NEW RESEARCH SHOWS RECORD NUMBERS WILL SPEND LESS ON HOLIDAY SHOPPING
Preliminary Shopping Forecast Is Dismal
AMERICANS FEARFUL FOR FINANCIAL FUTURE PLAN LOWEST NUMBER OF BIG PURCHASES IN 20 YEARS NEW POLL BY ARG & UBS
More Americans believe that they are worse off financially today than they were one year ago.
SOME SHOPPERS COME BACK, BUT AVOID MAJOR PURCHASES
By Britt Beemer
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALES WEAKEN AS PARENTS FEEL MONEY PINCH, TAKE CONTROL OF CHILDREN'S SPENDING
Early predictions of strong back-to-school sales are now in doubt due to parents planning to spend less this year compared to 2
$3-PER-GALLON GASOLINE WILL PUT DAMPER ON CONSUMER SPENDING: NEW RESEARCH BY THE BEEMER REPORT.COM
American consumers say they will be forced to cut back on discretionary spending as soon as gas prices reach $3 a gallon.
AMERICAN CONSUMERS WILL NOT SPEND THE ECONOMY OUT OF RECESSION ANY TIME SOON: BRITT BEEMER NEW RESEARCH
Consumers are Found to be Hesitant, Budget Conscious, and Unenthusiastic
CONSUMERS SHUN MAJOR PURCHASES TO SPRUCE UP AROUND THE HOUSE
By Britt Beemer
GLOBAL WARMING: SKEPTICS OUTNUMBER BELIEVERS, BEEMER REPORT.COM
The numbers of believers that global warming is "real and present" has fallen in the past year.
SUMMER VACATIONS AND ENTERTAINING WILL PLUMMET WHEN GASOLINE HITS $3 - SAYS BEEMER REPORT.COM
Americans expect to spend less this summer on vacations and entertaining even before gasoline reaches $3 a gallon.
CONSUMERS SHOPPING MORE, SPENDING MORE - BUT STILL WORKING ON CUTTING DOWN THOSE DEBTS: NEW CONSUMER SURVEY
Consumers opened up their pocket books in February with more shoppers going to more stores.
PRESIDENT’S DAY MAKES FEBRUARY A RETAIL WINNER
Bolstered by strong President’s Day weekend sales promotions, America’s retail community finally began to see a turnaround in
RETAIL SECTOR FACING LACKLUSTER SALES IN JANUARY PREDICTS BRITT BEEMER BASED ON NEW ARG/UBS SURVEY
Consumers spending in January promises to be flat or up only slightly.
WAL-MART TOPS LIST OF 2009 RETAIL WINNERS AS FRUSTRATED SHOPPERS CAN'T FIND DEEP DISCOUNTS
SANTA SLOWED BY BAD WEATHER IN ALMOST HALF THE COUNTRY
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT COMPROMISED BY WARS, FINANCIAL FACTORS, 'BAH HUMBUG' ATTITUDE AT STORES, SAY MAJORITY OF AMERICANS NEW SURVEY
NEW SURVEY ON 'BEEMER REPORT.COM'
EARLY MEMORIAL DAY DOOMS JUNE SALES
Dismal retail sales for June should not come as a surprise to anyone.
PARENTS FAILING TO SPEND FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL; STUDENTS HAVE LESS INFLUENCE ON BUYING
Back-to-school spending will be a minor blip on the radar screen for retailers this year
DISCRETIONARY SPENDING BY CONSUMERS AT LOWEST LEVEL IN 30 YEARS: NEW SURVEY
A new survey uncovered a lack of discretionary spending currently in America
RETAIL IN FREE FALL AS CONSUMERS HUNKER DOWN
Consumers are universally tightening their belts and eliminating virtually all discretionary spending,
RETAIL ANALYST BRITT BEEMER: AMERICAN CONSUMERS HUNKERED DOWN, BRACING FOR A DEPRESSION
Second America’s Research Group/UBS 2009 Consumer Mind Reader ™ Survey
AMERICA’S RETAILERS FACE GRIM 2009 AFTER CHRISTMAS TRAIN WRECK
The busiest buying season of the year was a bust.
