STORES Magazine - October 2008 - (Page 22)

trEnDS NUMBERS WORTH COUNTING Compiled by David P. Schulz 6.2% Increase in amount spent at dollar stores per shopping trip so far this year vs. 2007 Source: Information Resources $3.4 billion Amount consumers spent buying fresh eggs last year Source: Nielsen 75% Consumers who say they are planning shopping trips and other errands more efficiently to minimize driving mileage Source: TNS Retail Forward $100,000 Minimum compensation for 60 percent of retail company buyers with 10 or more years experience Source: Career Management 44% People planning home improvement projects who say they will do it themselves, down from 56% in 2006 60% Consumers shopping at least once a month at power centers, defined as a shopping center with at least one discount department store or category superstore Source: TNS Retail Forward 700,000 Refrigerators recycled by Southern California Edison, which pays consumers $50 each to get rid of energyinefficient older models Source: Southern California Edison 32% Women ages 25 to 34 planning DIY home improvement projects, down from 59% two years ago Source: Vertis Communications 82% Consumers saying they intend to keep cooking at home instead of eating out even after the economy improves Source: Precima $4.8 billion Energy drink sales in 2008, up 400% from 2003 $37.4 billion Size of greeting card, stationery, gift wrap, party goods and paper crafting industry Source: Research and Markets 270 New energy drinks introduced this year Source: Mintel 89% $7.6 billion Credit card fees paid annually by U.S. convenience stores Portion of the general consumer population using coupons when shopping 21% Consumers who always check nutritional information on food packaging $7 Average weekly savings for coupon users Source: Promotion Marketing Association 76% $1.3 million Average annual convenience store volume Source: NACS State of the Industry Report Consumers who say they are cutting back on take-out food Source: WSL Strategic Retail 8% Consumers who never check nutritional information on food packaging Source: Nielsen $13.8 billion Size of U. S. organic food market Source: Research and Markets 22 STORES / OCTOBER 2008 WWW.STORES.ORG http://WWW.STORES.ORG

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

STORES Magazine - October 2008
Executive Editor's Page
President's Page
Force of a Different Collar
What Shoppers Think
Bagging the Competition
10 Things You May Have Missed
Numbers Worth Counting
Full Price/Markdown
Retail People
Favorite 50
Sticky Strategies for Retention
Business Intelligence
NRFtech Wrap-up
Warehouse Systems
Selling Tools
Supply Chain
LOEB Retail Letter
Arts Update
Point of View
NRF News
Retail Crossword
Retail Industry Calendar
Last Laugh

STORES Magazine - October 2008