Ramping Promotional Campaigns in Home Goods Indicate Slowdown Accelerating
BIG, FND, HD, LOW, LOVE, LZB, OSTK, RH, W, WSM
| Matt Gordon|
APRIL 20, 2023
Random Walk Email intelligence suggests management is responding to fading organic demand in home furnishings and home improvement with more aggressive pushed offers to their leads lists this spring
Home and home furnishing related names have been more aggressive in sending promotions to leads this April compared to last, with Wayfair (W) and Pottery Barn(WSM) as standouts on our slowing list. Each had more faster ramps year-over-year promotion growth in significant discounts.
Home improvement retailers Home Depot (HD) and Lowe’s (LOW) are dealing with declining demand in part by sending new and more frequent email promotions to leads. We also recently captured new spring holiday language unseen in prior years.
In terms of fastest growers of total email volumes Floor & Decor (FND) stands out. Total promotional volume is a good way to measure concerns from brands that do not discount such as Restoration Hardware(RH). As can be seen above, RH is sending more communications to leads, despite no significant discounts outside of the outlet.
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