Posts filed under “Retail”

American Familys’ Money: Where Does It Go?

Interesting chart showing a breakdown of where the family budget goues:

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via infographiclist

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Retail

Mazda RX-8 Bites The Dust

Declining sales and new emission standards forced Mazda to finally pull the plug on the RX-8, the last of its rotary engine sports cars. > Here’s Motorward: The production of this car has been canceled back in July, and the remaining cars will be sold before the year end, and then the RX-8 will be…Read More

Category: Retail, Weekend

Amazon Apple Parallel Charts

Amazon.com’s stock-market value exceeded $100 billion yesterday for the first time, and anyone looking at how closely the world’s largest online retailer has tracked Apple Inc. might have predicted as much. The chart above shows the market capitalization of the two companies during the past five years. Amazon.com’s value jumped ninefold in the period as…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Markets, Retail, Technical Analysis, Web/Tech

Best Buy (BBY): Amazon’s (AMZN) Showroom?

Bloomberg television ran a brief segment in which they posited that Best Buy (BBY) has effectively become Amazon’s (AMZN) biatch.  And I think there’s some truth to that.  This is no doubt one of the consequences of a population that walks around with smartphones running barcode scanning applications that allow us to see, touch, examine, try…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Markets, Retail, Technology, Web/Tech

Holidays by the Numbers

Even more holiday chart porn, via Daily Infographic: > click for ginormous infographic:

Category: Digital Media, Retail

Retail Sales Increase Most in 5 years

Leading into the holiday period, the data — and by data, I refer to actual sales numbers, and not surveys, gut feelings or instincts — was strongly suggesting that the 2010 orgy of consumerism known as the holiday shopping season was likely to be stronger than expected. The first clue I had of this was…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Psychology, Retail

By the Numbers: Online Holiday Shopping

My buddy Jeff, who worked at Yahoo during the glory days of the late 1990s and early 2000s, then was President of Coupon.com, sends this graphic along re: online shopping: > click for ginormous graphic > Source: A Case Of The Mondays: How Cyber And Green Mondays Rule Online Shopping BuySight.com December 17th, 2010 http://www.buysight.com/blog/2010/12/17/a-case-of-the-mondays-how-cyber-and-green-mondays-rule-online-shopping/

Category: Consumer Spending, Retail

Improving Holiday Sales Reflect Economic Recovery

The numbers are coming in, and so far, the Holiday shopping season is off to a very  respectable beginning. Mall Traffic, retail sales, even dollar volumes are all up. In some areas, improvements have been quite significant. Online sales saw very large gains. We do notice a variety of contradictions, binary conundrums and footnotes. We…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Retail

Amazon to Apple: We Got Yer Beatles Right Here!

With Apple finally landing the Beatles for the iTunes Music store, I wondered if the competition was going to do anything in response. For example, at the iTunes Music store, the full Beatles Boxed set — obviously misnamed, as it is 1. digital and b) minus the physical materials (which are terrific) — is priced…Read More

Category: Music, Retail

Anecdotal Evidence: Shoppers Out in Full Force

As much as I loathe anecdotal evidence, I was taken aback by the sheer insanity of the retailers this week before Thanksgiving weekend. Yesterday, I ran a few errands, and it was fairly insane. Black Friday is a full 7 days away, and the parking lots were nothing short of madness. All the usual caveats…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Retail