Thematic Tailwinds and Headwinds Drive February Retail Sales 

Thematic Tailwinds and Headwinds Drive February Retail Sales 

While the February Retail Sales Report headline figure came in as expected, thematic tailwinds and headwinds paved the way for those sectors that saw stronger retail sales and poured cold water on those that continue to contract.

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Tematica’s Take on the February Jobs Report, and What It Means for the Fed and Stocks

Tematica’s Take on the February Jobs Report, and What It Means for the Fed and Stocks

The February Jobs Report showed job creation and wage growth moving in the right direction, and clears the way for the Fed to boost rates next week at its next FOMC meeting.

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HHGregg’s Connected Society Pivot to Appliances Hasn’t Paid Off, Will Shut 40% of Locations

HHGregg’s Connected Society Pivot to Appliances Hasn’t Paid Off, Will Shut 40% of Locations

Most tend to focus on the Connected Society headwind that is rippling through brick & mortar retail apparel companies like Macy’s and Kohl’s, but there are other retailers that are being hit. Consumer electronics retailers, like Best Buy and HHGregg, have seen their business raked over the Amazon coals and pivoted to appliances, an already […]

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Target new ‘Connected Living’ in-store pilot program signals the Connected Home nears the tipping point

Target new ‘Connected Living’ in-store pilot program signals the Connected Home nears the tipping point

While some may chalk it up to trying to lure consumer electronic consumers from Best Buy,  hhgregg and Apple Stores, Target’s Connected Home initiative points to these connected devices nearing the main stream tipping point. We’d still prefer to order these devices from Amazon and skip the Target experience all together, but that’s just us […]

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