2013

The Weekly Compete Pulse: Looking Back at 2013

With 2013 in our rear view, we decided to look back at all of our blog posts and see which were the most read, liked, tweeted, and shared to show you what you found most interesting. Let us present the best of the Compete Pulse, as decided by 2013.

Holiday Gift Card Demand 2012 – 2013

With every holiday season comes a handful of must-have items for kids (remember Tickle Me Elmo?) and adults alike. There is one item that continues to get hotter every year: the gift card. Holiday gift card sales are expected to reach $29.8B, up $1B from holiday 2012, according to the National Retail Federation. Often times the mental image associated with gift cards is the procrastinating shopper in a physical retail store on December 24th who resorts to plastic in fear of showing up to Christmas without a gift for a loved one.