Why even QVC has a holiday rom-com

Holiday rom-coms are cheap to make and generate big ad revenue dollars.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 22, 2022

Where are the rest of the gifts?

There may be a little extra room under the tree this year.

Rob Litterst • October 28, 2022

The $10B business of Halloween decorations

A combination of factors has pushed the Halloween spirit to record levels, and big-box retailers are reaping the benefits.

Rob Litterst • October 26, 2022

Inflation is coming for your cookout

The cost of a Fourth of July cookout is up 17% YoY.

Rob Litterst • July 1, 2022

Is daylight saving time over? Should it be?

The US might move to permanent daylight saving time, meaning no more time flip-flopping.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 18, 2022

How pandemic trick-or-treating inspired a map startup

Two Seattle moms have partnered on a map platform. The idea began with trick-or-treating.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 18, 2022

Digits: A $176m accident, ultra-thin trees, and umbrella vending machines

Plus: 2021’s wild jackpot numbers, and Indian startups are on fire.

Jacob Cohen • January 3, 2022

Does Xmas time help stocks? The ‘Santa Claus Rally’ anomaly says yes

Since 1950, the S&P 500 has had an average return of +1.3% across the last 4 trading days of the year and the first 2 days of January.

Trung T. Phan • December 24, 2021

Sure, out-of-office messages are fine. But what if they were carols?

LinkedIn found that its members would prefer writing out-of-office emails if they were more fun. So, Cameo helped turn them into carols.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 24, 2021

Will bots ruin Christmas?

Lawmakers are trying to stop Grinch bots from snapping up all the hottest toys this holiday season.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 1, 2021

Thanksgiving will be more expensive this year. What gives?

Thanksgiving prices are up for meats and sides while there’s a shortage of pie crust, cream cheese and -- please no -- liquid gravy.

Trung T. Phan • November 24, 2021

The brewing battle for front-line holiday workers

Retailers are offering perks to hire new workers for the holidays, but they may not be enough.

Rob Litterst • November 9, 2021

Thanksgiving prices are hotter than a turkey fresh outta the oven

All around us prices are rising like a batch of easy-bake dinner rolls.

Jacob Cohen • November 2, 2021

The most popular mythical creatures for Halloween 2021

It’s Halloween weekend. What are you dressing up as? Also, the most popular monsters, according to social media.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 29, 2021

Candy corn is Halloween’s most polarizing candy, but people are still buying it

People love candy corn. People hate candy corn. Most importantly, they buy it.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 28, 2021

How Spirit Halloween became a $500m+ business

Founded in 1983 as one location, Spirit Halloween now runs 1.4k pop-stores across US and Canada.

Trung T. Phan • October 19, 2021

Halloween is back. Here’s how people are spending this year.

Halloween spending is expected to exceed $10B this year on costumes, candy, decor, and more.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 12, 2021

This year, there’s no such thing as ‘too early’ to start holiday shopping

Global supply chain issues could cause big problems for holiday shoppers come December.

Rob Litterst • October 7, 2021

How much would it cost to buy all of the items in ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’?

If you’re looking to buy your lover all those turtle doves and gold rings, you better be ready to shell out $39k.

Zachary Crockett • December 19, 2019

The Hustle's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide 🎁

‘Tis the season of giving, and this year we’ve put together a most splurge-worthy gift guide. That’s right — we’re jumping into the lap …
Kolby Hatch • November 23, 2019

The big business of Halloween retail

As e-commerce continues to decimate the brick-and-mortar retail industry, the rise in Halloween’s popularity since the mid-2000s has helped bring some of those dormant storefronts temporarily back to life.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 29, 2018

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