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Starbucks and Bank of America (BoA) have forged a new partnership designed to offer extra rewards to their most loyal customers. The millions of BoA cardholders and Starbucks Rewards members in the U.S. can link eligible accounts to earn 2% cash back from Bank of America (on top of the rewards and benefits they already […]
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We just launched the YipitData Consumer Spend Index (YCSI),  a measure of overall and category-level non-seasonally adjusted US retail sales as observed in a large transaction panel.  In January, YCSI showed consumer spending Y/Y growth (ex-gas stations) decelerated slightly from December. Y/Y growth in core retail sales was relatively stable over this period. YCSI saw […]
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WASHINGTON – Retail sales started strong in 2024, according to figures released Monday by the National Retail Federation. Sales in January nearly matched December’s holiday spending and rose significantly year over year, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions. “January sales continued the strong performance of retail sales in December, which is […]
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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation today cited new U.S. Census Bureau data in reporting that core retail sales increased 3.8% to a record $964.4 billion during the 2023 holiday season. Sales for the full year grew 3.6% over 2022 to a record $5.1 trillion, NRF said. “Consumer spending was remarkably resilient throughout 2023 and […]
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​[[“value”:” This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. ORLANDO, Fl. — The days of the resilient consumer could be coming to an end. In a panel at ICR on Monday, Fitch Senior Director David Silverman said it’s been “a surprise” for the consumer to be this healthy over the past […]
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The editors of Retail TouchPoints are sharing our picks for the seven most consequential stories of 2023. As usual, there were lots to choose from — that’s standard for such a dynamic industry — but these were the topics that had “legs” (and are likely to continue to be important in 2024). 1. Resale Continued […]
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It’s Friday, Christmas is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Frasers Group, Decathlon, HMV, Boots, and the latest RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List. 1. Frasers Group teams […]
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The National Retail Federation (NRF) has updated a report that had attributed “nearly half” of 2021’s $94.5 billion in retail shrink to organized retail crime, saying the data point was part of two-year-old testimony to a U.S. Senate committee by Ben Dugan, former President of the Organized Retail Crime Resource Center. The NRF report was […]
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​[[“value”:” This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Every now and then a leader within retail rises up and becomes the person to watch. They grab headlines. They make bold decisions. They shift the focus of retail — even if it’s only for a short period of time.  But then […]
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This article provides insight into recent consumer category trends based on sell-through data in August and September 2023, highlighting those that have sustained growth and others that are decelerating. Accelerations Non-discretionary categories such as food and pet supplies have seen a notable increase in wallet share gains. This can be attributed to changes in consumer […]
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Inflation has been a persistent challenge for retailers this year by creating cautious consumers. For weeks ahead of Black Friday, retailers have been encouraging consumers to spend on what is typically considered the busiest and most important day of the year for the industry. “Retailers are seeing customers across the spectrum become more choiceful and […]
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​[[“value”:” Dive Brief It could be a good indicator of holiday performance, but that season is “very distinct” from the summer sales event and involve a wider group of competitors. Published Nov. 22, 2023 External shot of a Dick’s Sporting Goods store. Net income fell about 12% in the quarter, to $201 million. Daphne Howland/Retail Dive […]
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Key Takeaways Online Marketplaces like Temu and Amazon are outperforming Share of sales online is stable or rising across most categories Luxury and home goods are underperforming Holiday sales decline for first time in years Contact Sales for more details. Holiday sales are down 1.7% YoY in the first 8 days of the holiday season according […]
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August’s overall retail sales in the U.S. showed continuing resilience, with actual growth of 0.6% after economists polled by Reuters had predicted just 0.2% growth. However, the overall data masks some key data points that may be of concern to retailers, including data showing declines in discretionary categories such as furniture (-1.0%) and sporting goods […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Sales for grocery and beverage stores in the US grew 0.4% seasonally adjusted from August. Credit: Peggy Chai from Pixabay. Retail sales in the US increased 0.7% in September 2023 from the previous month and grew 3.8% year-over-year (YoY), according to data from the National Retail Federation (NRF). During the month, retail sales, excluding automobile […]
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WASHINGTON – Reports out today on retail sales in September show that consumers have retained the ability and willingness to spend despite accumulating economic headwinds from higher interest rates and slowing growth, according to the National Retail Federation. The NRF’s calculation of retail sales – which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants to focus […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Artificial intelligence is no stranger to the retail industry. Amazon.com was an early adopter of AI, leveraging it more than two decades ago to provide online shoppers with fairly rudimentary product recommendations. The use of AI in retail has advanced substantially since then and is now an important staple for brands’ e-commerce technology stacks, driving […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Target will close nine stores in four cities on Oct. 21, 2023, saying theft and organized retail crime are threatening the safety of its customers and associates and “contributing to unsustainable business performance,” according to a company statement. Target noted that it has made multiple efforts to secure these location, including adding more security team […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Dick’s Sporting Goods, which acquired Moosejaw from Walmart in February 2023 for an undisclosed amount, plans to close all but three of the 14 stores in the outdoor retailer chain, according to multiple media reports. In recent months Dick’s has been putting more energy into formats such as its House of Sport and Public Lands […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
​[[“value”:” This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. It’s been another week with far more retail news than there is time in the day. Below, we break down some things you may have missed during the week and what we’re still thinking about.  From a new global brand president at […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In a first-ever partnership between two retail icons, Macy’s will carry an exclusive collection of sleepwear, underwear and intimates for men and women from Gap. The assortment, which will feature exclusive designs and colorways priced from $12.50 to $79.95 online, will be available online, on the Macy’s mobile app and at select stores nationwide. “This […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
While shrink is far from a new problem in retail, the impact of theft — particularly large-scale operations run by organized retail crime (ORC) rings — has been garnering the attention of executives at some of the country’s largest retailers, including Lowe’s, Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods. The National Retail Federation’s 2022 Security Survey found […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
While shrink is far from a new problem in retail, the impact of theft — particularly large-scale operations run by organized retail crime (ORC) rings — has been garnering the attention of executives at some of the country’s largest retailers, including Lowe’s, Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods. The National Retail Federation’s 2022 Security Survey found […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Dick’s Sporting Goods reported a 23 percent drop in profits and slashed its earnings guidance for the year after it saw an uptick in retail theft. The sporting goods retailer also implemented aggressive markdowns to clear out excess inventory in its outdoor category, reports CNBC. On Tuesday, Dick’s announced a “business optimization” plan that includes cutting jobs and streamlining […]
  1. Corporate Finance
[[“value”:” Founded in 1948 by Richard “Dick” Stack, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. is the largest sporting goods retailer in the United States and is listed on the Fortune 500 / Credit: JHVEPhoto via Shutterstock Dick’s Sporting Goods, a major player in the retail industry, announced a significant setback in its financial performance on Tuesday. The […]
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84.51° is out with a new report that “examines who omnichannel shoppers are, where they shop, and some of the reasons why they choose to shop in-store and online.” Some key findings: •  “This shopper is likely to be Millennial or Gen Z, is engaged with natural and organic, is more likely to have children, […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]

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