Retail Focus 10/7/19 – Study Suggests Declining Price Elasticity in Apparel; Costco Earnings

We lead the show with an intriguing study from First Insight that suggests price elasticity may be declining across most apparel categories as well as home goods. After discussing the potential implications for retailers, we move on to Costco’s latest earnings call, and then to the NRF’s yearly holiday sales projections. As we conclude the show, we look at Kroger’s solution to a potential food desert after a store closure and a list of potential retail bankruptcies in the next 12 months.