ShopKo: Home, electronics looking good for holiday

Green Bay, WI — ShopKo said it sees two primary trends driving holiday shopping this year: the demand for new electronics and consumers' focus on their living spaces.

"We are definitely seeing a trend in staying closer to home — people enjoying the comforts of home and being connected to one another," said Scott Bresnehan, director of trend. "It wasn't long ago that the home was viewed as a retreat. Today, home is a warm, inviting, comfortable place for gathering and entertaining friends and loved ones, often filled with multiple activities."

That trend is driving demand for holiday-related tabletop items such as candles, candle holders, vases, picture frames, wall décor, decorative place settings and serving pieces, he said. Other home items "resonating" with ShopKo customers includes pillows and throws in brushed fleece, textured faux fur, chenille and velvet.

Home & Textiles Today Staff | News & Commentary

 Home Textiles Today is the market-leading brand covering the home and textiles markets, offering a comprehensive package of print and online products. Home & Textiles Today provides industry news, product trends and introductions, exclusive industry research, consumer data, store operations solutions, trade show news and much more.

Featured Video

  • Live From New York: Fashion Comes Across the Pond

    Camera Icon More Videos

Subscribe to
Home & Textiles Today eDaily
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

CURRENT ISSUE

HTT Cover October 2017

See the October 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Top 25 Online Retailers.  H&TT's exclusive annual ranking of the biggest online sellers of home textiles finds that while pure play etailers continue to fly, bricks & clicks are digging into omnichannel. See details!