Global Banking and Finance Review October 27, 2020
Will covid-19 end the dominance of the big four?
Across the country, we are readjusting to refreshed restrictions on our daily lives, as we continue to navigate the seemingly unnavigable waters of the coronavirus pandemic. For all of us, the pandemic has made life anything but ‘normal’, and with social distancing here to stay, it will remain so for a long time yet. These […]
Street Fight October 21, 2020
How Brands Can Rise, Retain, and Return Stronger Than Ever this Holiday Season
While the coronavirus pandemic has created even more uncertainty for the already volatile retail industry, the lucrative holiday shopping season remains the biggest question yet.
Total Retail October 16, 2020
Late to the Party: How to Cater to Last-Minute Shoppers This Year
As the holidays quickly approach, many early-bird consumers have already begun rounding up items on their holiday lists, eager to beat the holiday rush. But as any retailer knows, there will inevitably be plenty of shoppers who need a little — or perhaps a lot — of help making that final dash to get their holiday shopping wrapped […]
MediaPost October 2, 2020
“We Were Dark And We Were Still Doing Well”: A&W And The QSR Surprise of 2020
While the COVID crisis ravaged the dining and restaurant sector of the US economy, it was a very different story for many QSR brands within that segment.
Travel Pulse October 2, 2020
Travel Spending Continues to Inch Upward
Travel spending has steadily been improving since Memorial Day weekend, research shows. Now that the summer has come to an end, the industry can get a clearer picture of the effect the pandemic had on summer travel. Cardlytics, which tracks consumer spending, found that travel spending slowly improved from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day […]
Los Angeles Times September 25, 2020
Rise of the ghost kitchens: How virtual restaurants are reshaping L.A.’s dining economy
It’s 11 p.m. on a weeknight and you’re hungry. Already in your pajamas, you unlock your smartphone and open a delivery app to scroll through a virtual buffet of options. One listing catches your eye: Fisher & Son’s Fish and Chips. Maybe you’ve never heard of the place, but the food, clearly displayed in enticing […]
Research & Insights
Cardlytics State of Spend Issue 8
With the winter shopping season just around the corner, we’ve put out a special edition of our Cardlytics State of Spend to help brands prep for a merry holiday season and make the most of other recent consumer trends. There’s something in this month’s report for everyone. Highlights: Get actionable tips to prep for an […]
State of Spend 11 Year End Spend Overview: Home Cooking Heats Up while Black Friday Chills Out
*All data is for week ending 12/2/2020, unless otherwise indicated. Who else is ready for 2021? As we close the year, 2020 keeps rearing its ugly head as virus cases surge around the country. With it, spend is regressing to where we were earlier in the pandemic. For the week of December 2, we saw overall spend down -3.4% week-over-week (WoW) dropping it to –10.5% year-over year (YoY), in line […]
Puzzles, people and a pandemic: Thoughts on 2020 from our VP of People Operations, James Hart.
Last March, without warning, companies and employees around the world instantly transitioned to working remotely. What was seen as a privilege just the week before, suddenly became mandatory and we felt the strain immediately. While we cobbled together workspaces on kitchen counters, couches, porches, etc., we quickly learned how much we missed office life. That […]