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American 26-Year-Olds Are Now Retailers’ Prime Target: What You Need to Know

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that 26-year-olds are the customers that retailers are most eager to attract. Why? Because they are the single biggest age cohort in the American population today, numbering 4.8 million. Those aged 26 are smack dab in the middle of the millennial generation, “the group of 93 million comprises people born roughly […]

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Retail Apocalypse: How Bad Is It Really?

The Commerce Department recently updated its report on the economy for the second quarter.  The news was mixed.  The economy grew at a faster pace from April-June than it did from January-March 2017.  GDP expanded at a 3.1% annual rate in its third and final estimate, which was a marked improvement from the 1.2% rise […]

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Anything Worth Having Is Worth Waiting For: The Myth of Instant Gratification

Ask shoppers what they want and you’ll find they want it all — good quality products, wide selection, low prices — and they want it all now. That is the reason that Amazon.com gives every other retailer fits because in the first of those three wants, Amazon pretty well beats all comers. On the last, instant gratification, […]

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Solving the Mystery of Marketing Luxury to Millennials

A new study from Deloitte, the international consulting and financial advisory firm, helps unravel the prevailing mystery of how to market luxury to the millennials.  Entitled “Bling it on: What makes a millennial spend more,” it studied millennials and their attitudes and purchase motivations in the luxury market based upon a survey with over 1,000 millennials, […]

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Wayfair Is Going Strong in Home Furnishings Online, But Don’t Count Amazon Out

Wayfair, the e-commerce home furnishings company, just released its financials for 1H2017. For the six months ending June 30, Wayfair revenues reached $2.1 billion, up 36% from $1.5 billion in the same period last year. Its number of active customers grew impressively as well, from 6.7 million in 1H2016 to 9.5 million this year. And […]

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