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In the season two finale, Mintel retail experts look ahead to the winter holidays. We know there is a willingness from consumers to have a good holiday season, given the events of the last year, but what barriers could stand in their way? How important are cleanliness, safety, and convenience? With discounting now expected, how else can retailers show value? Experiences were a popular gift in 2019; how will that evolve this year given social distancing restrictions? The consumer experts share their opinions and make recommendations for how retailers should engage with consumers during the festive time of year.


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Samantha Dover (host)
Senior Beauty and Personal Care Analyst, Mintel Reports UK


Nick Carroll
Associate Director, Retail, Mintel Reports UK


Alexis DeSalva
Senior Research Analyst, Retail and eCommerce, Mintel Reports US