This Week in Commerce: Expo West, Campbell and Ulta earnings

Check out the calendar for March 6-10.

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Welcome to a new week. International Women’s Day arrives March 8, so make sure to take a moment to celebrate the achievements and show gratitude to the women on your team. The CPG industry is gathering in Anaheim for Expo West. Meanwhile, a fresh batch of earnings reports will provide updates on retail, CPG and DTC.


Future Stores: The conference focuses on in-store innovation, with keynotes from leaders at Mars, L'Oreal, Starbucks and Casper. (March 5-7)

Natural Products Expo West: New Hope Network presents a tradeshow for CPG and retail professionals in the natural products industry. Expect a massive expo to view the latest trends, education and more. (March 7-11)

Economic indicators

Fed Chair testifies: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is set to testify before the US House Financial Services Committee. Powell is likely to field questions from members of Congress about the trajectory of inflation, and the Fed’s next rate hike. (March 8, 10 a.m.)

JOLTs: The U.S. Labor Department reports on job openings and turnover for January 2023. (March 8, 10 a.m.)

Jobs report: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports data on new jobs created, the unemployment rate and wages. The job market is a key indicator of consumer demand. (March 10, 8:30 a.m.)


Tues., March 6: Dick’s Sporting Goods, SquareSpace.

Wed., March 7: Campbell Soup Co., Vera Bradley.

Thurs., March 8: Allbirds, Build-A-Bear, American Outdoor Brands, Solo Brands, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Ulta Beauty, Jones Soda, Zumiez.

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