Blog April 11, 2022
Shopping is back, Baby!
In 2021, apparel retail and online sales recovered to pre-pandemic levels as previously sheltered consumers began shopping once again. Consumer spending levels recovered from a record sales plunge and gradually...
Blog March 25, 2022
State of Luxury Spend
The road ahead for the luxury shopping market looked a little dicey in 2020. With restrictions on both in-store shopping experiences and travel, sales plummeted by as much as 68%...
Blog March 24, 2022
Fuel & Gas Retailers Feel the Impact of Inflation on the Economy: 2021 Trends
Consumers are facing pandemic-induced price hikes across the spending spectrum right now. It seems like everything is becoming more expensive, from groceries and rent to clothing and cars. As the...
Blog March 16, 2022
Cardlytics Survey: Chock-Full of Intelligence, Contradictions, and Purchase Data Validation
eTail West in Palm Springs, California, was back this year as an in-person event , and it was superb to see so many of retail’s leading marketers gathered once again....
Blog March 15, 2022
How Marketers Can Mitigate the Effects of Labor Shortages in Restaurants
Key Takeaways: The labor shortage is hitting the restaurant industry especially hard. Nearly 7% of the food service workforce quit in November 2021 alone. Wage hikes aren’t enough to retain...
Blog February 4, 2022
Inflation’s Impact on Restaurant Spend
After months of suggesting inflation was a transitory phenomenon, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen finally admitted what restaurant brands have known for some time. Inflation isn’t going anywhere any time soon....
Blog February 1, 2022
How to Navigate New Grocery, Gas & Convenience Store Business Trends in 2022
We’re in an era of enormous change, from shopper behavior and tech innovation to the business environment itself—and those in the gas, grocery, and convenience store markets are particularly feeling...
Blog January 25, 2022
Post-Holiday Shopping Trends: Gift Cards Galore
Post-holiday shopping reached new peaks in January as a flurry of gift cards descended in December. Retailers that positioned themselves well for the sales surge have been reaping its rewards, launching into 2022 with a hearty slice of the holiday shopping pie. COVID-19 and now, the omicron variant, continues to affect many facets of...
Blog January 24, 2022
Service Spending Led 2021 Auto Trends
After a year of staycations, remote work, and eating in, Americans were ready to hit the road in 2021. By August, the number of miles driven had almost reached pre-pandemic levels, and in some states, even...
Blog November 23, 2020
Cardlytics State of Spend 10: Will Grocery’s Growth Continue?
Happy Thanksgiving week! We’ve officially made it to the holidays and in 2020 that is something to celebrate. As with everything else this year, the holiday season is looking a...