FBIC Global October 2014 Publications

We are excited about the reports on Singles Day, the Chinese holiday coming up on November 11. On this day last year, Alibaba handled $5.8 billion of transactions in 24 hours. That was 80% higher than what it did the prior year and three times what US retailers sold on Cyber Monday in 2013. Volumes are expected to reach $7.7 billion this year, according to Tompkins International.

Back in the US, we’re seeing a big jump in door-buster promotions for Black Friday, which can be followed on BlackFriday.com and bfads.net and many other sites.

In this week’s issue, we focus on the US housing market, which remains on a steady, albeit grinding, road to recovery—and, as a major engine of the US economic growth, should continue to spur stronger consumer spending. With the affordability still high, the recent across-the-board declines in mortgage rates and ongoing job growth, the ingredients for a continued pickup in the housing market remain in place. Furniture, home-goods and electronics sales should get a boost.

Together with falling pump prices and rising confidence, a healthier housing market is another reason why retailers seem headed for a happier holiday this year.

FBIC Global Retail Research Weekly Insights Oct. 29

FBICs White Halloween Oct. 29 2014

FBIC 8 US HOLIDAY Buying Trends Oct.28


FBICs Tale of Two Malls OCT. 24 2014

FBIC Halloween 2014 preview Oct. 22_2014

FBIC Global Retail Research Weekly Insights Oct. 22_2014

Flash Report US Sept Sales Report 10_21_2014

FBIC GLOBAL Q_A w SIFT_Oct.21.2014

FBIC Global Retail Research Weekly Insights Oct. 14_2014

Global Retail Research Weekly Insights Oct. 14

FBIC Holiday Outlook 2014

Quick Take iPhone6 and Holiday 2014_ Oct. 3