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spending confidence trends

Homegoods will buck letup in confidence to spend

Overall consumer confidence to spend continues to move sideways, but the homegoods category will be the exception benefiting from improved spending plans from Millennials to Boomers. That’s the takeaway from the latest spending confidence data through February. The data otherwise support…




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The e-commerce impact beyond Amazon buying Whole Foods

Amazon’s plan to buy Whole Foods foreshadows a period where e-commerce will begin to transform shopping for consumables—exposing them to an impact that is now rapidly advancing in discretionary goods categories from apparel to electronics. The e-commerce impact on the grocery,…