Author: Ethan Chernofsky

Placer Bytes: Kohl’s, Pier 1 and Target’s Activewear

Having CNBC’s Jim Cramer call your company ‘roadkill’ is certainly not an ideal way to start the year for Kohl’s. However, there are strong indications that the weaker than hoped for holiday period was actually a result of elements beyond the brand’s control, namely the length of the holiday season.

The Top Retail Holidays For Top Retailers

One of the most important factors in driving offline retail success is the ability to take advantage of holidays – or any day that creates a built-in incentive to visit a retail location.

Placer Bytes: Fast Food’s Latest

Tim Hortons is one of three key components to Restaurant Brands International alongside Burger King and Popeyes. And while the latter two have had stellar earnings, a decreased appetite for Tim Hortons has held the company back. With President Alex Mecado’s resignation announcement, there is a powerful opportunity for a turnaround.

2020 Winners: Early, Bold Predictions

The year may have just begun, but it’s certainly never too early to make a bold prediction about the year to come. With that in mind, we’ve decided to break down some of the retail winners we’ll be talking about next December as the dominant players of the year.

Placer Bytes: Kicking Off 2020 With Bed Bath & Beyond

Happy 2020! And to ring in the new year properly, we’ve changed out Placer Bytes quite dramatically by substituting a ‘y’ for the ‘i’. How we missed this obvious pun for this long is as disappointing to us as it must be for you. But onwards into 2020 with this critical error finally corrected. 

The Demise of the Mall?

With the “Retail Apocalypse” looming, malls are projected to be the first to suffer. We dove into the data to see why U.S. malls are in decline and what strategies can help keep them afloat.

Activewear in Action

There is a reason activewear companies were a key component of our 2019 Trends Analysis, so with one earnings call behind us and another coming up, we dug back into two of our favorite brands.

5 2019 Trends That Will Define 2020

The biggest stories of 2020 may find their roots in 2019. So we dug into the most important trends that could impact the coming year in Retail and Commercial Real Estate.

Placer Bites: Turkey Wednesday 2019, Popeyes v. Chick-Fil-A and More

Late last month, we stumbled upon the retail craze that is Turkey Wednesday, the grocery sector’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

But is a holiday really a thing if it doesn’t repeat? Of course not. So we dove back into the data to see if Turkey Wednesday truly is a thing.

Q3 Retail Index – Apparel

With widespread concerns that the Back-to-School season would underperform, a prime target for a rough quarter was the Apparel sector. Yet, looking back at eleven

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