From Morgan Stanley… Category Sales Outlook: Discretionary Segments Lead
Debuting our retail Category Sales Outlook (CSO), a complement to our Retail Sales Lead Indicator (RSLI): While the RSLI forecasts retail sales growing at a gradually improving, mid-single-digit rate over the next 3-6 months, the CSO provides insights into how various retail categories will perform within that context. We’ve partnered with Prosper Insights & Analytics, a top business intelligence firm, to develop 30-60-day category sales outlooks based on its monthly, 5000+ respondent consumer survey.
Target and Walmart May Have Reason to Fear Amazon.com
Worthington, OH – 6/26/2013
Best Buy’s initiatives to combat showrooming among its customers have been well-documented, and it appears that the big box’s efforts to thwart Amazon.com may be paying off among mobile users. According to Prosper Insights & Analytics’ new Showrooming Ratio, Best Buy may be doing a more effective job keeping wandering shopping carts away from Amazon, particularly compared to its discount peers.
The Showrooming Ratio indicates the likelihood that a mobile user will evaluate a product in a brick-and-mortar store and ultimately may purchase the product via that store’s site or a competitor’s digital channel. When compared to Amazon, Best Buy scored a Showrooming Ratio of Continue reading →