Posts filed under “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

Walmart Dwarfs Entire Industries And Nations

Source: Walmart Dwarfs Entire Industries And Nations Fast Co Design, December 2011

Category: Data Analysis, Retail, Think Tank

Top Returns by Gift Category

By Milo

Category: Digital Media, Retail, Think Tank

Beware the Black Friday Retail Hype

> My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at retail sales, inflation, and forecasts: Did Black Friday save the season? Beware the retail hype. The key takeaway is that sales improved over last year consistent with the first 10 months of 20121 — but the insane forecasts from the…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Consumer Spending, Psychology, Retail

More Black Friday Follies . . .

My Monday morning missive lamenting the pitiful state of our modern media seems to have gotten some traction.  I also chatted with Aaron Task and Jeff Macke of Yahoo Finance about it. On the way in yesterday, I noticed these two articles in the NYTimes: • Rough Times Take Bloom Off a New Year’s Rite,…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, 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