Sunday, March 24, 2013

Monday Morning Retail Briefing

Economic & Retailer Earnings Calendar for the Week of 3/25 - 3/29

Retail & Consumer Reads to Start Your Week
  • The Era Of Tax-Free E-Commerce Might Be Nearing The End (Star Tribune)
  • Kate Spade Is A Brand Ready To Boom Around The World (Forbes)
  • Is There a Fashion-Tech Bubble? (The Business of Fashion)
  • Why Shopping Cart Abandonment Might Be Misleading (1to1 Media)
  • US malls empty CMBS investors’ wallets (FT)
  • Video: How eBay Delivers Local Goods in Only an Hour (Bloomberg) and EBay Could Steal Amazon's Most Important Customers - They Aren't Who You Think (Wired)
  • Mobile coupons enter grocery aisles (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
  • From Private to Public: What Retailers Should Expect From an IPO (NREI)
  • Empty Shelves as Canadians Camp Out For Target (WSJ)
  • Mixing bricks with clicks: Some online retailers are venturing onto the high street (The Economist)
  • Rakuten: The biggest e-commerce site you've never heard of (Fortune)
  • Reinventing and Preserving the In-Store Experience (brandchannel) and Local Retail Won’t Disappear: Mobile Will Transform the In-Store Experience (Street Fight)
  • "Buzz" vs. sentiment: Word of mouth’s most important distinction (Bazaarvoice)
  • The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop (Entrepreneur)
  • Higher retail salaries boost bottom line (UPI)
  • Five Factors Reshaping E-Commerce (Forbes)

Monday's Retail Quick Fact
Though it seems the big 3 U.S. drug store retailers have a location on every corner, the 3 largest dollar store chains have maintained their lead in overall locations over the past 10 years by collectively opening an average of 37 new stores every 2 weeks.

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