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Prosper Insights & Analytics Releases “Holiday 2016: Top Trends” at Morgan Stanley Global Consumer and Retail Conference

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Worthington, Ohio — November 16, 2016

Prosper Insights & Analytics, a leading provider of advanced business intelligence, released the Holiday 2016: Top Trends at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer and Retail Conference today. Pam Goodfellow, principal analyst for Prosper, presented unique trends that are emerging this holiday season.

Anxiety and frustration regarding the 2016 presidential election seem to have affected consumers’ holiday spending outlook, which was recorded in early October. Planned spending per person on items such as gifts, décor, cards, foods and flowers is expected to be $796* in 2016, compared to $819 last year. However, as of early November, several of Prosper’s broader financial trackers indicate that consumers have become less conservative with their spending plans month-over-month and year-over-year, suggesting that, despite political uncertainty, shoppers are gearing up for holiday spending. Continue reading

Kohl’s Has A Millennial Problem

From Forbes on February 24, 2016:

What’s wrong at Kohl’s? While the department store responded to a weak holiday quarter with a round of pink slips, the answer more likely lies with its shoppers. Using the consumer intelligence collected by Prosper Insights, this analysis reviews why the disappointing holiday season at Kohl’s wasn’t a surprise, as well as a broader trend eroding the store’s customer base – which has could have a devastating impact on the retailer’s future. Continue reading

5 Key Consumer Analytics To Know For The Holiday Season

The latest from Prosper on Forbes.com

With the holiday season in full swing, consumers seem to have a jollier economic outlook in November based on confidence and impulsivity readings. However, it is yet to be determined if the Paris attacks will weigh down consumer confidence in December. The November Spending Forecast (which represents consumers’ intended spending levels over the next 90 days) is up nearly two points from last year. This reading is an improvement over October’s forecast when year-over-year comparables were flat. Continue reading.

Prosper Insights & Analytics Releases “Holiday 2015: Top Trends” at Morgan Stanley Global Consumer and Retail Conference

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Worthington, OH – 11/18/2015

Prosper Insights & Analytics, a leading provider of advanced business intelligence, released the Holiday 2015: Top Trends at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer and Retail Conference today. Pam Goodfellow, principal analyst for Prosper, presented unique trends that are emerging this holiday season. Continue reading

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Last Year’s Christmas

The latest from Prosper on Forbes.com

The October Spending Forecast (which represents consumers’ intended spending levels over the next 90 days) is up from last month—not surprising as we inch closer to the holiday season. However, the forecast is flat compared to last year indicating that consumers are heading into the holidays with similar purchase intentions as they had in 2014.

Key markers contributing to this current consumer mindset are confidence, happiness and impulsivity, which are all flat from last month. Lack of consumer enthusiasm coupled with an uncertain economy indicates continue reading.

Prosper Insights & Analytics Releases “Holiday 2014: Retailers to Watch” at Morgan Stanley Global Consumer and Retail Conference

Updated to include video 11/20:

Worthington, OH – 11/18/2014

Prosper Insights & Analytics, a leading provider of advanced business intelligence, released the Holiday 2014: Retailers to Watch at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer and Retail Conference today. Pam Goodfellow, principal analyst for Prosper, presented unique findings about select retailers along with emerging holiday trends.  Continue reading

Consumer Behavior and Economic Update: Expectations for this Holiday Season and Beyond

Pam Goodfellow, our Principal Analyst, recently presented a Consumer Behavior and Economic Update at an event for financial leaders in the retail industry hosted by the National Retail Federation. (You can view a PDF of the presentation here.) She provided timely insights heading into the holiday season including an economic overview and a special “holiday historical” section that highlights trends we may see in 2014. Her analysis paints a modestly optimistic holiday season; however, we’ll see more definitive thoughts from shoppers on gift spending when the NRF releases its first round of consumer insights for the holiday season later this month. Click through for key takeaways from the presentation. Continue reading

Morgan Stanley: Category Sales Outlook: Discretionary Segments Maintain Momentum (Part 2)

Pam Goodfellow, Prosper’s Principal Analyst, recently presented the September Consumer Spending Forecast at a Morgan Stanley luncheon.

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Morgan Stanley: Category Sales Outlook: Discretionary Segments Maintain Momentum (Part 1)

Pam Goodfellow, Prosper’s Principal Analyst, recently presented the September Consumer Spending Forecast at a Morgan Stanley luncheon.

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