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Friday Retail Reads: Cautious Optimism

Fri, Feb 4, 1:01 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

  • SpendingPulse January 2011 Retail Report: General Momentum from Q4 2010 Continues into January – For the Full Retail Year Sectors That Are Up Outnumber Those That Are Down By Three to One (MasterCard)
  • comScore Reports Record-Breaking $43.4 Billion in Q4 2010 U.S. Retail E-Commerce Spending, Up 11 Percent vs. Year Ago (comScore)
  • Retailing Rebound Clouded by Rising Costs: Many retailers feel they have little choice but to raise prices, opening the door to potential shopper backlash (WSJ)
  • People Optimistic, Still Redefining Value: Consumers may be working their way back to optimism, but new research from Nielsen shows they’re also wary, redefining the way they see value in this uneven recovery (MediaPost)
  • More Chains Halting Monthly Sales Reports: Teen retailers Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Aeropostale Inc. and American Eagle Outfitters Inc. will stop reporting monthly sales after tomorrow, which may make it harder for investors to evaluate the companies (Bloomberg)
  • Consumers Eager for Mobile Shopping Adoption: Though uptake of mobile commerce has been somewhat slow, mobile web users have big ideas about what they plan to do on their handsets in the coming years (eMarketer)
  • Should Wal-Mart Come to New York? Wal-Mart is making an aggressive push to come to the Big Apple — and, in the process, re-igniting a heated debate about whether or not the discount giant is welcome in New York City (TheStreet.com)


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