Retail sales in November and December grew squarely in line with Bain’s forecast. We review the sales results from the holiday season and share the most important trends for retailers to act on in 2017.
We examine the latest sales results and the important role of stores in an omnichannel strategy.
We break down the sales results and take a closer look at the digital innovations that are exciting shoppers this season.
We examine where and how the online juggernaut is investing this season, and what that means for the rest of the retail landscape.
Bain forecasts US retail sales to grow 3.5% to 3.9% this holiday season.
Winning retailers will adopt a more comprehensive approach to innovating, aligning the organization across a common set of priorities.
How the most successful retailers blend the best aspects of digital and physical to deliver better experiences and better economics this holiday season.
We recap the season to date, dissect Amazon's business model and share new research on how retailers can effectively compete with the online giant.
With every holiday season, customers’ expectations for free and fast delivery increase, and traditional retailers must raise their standards yet again to stay relevant.
An improving economy and stronger incomes will probably lift US retail sales this holiday season, but less than the previous year.
Breakthrough innovations will be needed to transform customer experiences and to modernize store networks.
Holiday sales are growing in line with expectations, although the level of promotional activity raises questions about the most important outcome: profits.
In this issue, we look at recent sales results and how retailers are using stores to provide fast, flexible and low-cost fulfillment.
With an ever-increasing number of tablets and smartphones in the United States, customers are constantly connected and are incorporating technology into their shopping activities in game-changing ways.
Lower unemployment, falling gas prices, higher disposable income and healthy financial markets should encourage spending growth this holiday season.
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