Dec. 20, 2012 - According to Equifax's latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, consumer credit originated year-to-date through September 2012 has increased nearly 30% to $675 billion from $523 billion during the same timeframe in 2010. Comparatively, credit originations today are below the 2006-2007 pre-recession levels of about $1 trillion by about one-third.
Read more: Equifax says "Disciplined Consumers" Drive Consumer Credit Levels Up 33 Percent
Dec. 20, 2012 - Global Sources today announced the success of its Private Sourcing Events in 2012 with more than 320 sourcing teams from over 100 unique buying organizations attending. These events created invaluable opportunities for Greater China suppliers to reach out and sell to volume buyers even under the current uncertain economic environment. Amongst the organizations that have used Private Sourcing Events to find new suppliers are 32 of the world's top 100 retailers and key buyers such as Amazon.com, Auchan, Dollar General, Gloria Jeans, Li & Fung, OSRAM, Primark, Staples, Stockmann Group, William E. Connor & Associates and Woolworths Australia. In 2012 alone, over 1,500 high quality, one-on-one selling opportunities took place between buyers and suppliers.
Read more: Global Sources' Private Sourcing Events see strong buyer and supplier support in 2012
Dec. 19, 2012 - ComScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 46 days of the November–December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date $35 billion has been spent online, marking a 13-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year. The most recent week achieved record-setting levels of online spending, eclipsing $7 billion in sales for the first time ever. Four individual days surpassed $1 billion in spending, led by Green Monday at $1.275 billion.
Read more: ComScore: First Ever $7 Billion Online Spending Week Brings Holiday Season Spending Up 13...
Dec. 19, 2012 - Chobani, America's No. 1 selling yogurt brand, announced several new product innovations set to hit store shelves in January 2013. Among the new products are Chobani Bite, Chobani Champions Tubes, Chobani Flip and new Pear and Banana 6oz. Chobani Flavors. Each of Chobani's 2013 products was purposefully created to bring consumers even more ways to enjoy Chobani Greek Yogurt. Each is crafted using Chobani's hallmark authentic strained Greek yogurt made with only natural ingredients.
Read more: Chobani Introduces New Product Innovations For 2013
Dec. 19, 2012 - The Peepsfest family festival returns for its fourth year Dec. 30-31 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa. The event, which is free to attend, features two days packed with live music, arts and Peeps-related programming culminating Dec. 31, 5:15 p.m. with the dropping of a 4.5-foot tall, 85-pound, lit Peeps Chick and fireworks to welcome in the New Year.
Read more: Peepsfest is back in Bethlehem, Pa. in 2012
Dec. 18, 2012 - Nassau Candy, a leading manufacturer, importer and distributor of specialty confections and fine foods, commemorates today the 25th year of producing its Nancy Adams brand of quality confections. Available exclusively from Nassau Candy, Nancy Adams products are known for quality, taste and value by retailers and customers. Nancy Adams favorites include pretzels and graham crackers in premium milk or dark chocolate. Nassau Candy has relaunched these offerings in nostalgic brown "gift bag" packaging to compliment evolving merchandising strategies and help drive retail sales.
Read more: Nassau Candy Celebrates 25 Years with "Nancy Adams"
Dec. 18, 2012 - For the first time ever, consumers can now combine wireless charging with personalized designs, messages and even sports team allegiances on their smartphone cases thanks to a new partnership formed between Duracell Powermat, the leader in the wireless charging industry and Coveroo, the creator of high-quality customized covers and cases for mobile phones and consumer electronic devices. The partnership will support personalized wireless charging cases for the iPhone 4/4S and The Samsung Galaxy S III -- to be made available on a Duracell Powermat landing page on the Coveroo site. Consumers can take advantage of thousands of unique patterns, team logos and designs to personalize their wireless charging cases.
Read more: Customizable Wireless Charging Cases Available for the First Time from Duracell Powermat and Coveroo
Dec. 18, 2012 - M-Edge, a designer of tablet, smartphone, and e-reader accessories, today launched an expanded line of cases for iPhone 5. M-Edge products are currently available at medgestore.com as well as at retailers nationwide including Best Buy, Target, Staples and various wireless carriers. ctive accessories for e-readers. This is the latest expansion to M-Edge's lines of on-trend, innovative and high-quality accessories for devices on the market, such as iPad, iPhone, Kindle and Nook.
Read more: M-Edge Launches New Case Styles for iPhone 5
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