Known for its night markets and cultural products, Bangkok’s retail scene also boasts many innovative brands and retailers testing new concepts – and making space for local design talent.
Skechers reported 2Q19 sales of $1.26 billion, up some 60%, driven by international stores - especially in China.
eBay reported net revenue of $2.69 billion in 2Q19, up 1.8% year over year and beating the consensus estimate of $2.68 billion. The number of active global buyers increased 4% year over year to a total of 182 million.
This week’s note “From the Desk of Deborah Weinswig” looks at the growing importance of Internet of Things technology in retail.
June 2019 UK Retail Sales: Smaller Retailers Drive Overall Growth, Clothing and Furniture Stores See Solid Boost
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported weak growth of 2.1% year over year in May, driven by smaller retailers. Large retailers, which form the bulk of most sectors, eked out a 0.9% year-over-year increase.
Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 29: Charming Charlie to Close All Stores
Store closures continued this week, with Charming Charlie announcing it will close all 261 of its stores as its core business is squeezed by increasing competition that is erasing its raison d’etre.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) 2Q19 Earnings: Beats Consensus, Revenues Down for Fourth Consecutive Quarter, Will Update Guidance August 2
IBM’s 2Q19 met or beat consensus estimates, however revenues were down for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company plans to update guidance for the Red Hat acquisition on August 2.
Amazon Prime Day 2019 surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, this year featuring a variety of innovative tools to engage customers through experiences and via multiple channels.
Multiyear transformation plan on track with Tisci at design helm, store refreshes and rationalization underway. Comps up 4%.
Machine learning generates insights from data to help retailers make better decisions and predictions and improve operations including inventory management and last-mile delivery.
New Retail is blurring the online and offline commerce in China. We review recent developments in New Retail in eight retail and consumer sectors: e-commerce; consumer electronics; fashion; fast-moving consumer goods and supermarkets; cosmetics and beauty; furniture and home improvement; department stores; and, local services.
June 2019 US Retail Sales: Slowdown Seen Across Sectors, Nonstore Retailers Continue Growth Trajectory
US retail sales rose 2.5% YoY in June, weakening from the 3.2% rise in May with slips across major sectors. Nonstore retailers continued their growth trajectory, with sales rising 11.6% YoY, following May’s 11.7% rise but slower than 12.9% in April.
Total back to school spend expected to dip from last year’s level despite higher average per-person spend as fewer families report having school-age children.
Amazon kicked off its fifth annual Prime Day shopping extravaganza in the US at midnight Pacific Time on July 15. The company extended the sale to two full days from last year’s 36 hours, offering millions of deals exclusively for Prime members.
Prime Day 2019 started July 15 at midnight local time in the UK and eight other European markets and ran for 48 hours. Amazon offered Prime Day deals to shoppers in in the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium and Austria.