• Retail & Ecommerce

    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
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    Apparel retail struggles, but fashion resale sees growth

    As many Americans have spent weeks at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, apparel retail has been among the hardest hit industries, while ecommerce has been thriving. Where does this leave online sellers of secondhand fashion? Like the merchandise on their sites, the answer is a mixed bag. In recent months, year-over-year sales were down more … Continued
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    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
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    Pandemic surge in ecommerce spending continues across the U.S.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled many traditional retailers, with previous analyses showing clothing store sales dropping by half, or more. As many Americans are still unable to patronize brick-and-mortars, that spending may be increasingly displaced toward online shopping. Nationwide, the latest data reveals that weekly ecommerce sales are up 80 percent year-over-year.  The week of … Continued
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    Discretionary Spending Up Among Stimulus Payment Recipients

    In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government has begun issuing economic impact payments via the IRS to qualifying Americans. To date, the majority of stimulus payments hit bank accounts on April 14, 15, 21, and 22. These cash infusions are helping U.S. consumers cover their basic expenses as well as stimulating the economy … Continued