WAL-MART ONLY RETAIL WINNER THIS BLEAK CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SEASON
Several Prominent Retailers "in Trouble" Following Lackluster Shopping Weekend: Sixth America's Research Group/UBS 2008 Christ
WAL-MART DOMINATES CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: BRITT BEEMER RAISES HIS FORECAST AS A RESULT
Two Thirds of American Consumers Shopped at Wal-Mart Last Week: Fifth America's Research Group/UBS 2008 Christmas Survey
SANTA’S PACK GETS LIGHTER AS CONSUMERS SPEND LESS AT FEWER RETAILERS THIS CHRISTMAS; WAL-MART THE ONLY WINNER
Fear of Job Loss Major Factor According to Fourth America’s Research Group/UBS 2008 Christmas Survey
BRITT BEEMER LOWERS CHRISTMAS 2008 RETAIL FORECAST TO DISMAL MINUS 3.5 PERCENT
New America’s Research Group/UBS 2008 Christmas Survey Reveals Frugal Black Friday Shopper
GAS PRICES TAKE THEIR TOLL ON RETAILERS
By: Britt Beemer
DISCOUNT STORE SHOPPERS SET NEW RECORD
by: Britt Beemer
MANY RETAILERS IN A FREE FALL AFTER DISAPPOINTING CHRISTMAS SEASON - By Britt Beemer
Many of the nation’s retailers are now faced with the daunting task of how to lure customers back to their stores.
Dumb And Dumber
Christmas 2003 saw the incredible rise of gift cards to the point where almost half of all American families, 48.7%, gave a gift
Seven Things Your Store's Appearance Tells Your Customers
Read Britt's recent article from HQ Trade Magazine. Learn what your store tells your customers - whether you realize it or not.
Beemer Lowers Christmas Sales Projection to 4.2% Increase This Year Compared To His Earlier 4.8% Sales Increase
Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Highlights
Curious to know how consumers and retailers fared over the all-important shopping weekend after Thanksgiving? ARG's got the scoo
Rush Limbaugh Survey
America's Research Group surveyed about Rush Limbaugh listeners to see if they will remain loyal
AMERICA'S RESEARCH GROUP’S TWELVE POINTS OF CHRISTMAS: BRITT'S HOLIDAY PREDICTIONS
Charleston, SC, November 7, 2003 -- America's Research Group, one of the country’s leading consumer research firms, today releas
AMERICA'S RESEARCH GROUP SAYS INTERNET SHOPPING, MUSIC STORE SALES UP
CHARLESTON, SC – September 15, 2003 -- A new national survey shows that Internet shopping doubled from last August -- both in
Furniture Leads All Categories For Shopping Levels Over Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day weekend shopping was extremely strong, exceeding last year by 6.1%.
New Survey Finds Consumer Confidence in Martha Stewart Drops Sharply Since Indictment
A new survey finds that consumers said they are less likely to buy Martha Stewart brand products due to her recent indictment.
SHOPPING IS NOT A BIG PRIORITY FOR MANY AMERICANS
As war with Iraq loomed on the horizon in the spring of 2003, the stock market was clearly jittery. And so were most Americans.
TRAVEL, CARS AND HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Family vacations, automobiles and improvements are consumers’ top picks for 2003
The Incredible Shrinking Customer Base
As I travel around the country working with America’s retailers, I hear the same complaint over and over again. Their customer b
WEAKER THAN EXPECTED SHOPPING LEVELS WITH ONLY TWO WEEKENDS TO GO BEFORE CHRISTMAS
With two shopping weekends left before Christmas, are consumers meeting retailer expectations?
WHERE HAVE ALL THE SHOPPERS GONE?
Britt Beemer discusses what the retail industry can expect from the upcoming year. Will shoppers return to spend again?
BRITT BEEMER RAISES CHRISTMAS RETAIL FORECAST TO MINUS 1.2% AS SANTA FINDS SOME GOOD CHEER IN ELECTRONICS
NEW CHRISTMAS RETAIL SURVEY BY ARG AND UBS
DISCOUNT STORES TRIUMPH ON BLACK FRIDAY AS SHOPPERS FOCUSED ON EARLY-BIRD SPECIALS, New ARG/UBS Survey Reveals
WEAK RETAIL SALES OVER THE WEEKEND COULD FORETELL REPEAT OF LAST YEAR'S MELTDOWN: NEW CHRISTMAS RETAIL SURVEY BY ARG AND UBS