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    Athleisure brands stay active during COVID era

    The demand for athleisure apparel has been soaring as Americans continue to work from home and swap their gym routines for at-home workouts. As a result, activewear companies have experienced strong sales growth over the past year, while several retailers and clothing subscription box companies have incorporated more athleisure into their offerings. Additionally, our analysis … Continued

    Clothing subscription box companies restyle their offerings in pandemic

    In a challenging year for apparel companies, many clothing subscription companies doubled down on their e-commerce strategies. In March 2020, Nordstrom closed its brick-and-mortar Trunk Club locations in favor of ramping up its digital channels. Similarly, Rent the Runway announced that it would permanently close its five stores while revamping its membership tiers to eliminate … Continued

    Third Party delivery services boost restaurant industry sales

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the popularity of third party delivery services, which have seen a surge in full-service restaurant partnerships as many restaurants turn to third-party delivery services to stay afloat. However, our consumer transaction data reveals that third party delivery services generate significantly more sales through quick-service restaurants than full-service restaurants, though they … Continued

    As wine delivery category grows, market share shifts

    With alcohol delivery sales reaching new heights in the pandemic, American Airlines has recently announced its plans to start a wine delivery service to sell some of its surplus wine that isn’t being consumed on flights. However, an increasingly crowded category and rising consumer demand means that market share among DTC wine companies has shifted … Continued

    Pandemic accelerates GameStop’s shift to online sales

    While GameStop (NYSE: GME) has been in the news due to the recent Reddit-fueled buzz, trading activity, and stock volatility, transaction data reveals that its sales have decreased over the last two years—exacerbated by COVID-19 as well as the increase in gaming publishers’ and console manufacturers’ direct-to-consumer offerings. Over the last 12 months, GameStop’s average … Continued

    Beauty subscription boxes glow during COVID-19

    When lockdown orders went into effect during COVID-19, consumers increasingly turned to online retailers for necessities. For the beauty industry, this meant a renewed interest in beauty subscription boxes. DTC beauty box companies offer subscriptions (usually monthly or quarterly) and an additional ecommerce platform for purchasing beauty and makeup products. This analysis explores how the … Continued