Author: Liyin Yeo

    Specialty outdoor retailers show signs of speedy recovery

    Specialty outdoor retailers are showing strong recovery amidst slower growth in the retail sector. In spite of national park restrictions and summer camp closures due to COVID-19, the second quarter of 2020 saw year-over-year sales growth skyrocket for fishing, hunting, and boating companies, as U.S. consumers sought safer ways to enjoy their free time. Both … Continued

    Streaming services sales up 50 percent during the COVID-19 era

    As U.S. consumers stay home amid the pandemic, they are flocking to streaming services for entertainment. The streaming industry’s sales grew 47 percent year-over-year in April 2020 compared to a 39 percent year-over-year sales increase in April 2019. Mandatory stay-at-home-orders, combined with the entry of a new market player, Disney+, and the rising popularity of … Continued

    Tushy thriving during pandemic-driven toilet paper shortage

    Panic buying fuels explosive sales Earlier this year, the dawn of COVID-19 triggered mass stockpiling of toilet paper, causing widespread shortages. Second Measure’s data shows that one company in particular has benefited from this: Tushy, which sells bidets and bamboo toilet paper. Both Tushy’s sales and customer counts increased six-fold the week of March 9th, … Continued

    For restaurants, COVID-19 recovery varies greatly by state

    After sheltering in place for weeks, American consumers are warming up to the idea of dining out, opening both their mouths and wallets to restaurant chains across the nation. As some states begin phased re-openings, spending at quick-service restaurants year-over-year has grown in many states, especially those where shelter-in-place orders have been lifted. Meanwhile, year-over-year … Continued