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May
27
2020
Millennials 'killed' these products, but COVID-19 brought them back

AdAge

May
26
2020
16%

of U.S. households have started or completed home improvement projects as a result of the coronavirus breakout.

May
26
2020
As retails stores stay shuttered, quarantined Americans turn TVs to QVC and HSN

NPR

May
21
2020
Existing-home sales slide to lowest level since 2010

MarketWatch

May
20
2020
Lowe’s is narrowing the gap between its chief rival Home Depot. Expect its surge to continue.

Forbes

May
19
2020
Walmart hires almost a quarter-million workers as sales soar

NPR

May
19
2020
Home Depot sales rise 7% but higher coronavirus-related costs drag down earnings

CNBC

May
15
2020
It's not just Amazon: Why the pandemic will make Aldi and Dollar General more dominant

CNN

May
13
2020
58%

of U.S. consumers agree that they plan to cut back on household expenditures for the next six months due to the pandemic.

May
12
2020
Consumer prices had their biggest drop ever. Is that a good thing?

USA Today

May
7
2020
Government orders alone didn’t close the economy. They probably can’t reopen It.

The New York Times.

May
7
2020
How Deere, Caterpillar kept plants running during the coronavirus outbreak

Reuters

May
4
2020
U.S. factory orders post record drop; orders, inventories shrinking

Reuters

May
1
2020
Coronavirus could make the iconic department store a relic of the past

NBC News

May
4
2020

Two-thirds of U.S. full-time workers have had to work from home due to social distancing orders - and one-half are finding it somewhat difficult to be productive.

Apr
28
2020
Consumer confidence plunges in April as millions lose jobs

CNBC

Apr
23
2020
19 ways Coronavirus has changed what Americans buy

msn money

Apr
21
2020
March home sales drop 8.5% as sellers take properties off the market – and the coming months look worse

CNBC

Apr
20
2020
75%

of U.S. consumers are expressing concern that the economy will be impacted long after the pandemic is over.

Apr
15
2020
This is the end of the office as we know it

Vox

Apr
13
2020
Our offices will never be the same after COVID-19. Here's what they could look like

FastCompany

Apr
15
2020
Retail spending just fell off a cliff

NPR

Apr
13
2020
Amazon hired 100,000 people last month. Now it’s hiring another 75,000

Forbes

Mar
8
2020
After panic buying subsides, will coronavirus make lasting changes to consumer psychology?

Forbes

Mar
11
2020
EU plans 'right to repair' rules for phones and tablets

The Guardian

Feb
27
2020
Walmart is quietly working on an Amazon Prime competitor called Walmart+

Vox

Feb
5
2020
Macy's closing 125 stores signals 'more pain' for retailers

ABC News

Jan
27
2020
Instagram is changing the way people buy things

CNN Business

Jan
9
2020
America has turned its back on big department stores

CNN Business

Jan
9
2020
18%

of recent movers purchased a showerhead, while 13% bought in a new faucet and 9% a new toilet (Source: KeyStat Connect℠ ).

Jan
2
2020
Competition for housing is so high, the spring market is starting now

CNBC

Dec
5
2019
Thousands of retail stores are closing — so how is Dollar General opening almost 20 stores a week?

NBC News

Dec
3
2019
30 Under 30 2020 Retail & E-Commerce

Forbes

Nov
19
2019
Walmart, Target winning as Kohl's, Macy's stumble

Fox Business

Nov
3
2019
People are staying in their homes longer—a big reason for slower sales

Wall Street Journal

Oct
31
2019
J.C. Penney plots a comeback: Less clutter, more yoga classes

Wall Street Journal

Oct
29
2019
21%

of new first-time home owners plan a kitchen remodeling or redecorating project in the next 12 months, vs. only 13% of recent movers who are not first-time home owners (Source: KeyStat Connect℠ )

Oct
26
2019
Home renovation spending slated to fall despite HGTV craze

Fox Business

Oct
9
2019
Target is helping to revive the Toys 'R' Us brand online

CNN Business

Sep
30
2019
What the retail apocalypse means for the American economy

CNN Business

Sep
12
2019
1/4%

of Gen X remodelers find inspiration in HGTV and other home shows, while 1/3 of WWII generation remodelers visit stores or showrooms (Source: KeyStat Connect℠ )

Sep
8
2019
The CEO of Ace Hardware explains how his company, which boasts more stores than Home Depot and Lowe's combined, is going all in on the 'do it for me' market

Business Insider

Aug
9
2019
Rates are low, and mortgages are cheap. So why aren't Americans buying more homes?

