Saturday, December 27, 2008

Roundup on Retail

As projected, the media is focusing on the depressed holiday sales this year (see links below). I have talked with a couple of garden centers who indicated their holiday sales were strong. However, they happened to be located in areas where the downturn has been buffered somewhat (see previous post here).

Retailers Brace for Major Change
WSJ, DECEMBER 27, 2008

Bargain-Hunting Shoppers Turn Up Noses at Post-Christmas Sales
Bloomberg, Dec. 27 2008

Amazon Claims ‘Best Ever’ Christmas (Whatever That Means)
NYT Bits, December 26, 2008

For stores, a very un-merry holiday
CNN/, December 26, 2008

Retail stocks suffer, some defy dismal sales data
Reuters, Dec 26, 2008

Christmas Aftermath: Navigating the Gift Return
WSJ, Holiday Sales Blog

Holiday Sales Tumble as U.S. Consumers Cut Spending
Bloomberg, Dec. 26 2008

US-Holiday sales may be down 4 pct -SpendingPulse
UK Reuters, Dec 26, 2008 2:12pm GMT

Amazon says 2008 holiday season was ‘best ever’
AP, Dec 26, 2008

Fresh survey shows gloomy U.S. retail sales: report
MarketWatch, Dec. 26, 2008

Amazon Lauds Its Holiday Sales
WSJ, DECEMBER 26, 2008, 9:41 A.M. ET

Retail sales dismal in United States and Britain
International Herald Tribune, December 25, 2008

Retailers slash prices to entice holiday shoppers
AP, Dec 26, 2008

After-holiday prices reach ‘rock bottom’

Visits to U.S. Retailers Fell 24% on Weekend Before Christmas
Bloomberg, Dec. 25 2008

Retail Sales Plummet
WSJ, DECEMBER 25, 2008

Early Reports Confirm Weak Holiday Shopping
NYT, December 24, 2008

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