Posts filed under “Retail”

Housing, retail, risk: The week ahead


Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Retail, Video

13 Years of Apple Stores in 60 Seconds

Click for an animated graphic. Source: Retale   Click on the map to see an animation of Apple Inc. store openings and product releases over the last 13 years. We’ll wait for you. OK, that was pretty cool, right?  Continues here

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Retail, Technology

Restaurant Industry Pay: Taxpayer’s Double Burden

Category: Retail, Taxes and Policy, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Discounts, Luxury Sales, and the Consumer (JCP, BBY et. al.)

It has been a confusing few weeks for followers of the retail sector. A mix of disappointing earnings (See Best Buy, J.C. Penny’s and Sears) along with pockets of luxury strength plus strongly trending auto sales has created a jumble. Let’s see if we can make some sense of the entire mess. Let’s start with…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Retail

The Rise and Fall of Circuit City

Category: Economy, Retail, Think Tank

Complain Like a Pro

Uh-oh — some of the gifts did not work out okay? No worries, here’s a quick guide to getting a fair shake:   Source: WSJ

Category: Retail

Always Low Wages? Wal-Mart’s Other Choices

Yesterday, we looked at the benefit to McDonald’s of having its workers subsidized by state and federal aid. Today, its Wal-Mart’s turn. Recall our discussion last month on the related subject of “How McDonald’s and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens.” We learned that employees of these two companies are often the largest recipients of aid in…Read More

Category: Earnings, Retail, Wages & Income

Fannie Mae Didn’t Cause the Housing Crisis, Radical Ideologues Did

Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Retail, Video

60 Minutes: The Future of Amazon

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, serving 225M customers. What’s next for the company that prides itself on disrupting tradition?

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos looks to the future

Category: Retail, Video, Web/Tech

WaPo: Beware Bad Shopmas data!

> My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at the retail theater that is Black Friday:  Beware of bad Shopmas data! Here’s an excerpt from the column: “The news media aren’t any better. They breathlessly cover shopping as if it were an Olympic event. The big-box retailers play right…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Consumer Spending, Really, really bad calls, Retail