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Holiday 2016 Data Hub (Updated)

Retail sales over the holiday season grew by 4% to $658.3 billion last year, above the forecasted growth rate of 3.6%, reports the NRF, which also reveals that non-store holiday sales (including e-commerce) grew by 12.6%, also higher the forecasted increase in online sales of 7-10%.

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Half of Millennials in the US Would Consider Banking With Amazon or Google

The companies sometimes known as GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) hold strong appeal with American Millennials (22-34) as potential banking destinations, according to an Accenture survey [pdf] of 32,715 adults across 18 markets. In fact, half of Gen Y respondents in the US would consider banking with one of these companies.

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Majority of US Adults Live in Cell-Only Households

A slight majority (52%) of US adults now live in households with cellphones but lacking landlines, reports GfK, with this being twice the proportion from 2010 (26%). Not surprisingly, it’s Millennials leading the way in this transition, with 71% living in cell-only households.

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US Q4 E-Commerce Conversion Rates Were Almost 3 Times Higher on Desktops Than on Smartphones

While smartphones’ share of e-commerce traffic continues to grow with each passing quarter, conversion rates have been slow to catch up, according to Monetate’s latest benchmark figures covering Q4 2016. Indeed, within the US, conversion rates were almost 3 times higher on computers (4.31%) than they were on smartphones (1.5%).

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How Should You Advertise to Gen Z?

Millward Brown has released its latest annual AdReaction study, measuring consumer attitudes and receptiveness to advertising via a survey of almost 24,000 Gen Z (16-19), Gen Y (20-34) and Gen X (35-49) consumers in 39 countries. The study finds that while these generations share some attitudinal similarities – such as preference for traditional over digital […]

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