New CEO, Lowe’s Helps California Wildfire Victims

New Lowe’s CEO, Marvin Ellison, having been on the job only since June, joined the team at their headquarters in Mooresville to load 15,000 disaster-relief buckets for California wildfire victims, and for future natural disaster preparedness. 1,400 employees are helping to stuff the buckets, which are at a cost of $700,000 and being paid for… Read more »

New Home Sales and Housing Market Continuing to Slow Down

The US Commerce Department announced this week that new home sales decreased to an 8-month low in June, decreasing 5.3%, the lowest since October 2017. While economic GDP reports last week show the US economy as robust, housing has seen rising building material costs and shortages of supply, causing its contribution to the US economy… Read more »

Report Upgrades Coming Soon for Dillard’s Reporting

For customers using Accelerated Analytics for daily Dillard’s reporting exclusively, we have report upgrades coming soon! These upgrades are based on customer feedback and requests. In order to remain the most robust Dillard’s reporting tool on the market, Accelerated Analytics will be implementing the following upgrades. Upgrades include updating the source of descriptions of style,… Read more »

Lowe’s and Sherwin-Williams Partnership Expands

  Following the February 2018 announcement that The Sherwin-Williams Company, Consumer Brands Group would become the sole nationwide supplier to Lowe’s US stores, today the DIY retailer announced a new line of Valspar exterior stain products. The Valspar stain will come in 50 colors and is offered exclusively at Lowe’s stores and on Lowes.com. The… Read more »

The Home Depot Expanding Home Decor Business

A few months ago, The Home Depot announced purchasing The Company Store to expand its online assortment of home décor items. This was just the start of an organized expansion into this category for the DIY retailer. In an email to customers this week and on its web site, Home Depot announced, “Your favorite home… Read more »

Retail Trends for the Rest of 2018

As retail looks to the remainder of the 2018 year, several trends are emerging as most popular among chains. Analysts predict 2018 to continue to be a good year for retail and these trends are contributing to the sector’s success. The beauty industry continues to strive for innovative experiences in stores for its customers, whether… Read more »

Home Depot’s 5-Year Supply Chain Plan

HOME DEPOT SALES GREW 4.2% in Q1. This was lower than analysts’ expectations, primarily due to gardening supply sales dropping in March and April due to cool weather. However, the other departments for the retailer performed ahead of expectations and showed high growth over last year. Online orders were 6.7% of Home Depot’s total sales… Read more »

Accelerated Analytics Third 2018 Innovation Award Goes to Vera Bradley

Accelerated Analytics awarded its third and final 2018 INNOVATION AWARD to General Merchandise and Apparel category winner, Vera Bradley. Accelerated Analytics CEO, Chad Symens, and Director of Sales and Marketing, Jen Freyer, presented the award to Shequeita Orr, Vera Bradley’s Director of Sales and Business Planning, in their NYC showroom. The Vera Bradley team uses… Read more »