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Retail Rebounds

In the midst of widespread closures, there are many brands that are still growing with companies like Nike and Lululemon. Yet, most of these names are not retailers on the rebound, but brands on the rise.

Placer Bytes: Dick’s and Ulta Show Continued Strength

Two of the more exciting retailers have big earnings calls on the horizon, providing a unique opportunity to see if they’re 2019 end and early 2020 have lived up the hype. While these reports take into account a wide variety of factors, the early foot traffic returns look exceptionally promising.

The Coronavirus Effect: A Data Perspective

The core perspective from which we analyze the spread of Coronavirus should always center around health and safety concerns. Yet, an epidemic of this magnitude also has secondary consequences, including a heavy toll on global economic activity. The US stock market has been hit especially hard driven by concerns over supply chain viability, drops in global travel, consumer fears and more.

Wholesale Success?

The wholesale sector is among the most interesting in retail with one of the industry’s steadiest performers, a recovering giant and Walmart’s own entry into the mix. So we decided to dive in and check in on the offline performance for Costco, BJ’s Wholesale Club and Sam’s Club.

Q4 Apparel Index

With Black Friday and Super Saturday serving as anchors, Q4 is arguably the most popular time for shoppers to hit the stores. With endless amounts of sales and promotions, retailers are bound to see a bump in traffic throughout Q4 and the holiday period. So, we analyzed eleven of the top offline apparel retailers to see how they closed out 2019.

Q4 Food Index

The holidays brought a much-needed bump to the Apparel and Grocery sectors, but were they as exciting for the Food sector as we anticipated? We dug into eleven top restaurant chains to see how they performed in Q4.

Q4 Home Goods & Improvement Index

Next up for our retail index analyses is DIYers’ favorite category, Home Improvement and Home Goods. This sector performed well through the first three quarters of 2019 with two brands dominating at the top, Lowe’s and The Home Depot.

Placer Bytes: Best Buy, CVS and Modell’s

Best Buy is an interesting case. The retailer is closing stores, but much of this is part of a strategic effort to improve its overall business with a more streamlined omni-channel approach.

Hy-Vee’s Super Bowl Win

Taking Business Insider’s ranking for the most popular supermarket by state as our starting point, we looked at the two primary beneficiaries of the 2020 Super Bowl, Missouri and California.

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