U.S. economy continues to expand, but recent data is signaling a slowdown in its momentum."