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Consumers Sharpen Shopping Skills to Offset Higher Prices

Research Question: How will anticipated price increases on merchandise affect retail stores and consumer demand? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: ANF, ANN, ARO, BKE, CATO, DDS, GPS, GYMB, JCP, JNY, KSS, M, MCE:ITX, ROST, SHLD, SMRT, STO:HMB, TGT, TJX, URBN, VFC, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Retail prices have increased, according […]


Sales Growth for Ulta, Industry Should Continue This Summer (ULTA)

Research Question: Will Ulta maintain same-store sales growth for summer 2011? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: CVS, EL, EPA:MC, JCP, JWN, M, PG, REV, RGS, TYO:4452, ULTA, WAG, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ulta Salon, Cosmetic & Fragrance Inc.’s (ULTA) revenue and popularity should continue to grow this summer through the […]


Chico’s Discounts on Par with Competitors’ (CHS)

Research Question: Is Chico’s FAS Inc. (CHS) increasing its discounting to drive same-store sales? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: ANN, CHS, CWTR, DDS, GPS, KSS, M Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Only one of four Chico’s and White House Black Market customer sources expects to pay full price at these stores. Two […]


Higher Fabric Costs Cause Snags for Midrange, Low-End Retailers

Research Question: How will rising clothing prices affect retail brands, and which companies are best positioned to weather these higher costs without hurting demand? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AEO, ANF, ANN, BKE, DDS, DECK, EPA:MC, ETR:ADS, EXPR, GES, GPS, HBI, HOTT, JCG, JCP, JNY, JWN, KCP, KSS, LIZ, M, NKE, PSUN, PVH, RL, SKS, STO:HMB, TGT, […]