Fitness tracker sales don’t warm up with fitness apparel sales

Fitness trackers and fitness apparel have become ubiquitous in society. Yoga pants and athletic shorts have become the go-to fashion item for men and women alike, and fitness trackers have become a must-have wrist accessory, supplanting the watch. Conventional wisdom would have us think that those who buy fitness apparel also buy fitness trackers but … Continue reading Fitness tracker sales don’t warm up with fitness apparel sales

Prime Day 2017 Postgame Report: Amazon US Prime Day sales up 32 Percent

Amazon announced yesterday that global Prime Day sales were up 60 percent over the previous year. But this, as is often the case with Amazon, begged as many questions as it answered, which is why we’re here to provide the deeper insights that you’ve come to know and love Slice Intelligence for. US Prime Day sales … Continue reading Prime Day 2017 Postgame Report: Amazon US Prime Day sales up 32 Percent

Prime Day Predictions, 2017

With Amazon Prime Day nearly upon us, we enlisted our panel of five million online shoppers to predict what is in store for Amazon’s shopping holiday. Prime Day will be Amazon’s biggest day ever Prime Day 2016 was Amazon’s biggest day ever with Amazon’s US sales volume (including Prime Now) 18 percent higher than the … Continue reading Prime Day Predictions, 2017

Boutique clothing and tech brands reap huge benefits from festival goers

For brands targeting trendy millennials, it’s always Festival Season. According to new data from Slice Intelligence, a Coachella state of mind is exactly where they should be, as festival-goers spend 10 times more on boutique fashion brands than the average online shopper.  Urban Outfitters Scores Big with Festival Crowd URBN was on to something when … Continue reading Boutique clothing and tech brands reap huge benefits from festival goers

Walmart acquisition of Bonobos is the latest win in their fight with Amazon for premium customers

Nearly lost in Friday’s bombshell Amazon-Acquires-Whole Foods news was Walmart’s acquisition of Bonobos for $310 million. This move—along with its acquisition of Modcloth in March—intensifies the ongoing battle between the giants of offline and online retail.  But Walmart has a lot more shopping to do if it aspires to catch up with Amazon, which commands … Continue reading Walmart acquisition of Bonobos is the latest win in their fight with Amazon for premium customers

Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods: the world’s boldest, most innovative, best-funded retailer will re-imagine the grocery store 

Just last week I was presenting to a group of CPG brands and retailers where I urgently advised they had ‘a year or two long window’ before Amazon was going to fundamentally disrupt the U.S. grocery industry as its brick-and-mortar strategy moved from a ‘test and learn’ mode to full rollout. With the news that … Continue reading Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods: the world’s boldest, most innovative, best-funded retailer will re-imagine the grocery store 

This wedding season, diamonds make the world go round

Conventional wisdom says that if you’re planning on dropping to one knee to pop that oh-so-important question, you better get ready to drop a pretty penny, as well. But just how much should you be expected to pay for the diamond of her dreams (keep in mind, diamonds are a woman’s best friend, and they … Continue reading This wedding season, diamonds make the world go round

Seasonal sippage, online beverage sales up 38 percent year-on-year

Thirsty for data? Let’s look at the beverages packing the nation’s coolers this sunny season. Whether it’s sipping a tumbler of sweet summer ice tea or enjoying a mug of steamy winter cocoa, Slice data shows that seasonality impacts beverage choices significantly. In the warmer months beer, sport, and energy drinks account for significant portions … Continue reading Seasonal sippage, online beverage sales up 38 percent year-on-year

In it to spin it, Fidget Spinners now account for 17 percent of all daily toy sales

Unless you are a frustrated teacher, a befuddled parent, or an elementary schooler, chances are you haven’t heard of the fidget spinner – a toy capturing the hearts, and hands, of a generation. For the out-of-touch, the fidget spinner is a handheld gadget that uses a ball bearing mechanism to spin rapidly on the tips … Continue reading In it to spin it, Fidget Spinners now account for 17 percent of all daily toy sales

Casper sleeps easy on top of the online mattress retailer pile

Casper, Leesa, and Tuft & Needle’s online mattress sales accounted for 14.9 percent of all online bedroom furniture sales in 2016. That number seems to be rising as combined sales for these three online mattress retailers grew by 80 percent in 2016 over the previous year. Since the first quarter of 2015, Casper’s sales have … Continue reading Casper sleeps easy on top of the online mattress retailer pile