January 17, 2018

2018: The Year of the Retailer?

As 2017 closed with high holiday sales results across online and brick and mortar retailers, predictions for 2018 and beyond are very positive. After years of news reports of store closings and retailer bankruptcies, 2017 had more store openings than closings and that pattern is expected to continue through 2021. A newly released study by… Read more »

January 10, 2018

The Home Depot Acquires The Company Store

The Home Depot announced it closed its acquisition deal of The Company Store, finalizing on December 19. While the acquisition does not include The Company Store’s five retail brick and mortar locations, it did include “product development and sourcing capabilities to help us expand our online décor business into broader categories across the entire home,”… Read more »

January 3, 2018

The Top 5 Retail POS Reports in 2017

Whether they sell lighting fixtures or lip gloss, our customers understand the power of leveraging retail POS data to gain valuable insights into their business. And while the go-to reports for a planning executive for a cosmetics company might be different from the reports that a hardware store field rep relies on each day, there… Read more »

December 27, 2017

Christmas Cheer Felt by Retailers This Holiday Season

With consumer confidence currently at a 17-year high (as reported in the December edition of our Retail Industry Briefing Book) it makes sense that holiday retail sales in the U.S. rose at their best pace since 2011, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks both online and in-store spending. Excluding automobiles, sales rose 4.9% from Nov.… Read more »

December 13, 2017

The 12 Days of Christmas with Accelerated Analytics

On the first day of Christmas, Accelerated gave to me, a portal with all my retail data! On the second day of Christmas Accelerated gave to me, 2 days free from spreadsheets, On the third day of Christmas Accelerated gave to me, 3 clicks to run reports, On the fourth day of Christmas Accelerated gave… Read more »

December 7, 2017

You Can Have Your Retail Cake and Eat it Too

As retailers strive to create experiences for their customers in their brick and mortar stores, providing an eating outlet is becoming more and more the norm. The concept is not old: Macy’s opened its first restaurant inside a department store back in 1907. Nordstrom has cafes in all of its stores, and have now expanded… Read more »

December 5, 2017

Accelerated Analytics Beauty Customers Make the Allure “19 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for the Beauty Obsessed in 2017” List

Allure Magazine kicked off the holiday season by announcing its top 19 beauty gift ideas. Out of the thousands of possible gifts, many standouts are products from Accelerated Analytics beauty customers. These brands utilize the sales and inventory reports provided by Accelerated to drive their business through their retail accounts and manage the day to… Read more »