Highlights from our Annual Holiday Store Tour in Paramus, NJ We visited off-mall retailers Kohl’s and Target, a Bloomingdale’s outlet, and Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Guess, Hollister, JC Penney, Lululemon, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters at the Garden State Plaza Mall. Highlights include:
Issues Driving Charitable Activities among Affluent Households
The 2010 Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, offers new insights into the philanthropy of wealthy donors. Conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, this year‟s research follows an initial landmark study published through [...]
ITR Trends Report, November 2010
We have been pointing out on a regular basis that the global economy was heading toward a period of slower growth in 2011, followed by more robust ascent in 2012. Our forecast of better days ahead, particularly for late 2011 and for 2012, was initially predicated on ITR’s understanding of business [...]
The economic recession has hit luxury, as most other sectors. Many luxury brands have reeled by lack of clients and cash. Since then, many experts have predicted that post crisis luxury would be of a totally different kind. Are they correct?
An arresting , must-read report from atelier london, Luxury Trend Report 2010
Part 1 What’s going on in the luxury market
Recession created resentment of wealth
Consumers are shying away from overt displays of status
There is willingness to spend on luxury if it is toned down and genuinely deserves its luxury status
Bling was [...]
From Japan-lite stagnation in the West to sustained growth in the East…how the debt crisis is transforming the world economy.
They thought it was all over…
Whatever happened to the sunny uplands? At the end of 2009 and the beginning of this year, it appeared that the global economy was well on its way to delivering a [...]
Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management are pleased to present the 2010 World Wealth Report.
Our two firms have been working together for more than 20 years to study the macroeconomic and other factors that drive wealth creation, and to better understand the key trends that affect high net worth individuals (HNWIs) around the globe.
The last [...]
A Global Perspective On Prime Residential Property And Wealth
Prime, prestige, luxury – all labels applied to the top end of the residential property market in different parts of the world.
While the names may differ, the desire of High¯Net¯Worth Individuals to own and invest in the best property is ubiquitous around the globe. As we discover [...]
Researched by Ledbury Research and written in conjunction with Barclays Wealth, this 11th volume of Barclays Wealth Insights looks at the next decade of wealth, its opportunities and challenges in a new and evolving landscape.
It is based on two main strands of research. Firstly, Ledbury Research conducted a survey of more than 2,000 high net [...]
Futurewealth – a global HNW research project of relevance to the Luxury Marketing Council membership, is part of a 10-year online research assignment of consumption patterns of high net worth individuals. This is being undertaken by Scorpio Partnership, a global market research business specialist in wealth management. The initiative has been supported by Luxury Marketing [...]
Premiumisation 2.0: the audacity of hope
Spirits industry about to enter two-stage growth, in our view
The US could start to surprise positively in the next few months We see upside on Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Rémy Cointreau (all Overweight) and LVMH, but remain Neutral on the latter.
The two-stage growth engine The end of de-stocking We like the [...]
In terms of volume online, Macy’s attracts more visitors earning $100,000+ than higher end department stores Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus combined (Anna Wintour’s Fashion’s Night Out appearance at Macy’s last year suddenly makes sense). Though they probably aren’t the first name you’d associate with designer fashion, there are a massive number of people who match designer fashion’s ideal customer visiting Macy’s website each month. In fact…
Experts at the leading marketing consultancy, Harrison Group, shared the latest insights from the industry-leading Annual Survey of Affluence and Wealth in America, produced by Harrison Group and American Express Publishing (Departures, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure magazines).
– From CMO.com
Social media marketing is expected to dominate this year — so much so that 81% of CMOs plan to link their annual revenues to their social media investment, according to a recent survey by The CMO Club and Bazaarvoice. But the growing list of online social media sites makes choosing the right route [...]
In September 2008 Booz & Company conducted a survey to understand how consumers were adapting their spending in the face of greater economic uncertainty
A year later we refreshed our findings to better understand how the worst recession since World War II is affecting consumers’ attitudes and buying behaviors …
…as well as how more structural, longer-term [...]