• Retail & Ecommerce

    Department stores showed signs of recovery during 2021 holiday season

    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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    Brilliant Earth and other jewelry companies’ sales sparkle amid holidays and pandemic wedding boom

    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
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    Transaction data projected SFIX and RENT revenue ahead of earnings reports and now sees sales slowdown for Stitch Fix

    Last week, DTC clothing subscription companies Stitch Fix (NASDAQ: SFIX) and Rent the Runway (NASDAQ: RENT) released earnings reports showing strong revenue growth in the most recent fiscal quarter. Before these earnings reports were released, transaction data from Bloomberg Second Measure projected the quarter’s revenue within 1 percent of each company’s reported revenue. Our data … Continued
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    Big-box retailers closed last Thanksgiving saw a decrease in sales

    In 2020, several big-box chains announced that they would close their retail locations on Thanksgiving Day due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One year later, some of those same companies—including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy—will remain closed again on Thanksgiving. Consumer transaction data reveals that among the three companies, Walmart saw the most significant decrease … Continued
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    Glossier sales shine on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    Glossier—the DTC beauty company that recently raised $80 million in Series E funding—has historically held one major sale each year, coinciding with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consumer transaction data reveals that Glossier’s sales the week of Black Friday are continuing to grow year-over-year. At the same time, a comparative analysis of other major beauty … Continued
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    Dollar Shave Club has highest customer retention among men’s grooming subscription companies

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shift in beauty and grooming habits, as exemplified by the rise of the quarantine beard and DIY haircuts. Men’s grooming subscription companies—both those that cater to clean-shaven customers and those that offer products for bearded customers—saw a higher percentage of new customers early in the pandemic compared to … Continued