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Household Formation, Confident Consumers Powering Retail Sales Growth

    Follow us: Research Brief April 2017 RETAIL SALES Developing Trends ■ As consumers steer more spending to online portals, two retail giants are forging different paths for growth. Wal-Mart has initiated a program to provide discounts for online shoppers seeking to pick up merchandise in stores. Meanwhile, Amazon announced a new grocery concept […]

New-Home Sales Building Momentum As Entry-Level Buyers Re-engage in Homebuying

    Follow us:  Research Brief April 2017 HOUSING Developing Trends ■ The annual uptick in existing-home sales was driven by trading among higher-end homes as the inventory of affordable listings remained tight. The slowdown in sales of lower-cost properties presents challenges to first-time homebuyers, channeling many to new builds. Though developers face cost issues in […]

Fed Raises Rates Toward Normalization; Rising Confidence in Expansion is Key

    Follow us: Research Brief March 2017 FEDERAL RESERVE Developing Trends ■ At least two more rate increases were signaled by the Fed for the remainder of 2017. Strong confidence combined with rising fiscal stimulus and tax cuts, however, could spark faster economic expansion and cause the Fed to become more aggressive with rate […]

Retail Sales Boosted by Three Significant Trends; Some Retail Components Falling Behind

  Follow us:  Research Brief March 2017 RETAIL SALES Developing Trends ■ Utilizing omnichannel approaches, both Ulta Beauty and Dick’s Sporting Goods recently announced strong sales growth and expansions. Ulta Beauty is planning 100 new locations over the coming year, highlighting strong demand at health and personal care outlets. Category sales rose 6.1 percent over […]