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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

Updated to include video 11/20:


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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

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

NRF Holiday Call: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Media Briefing with NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay

The National Retail Federation has made its latest holiday media call available to the public! Listen in as NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay and our Consumer Insights Director, Pam Goodfellow, discuss retailers’ “Super Bowl” weekend.

Click here to download the mp3 audio. And for the latest holiday insights, check out the NRFF’s Retail Insight Center.

NRF Holiday Call: Cautious Consumers Trim Holiday Gift Giving Budgets (Even For Themselves)

The National Retail Federation has made its latest holiday media call available to the public! Listen in as our Consumer Insights Director, Pam Goodfellow and Kathy Grannis from the NRF discuss holiday gift giving and spending trends.

Click here to download the mp3 audio. And for the latest holiday insights, check out the NRFF’s Retail Insight Center

Holiday 2013 Spending Preview: Will Millennials Save The Season?

Listen closely…can you hear that? It’s the terrified screams from millions of children enjoying their summer breaks as retailers pound a [premature] Back-to-School drumbeat to get the second largest shopping season of the year underway. And when schools return to session in September, you can expect retailers to strike up the promotional band for the biggest selling season of the year: Holiday 2013. Forget the screams (along with Halloween and Thanksgiving), and cue the Buddy-the-Elf-esque joyful noise: “Santa!”

By these standards, is July too early for a peek at holiday spending intentions? I think not. Unfortunately, preliminary estimates aren’t looking like they’ll make retailers’ cash registers sing this year. Continue reading

The Father’s Day Spending Gap: Why Does Mom Always Win?

With the average American planning to spend about $120 for Father’s Day this year, it appears that Dads across the country will be in for a treat. That is, until you compare this figure to the amount spent on Mom: planned spending for Mother’s Day 2013 was 40% higher, at $168. And with this spending gap the widest since 2008, is appears that Dad increasingly isn’t getting his due.

So what’s the deal with Dad? A few of my theories: Continue reading