From Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, 200.4 million consumers shopped online and in stores.
Though consumers have started holiday shopping earlier, the organization still predicts a busy Thanksgiving weekend for retailers.
Sales will increase compared with last year, though the rate of growth is expected to slow.
The Conference Board’s monthly index that measures how consumers are feeling declined for the third straight month in October.
Discounts and promotions could persuade consumers to shop earlier this year, the survey found.
The seasonal survey asked consumers how, when, and where they’ll shop for holiday gifts.
Shoppers also expressed concern about rising prices, higher interest rates, and political uncertainty.
A new Shane Co. study analyzed the year’s most popular engagement ring settings, metals, and diamond shapes.
This is in spite of rising consumer confidence in July.
The jewelry giant jumped 10 spots on the list, while other retailers battled a labor shortage and a rise in organized retail crime.
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.
Jewelers of America wants to know for its new study, which will be used to update its “Guide to Careers in the Jewelry Industry.”
The statement came as the National Retail Federation released its retail sales forecast for 2023.
The watch marketplace gathered data from 1.3 million collectors, highlighting the most popular timepieces and exploring value appreciation.
The NRF’s annual survey shows that consumer attitudes about how, or even whether, to celebrate Feb. 14 continue to evolve.
Rolex remained No. 1 while a brand known for its pilot watches slipped into the No. 5 spot.
Holiday sales fell short of the National Retail Federation’s expectations, rising only 5 percent year-over-year.