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Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors
Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors

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Fast-Tracked Retail Change

At this point, the stories about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted retail are plentiful, and most of them aren't pretty: store closures, bankruptcies,...

Easing Fears & Growing Sales

After a couple of months with nothing to do but binge watch TV or go for quick grocery runs, consumers around some parts of...

Ecommerce Only

It was nearly two months ago (yes, it does it seem much longer) that states began closing bars and restaurants, and banning gatherings of...

A New Retail Landscape

Let's face it: everything is weird now. Major League Baseball's "Boys of Summer," who Don Henley alludes to in that old soft rock hit,...

Evolving Ecommerce

Sometimes there are major markers in life, events so big that life becomes divided into everything "before" or "after." We're living through that now....

Social Platforms

If you ever wondered why you don't see this colleague or that friend on your Instagram feed, it might be because almost every other...

Here’s How Not to Fumble the Return

One of the big takeaways from the holidays was that online shopping again saw double-digit increases, climbing almost 19 percent over last year, according...

One Decade, a World of Change

The retail world has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. We've gone from strolling malls to scrolling phones. From telling a clerk, "I'm...

Responding to Consumer Needs

New York Fashion Week is right around the corner and all eyes will be on the catwalk to see what's trending for Fall/Winter 2020....

Explosive Ecommerce

After some fears that trade tariffs and a shorter purchasing period might affect 2019's holiday sales, it turned out stores and brands could breathe...

The 2020 Consumer Outlook

While retailers are still focused on the holiday season, which is expected to increase about 4 percent over last year, according to the National...

Direct-to-Consumer Brands

Like music, movies, or TV shows that can be downloaded at a user's convenience, successful direct-to-consumer (DTC) apparel brands fill a niche, one that...