Monthly Archives: August 2013

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From Jewelry to Children’s Shoes, U.S. eCommerce Spending Continues to Grow

Online shopping is providing increasing benefits to value-oriented consumers and luxury shoppers—very important segments, as neither is completely dependent on price. The disparity between the growth of ecommerce, and the growth rates clocked by the rest of retail have been well-covered—in this space, among others. But new data show that the growth in ecommerce says
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The Dark Side of a “Staycation”?

Everybody knows that the new hot trend is the “staycation”—remaining tethered to the homestead or nearby during time off, going for day trips and foregoing airline travel and its hassles for family fun. MasterCard Advisors’ shopping tracker SpendingPulse™ indicates that U.S. consumers took advantage of easing gas prices leading into the Fourth of July holiday,
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