Prada is in the midst of a multiyear strategic transformation that should result in increased brand relevancy.
Dufry (SIX: DUFN) FY18 Results: Solid Year Despite Second-Half Headwinds, Company Expects Strengthening of Revenue Growth
Dufry reported 2018 revenues slightly ahead of expectations, with organic growth of 2.7% versus consensus of 2.4%. Gross profit climbed 4.4% resulting in a 40-bps gain in the gross margin.
Weekly Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 11: Charlotte Russe Closing 500 Stores; Burlington Plans 50 New Stores; AEO to Open 60-75 Stores
Year to date, US retailers have announced 5,279 store closures and 2,395 store openings. This compares to 5,726 closures and 3,243 openings for the full year 2018. Year to date, UK retailers have announced 310 store closures and 327 store openings.
This week’s note “From the Desk of Deborah Weinswig” discusses how blockchain technology could democratize operations and promote cooperation in retail.
Weekly Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 10: Dollar Tree Plans 550 New Stores; Foot Locker Closing 165 Stores; Peloton to Open 100 Stores
Coresight Research tracks store openings and closures for a select group of retailers in the US and the UK, as well as major US store bankruptcies.
Each of our Sector Overview reports provides an essential briefing on a sector or market. This report focuses on e-commerce.
This week’s note “From the Desk of Deborah Weinswig” discusses the adaptive clothing and footwear market, which represents a $47.3 billion opportunity in the US.
Weekly Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 9: Southeastern Grocers Set to Close 22 Stores
Year to date in 2019, US retailers have announced 4,309 store closures and 1,586 store openings. UK retailers have announced 285 store closures and 327 store openings.
Weekly Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 8: Payless Files for Bankruptcy, Set to Close 2,100 Stores
Year to date in 2019, U.S. retailers have announced 4,287 store closures and 1,586 store openings.
Amazon was among the retailers to report a slower holiday quarter: The company’s North America sales growth slowed from 35.0% in the third quarter to 18.3% in the fourth quarter. These figures exclude Amazon’s high-growth Amazon Web Services (AWS) business and, so, should closely reflect its retail and marketplace revenues.
US Monthly Retail Traffic and In-Store Metrics Report: Post-Holiday Fatigue and Inclement Weather Drive Underwhelming January Traffic
All regions posted sales and traffic declines in January compared to the same period last year. The Midwest registered the largest year-over-year decline in traffic of all regions at 17.5%, owing to severe weather conditions. With warmer and wetter conditions, the South experienced the lowest decline, at 5.8%. The Midwest also recorded the largest year-over-year in-store sales decline among all regions, down 16.8%, whereas the West, which enjoyed warmer and drier conditions, reported the smallest decline, down 1.4%.
Sector Overview: Mass Merchants — Dollar Stores Expand, Mass Merchandisers Digitalize and Costco Widens Its Lead Among Warehouse Clubs
As store closures resume in earnest in 2019, dollar stores are bucking the trend, expanding rapidly. Look for technology to be a deciding factor in the coming years as brick and mortar companies integrate online and offline offerings.
December 2018 US Retail Sales: Year-Over-Year Growth Slows to Just 1.0% as Most Sectors Experience a Sluggish December
Our measure of core retail sales is non-seasonally-adjusted sales excluding gasoline and automobiles. This metric increased by just 1.0% year over year in December, slowing dramatically from the growth in preceding months, including a 5.2% uplift in November. This resulted in total holiday-period sales coming in at $693 billion, up by just 2.9% year over year.
Rapidly changing consumer attitudes, sophistication and expectations have shaken the status quo in luxury, pushing purveyors into the tech-savvy 21st century. Those that don't keep pace with the new luxury consumers will be left behind.
Eight things you need to know about retail in China: Smartphones are key, cash is going away (seriously), shopping festivals are booming, smaller cities are spending – and more.