Posts filed under “Retail”

Jeff Bezos Revealed

Bloomberg Game Changers” profiles Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos. This program explores the story behind the founder of Amazon.com, the world’s most successful online retailer and examines key moments in his life.

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Category: Retail, Video, Web/Tech

The Tiresome Holiday Sales Forecast Pattern

• Reuters – U.S. retailers scramble after lackluster holiday sales The 2012 holiday season may have been the worst for retailers since the 2008 financial crisis, with sales growth far below expectations, forcing many to offer massive post-Christmas discounts in hopes of shedding excess inventory. While chains like Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Gap Inc are…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Really, really bad calls, Retail, Think Tank

2012 Holiday Retail Sales Disappoint

We are still weeks away until we get all of the hard data about the holiday retail sales season, but the early numbers are trickling in. It appears that it was not a very merry Shopmas. We certainly did not see the 13% the National Retail Federation claimed was occurring this season. Some of the…Read More

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

November Sales Disappoint; What Happened to Black Friday’s 13%?

“Sales at stores open at least a year declined in November at major American store chains, including Macy’s, Nordstrom, Kohl’s and Target, sending a shiver through the retail world Thursday. The reporting period included Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the official kickoff of the critical holiday shopping season. Early reports regarding those days had been mixed,…Read More

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

The Future of Retailing

We were just discussing this article in the office. That sent me ahunting, and I found this analysis from PSFK. I thought this was interesting: PSFK presents Future of Retail Report 2012 View more presentations from PSFK

Category: Consumer Spending, Retail, Think Tank

Click to enlarge: Source: Institute For Self Reliance

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Retail

How to Build a Better Inbound Marketing Machine

How to Build a Better Inbound Marketing Machine View more presentations from Marketo

Category: Digital Media, Retail, Think Tank, Web/Tech

Mediocre December Retail & the Slowing Economy

“A lot of the euphoria around the holiday shopping season was misplaced. The weakness in December implies that the handoff into the first quarter was weak. The savings rate is going higher and that’s going to be a headwind for consumer spending.” -Neil Dutta, Bank of America economist, who was one of the few who…Read More

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

Winners & Losers: 2011 Holiday Retail

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Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Retail

Nov Retail Sales light

Nov Retail Sales were below expectations at the headline level, and also taking out auto’s and gasoline. All three rose .2% m/o/m, less than the estimates of +.4-.6%. Sales rose for auto’s, furniture, electronics, clothing, sporting goods, department stores and online retailers but fell at restaurant/bars, building materials, food/beverages and health/personal care. Bottom line, while…Read More

Category: MacroNotes, Retail