Consumer Retail

Consumer Retail

National Retail Federation
This site offers many stats and studies on shopping trends.

Bizrate.com
Site features holiday shopping statistics.

Keepa
Price charts on thousands of Amazon products.

CamelCamelCamel
Amazon price checker. Good alternative to Keepa.

ConsumerSearch.com
Product reviews and research galore.

National Retail Security Survey 2021

Woot.com
Part of Amazon, this site consistently delivers good deals on products.

BlackFriday.com
Find the best sales at major retail stores.


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PriceGrabber.com
This site comparison shops for you.

Planetfeedback.com
Site measures online and offline shopping habits.

eMarketer Insider Intelligence
Has holiday shopping projections/stats.

Moody’s Inside Economics
Stories and indexes tracking the economy. Could be good for sourcing stories as well.

Lustre
A free, Webby-award-winning product search engine that automatically compares products, prices, and gathers trustworthy reviews in one place. The Chrome extension works on Amazon, so you can see independent product reviews, rather than just random people’s comments. Handy on Black Friday or anytime you’re overwhelmed with options.

The Balance: Small Business
The US retail industry does a half-trillion dollars in annual sales and drives the economy. Learn more about the industry with up-to-date news and analysis, statistics, openings and closings, and historical information about US and global retail chains.

FakeSpot.com
Spot and avoid shady sellers, products with dishonest reviews and scam websites for free with Fakespot for Chrome, Firefox, iOS and Android. Uses AI technology.

RetailMeNot
A coupon code site covering thousands of online stores.


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TIPSHEETS AND TRENDS

Journalist’s Resource: Six Tips for Reporting on Supply Chain Disruptions and Holiday Shopping

Journalist’s Resource: Covering Black Friday

Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism: Covering Supply Chain Issues
From December 2021.

Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism: Covering Black Friday

Bloomberg: Covering Black Friday — The New Olympics

The Toy Association: National Toy of the Year Award

This to That: How to Fix Things
How to fix broken things. Handy during the holidays.


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