Even in the face of inventory shortages and hurricane hangover, the housing market is showing strong signs in Q4, on the back of a strong jobs market.
From CNBC | Solar energy installations are growing faster than many projected, soaring 50% worldwide, powered by the U.S. and China.
Great Graphs | Despite Amazon’s moves to prevent people gaming its review system, there’s been a massive up-tick in the number of fraudulent reviews on the site, according to a recent study
FurnitureToday | Retailers need to make the better sleep connection when consumers are shopping for a mattress.
Amazon is only part of the problem for retailers today, as they struggle with new consumer habits.
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.
Address even a handful of these 17 game-changers for ’17, and your competitive advantage will accelerate in 2017. So will your income.
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.
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.
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.