Top 5 Sellers: Toys & Games

Kids have sent their wish lists off to the North Pole, and elves frazzled parents are scouring websites and stores to score this year’s hottest toys. Given the popularity of items like Fingerlings and Hatchimals, we were curious to see which toys were actually …

2017 Holiday Gifting Trends: An Early Read

We all have that Facebook friend who finished her holiday shopping in October, and shared Instagram stories of neatly wrapped gifts under a perfect tree (before we had even bought our Thanksgiving turkey). But how many people truly plan that far ahead? What …

Halloween: It’s Not Just about the Candy

It’s not a shock that candy sales ramp up in October for Halloween, just like they do in December for Christmas, in February for Valentine’s Day, and in March or April for Easter. “But I don’t sell candy,” you say. …

The Candy Report: Easter 2017

We’ve seen the Easter displays in stores since the day after Valentine’s Day. Our kids have survived multiple egg hunts. For those of us who are old enough, we’ve waxed poetic about the retro Cadbury TV commercials with the bunny …

Holiday Gift Shoppers Approach the Home Stretch

It seems like an eternity since holiday displays began to pop up in stores in September, and now we’re finally approaching the last shopping days of the holiday gift shopping season. But how much shopping do people have left? Who’s taking gift …