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Affordability Concerns Rise as Demand Exceeds Housing Construction

  Follow us: |  |  |  Research Brief September 2018 HOUSING Developing Trends ■ The rising cost of homeownership has decelerated existing home sales activity to the slowest pace in more than two years. Sales declined for a fourth straight month in July and were down 1.4 percent from one year ago. ■ New home sales continue to […]

Rising Consumption Boosts Grocery Sector; Segment in Transformation to Emerging Models

  Follow us: |  |  |  Research Brief August 2018 RETAIL Developing Trends ■ Aldi to drop dollar-store look while keeping discounted prices. Over the next several years, Aldi will spend more than $3 billion remodeling 1,300 stores as it seeks to compete with more upscale brands like Safeway and Whole Foods. The expanded and redesigned stores will […]

Economy Drives Increased Spending; Housing-Related Consumption Rising

    Follow us: |  |  |  Research Brief June 2018 RETAIL Developing Trends ■ Job market gains momentum as expectations are surpassed. The U.S. recorded another month of job creation as 223,000 employees were added to payrolls in May, compared to 190,000 expected. During that period, the retail trade sector staffed 31,000 workers; also, 25,000 construction jobs […]

Booming Economy Prompting Hawkish Fed Policy; Global Financial Markets May Complicate Future Action

    Follow us: |  |  |  Research Brief June 2018 FEDERAL RESERVE Developing Trends ■ Recession indicator close to tipping point. Following the increase in the Fed funds rate, the spread between the two-year Treasury and 10-year Treasury has fallen to 34 basis points, the lowest level since prior to the Great Recession. ■ Small business optimism […]