Our Who Shops Where reports profile US consumers who shop for selected categories at major US retailers. In this report, we look at the demographics of apparel shoppers.
Technologies including blockchain, AI and others are transforming the various stages in the retail supply chain, including product design, demand forecasting, manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, last-mile delivery and sales.
This report outlines the current landscape of the $114B US furniture and home furnishing industry, the changing behavior of the US consumer (including millennials), and profiles retailers that have innovated with new business models, technology and operational strategies.
Gen Zers in China are digitally native, rather impatient and open to taking on debt to pay the things they want.
In March, US gasoline-price deflation eased to near-zero, contributing to an uptick in overall consumer price inflation. China retail sales growth picked up pace to 8.7% year over year.
In China, Luxury Brands Turn to Pop-Up Stores to Offer Experiences and Build Their Brands with Younger Consumers
Pop-up stores represent a way for luxury brands to engage with customers, showcase limited edition products, offer personalized experiences and demonstrate brand identity with a low-cost, physical presence. This report uses luxury brands’ pop-up stores in China as examples.
2019 Tax Tracker Week 12 — Final: Post-Tax-Day Wrap-Up — Number of Returns Up Slightly, Average Refund Down 2.0%
Following the April 15 filing deadline, the number of filings remains positive, however the total amount and average refund size trail the year-ago figures.
Insights from China: The Childhood Obesity Problem and Its Implications for the Fashion Industry in China
Increasing number of children aged 7-18 years are overweight or obese in China. This represents an opportunity for children’s plus-size clothing in China
2019 Tax Tracker Week 11: Total Filings Turn Positive but Refunds Down Just Three Days Before Filing Deadline
As of April 12, the IRS had received 119.4 million tax returns, up 0.7% year over year
Aldi and Lidl’s Impact in the UK: Reviewing Five Fightback Strategies Among Nondiscount Grocery Retailers
Aldi and Lidl have brought major disruption to the UK grocery market — and they could be on course to add another £9 billion of combined sales over the next five years. In this report, we review five measures major UK grocery retailers have taken to fight Aldi and Lidl, and how successful each has been.
2019 Tax Tracker Week 10: Procrastinator’s Purgatory — Filings Still Down Slightly Just Three Days Before Tax Day
US income tax refund tracker: Filings are still down year over year, and average refund amounts are down slightly with three days to go until tax day.
Younger millennials shop at mass merchandisers, spend on wellness and fitness, and try to buy consciously. Millennials aged 30+ are more likely than their younger peers to look for savings, shop at traditional supermarkets and buy groceries online.
US income tax refund tracker: Filings are still down year over year, and average refund amounts are down slightly with two weeks to go until tax day.
As of March 22, the IRS had received 84.1 million tax returns, down 1.9% year over year.
Each month, we round up key metrics that reflect consumer demand in the US, the UK and China. In these updates, we focus on direct, leading indicators of the health of the consumer economy — namely, wage growth, price changes and retail sales growth.
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