Analyst Corner

US Retail Recovery Forecast

A great deal of discussion has been had about the recovery curve to be expected in retail and hospitality. Will it be a V curve, an L shape or a NIKE Swoosh?  Truth be told, you can make it look like whatever you want it to be to fit your […]

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The Coming Retail Returns Tsunami

When pundits talk about pent-up demand in retail, rarely do the discuss perhaps the greatest pent up demand coming for retailers: Returns.  Returns have always been a cumbersome process for most retailers with different challenges for different merchandise.  Local laws as well as company infrastructure provides a complex operation in […]

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Replay: How Stimulus Plans Will Impact Retail Recovery

How do the US C.A.R.E.S Act stimulus programs affect retail?  The answer might surprise you.  Get an update on retail/hospitality and how the stimulus plans, with delays and competing priorities, will unfortunately hasten the demise of many retailers.  Click the photo below to launch the webinar replay. Link to the slides […]

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Webinar Replay: State of Retail Economy – COVID 19 Impact

COVID-19 is having significant results on the worldwide economy.  What is the impact on retail/hospitality?  How long will it last?  What is the impact on IT Spend? This is a replay of the webinar on 3/25/2020 on IHL’s latest forecast for retail/hospitality economy and IT Spend.  Data referenced is part […]

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COVID-19 FEAR vs Known Facts Known for USA

With all the panic that is out there, we thought it would be prudent to provide some perspective from  the data to give people a reference point.  A couple of notes.  First, this was based on data reported through Saturday.  Secondly, the figures associated here assume that the US cases […]

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Retail/Hospitality IT Spend and the Coronovirus Impact

While the world watches the physical and economic impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), at IHL we have reviewed and adjusted our IT forecast for retail and hospitality worldwide based on our expectations on the world economy. The economic fundamentals in most markets worldwide are strong outside of this impact. While […]

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