It’s Not Just Amazon: Retail Woes

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

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The Softening Auto Market

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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.

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Ready for 17?

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

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Strong September for Housing Market

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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.

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

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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.

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Housing Market Continues to Slide in August

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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.

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Wasted Coverage | ESA Top 5 Minute

ESA Top 5 Minute | ESA Senior Partner Adam Armbruster carves up the “wasted coverage” objection with two simple questions. ESA Top 5 GTC Webinar, September 21, 2016.

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(Thud) There Goes 2016’s Record Auto Pace

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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.

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July Home Sales Drop, Prices Up

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

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On Core! ESA Top 5 Minute

ESA Top 5 Minute | Heading into 2017 with a growing arsenal of digital solutions, local media executives still look for answers on the most profitable use of their core digital products, both for their client base and their media companies. ESA’s Jake Winchell has a few answers.

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