Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thursday Retail & Consumer Reads

  • Seven In 10 Americans Adjusting Spending Plans To Cope With Recent Payroll Tax Changes (NRF) and Fast Food Chains, Discount Retailers Say Rising Taxes Hurting Low-Income Americans (HuffPost) and Higher Payroll Taxes Seen Having Subtle Impact on Retail Sector (Nasdaq)
  • Wal-Mart’s Profit Climbs 8.6%, but Outlook Is Wary (NY Times)
  • The demographic evolution of U.S. households (SmartBlog)
  • $600 Million E-Commerce Behemoth Wayfair Launches Flash Sales (Forbes)
  • Google Shopping Beats Amazon Product Ads on Costs & Traffic, but Not Conversion Rate (Search Engine Watch)
  • Buffett Track Record Boosts Brooks Sports With Running Shoes Surging (Bloomberg)
  • Boomers up Their Online Shopping, Millennials Steady (Progressive Grocer)
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax Merger: Another Nail in the Coffin of Traditional Retail? (Time) and Retail Landlords Cheer Office Depot/OfficeMax Merger (WSJ)
  • Innovative Companies Giving the Fashion & Beauty Business a Digital Makeover (FastCo)
  • JC Penney’s dark tactics revealed in Martha Stewart feud (NY Post)

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