The Big Picture We continue to get a confusing mix of economic numbers heading into fall. Overall July retail sales slipped 1.1%, more than expected, but not too surprising given
Retailers sometimes ask us about the value of professional inventory planning. We’re biased, of course, but we consider it essential! Here’s why: –Without a merchandising process/plan, you will never actualize
The Big Picture After a 10.7% surge in March, overall retail sales flattened in April, according to Commerce Department data. Analysts said the stagnation was not surprising given that the
The Big Picture The pandemic rebound seems to be happening faster than anyone thought, with retail sales climbing 9.8% in March as consumer confidence reached its highest level in more
The Big Picture U.S. consumer confidence is up, reaching its highest level since the start of the pandemic in early March, thanks to the quickening rollout of vaccinations and third
The Big Picture As February wanes, we continue to see a confusing mix of economic numbers that underscore the uncertainty of the market. Jobless claims continue to notch up, but
Q: Vendors are already pushing for fall 2021 orders. I don’t have a clear picture of the balance of fall ‘20 yet, and spring ‘21 seems like a mile away.
As we enter Q4, spring buying continues. But remember, how you schedule receipts will have a great effect on your company’s bottom line. Over the years many retailers have asked