It’s Not Just Amazon: Retail Woes

Amazon

Amazon is only part of the problem for retailers today, as they struggle with new consumer habits.

Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar

The Softening Auto Market

ESA-AD-USSales1703

ESA Car Keys | The March US automotive market came in short of expectations, finishing 2017’s Q1 at -1.4%. The market’s SAAR is pacing at its lowest level since October 2014 (16.5M units). On the plus side, vehicle incentives are down.

Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar

Ready for 17?

2017-growth

Address even a handful of these 17 game-changers for ’17, and your competitive advantage will accelerate in 2017. So will your income.

Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar

The Grateful Thread, 2016

tgcard2016-pin

We are grateful for all of our clients, friends, family. Happy Thanksgiving from ESA to you and your family. The Grateful Thread, 2016.

Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar

Strong September for Housing Market

US Housing Market Up in September

ESA Great Graphs | First-time homebuyers fueled a brief housing rebound, as home sales perked-up in September. Prices appreciated year-over-year for the 55th straight month.

Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar

Three Trends Through Three Quarters: The I’s Have It

esa-ad-ussales1609-esa

ESA Car Keys | Through three quarters of 2016, three obvious trends in your local auto market: Imports, incentives, and imbalance. SAAR for September: 17.65M units.

Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar

Housing Market Continues to Slide in August

US Existing Home Sales | August 2016

ESA Great Graphs | Housing market slides again in August, this time with alarmingly low inventory available to meet demand. Median prices continued their 54-month trend of increases.

Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar

Welcome to 2017. Right Now.

esa-top5-gtc-startnow

ESA Top 5 Minute | Why is NOW the time to prospect? Lynne Edwards of ESA lays out the rationale. You might want to read this. Right now.

Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar

(Thud) There Goes 2016’s Record Auto Pace

esa-ad-ussales1608-esa

ESA Car Keys | That loud thud you heard was August’s US auto market falling far short of expectations and 2016’s record sales pace. The SAAR for August finished at 16.91M units.

Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar

July Home Sales Drop, Prices Up

July2016-EHS

ESA Great Graphs | With housing inventory hovering near historic lows, US existing home sales declined in July, while pricing surged again.

Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar