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trEnDS NUMBERS WORTH COUNTING Compiled by David P. Schulz 26 $288 $326 Months it took Guitar Hero to pass $1 billion in sales Source: NPD Group Average annual gift card expenditure in 2007 Average annual gift card expenditure projected for 2012 Source: Packaged Facts 215 million Video downloads forecast for 2008 $330 million Revenue generated by instore TV networks in 2007 Source: PDQ Media 80% 2.4 billion Video downloads forecast for 2012 Source: ABI 70% Consumers who don’t bother to look for eco-friendly products or packaging when they shop Source: Information Resources U.S. consumers who say they use frequent promotions and discounts as a measure of “good value” at retail stores Source: Nielsen Co. 1,160,000 Books collected last year by Barnes & Noble and donated to nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries and literacy partners Source: Barnes & Noble 60% Online households that trust the content of customer reviews on retailers’ websites Source: Forrester Research 600,000 Toys collected last year in the Toys “R” Us Ultimate Toy Drive to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Source: Toys “R” Us 70% Consumers who say they fight rising gasoline prices by combining shopping trips and errands Source: Nielsen Consumer Shopping & Insights $200 million 53% Value of counterfeit goods seized at U.S. borders last year Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Share of customers who “advocate” on behalf of Wegmans — highest among all retailers 21% Retailers planning to increase their number of full-time employees this year Source: IBM Retail 7% 41% Retailers saying they have job openings because they can’t find qualified candidates Source: Portion of goods traded worldwide that are counterfeit Source: World Customs Organization 22 STORES / MARCH 2008 WWW.STORES.ORG http://WWW.STORES.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of STORES Magazine - March 2008

STORES Magazine - March 2008
Executive Editor's Page
President's Page
Sam’s Club Gets Tough on RFID Stragglers
Athletes for Hire
What Shoppers Think
Goodwill Hunting
10 Things You May Have Missed
Numbers Worth Counting
Full Price/Markdown
Retail People
Luxury’s Shrinking Purse
Workplace Law
First Look
Green Retailing
Cosmetic Sales
Inventory Tracking
Loeb Retail Letter
ARTS Update
Point of View
NRF News
Retail Industry Calendar
Last Laugh

STORES Magazine - March 2008