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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

Walmart’s $7 Billion ‘Gift’ To Kohl’s

Although Walmart’s global e-commerce operations reported 22% gains in sales for fiscal year 2015, U.S. same-store sales at Walmart stores were comparatively lackluster at +0.5%. Overarching retail trends like declining store traffic, the “death” of malls, and rise of online shopping (and, of course, Amazon.com) have been discussed at length by analysts and industry pundits with Walmart executives announcing plans to combat this in-store shopping fatigue by improving customer experience, keeping prices low, and expanding product assortment. While this three pronged approach to engaging shoppers and promoting loyalty to Walmart seems well-meaning, it’s also very broad and, quite frankly, could be used to define the strategies of any one of Walmart’s competitors, including Amazon.

Using the years of syndicated insights Prosper has collected on Walmart, I took a deeper look at one of the big discounter’s core customer groups – its grocery shoppers – in order to gain a better understanding of what ails this retailer. This analysis revealed that potential revenues are leaking like a sieve out of Walmart’s apparel departments, with Kohl’s lapping up a hefty proportion of Walmart’s so-called “lost opportunity.” 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

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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