Consumers Want Curbside Pickup for Christmas They're also changing their holiday spending plans, which could be good news for retailers. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 

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Your Daily Inspiration For October 22

It’s Gonna Be a Curbside Christmas

Depending on where you live, will there be snow on Christmas morning? Sorry, no idea. However, one thing you can depend on is that this year’s holiday season will be … different.

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A ‘Cost Center’ No More

Companies are reevaluating their supply chains in response to the pandemic’s impact. That is particularly evident in the retail/consumer goods sector, where consumers are essentially engineering widespread change from the comfort of their own homes.

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Nathan’s Famous Strikes Deal with German Meat Processor

Hot dog! The American company is taking its most famous product to Germany — and all of Europe for that matter.

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By the Numbers

$1,387

That is what the average household is predicted to spend this holiday season on gifts. That's down 7% from 2019. However, Deloitte projects that spending will increase on non-gift items for home celebrations as people travel less. This means “retailers will likely benefit and should receive a higher percentage of total holiday spend," Deloitte said.

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"Every retail chain is focused on their big sales items: what they sell most, what they’re known for, what the customers come to the stores to buy. If that means that the peripherals or seasonal items or secondary product categories run short, then so be it."

Rafay Ishfaq, associate professor of supply chain management at Auburn University, as quoted this week in a Vox.com article, "Why Everything from Furniture to Diet Soda Is So Hard to Buy Right Now."

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BuzzBallz Redefines How its Ready-to-Drink Cocktails Can Benefit Multiple Industries

The cocktails company says more consumers are discovering its brand as it expands its reach in retail and foodservice. BuzzBallz says its sales are growing more than 50% this year.
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Clif Family Shines On With Solar-Grown Honey and Honey Spreads

The products are made with honey  harvested from hives on pollinator-friendly solar farms.



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How Colder Weather Could Affect the Retail Industry

Paul Trible (right), co-founder and CEO of Ledbury, predicts the coming months could be challenging for the retail industry as the weather changes and social distancing measures remain.

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