KHD Buzz – The 2019 Holiday Season Winners, The Beauty War Losers, The Bankruptcy Scorecard and More

January 6, 2020 Off By Koehler Home Decor

Amazon the Forecasted Big Winner of the 2019 Holiday Shopping Season

In news that really surprises no-one, Amazon was ‘probably’ the biggest winner of the 2019 holiday season. While Amazon didn’t release any meaningful sales metrics experts say the evidence points to another record setting year. Read More

Department Stores Are the Big Losers in the ‘Beauty Wars’

Social media has bolstered the success of specialty stores, celebrity beauty brands and a number of other billion-dollar upstart beauty brands that are going head-to-head with well-established players. And that’s very bad news for the place everyone once shopped for their high end cosmetics; the department store. Read More

2019 Retail Bankruptcies: The Final Scorecard

2019 saw more retailers, some of them truly iconic, head into the choppy waters of bankruptcy. By 2019’s end some had already been wiped from the retail landscape completely while others may have found a lifeline. This piece offers a ‘scorecard’ of the 2019 retail bankruptcies and predictions for what 2020 might bring. Read More

Toy Startup Wants to Do – and Sell- Things Differently

Walmart, Target, Amazon and other retailers have rushed in to grab at the $3 billion in U.S. sales vacated by Toys ‘R’ Us, all of them expanding their selections, cutting prices and offering free shipping. But the CEO of one innovative startup toy company thinks his concern, Camp, has a better approach. Read More

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