3.5% to 4.6%

The rate at which holiday sales are expected to increase year-over-year during the 2023 holiday season, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast.

$34 billion

The projected total marketer investment in influencer marketing by the end of 2023 — representing a 17% year-over-year increase — according to market research firm PQ Media, per Ad Age.

$85 million

The additional amount that fast-fashion brand Shein just announced it is allocating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, according to a company statement — bringing the brand’s total commitment to $155 million over five years.

$10 billion

The amount that media mogul Byron Allen has offered to acquire a group of assets including ABC, FX, National Geographic and several regional stations from The Walt Disney Co., according to Bloomberg.

$12.2 million

The amount that AI-powered, personalized skin care brand Proven raised in a recent funding round, per Global Cosmetics News. The company hopes to become profitable by the year’s end, reaching $35 million in revenue.


The number of Albertsons Companies locations — including Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, ACME and Tom Thumb stores — that will offer Flash, the grocery giant’s new e-commerce delivery and pick-up service, according to a company statement.


The number of “Monday Night Football” games ABC will broadcast this season, per CNN Business. To fill the scripted programming void left by Hollywood strikes, the network has increased its scheduled game total from 8 to 18 to cover the entire fall season.


The number of grocery store brands DoorDash just added to its list of partners, according to a company statement, as it looks to build out its grocery delivery business. The new partners, which together have hundreds of retail locations across the U.S., include CUB, Eataly, El Super, Fiesta Mart, Lowe’s Markets, Pruett’s Food, Stater Bros. Markets and Strack & Van Til.


The number of Apple supply-chain manufacturers committed to using 100% clean energy for their Apple production by 2030, according to a company statement.


The rate at which overall advertising spend is forecast to increase in the U.S. in 2024 — excluding outlay on certain cyclical advertising (such as political campaign ads) — according to Magna U.S., per Marketing Dive. Digital is expected to lead this growth, at 9.8% in 2024.