Observers ask is American Express overpriced because its stock was trading at $125.29 a share on 8 August 2019. However, both Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) are more expensive…
Frighteningly, data from the United Kingdom shows television viewership could soon fall far lower. UK media regulator Ofcom estimates Britons between 16 and 24 watch just two minutes of TV news a day, The Guardian reports. In contrast, people over 65 watched 33 minutes of TV news a day.
A major threat to Family Dollar, and Colgate Palmolive, is Amazon Prime which gives consumers free shipping on all their basic needs for $12 a month. Statista estimates there were 103 million US Amazon Prime subscribers in March 2019 up from 95 million in June 2018. Moreover, Statista estimates the average Prime Member spends $1,400 on Amazon each year. Thanks to Amazon Prime, Americans are more used to shopping online.
Human managers often waste employees’ time with micromanagement, nick picking, needless training, and useless advice. Thus, eliminating managers could make stores more efficient and improve employee morale.
Those who invest for the Retail Apocalypse will make a lot of money because the great die off of retailers is real and getting worse. As of 21 June…
Among other things, Morgan Stanley cites Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) plans to launch as a source of value. Thus, Morgan Stanley’s analysts believe Apple Pay is the clear leader among American digital wallets.
Meanwhile, Trump’s attacks on Kaepernick could raise Nike’s stature with the 54% of Americans who disapprove of the President. To elaborate, Gallup estimates 54% of Americans disapprove of Trump’s performance and 44% of Americans disapprove of Trump strongly. Plus, only 41% of Americans approve the President. Thus, 69% of Americans could sympathize with Kaepernick. Under those circumstances, hiring Kaepernick is a brilliant marketing ploy for Nike. Oddly, I think Trump knows of this but does not care because of all the free publicity he receives. In particular, the President can appeal to anti-black voters without appearing visibly racist. Therefore, hiring Kaepernick is a brilliant marketing strategy for Nike. In particular, Nike can take advantage of all the publicity and controversy Trump generates without having to associate with the President. Instead, Nike can portray itself as a hero standing up for freedom and opposing the racist bully Trump. On the other hand, the risks Nike takes are slight because most people do not want help Trump. Moreover, even Kaepernick critics are loath to attack Nike because they do not want to be branded racists, enemies of free speech, and un-American.
Wayfair’s growth over the past few years has been explosive. For example, Statista estimates the number of active Wayfair customers grew from 10.99 million in 2017 to 15.16 million in 2018. Moreover, Statista calculates Wayfair had only 2.09 million customers in 2013, 3.22 million customers in 2014, 5.36 million customers in 2015, and 8.25 million customers in 2017. Thus, Wayfair’s customer base grew by 13.07 million shoppers in just five years. Sales volume is also exploding at Wayfair. Notably, Statista estimates the number of orders Wayfair ships grew from 3.31 million in 2013 to 28.08 million in 2018. Specially, Wayfair shipped 5.24 million orders in 2014, 9.17 million orders in 2015, 14.06 million orders in 2016, and 19.41 million orders in 2017.
We can sum Bed Bath & Beyond’s woes up in three words; Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Wayfair (NYSE: W), and Walmart (NYSE: WMT).
Dynamic Yield’s platform could theoretically analyze a customer’s orders, and discover that individual usually buys a Big Mac around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Consequently, Dynamic Yield could send the person a text or an email with a coupon for a free drink with a Big Mac at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Accordingly, Dynamic Yield has built a “Triggering Engine.” A Triggering Engine is an app that automatically generates and sends emails and push notifications that will supposedly reach customers at critical moments.
Moreover, Zephoria notes, “as of March 2019, “Snapchat reached 90 percent of all 13-24-year-olds and 75 percent of all 13-34-year-olds in the U.S.” Additionally, Zephoria calculates Snapchat had 60 million active users in Europe and 79 daily active users in North America in 1st Quarter 2019.
Instead, almost everything labeled AI these days is merely better data processing. For example, in robotic process automation digital algorithms perform a function such trading stocks repeatedly. They call it robotic because a digital robot does the work. However, a digital robot merely mimics a human action without thinking.