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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

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

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

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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

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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Morgan Stanley Utilizes Prosper Insights & Analytics™ for Retail Category Sales Outlook

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.


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Morgan Stanley: Consumer Spending Outlook — Summer 2014 (Part 2)

Pam Goodfellow, Prosper’s Principal Analyst, recently presented the June Consumer Spending Forecast at a Morgan Stanley luncheon. See below for Part 2.

Prosper Insights & Analytics™ Releases Consumer Spending Forecast To Help Retail Executives Project Sales

Prosper Consumer Spending Forecast Now Available through Prosper’s InsightCenter™ Technology

Worthington, OH – 6/19/2014

Building upon its offering of Smart Data apps that deliver strategic insights for executives, Prosper Insights & Analytics™ has released the Prosper Consumer Spending Forecast to help retailers project sales in a slow growing economy. The Forecast can be viewed by specific retail shoppers and consumer groups and provides a future view of their intended level of retail spending over the near term. It gives decision makers a better understanding of how different consumer groups spend in certain categories, allowing them to react accordingly to the changing demands of the market.  Continue reading

BIG Data Equals BIG Headache For Executives

In 2014, the lure of big data solutions will catch many executives in a maze of both useful and useless data, and the result will be a big disappointment if they don’t have the right strategy.

As businesses clamor to participate in big data initiatives, they are risking millions of dollars on software and servers with no certainty of any useful outcomes and, in some cases, any outcomes at all. Building a huge data warehouse is just the start but should never be the goal. William Binney, creator of some of the computer code used by the NSA to spy on international Internet traffic, said recently that the agency knows so much that it can’t understand what it has. “What they are doing is making themselves dysfunctional by taking all this data. The agency is drowning in information,” said Binney. If the world’s leading data collection and analysis agency can have a problem of “too much data,” then it’s not farfetched to assume companies diving into big data may need a life jacket. Continue reading