Michael Niemira Quotes


33 Michael Niemira quotes:



"Shoppers seemingly avoided malls due to perceived security concerns about being there on Halloween,"
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"Retail sales (have) faced a number of challenges -- one of the hottest month of September on record in the last 111 years ... which hurt fall apparel categories, two powerful hurricanes and high gasoline prices, all of which tempered consumer demand,"
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"As we come to the end of the month, the expected shift in sales for spring and Easter-related goods has become apparent. Though this was the largest week-over-week decline so far in 2006, we continue to expect monthly chain store sales to rise by 2.5 percent to 3.0 percent for March, on a year-over-year basis."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Although some discounting may have slowed the early pace of sales, the industry can expect to see much healthier sales patterns as we move into December and closer to both Christmas and the annually strong Saturday before Christmas retail boom."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"The promotional activity is better than last year. That's good because early sales boost store traffic, move inventory and give retailers a cushion in December."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"The message may be that the finish to the holiday season was very good. However, Wal-Mart's monthly sales growth seen together is still on the weak side,"
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"For September, ICSC expects that overall chain store sales are likely to increase by approximately 3.0 to 3.5 percent, on a year-over-year basis."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"The thing about discounters also is that their products are all generic. That could be challenging sales. The story definitely is that something is changing with regard to the consumer."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Sales were very stagnant during the month of May due to various factors, ranging from record-high gasoline prices to the Memorial Day weekend shift."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Shoppers seemingly avoided malls due to perceived security concerns about being there on Halloween."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"One of the key takeaways from today's report is the consistency of the underlying pace of consumer demand, which is holding up reasonably well if you ignore the auto component."
"Last week's sharp decline in consumer confidence, as measured by the ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index, may have been a precursor of this week's spending drop."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes
"Black Friday is not always considered to be a particularly good predictor for the rest of the season, as factors like weather, discounting patterns, inventory, and general economic conditions come into play,"
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Rest Quotes
"Black Friday is not always considered to be a particularly good predictor for the rest of the season, as factors like weather, discounting patterns, inventory, and general economic conditions come into play."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Rest Quotes
"We have gone through a slowdown from the more robust pace of sales in the first-half of the year, but I think the slowdown was cause for some worry, not a real concern. Higher gasoline prices have taken the oomph out of the economy and spending. But without more conclusive evidence of a drop in discretionary spending, I would say the slowdown is more temporary than real."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Despite the fact that gas prices have been creeping up since last year, our research shows that consumers have not really altered their buying of discretionary items, ... I think the effect on consumer spending has more or less been neutral."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Research Quotes
"The big talk about value we haven't heard in 10 years since the last recession, but it comes back, and that's where we are now. Will department stores pick up again? Sure, but it will require the economy to first turn around."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Value Quotes
"One of the key takeaways from today's report is the consistency of the underlying pace of consumer demand, which is holding up reasonably well if you ignore the auto component,"
"January was good across-the-board. When we do see more breadth to improvement, it usually indicates that an improving economy is helping. This is a good signal for retailers this fiscal year."
"So far it's been the lower-income consumers trimming their discretionary spending, ... However, a recent survey we did indicated that the gas and energy cost concerns may be moving up the income strata. That's something to watch out for."
Author: Niemira Quotes Category: Income Quotes



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