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.
By Ethan Chernofsky on December 19, 2019
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.
By Ethan Chernofsky on December 17, 2019
We’ve become accustomed to news about retailers closing their brick-and-mortar stores, and shifting their focus to online sales. But Boot Barn is taking a different approach, as they look to nearly double their offline footprint in the near future.
Seeing as this goes against the “retail apocalypse” narrative, we dug into our data to analyze this strategic move.
By Jocelyn Bauer on December 16, 2019
With Q3 revenue declines and recent leadership changes, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Macy’s is closing stores. But as we often discuss, not all store closings are made equal. When handled properly, store closings can set the foundation for a strong rebound and ongoing growth. We looked at some recent Macy’s closures to […]
By Tali Rozenman on December 12, 2019
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.
By Ethan Chernofsky on December 10, 2019
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.
By Ethan Chernofsky on December 9, 2019
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 of the top players in offline apparel showed a very different story. Widespread Growth When analyzing eleven of the top players in the space, ten saw growth from Q2 to […]
By Ethan Chernofsky on December 3, 2019
Last, but certainly not least, in our Q3 Retail Index is the food sector. We looked at ten of the biggest QSR brands to see who came out on top this quarter. Slicing Up the Sector Despite summer dips, Starbucks remained the market leader out of the group, taking 27.9% of market share. McDonald’s was […]
By Tali Rozenman on December 2, 2019
It may not come as a shock that a huge event like the Major League Baseball World Series will have a significant impact on the surrounding area. But what are the actual changes? What might this mean for brands? These are all questions that rarely get answered. So we decided to dive into the data […]
By Ethan Chernofsky on November 26, 2019
This week, we’re analyzing two of the most interesting retailers – Best Buy and Dick’s Sporting Goods – and taking a look at Old Navy ahead of their ‘will they, won’t they’ spinoff. Growing Visits for Dick’s Sporting Goods When looking at Dick’s traffic in 2019, we can already see a 4.5% increase in traffic […]
By Ethan Chernofsky on November 25, 2019