Winners and losers of Black Friday 2020

"From the data we're tracking, instead of just a Big Bang on Black Friday weekend, we're seeing what's becoming more of a Cyber Month," Andy Mantis, head of data insights for 1010data, told Retail Dive in an email. "It kicked off with Prime Day in October, and is continuing."... Read more

Black Friday Sales

“Instead of just a big bang on Black Friday weekend, we’re seeing what’s becoming more of a cyber month,” 1010data Chief Business Officer Andrew Mantis says on the holiday shopping season. “We’re expecting more of a longer period of time with those online deals.”
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Is a Mattress-in-a-Box Right for You?

In the end, only 7 percent of the beds-in-a-box that are purchased are returned, according to 1010data, a data analytics company. That’s more than the 2.2 percent returned at Mattress Firm but an indication that most consumers are pleased with their purchase.... Read more

Amazon Prime Day kicks off with some competition

“Over the past few years, Prime Day had evolved into a Black Friday-in-July event, with many retailers offering competitive promotions,” said Andy Mantis, head of data insights for 1010data, a provider of analytical intelligence to retail and consumer markets.... Read more

Spirit Halloween Rises from the Dead. Again. And Again.

The reason for Spirit Halloween’s durability is closely linked with its business strategy of taking over temporary leases. The store “is out of step with most normal retail concepts,” Andy Mantis, a retail analyst for the firm 1010Data, wrote in an email. “In 2019, typical party stores generated 29 percent of their annual sales from Labor Day through Halloween.”... Read more

Ghosts, ghouls and social distancing: A fractured Halloween haunts Party City

The season could also last longer, along with other holiday periods this year. Andy Mantis, head of data insights for analytics firm 1010data, said his firm's data shows that candy purchases picked up earlier this year than in the past. "Things will shift around, but the fact that there is a Halloween and there will be Halloween spend is good for retailers and good for manufacturers, because the circumstances could have been different," he said. ... Read more


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