Sales for the home improvement industry skyrocketed early in the pandemic as many consumers stayed at home during shelter-in-place orders. A year and a half later, home improvement sales are still higher than pre-pandemic levels, but sales growth at major hardware store chains did not maintain the same momentum in 2021 as it did in 2020.
Author: Janine Perri
Office Depot’s August 2021 sales patterns varied by geography. Sales spikes occurred at different points during the month, with differing back-to-school dates potentially being a factor.
The return of the pumpkin spice latte—or “PSL” to its loyal fans—is heralded as the unofficial start of fall. Starbucks and Dunkin are two of the largest coffee chains known for selling this seasonal treat. But does the return of the PSL affect sales at these two companies?
As Warby Parker prepares to go public, consumer transaction data shows that the DTC company’s quarterly sales have exceeded pre-pandemic levels. Here's how the eyewear company stacks up against omnichannel and online-only competitors.
In June 2021, global ecommerce company Etsy announced that it would acquire Depop, a UK-based resale marketplace that has also been gaining traction in the US. During the pandemic, a growing percentage of U.S. customers at Depop have also been making purchases at Etsy.
As Allbirds prepares for its public debut, consumer spending data reveals how returning customers and holiday sales have contributed to sales growth, as well as how the company’s retail locations in select metro areas have fared during the pandemic.