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For Brands And Retailers, The Past Is Not The Future

From Forbes.com on March 20, 2017…

The retail grocery industry appears to be in a state of change. Consumer data trend insights show that for grocery retailing, the past is not the future.

  • On February 8th, Aldi announced that during 2017, it will invest $3 billion for 600 additional new stores, and spend $1.8 billion to remodel and remerchandise the existing store base.
  • Whole Foods announced on March 10th that sales for the 6th straight quarter declined in comparable stores while lowering its guidance for fiscal 2017…close 9 stores and curtail new store development.
  • On March 2nd, Kroger announced that its 14-year streak of ¼ identical store sales growth had ended and that management foresees minimal sales and earnings growth for the remainder of 2017.

I asked long time industry veteran and consultant Ron Lunde to analyze and comment on Prosper Insights and Analytics data in light of the changing retail environment.

Click here to read the interview.

Amazon Prime Risk: Prosper Releases Guide to Understanding Amazon Prime Members

Worthington, OH – 3/1/2017

Prosper Insights & Analytics™, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, has released a new report available for purchase titled, “Prime Risk: A Retailer’s Guide to Understanding Amazon Prime Members.”

Over the past several years, as Amazon.com has grown its market share, loyal customer base, and product lineup, it seems that many competing retailers and brands underestimated – or were in complete denial of – Amazon’s impact on the retail industry and shifting shopping habits as consumers increasingly became comfortable purchasing online. Amazon is no longer an abstract digital pest for retailers – it’s a full-blown disruption to the industry as a whole. Shoppers, who are increasingly becoming Prime converts, LOVE the change, which in turn threatens the livelihood of every other retailer in the industry. As they gravitate toward Amazon in search of products, information, and other digital services, traditional retailers are left to compete for shrinking share of consumers’ wallets.

For retailers no longer in denial about the effect Amazon has had on both shoppers and the retail industry, this report is to serve as a guide to understanding Amazon Prime from the point of view of consumers, identifying which retailer shopper groups and formats are most at risk for losing customers to the Amazon vortex.  Continue reading

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

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

Prosper Insights & Analytics™ Releases Healthcare Coverage Vital Signs Matrix To Assess U.S. Healthcare Market In Turmoil And Drive Predictive Modeling

Worthington, OH – 3/4/2014
Prosper Insights & Analytics just released a special analysis of over 15,000 consumers comparing health diseases/conditions to healthcare coverage type in its “Healthcare Coverage Vital Signs Matrix.” Prosper funded and conducted this research to get a true assessment of a healthcare market now in turmoil as a result of the regulatory disruption. The findings will be utilized in deploying predictive models that can be used by all stakeholders including insurance companies, pharmaceutical, government and retailers. This unique modeling will allow industry decision makers to better understand the various consumer segments and to better target their consumer educational messages, marketing channels and risk management.  Continue reading