Posts filed under “Retail”

Fact or Fiction: Is the Consumer Back?


Fact or Fiction: Is the Consumer Back?
Stacy Curtin
Daily Ticker

Category: Media, Retail, Video

Black Friday: Not So Good

It’s probably no surprise to Financial Armageddon readers that many media outlets are trumpeting this weekend’s jump in retail sales, with some even suggesting (praying?) that it means consumers are finally emerging from their recessionary funk: “Retail Sales Break Records, Cyber Monday Up Next” (USA Today) Buyers are expected to log in for online sales on Cyber…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Retail, Think Tank

No, Black Friday Sales Were Not Up 16% (not even 6%)

If its the Monday after Black Friday, then its national hype the fabricated data day! Every year around this time, we get a series of loose reports coincident with Black Friday and the holiday weekend. Each year, they are wildly optimistic. And like clockwork, the media idiotically repeats these trade organizations spin like its gospel….Read More

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

Amazon May Soon Become a ‘Top 10′ Retailer

Isabel Cavill, an analyst at Planet Retail, talks about the outlook for consumer spending and online retailers including Inc. She speaks with Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.”

Bloomberg, Nov. 24

Category: Retail, Video

Daily Deals by the Numbers

In light of Groupon’s IPO, have a look at this cool graphic from BuySellAds: > Thanks, Scott!

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

How Much Money Will Consumers Spend This Holiday Season?

Click to enlarge graphic: Source: How Much Money Will Consumers Spend This Holiday Season? Mashable, November 1, 2011

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Retail, Web/Tech

American Familys’ Money: Where Does It Go?

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