Ecommerce events, indicators and stories we're tracking for June 20-24.
Welcome to a new week. Juneteenth celebrations are being held around the country. The holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people following the Civil War. Declared a federal holiday in June 2021, Juneteenth is being observed on Monday, June 20. Learn more about the history from The New York Times, or reflect with a poem by Amanda Gorman.
Here’s a look at news and events in ecommerce that The Current is tracking this week:
There are plenty of opportunities to gain insights and network this week at in-person and virtual events. Here’s where the ecommerce community is gathering:
The University of Michigan is set to release its final index data on consumer sentiment for the month on Friday, June 24. As inflation remains at 40-year highs and the Fed takes steps to cool off the economy, this is a closely-watched barometer of how shoppers are responding to the macroeconomic swings. Preliminary results released earlier this month showed a 14% decline from May, with sentiment plunging to an all-time low.