Specialty Retail vs Amazon

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?


Specialty retailers might believe they’re superior fashion players, but they can’t ignore the apparel industry’s incoming Goliath. Amazon will soon dominate the $217 billion-dollar US apparel market. Upending fashion conventions is one thing. Volume and scale are another. Can specialty retailers survive Amazon’s rise in apparel? Sometime this year, Amazon will become the biggest apparel...

We Believe in Showroom Stores, So Does Dyson

Brand: Dyson, a UK appliance maker owned by eccentric billionaire James Dyson. Company sales: $3 billion+ Showroom Network: Paris, Tokyo, Moscow, Jakarta, New York, London, San Francisco, Toronto. Dyson also now operates 460 stores in China, including flagship stores in Shanghai and Beijing. Recent Showroom Openings: New York, San Francisco, and London. The Dyson flagship...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

2018: State of the Retail Nation


Amazon’s rise has radically altered consumer expectations of the traditional store, but there’s also a lot of good news out there for retailers. Shifting consumer sentiment always operates as both a threat and an opportunity—and some brands are stepping up. In our latest research report, find out which brands shoppers think “gets” them, or if...