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Latest Affluent Consumer Tracking Survey Reveals Uptick in Spending

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Stevens, PA—Finally some good news for retailers—those that cater to more affluent consumers that is. The good news is that affluents increased their average three-month spending on high-end or luxurygoods and services by 3.2% overall, according to the latest from Unity Marketing. Even better news is that affluents’ consumer confidence …

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Expert: Why Some Retailers Will Opt Out of Black Friday

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Stevens, PA–REI, a co-op retailer whose members pay a fee to belong, got unimaginable publicity with its announcement that its stores will remain closed on Black Friday! #OptOutside–which encourages its members to spend the day with family and friends enjoying the outdoors–is perfectly on-brand. But even more important, it got …

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Expert Opinion: How to Entice Holiday Shoppers This Year

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Pamela N. Danziger is an internationally recognized expert specializing in consumer insights for marketers targeting the affluent consumer.  She is president of Unity Marketing, a marketing consulting firm she founded in 1992. Here, she discusses what the NRF’s downgraded retail forecast means for retailers this year. This article is reprinted …

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Expert Opinion: What Does a Neiman Marcus IPO Signal for Affluents

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Pamela N. Danziger is an internationally recognized expert specializing in consumer insights for marketers targeting the affluent consumer.  She is president of Unity Marketing, a marketing consulting firm she founded in 1992. Here, she discusses the Neiman Marcus IPO and what it might be signaling for the luxury customer. Neiman …

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Scrooge Syndrome: Affluents’ Confidence Dips to Great Recession Lows

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Stevens, PA–Call it the “Scrooge Syndrome.” The consumers who have the money–and loads of it–are worried about the economy and therefore cutting back on their spending. The LCI, Unity Marketing’s measure of affluent consumer confidence, dropped to 46.4 points in October 2014, marking a sharp drop in affluent’s consumer confidence …

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Falling Confidence, Sales Reveal Even Affluent Consumers Worried

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Stevens, PA—The latest consumer holiday spending report—this one for the nation’s most affluent consumers—may be even more disappointing to retailers. While several recent consumer holiday spending reports indicate that the general population is concerned about spending and will be cautious with their spending the rest of the year, so, too, …