For the second month in a row the DS Index experienced a strong month-over-month improvement in the overall confidence score. April's gains were attributed to coming tax refunds and strong sales performance.
After setting a record low in February, consumer electronics retailers saw their confidence rebound slightly in our March DS Index report.
Our latest DS Index report shows that a rough few weeks of winter weather and the longest-ever U.S. government shutdown had a major impact on consumer electronics retailers' confidence heading into February.
At CES 2019, tech insurance provider Assurant released new research on consumers' willingness to adopt connected tech. We dive into the findings and more with Assurant President and CEO Alan Colberg.
The DS Index got off to a rough start in 2019, recording a double-digit-point drop both month-over-month and year-over-year. The main culprit: poor sales performance.
There's apparently no denying the fact that the millennial shopper today has a certain soft spot in their heart for Amazon and it's ecommerce platform.
In December, Big Box stores hit a record high confidence score, which helped pull the DS Index above the 200-point threshold for the second time this year.
The National Retail Federation reported on its post-Black Friday holiday shopping survey, which, despite some declines year-over-year, had plenty of positive news for the retail industry.
As expected, Cyber Monday set a single-day online sales record in the U.S. But the way in which it crushed the old record is simple astonishing.
With an estimated $6.2 million in sales online, Black Friday currently stands as the second-biggest single-day online shopping event ever in the U.S.