The Cost of Thanksgiving 2021
Americans, just nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic last year, were cautious about large Thanksgiving gatherings to prevent virus spread among loved ones.
Inflation — Is It Back?
The combination of higher costs for ingredients and components, labor shortages, and a 25% increase in transport costs have pushed costs higher.
U.S. Consumers Plan an Easter Spending Spree
Consumers are making big plans to celebrate the popular springtime holiday this year, it is estimated that a record amount totaling $21.6 billion will be spent on Easter-related items this year.
The Amazon “Effect” on…Everything
Amazon dominates the e-commerce sector through sales of its own products, in addition to commissions and fees from its marketplace sellers.
The Retail Evolution
While sensationalized headlines of a retail apocalypse continues to attract media attention, the truth is much more nuanced.
From Big-Box Retail to Opportunities in Adaptive Reuse
Brick-and-mortar stores will likely remain relevant far into the future, but a strong case can be made that we will need fewer of them. Which raises the question: What will become of all the empty space, especially shuttered big-box stores?