The percentage by which U.S. e-commerce retail sales increased quarter-over-quarter in Q2 2023 (for a total of $277.6 billion) vs. Q1 2023, according to the Economic Indicators Division of the U.S. Census Bureau [PDF].


The number of influencers Macy’s is using to help promote On 34th, its new private label brand for women, representing “a tenfold increase from Macy’s previous influencer programming,” Ad Age reports.

$15 million

The amount raised this week in a series A round of funding by Caden, a New York tech startup that allows users to share their personal activity data, “such as the movies they watch, where they travel and what they buy from different businesses,” VentureBeat reports, “and then opt in to monetize some or all of that information in various privacy-centered ways, creating a safe passive income stream.”


The percentage by which Univision TV ad impressions rose in the first half of 2023 vs. the first half of 2022, according to TV measurement company iSpot.tv’s 1H 2023 TV Transparency Report.


The number of female CEOs, as of July 2023, at the 86 retail companies that are part of the Fortune 1000, according to executive recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles, per The New York Times.


The combined percentage of consumers surveyed who say that the direct mail they receive from a company they purchase from regularly is “extremely useful” (24%), “very useful” (26%) or “somewhat useful” (34%), according to new direct marketing research from Quad.

$32 billion

Facebook parent Meta’s second-quarter 2023 revenue — an increase of 11% vs. Q2 2022 ($28.82 billion), according to the Associated Press, which notes that the jump represents “the first double-digit revenue growth for the company since 2021.”


The percentage by which revenues grew in 2022 (to nearly $873 million) at Nashville-based healthcare management company CareBridge, earning it the No. 1 spot on the just-released 2023 Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. The publication notes that CareBridge’s revenue is “likely to surpass $2.5 billion this year.”


The percentage of Gen Z consumers who have felt pressure to “eat a certain way” to signal their values and beliefs (surrounding issues such as sustainability and animal welfare), according to a survey released this week by Ketchum. “Unrealistic pressures have created a ‘say-eat gap’ between Gen Z’s beliefs and behaviors,” per Ketchum, which also notes that “other priorities like taste, value and affordability” ultimately have more influence on Gen Z food purchasing decisions.


The percentage of grocery market share held by Walmart among U.S. retailers as of the end of June 2023, making it the No. 1 grocer by dollar share, according to consumer research firm Numerator, per Winsight Grocery Business. As for the rest of the top five, Kroger comes in at 10.7%, Costco at 9.9%, Albertsons at 7.2% and Sam’s Club (which is owned by Walmart Inc.) at 5.1%.