Do Marketers Go Big for the Holidays?

Inflation could temper brand messages as the holiday season shifts into high gear

By Sean Callahan

Most people will be watching their wallets during the 2023 holidays, with more than half of consumers (53 percent) saying inflation will have a moderate or significant impact on their spending. To ensure that they are buying wisely, consumers are demanding more from brands and retailers. They want flexible return policies, discounts, loyalty programs, and the capability to buy online and pick up in-store.