Department stores showed signs of sales recovery during the recent holiday season. Consumer transaction data reveals that 2021 holiday sales at several major U.S. department store parent companies approached pre-pandemic levels, and a few companies such as Dillard’s (NYSE: DDS) and Hudson’s Bay Company even exceeded holiday sales before the pandemic. At the same time, … Continued
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When many Americans sheltered in their homes early in the coronavirus pandemic, meal delivery sales reached new heights. Our data reveals that in December 2021, sales for meal delivery services grew 13 percent year-over-year.
When U.S. cities and states faced shelter-in-place orders to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Americans’ reduced mobility resulted in plummeting sales at rideshare companies. With the exception of a late 2020 dip, sales have been gradually recovering since April 2020.
Pandemic engagements and holiday shopping have corresponded with dazzling sales for jewelry companies, including both brands that are mostly focused on ecommerce as well as those that have historically sold through brick-and-mortar stores. Transaction data indicates that sales at newly public DTC e-tailer Brilliant Earth (NASDAQ: BRLT) have more than doubled between November 2019 and … Continued
Albertsons Companies, Inc (NYSE: ACI), the parent company of supermarket chains such as Albertsons Markets, Safeway, and Acme, made its public debut back in June 2020. Alternative data—specifically, Bloomberg Second Measure’s consumer transaction data—shows that after an initial bump in sales at the beginning of the pandemic, Albertsons Companies’ sales are back to pre-pandemic levels. … Continued
Over the past few years, Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) has rolled out new options for its listeners. Most recently, in July 2020, Spotify introduced its Premium Duo plan, which is designed for two-person households and offers two premium accounts for one discounted price. While the Premium Duo plan currently represents only about 2 percent of Spotify’s … Continued