The news is not what Amazon brings to American retail. The news is what Amazon doesn’t have, at least not yet. There lie the risks and opportunities for itself and others, at least in the fashion apparel space. What are the haves and the have nots that drive those perils and opportunities? Read on.
"Cyber Monday once again ranked as the heaviest online spending day of all-time and became the first day to ever exceed $3 billion in sales from desktop computers," said comScore senior vice president of marketing and insights Andrew Lipsman.
Global consumer research tech firm Trybe AS tracked shopper habits and behavior in real time from Thanksgiving to Black Friday to Cyber Monday, and the results of its Shopper Ticker are intriguing, to say the least.
Improved offerings, robust digital and omnichannel capabilities and optimized real estate footprints are yielding positive results for some retail chains despite doom-and-gloom headlines about the "retail apocalypse."