Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday Morning Retail Reads

  • Google points to in-store phone use to urge retailers to get mobile (Phys.org)
  • Why the Mall Will Never Die (The Atlantic)
  • Clothing Companies Size Up Online Push (WSJ)
  • How Kate Spade Is Plotting To Win The Retail Revolution (Business Insider)
  • Many Teens Shop Online, But Most Prefer The Store (Pew Research Center)
  • The Marketer's Guide to Reaching Millennials (Adweek)
  • How online-only retailers can sell in the physical world (Bazaarvoice)
  • Turning Old Kmarts Into Data Centers And Disaster Recovery Spaces (FastCo)
  • Lululemon Plans Men’s Stores by 2016 in Bid to Maintain Growth (Bloomberg)
  • South America Tops For Global Retail Development (AT Kearney)
  • Best Buy Likes the Allure of Smaller-Box Retail (Businessweek)
  • Affluent Shoppers Make Mobile an Essential Stop in the Purchase Funnel (eMarketer)
  • Escalating Consumer Confidence Bodes Well for Retail Real Estate (Marcus & Millichap)
  • 2013 Retail Industry Outlook Survey (KPMG)
  • Led by 70% Growth in Department Store Membership, Retail Flexes Its Loyalty Marketing Muscles (PYMNTS)
  • The Amazon Bundle: Why the Retail Giant Is Like the Cable Company of the Future (The Atlantic)
  • Retailers Target Underserved Plus-Size Market (WSJ)

Tuesday's Retail Quick Fact: Revenues at newly public Restoration Hardware grew by 24.0% compounded annually over the past 3 years to $1.19 billion in 2012. Retail sales per square foot jumped 38.3% from the prior year to $741 in 2012, and more than doubled from just $331 in 2009. TTM sales per sq ft through the first quarter of fiscal 2013 reached $777, up 34.9% from the prior-year period.

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