STORES Magazine - July 2008 - (Page 22)

trEnDS NUMBERS WORTH COUNTING Compiled by David P. Schulz 84 Rating (on a scale of 1 to 100) of family and friends’ recommendations — highest in a survey of purchasing influences Source: ZenithOptimedia 3.5% Growth in confectionary industry last year, led by candy, chocolate and gum snacks Source: National Confectioners Association 66.7% Of 1,529 consumers polled, those saying they plan to increase use of coupons during a recession Source: ICOM Information & Communications 122,000 New consumer goods products introduced last year 5.7% 36% Source: Projected rate of growth by consumer products companies over the next 12 months Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Consumer Products Barometer 3,701 Of those, the SKUs that rang up at least $1 million in sales Source: Nielsen People who say they are not prepared for the Feb. 17, 2009 analog-to-digital television changeover -22% Source: NPD Group $84 billion Size of the over-the-counter drug market by 2012 Source: Kalorama Information Decline in new cell phone purchases in the first three months of 2008 compared with last year 31% Sandwiches’ share of limitedservice restaurant entrees $4.4 billion Estimate of the amount spent on graduation gifts this year Source: BIGresearch 39% 3.13 billion Books sold last year in the United States Consumers “not fully satisfied with available sandwich options” at limitedservice restaurants Source: Technomic 77% American households with an outdoor grill or smoker 89% People saying they are likely to buy more “green” goods in the next 12 months 58% Owners who use their grill year-round Source: Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association 65% Consumers unwilling to pay a premium for “green” merchandise Source: Havas Media $37.3 billion Value of books sold at retail in the United States last year Source: Book Industry Trends 2008 $548 billion Amount spent by consumers at self-service payment/POS systems in 2007 Source: Packaged Facts 22 STORES / JULY 2008 WWW.STORES.ORG http://WWW.STORES.ORG

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

STORES Magazine - July 2008
Executive Editor's Page
President's Page
Dearth of Retail Creativity
What Shoppers Think
Wow, Is That a Wawa?
10 Things You May Have Missed
Numbers Worth Counting
Full Price/Markdown
Retail People
Merchandising Strategy
Point of Sale
Human Resources
Top 100 Retailers
Store Design
IT Operations
Systems Managements
LP Vantage Point
Cover Story
Emergency Response Systems
Background Checks
LOEB Retail Letter
Point of View
NRF News
Retail Crossword
Retail Industry Calendar
Last Laugh

STORES Magazine - July 2008