CNN

Aug
2
2019
Bed Bath and Beyond is trying to save itself from extinction

CNBC

Aug
2
2019
Lowe's lays off thousands of store employees amid pressure to boost profits

USA TODAY

Jul
12
2019
Cities to see more job growth in coming decades, rural areas not so much, study says

NBC News

Jul
9
2019
The Amazon-Kohl's partnership makes sense as online shoppers want fast, in-store returns

Forbes

Jun
28
2019
59%

of Millennial households report having an Amazon Prime membership, compared to just over two in five Baby Boomer households. (Source: KeyStat Connect℠ )

Jun
26
2019
New York proves Amazon Go works, and an even bigger rollout is only a matter of time

Forbes

Jun
12
2019
What the 2020 U.S. Census will tell us about a changing America

Yahoo! Finance

May
28
2019
10 takeaways from the 2019 World Retail Congress

Forbes

May
23
2019
3x%

Almost three times as many first-time homeowners who moved into an existing house made a purchase at Home Depot in the past 12 months vs. those who moved into a newly constructed home (36% vs. 13%, respectively).

Apr
25
2019
60+ companies led by Lowe's unite to launch 'Generation T,' a movement to fill skilled trades gap that is expected to reach 3 million job vacancies by 2028

Yahoo! Finance

Apr
23
2019
Kohl's to accept Amazon returns in all of its stores across the country, starting in July

NBC News

Apr
1
2019
Why Instagram, Home Depot and Pinterest think photos are the next big thing in retail

Forbes

Mar
14
2019
The new rental economy: 5 startups that, like Ikea and Rent The Runway, are pushing into new categories

Forbes

Feb
27
2019
Robots may soon make your FedEx delivery from Walmart, Target and Pizza Hut

USA TODAY

Feb
12
2019
1/3%

(33%) of consumers who recently completed a home improvement project visited stores or showrooms for inspiration, while 23% watched HGTV or similar shows.

Feb
6
2019
JCPenney is ditching appliances and most furniture from its stores

CNN

Jan
22
2019
U.S. government shutdown leaves data vacuum in its wake

Reuters

Jan
17
2019
BOPIS, retail’s latest acronym, makes the case for delayed gratification

Adweek

Jan
16
2019
Home Depot is rehabbing the shopper experience. Can other retailers do the same?

Forbes

Jan
9
2019
32%

of U.S. homeowners completed a home improvement project in the past three months (Source: KeyStat Connect℠ )

Jan
8
2019
Walmart and other winners if Sears liquidates

Barron's

Jan
7
2019
CES 2019: Smart doorbells ring in changes in Las Vegas

BBC News

Dec
19
2018
Malls aren't dead yet: From food to city services, they're making themselves worth a visit

USA TODAY

Dec
11
2018
The top Christmas decorations across the U.S., according to Home Depot

Forbes

Dec
3
2018
The future of Ikea: Small stores in big cities

CNN Business

Nov
27
2018
Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales hit another high, but it's not time to celebrate yet

Forbes

Nov
20
2018
Lowe's to get rid of Mexico stores in further restructuring

Reuters

Nov
15
2018
Walmart shoppers flock there for toys, groceries, boosting sales heading into holidays

USA TODAY

Nov
6
2018
Lowe's is closing 47 stores in the US and Canada

CNN

Nov
5
2018
Amazon just upped the ante in the race for free holiday shipping

The Washington Post

Oct
24
2018
Sales of new homes slump to nearly a 2-year low

msn.com

Oct
16
2018
Walmart pairs with Advance Auto Parts to create online specialty auto parts store

CNBC

Oct
11
2018
Sears's demise has Best Buy, JC Penney licking their chops

Bloomberg

Oct
6
2018
How Casper drove Mattress Firm into bankruptcy

CNN Business

Oct
3
2018
I spent 53 minutes in Amazon Go and saw the future of retail

CNN Business

Oct
1
2018
10 examples of amazing customer service departments for customer service week

Forbes

Sep
24
2018
Telecommuting now tops public transit for getting to work

CBS News

Sep
17
2018
Companies like IKEA and Accenture are following in Google's footsteps to stay ahead of the curve

Business Insider

Aug
28
2018
RVs and recliners are back thanks to millennials

Yahoo! Finance

Aug
22
2018
Walmart and Target showcase retail's 'renaissance'

Bloomberg

Aug
20
2018
Gen Z Is set to outnumber Millennials within a year

Bloomberg

Aug
7
2018
There's a fierce battle over your bed: Industry goes to the mattresses

USA TODAY

Aug
6
2018
Walmart, Nordstrom and others look to YouTube stars to woo millennials and Gen Z

USA TODAY

Jul
30
2018
Why Ikea succeeds around the world while other retailers falter

Forbes

Jul
26
2018
Walmart makes a bigger bet on its baby business following Babies R Us' demise

CNBC

Jul
1
2018
Online mattress companies defy age of online shopping by opening brick-and-mortar stores in Denver and across country

The Denver Post

Jun
28
2018
Walmart offers a 3D tour to get shoppers to look, click and buy

USA TODAY

Jun
27
2018
Home Depot joins Walmart, others in installing lockers in stores for online orders

USA TODAY

Jun
11
2018
Home Depot sets $1.2 billion supply-chain overhaul

Wall Street Journal

Jun
7
2018
Target makes a big leap in the delivery wars against Amazon, Walmart

CNBC

Jun
5
2018
Homebuilder woes are more good news for Home Depot and Lowe's

Bloomberg

May
17
2018
U.S. births dip to 30-year low; fertility rate sinks further below replacement level

NPR

Apr
18
2018
Long kept secret, Amazon says number of Prime customers topped 100 million

NPR

Apr
16
2018
Walmart gives its website a makeover in latest e-commerce push

Reuters

Apr
5
2018
Why big-box retailers Target and Kohl's are going small

Forbes

Mar
19
2018
Retailers are hiring more people. One reason: Home renovations.

