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Top 10 Stories of 2018: A Year of Synthetics
This was the year in which synthetic diamonds wentmainstream. De Beers launched its Lightbox brand, the US Federal TradeCommission (FTC) relaxed its rules for describing lab-grown diamonds, andthe likes of Macy’s and JCPenney started...
Polished Markets Dec 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Cards Aainst Humanity.
1.5ct. Synthetic Diamond Sells for $32
Cards Against Humanity, famed for its politically incorrect party games,sold a lab-grown-diamond engagement ring for 99% off on Black Friday — butinsisted it wasn’t about to make a splash in the synthetics sector. The 1.5-carat stone from...
Retail Nov 28, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Adobe Holiday Sales
US Online Holiday Sales to Jump 15%
US consumers will spend $124.1 billion online this holidayseason, with Cyber Monday set to be the biggest day of the year for e-commerce,according to Adobe Analytics Data. E-commerce sales between November 1 and December 31 willrise 15%...
Retail Nov 04, 2018 Rapaport News
Cyber Monday
Mobile-Savvy Millennials Drive Cyber Monday Jump
Cyber Monday sales rose to record levels this year, with millennial consumers driving growth through transactions on their mobile devices, according to Adobe Digital Insights. Sales rose 17% to $6.59 billion as at 10 p.m. EST on the...
Retail Nov 30, 2017 Rapaport News
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Online Sales Surge on Black Friday
Online spending hit record levels on Black Friday, whilerobust sales at brick-and-mortar retailers indicated the shopping bonanza’straditional side is not dead yet. US e-commerce sales jumped 17% to $5.03 billion on Friday,according to Adobe Digital Insights, a data...
Retail Nov 26, 2017 Rapaport News
Alibaba Singles’ Day 2017
Mobile Drives Singles’ Day Sales Beyond $25B
Shoppers bought $25.3 billion worth of merchandise through e-commerceplatform Alibaba during Singles’ Day, the China-based company reported Sunday. The figures marked a 39% increase over last year’s numbersfor the Chinese shopping holiday,...
Retail Nov 13, 2017 Rapaport News
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Amazon Prime Day Breaks Records
Amazon’s Prime Day sales surpassed Black Friday and CyberMonday as the online retailer reported 60% growth from last year.During the 30-hour shopping festival, the e-commerce groupoffered deals for members of Amazon Prime,...
Retail Jul 13, 2017 Rapaport News
Black Friday shopping
In-Store Holiday Sales Decline as Online Grows
Sales and foot traffic at physical stores in the U.S. fellover the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend as more retail business movedonline, according to the latest figures.U.S. store sales declined 4.2 percent and traffic...
Retail Dec 01, 2016 Rapaport News
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Cartier Insists Walmart Not Authorized Distributor
Cartier said Walmart is not one of its official retailers anddistanced itself from an $18,000 diamond watch sold online by the departmentstore on Black Friday.Walmart lists the Cartier Roadster XL Chrono men’s timepieceon its ecommerce site,...
Retail Nov 30, 2016 Rapaport News
Shopper
Black Friday Sales Gain from Thanksgiving Closures
Consumer foot traffic was flat on Black Friday halting the downtrend seen in previous years as more retailersstayed shut on Thanksgiving.While U.S. stores have opened in the past on theThanksgiving holiday, doing so took business away from...
Retail Nov 28, 2016 Rapaport News
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Diamond Retailers Cutting Prices for Cyber Week
Retailers in the U.S. and Asia are offering deepdiscounts on jewelry for Cyber Week to lure early-bird holiday shoppers viatheir ecommerce sites.Cyber Week, together with Black Friday, is theall-important curtain raiser to the U.S. holiday...
Retail Nov 28, 2016 Rapaport News
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Cyber Growth Pushes Cyber Monday to Cyber Week
Retailers are promoting the days immediately afterThanksgiving as ‘Cyber Week’ as the key online shopping day has ballooned intoan extended retail bonanza.While in previous years Black Friday and Cyber Monday each lasted24 hours,...
Retail Nov 24, 2016 Rapaport News
Shopping Mall
Survey Shows $186 Average Spend on Day After Christmas
Consumers in the U.S. planned to spend an average of $186 onthe day after Christmas, 3.1 percent less than the $192 they spent in 2014,according to the American Express Spending & Saving Tracker. However, thenumber of people...
Retail Dec 28, 2015 Rapaport News
NRF - Black Friday
Best Buy, Walmart and Macy’s Lure Shoppers at Key Thanksgiving Slots
BestBuy, Walmart and Macy’s came top in three key shopping time periods during theThanksgiving weekend, according to data from market information company NPDGroup.Best Buy “won” the early shopper, hitting itspeak at 5pm on Thanksgiving,...
Retail Dec 15, 2015 Rapaport News
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Cyber Monday ‘Heaviest Online Spending Day in U.S. History,’ comScore Says
Cyber Monday online retail sales in the U.S. jumped 12percent to hit $2.3 billion, making November 30 the “heaviest spending day” inthe country’s history and the first 24-hour period in 2015 to surpass thislevel of revenues,...
Retail Dec 03, 2015 Rapaport News
NRF - Black Friday
More Online than In-Store Shoppers on Black Friday: NRF
The number of shoppers online during the Black-Fridayweekend exceeded those buying in bricks-and-mortar stores, reflecting a “newtradition” of internet-based purchasing during the key retail period, the National RetailFederation (NRF) said.About 103 million people in the...
Retail Nov 30, 2015 Rapaport News
NRF - Black Friday
In-Store Black Friday Sales Decline But Online Improves
In-store sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday slipped from last year, but online and mobile sales surged, according to initial data following the annual U.S. retail bonanza.Sales across the two days fell...
Retail Nov 29, 2015 Rapaport News
NRF - Black Friday
Early Black Friday Figures Not Reliable Indicator of Actual Sales
Early Black Friday figures claiming to signal how well the holiday period is progressing should be ignored as initial numbers fail to accurately predict the actual sales, according to FiveThirtyEight.com.First round of news stories on Thursday evening or Friday...
Retail Nov 26, 2015 Rapaport News
Groupon
Groupon to Offer Steepest Jewelry Discounts on Black Friday: WalletHub
Grouponwill offer the steepest discounts on jewelry products out of 30 major U.S. retailers on BlackFriday, according to WalletHub.Thee-commerce group will slash jewelry prices by 85 percent on average, which ismore than at Meijer (80 percent), Stage (77 percent),...
Retail Nov 19, 2015 Rapaport News
Amazon.com
Amazon to Offer 70% Discounts on Diamond Jewelry for Black Friday Week
Amazon.com will offer discounts of as much as 70 percent on selected diamond jewelry as part of its promotions for Black Friday, it said in a press statement. Other deals include up to 50 percent off selected luxury watches for women.The U.S.e-commerce giant’s...
Retail Nov 18, 2015 Rapaport News
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