Retailers sometimes ask us about the value of professional inventory planning. We’re biased, of course, but
The Big Picture After a 10.7% surge in March, overall retail sales flattened in April, according
The Big Picture The pandemic rebound seems to be happening faster than anyone thought, with retail
Special Report: Blacks’ Recovery Roadmap The post-pandemic upswing is finally here. Unemployment is sinking, consumer confidence
The Big Picture U.S. consumer confidence is up, reaching its highest level since the start of
The Big Picture As February wanes, we continue to see a confusing mix of economic numbers
Some readers have asked what we are focused on right now. I’d like to talk about
We admire how creative and adaptable retailers have been over the last year. They managed to
The Big Picture With the holiday season, and holiday Covid surge, now behind us we can
Before we jump into what will hopefully be a much better year ahead, let’s take a quick look at what we went through in 2020, and what we learned.
January has been as bad, if not worse, than any month since the start of the pandemic. How should I read the current month as I look at the immediate future?
Q: Everyone expects Q1 to be difficult as we wait for vaccine rollouts to bring stability