Here’s this week’s roundup of links of inter­est in Retail & Travel, from the thought lead­ers on our retail & travel con­sult­ing team:

By the num­bers: Top pre-holiday find­ings from’s eHol­i­day sur­vey [Shop​.org Blog]

Shop­pers will spend on fam­ily, friends – and them­selves [Shop​.org Blog]

45% of e-retailers expect higher hol­i­day web sales this year [Inter­net Retailer]

The elec­tion delays hol­i­day shop­ping plans [Inter­net Retailer]

Hol­i­day Buy­ers are tak­ing it mobile [Busi­ness Insider]

Ama­zon grows in Q3, but not as fast [Inter­net Retailer]

Higher traf­fic dri­ves sales growth at Over​stock​.com in Q3 [Inter­net Retailer]

Retail To Increase Email, Mobile, Social Mar­ket­ing Bud­gets [Online Media Daily]

Aero­postale Uses iPad Dis­plays To Attract Cus­tomers [Online Media Daily]

Pin­ter­est tops Face­book in dri­ving ecom­merce [Mashable]


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Michael HalbrookMichael Hal­brook is a man­ager in Adobe Con­sult­ing focused on dig­i­tal strat­egy, ana­lyt­ics, and opti­miza­tion in the retail & travel indus­try. His team serves retail & travel clients with the Adobe Mar­ket­ing Cloud, help­ing retail­ers with online & offline mea­sure­ment of retail & travel acqui­si­tion, opti­miza­tion, and con­ver­sion, and devel­op­ing & exe­cut­ing on new dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing strate­gies. He tweets at @Hal­brook.