The Washington Post

Mar
19
2018
In push for convenience, Walmart wants to help shoppers assemble furniture, mount TVs

NPR

Mar
15
2018
Amazon didn't kill Toys 'R' Us. Here's what did

CNN

Mar
8
2018
Millennials and social media are completely changing how people shop for their homes

Yahoo! Finance

Feb
28
2018
Meet the new Walmart customer: Higher-end and digital-savvy

CNN Money

Feb
28
2018
Lowe's deepens its partnership with Sherwin-Williams in the paint aisle

USA TODAY

Feb
7
2018
Walmart makes push to sell online goods at $10 and up to capture elusive e-commerce profit

Reuters

Feb
1
2018
Tesla to set up mini solar stores inside Home Depot

CNBC

Jan
30
2018
Walmart's new tool in its fight with Amazon: Inventory data

Fortune

Jan
23
2018
Get your stuff and go: Amazon opens store with no cashiers

Associated Press

Jan
18
2018
Top shopping trends of 2018: Retail experts share what to watch for next year

Forbes

Jan
5
2018
Here's where the jobs are – in one chart

CNBC

Jan
4
2018
Macy's announces 5,000 job cuts, 7 new store closures

USA TODAY

Jul
18
2016
62%

of those who recently moved into a newly constructed home are likely to buy area rugs in the next 12 months, and 59% are in need of a new vacuum cleaner.

Jul
18
2016
1%

While only 1% of homeowners overall bought solar panels in the last 12 months, 7% of those moving into a newly constructed home did so.

Apr
29
2016
3 in 10%

Americans visited Macy’s (30%) or JCPenney (31%) during the last 12 months, while 26% shopped at Sears.

Mar
17
2016
1/2%

Older Americans have the travel bug – 47% among the WWII generation took a vacation out of state in the last 12 months, and 23% traveled out of the country.

Feb
22
2016
36%

Amazon is by far Americans’ most favorite place to shop, with 36% selecting it as their top choice, outperforming number two Walmart by a factor of 2.8 (13% say Walmart is their favorite place to shop)

Nov
25
2015
42%

of those living in the West of the U.S. agree the economy is better than last year, the highest rate in the country – agreement ranges from 35% to 37% for the other regions in the country.

Nov
13
2015
1/2%

(48%) of home owners did some sort of renovation or remodeling project on their home in the last 3 months.

Nov
13
2015
43%

of U.S. consumers report using a smartphone to search for information when shopping in the last three months, up from 36% just six months ago.

Mar
27
2015
16%

of U.S. households belonging to the WWII generation took a vacation outside of the United States in 2014.

Feb
2
2015
1/3%

of Millennials moved during 2014, compared to only 19% of Gen Xers, 9% of Baby Boomers and 5% of the WWII generation.

Sep
2
2014
10%

of Millennials had a baby or adopted a child in past 12 months, whereas 4% of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers had a child move out.

Sep
4
2014
16%

of Millennials say Target is their favorite store to shop, compared to only 3% among the WWII generation.

May
28
2014
31%

of furniture consumers say online research is most helpful among various resources

May
1
2014
24%

of WWII generation Americans made a purchase at Ace Hardware in 2013 compared to 7% of Millennials and 11% of Gen Xers

Apr
19
2014

Online furniture purchases in 2013: How IKEA measures up

Apr
15
2014
7/10%

of Millennials used their smartphone or tablet to search for info while in a store (72%) in 4Q13 compared to 59% of Americans overall

Apr
17
2014
16%

Tablet purchases increased in 2013 over the previous year

Apr
13
2014
21%

of new movers purchased a full-size vacuum in 2013

Apr
13
2014
52%

of Baby Boomers have purchased something from Amazon in the past 12 months

Apr
12
2014

Home improvement stores Americans purchased at in 2013

Apr
12
2014
16%

of binoculars purchased on Amazon.com are used for bird watching

Apr
9
2014
2 to 1%

Millennials are twice as likely to have purchased a vacuum in 4Q13 compared to Baby Boomers

Apr
9
2014
9%

of new movers purchase a new refrigerator when they move

Apr
8
2014
2/3%

of new movers have purchased home décor products in 4Q13 compared to 43% of Americans overall

Apr
6
2014
6%

increase in incidence in large home appliance purchases from 2012 to 2013

Apr
5
2014
2x%

New movers are nearly twice as likely (18% compared to 9%) to have purchased a new mattress in 4Q13 as the general population overall

May
8
2014

Who used a smartphone to search for info when shopping in 1Q14?

Apr
1
2014
30%

of golf rangefinder purchases are made online compared to 21% of hunting rangefinder purchases