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SurveysJun 26, 2024
Consumer Confidence Slips in June Amid Rising Prices

The costs of food and groceries remained a top concern, followed by the labor market and U.S. politics.

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SurveysJun 10, 2024
Consumer Confidence Rises in May Despite Anxiety About the Future

Expectations of a recession rose for the second consecutive month.

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SurveysMay 01, 2024
Consumer Confidence Falls in April

Concerns about rising prices, politics, and global conflicts continue to dampen consumer outlook.

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SurveysApr 29, 2024
Mother’s Day Jewelry Spending to Reach $7B, Says NRF

Gifts that are unique and thoughtful are top of mind this year, according to the annual survey.

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SurveysMar 27, 2024
Consumer Confidence Held Steady in March

Optimism about the current state of the economy was offset by anxiety around inflation and the political environment.

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SurveysFeb 29, 2024
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SurveysFeb 28, 2024
Consumer Confidence Dips in February Amid Uncertainty

The Conference Board’s revised January reading suggests consumers did not start off 2024 as confidently as previously thought.

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SurveysFeb 01, 2024
Consumer Confidence in January Highest Since End of 2021

The Conference Board attributed the upbeat results to slowing inflation and the anticipation of lower interest rates.

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The End of an Era? Lab-Grown Diamonds' Journey Towards Price Stability

As the demand for lab-grown diamond jewelry may still be increasing, the most notable change we are likely to see is price stabilization.

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SurveysJan 31, 2024
Here’s What the NRF Is Saying About Valentine’s Day

The organization shared its predictions on how much consumers will be spending and on whom.

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SurveysJan 22, 2024
Holiday Retail Sales Rose Nearly 4%, NRF Calculations Show

Retail sales also were up about 4 percent for the full year.

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SurveysDec 22, 2023
Consumer Confidence Climbs in December

More optimistic views on the labor market as well as current and future business conditions gave the index a boost.

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SurveysNov 29, 2023
Holiday Shoppers Broke a Record This Weekend, Says NRF

From Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, 200.4 million consumers shopped online and in stores.

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SurveysNov 20, 2023
NRF Expects Record Number of Shoppers Over Holiday Weekend

Though consumers have started holiday shopping earlier, the organization still predicts a busy Thanksgiving weekend for retailers.

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SurveysNov 03, 2023
Here’s What NRF Is Forecasting for the Holiday Season

Sales will increase compared with last year, though the rate of growth is expected to slow.

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SurveysNov 01, 2023
Consumer Confidence Is Down Yet Shoppers Continue to Spend

The Conference Board’s monthly index that measures how consumers are feeling declined for the third straight month in October.

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SurveysOct 23, 2023
Shoppers to Spend More on Winter Holidays This Year, Says NRF

Discounts and promotions could persuade consumers to shop earlier this year, the survey found.

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SurveysOct 17, 2023
Gen Z May Be Most Generous Gift Givers This Holiday Season, Says Shopify

The seasonal survey asked consumers how, when, and where they’ll shop for holiday gifts.

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SurveysSep 27, 2023
Consumer Confidence Falls in September Amid Rising Recession Fears

Shoppers also expressed concern about rising prices, higher interest rates, and political uncertainty.

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SurveysSep 26, 2023
Mastercard Makes Its 2023 Holiday Prediction

According to SpendingPulse, retail sales will increase in November and December but not necessarily for jewelers.

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SurveysSep 20, 2023
Why Bain and Deloitte Think Sales Will Grow This Holiday Season

From holiday spending to inflation’s impact, here’s what analysts are forecasting for the season.

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SurveysAug 31, 2023
Conference Board Reiterates Recession Prediction

A cooling labor market and high interest rates are taking a toll on consumer confidence in the U.S.

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SurveysJul 27, 2023
Conference Board Predicts Recession Before Year’s End

This is in spite of rising consumer confidence in July.

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SurveysJul 10, 2023
Consumer Confidence on the Rise in June

Consumer spending may shift to services as “revenge spending” on post-pandemic travel slows, said the Conference Board.

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SurveysJun 08, 2023
Consumer Confidence Slips in May Amid Uncertainty

Consumers over the age of 55 were particularly pessimistic about the economic outlook.

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SurveysApr 28, 2023
Mother’s Day Jewelry Spending Expected to Hit $7.8B

Shoppers are expected to spend a record high of $35.7 billion on Mother’s Day gifts this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

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SurveysApr 06, 2023
How Much Are Jewelry Industry Employees Getting Paid?

Jewelers of America wants to know for its new study, which will be used to update its “Guide to Careers in the Jewelry Industry.”

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SurveysMar 30, 2023
NRF Says Brick-and-Mortar Stores Remain ‘Primary Point of Purchase’

The statement came as the National Retail Federation released its retail sales forecast for 2023.

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