Black Friday shopping experiences a quieter season this year as global shoppers show caution amid economic concerns and a shift towards online shopping, leading to deeper discounts and sporadic protests. U.S. shoppers plan to spend an average of $875 this holiday season, with a focus on clothing, gift cards, and toys.
Small music venues are facing challenges to keep ticket prices affordable as inflation eats into their profits, leading to a difficult balancing act for venue owners and the need for support from government and private foundation levels.
CEOs of major companies have repeatedly used the adjective ‘choiceful’ in their public appearances and investor updates, reflecting a shift in consumer behavior amid inflation and economic changes.
Krispy Kreme and McDonald’s are exploring possibilities to expand their partnership that initially began as a pilot project for doughnuts served at McDonald’s Kentucky locations.