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    Retail Shift in High Gear: Nearly a Third of Consumers Now Shop Online at Least Once Per Week, Study Reveals

Retail Shift in High Gear: Nearly a Third of Consumers Now Shop Online at Least Once Per Week, Study Reveals

Report Shows Behind-the-Scenes Transformation In the Retail Industry

While e-commerce seems to have reached a saturation point when it comes to the number of consumers who shop online, there has been a steady increase year-over-year in the frequency of consumer purchases, according to the newly released 2016 Future of Retail Study from PR and digital marketing agency Walker Sands.

Almost a third of consumers (31 percent) now shop online at least once a week, up from 22 percent in 2015, and nearly three quarters do so at least once a month. What’s more, the number of consumers who make an online [...]

By |July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized

Out the Box: Chelsea MacMeekin of Haute Child in the City

The Gift: Chelsea MacMeekin
Chelsea is a Strategic Account Director by day and moonlights as the Style & Lifestyle Editor at Haute Child in the City. What does she love most about her day job? She enjoys being involved in the early phases of drug research and development. MacMeekin gets excited and finds it amazing to see the impact that these novel medical products are having on patients and humbling to work with such a tremendous amount of talented, brilliant individuals.  While her day job is focused on research, data and more, Haute Child in the City allows her [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|Uncategorized

Tips to get your affordable art collection started

Lover of arts & culture here! See below for my tips on getting your art collection started.  

Per usual, before I share the article, let me tell you a bit about CharlotteFive. Such a innovative concept! If you have heard of The Skimm, this is the hyper-local version that stands on the foundation of traditional media (it’s under the Charlotte Observer family) but definitely shakes it up with new-age trends and tactics. It’s like the new trendy cool kid that the Charlotte Observer birthed to the Queen City.

Straight from the horse’s mouth (CharlotteFive website)
CharlotteFive is a site under [...]

By |June 17th, 2016|Uncategorized
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    Father’s Day Statistics: This Year’s Holiday Spending to Reach Record-High $14.3 Billion

Father’s Day Statistics: This Year’s Holiday Spending to Reach Record-High $14.3 Billion

Consumers say they will spend more than ever on Father’s Day this year as they shower dads with everything from power tools to trips to the ballpark, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey, conducted by Prosper Insight and Analytics.

Consumers are expected to spend an average $125.92 for the holiday, up from last year’s $115.57. Total spending is expected to reach $14.3 billion, the highest in the survey’s 13-year history but still below this year’s Mother’s Day total of $21.4 billion.

“It’s encouraging to see consumers planning to splurge on dads,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay, in [...]

By |June 14th, 2016|Uncategorized