Despite high inflation and rising menu prices, full-service restaurants (FSRs) have been staging a comeback. Consumer transaction data reveals that for major FSR competitors—Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN), The Cheesecake Factory Inc (NASDAQ: CAKE), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc (NASDAQ: CBRL), Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI), Denny’s Corp (NASDAQ: DENN), and Dine Brands Global (NYSE: DIN)—sales … Continued
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Pet supply companies saw their sales rise early in the pandemic, as many U.S. consumers adopted pets during the pandemic lockdowns. In the case of Chewy (NYSE: CHWY), a digitally-native pet supply company, sales remain elevated more than two years into the pandemic, Bloomberg Second Measure’s consumer transaction data shows. A closer look reveals, however, … Continued
A combination of inflation, changing consumer tastes, and inventory challenges have reportedly hit clothing companies hard in 2022. In fact, several fashion retailers—including Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO), and Urban Outfitters, Inc (NASDAQ: URBN)—missed revenue estimates in their second quarter earnings reports. We analyzed consumer spending trends at these … Continued
Following Party City Holdco Inc’s (NYSE: PRTY) FY22 Q2 earnings beat, the company announced its hiring of 20,000 additional workers, anticipating a busy Halloween in 2022. Bloomberg Second Measure’s consumer transaction data shows that Party City Holdco Inc.’s U.S. sales increased year-over-year in October 2021, but are yet to reach pre-pandemic levels. Additionally, we found … Continued
The return of seasonal offerings like the pumpkin spice latte (or “PSL”)—which launched at Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) this year on August 30—coincided with a noticeable uptick in weekly U.S. sales for the coffee chain. Looking at Starbucks’ sales volume during fall menu launches over the past four years, U.S. weekly sales were also highest during … Continued
Footwear retailer Shoe Carnival Inc (NASDAQ: SCVL) kicked off its third fiscal quarter as the 2022 back-to-school season was in full swing. A breakdown of retail and ecommerce spending trends found that Shoe Carnival Inc stores experience a hike in sales during August, corresponding with back-to-school shopping, while the company’s ecommerce sales instead sees their biggest spike during the holidays.