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October 26, 2020 / Business

Worldwide digital games market: September 2020

From SuperData
Digital games earned $10.7B in September 2020, up 14% year-over-year. Games earned more across all platform types than during the same period in 2019. Mobile revenue was up 9%, PC rose by 8% and console earnings increased 40% as major fall titles began to hit the market.
October 26, 2020 / Real Estate

Mortgage Credit Risk Attributes During the Pandemic for Conventional Conforming Purchase Loans

From CoreLogic
Loan application volume, mortgage rates, and lenders underwriting standards have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, the mortgage interest rate is at a record low and purchase loan application trend highlights strong demand for home buying. Lenders may have changed their underwriting standards in response to these trends and economic uncertainty.
October 26, 2020 / Economy

Emerging Trend? Londoners Move to Independent Shopping

From Huq
Londoners are shying from big brand retailers in favour of shopping at independent outlets, with independent and single-site retailers consistently outpacing chains throughout the autumn.
October 23, 2020 / Culture

COVID’s Urban Exodus

From Earnest Research
The COVID-19 pandemic has done more than change consumer habits; it has resulted in a mass migration out of urban centers across the country. Using our Foot Traffic data, we analyzed migration patterns in and out of cities before and during the pandemic to understand just how this exodus occurred.
October 23, 2020 / Business

2020 Prime Day’s Offline Impact

From Placer
Prime Day is a pinnacle for online shopping, yet in recent years the offline impact has been significant and growing. Brands like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy have aligned deals to take advantage of the excitement surrounding Prime Day to drive offline and online visits. Even Amazon entities like Whole Foods have gotten into the mix, utilizing the buzz and cross-channel deals to drive interest in stores.
October 23, 2020 / Business

Uber vs. Lyft: Who’s tops in the battle of U.S. rideshare companies

From Second Measure
When U.S. cities and states faced shelter-in-place orders to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Americans’ reduced mobility resulted in plummeting sales at rideshare companies. As rideshare is continuing to bounce back, in September, Uber and Lyft sales were both down 67 percent year-over-year.
October 23, 2020 / Economy

Economic Recovery Continues to Slow Among Most Major Markets

From RealPage
Employment losses remain steep in most major markets, and economic recovery has slowed, paused, or in some cases, reversed, in some of the nation’s top metropolitan areas. Increasing COVID-19 infection rates and the resulting re-imposition of restrictions on businesses and residents has slowed economic recovery across the U.S.
October 23, 2020 / Culture

What Work From Home Statistics Say About the Future of Work

From Indeed
The world of work is always changing, but 2020 has brought unimaginable shifts in where and how many of us do our jobs. Although only 8% of employees worked remotely full-time prior to COVID-19, this number quadrupled to 35% by May 2020. So what have we learned from this massive experiment in working from home and how can these remote work insights shape the future of work?
October 23, 2020 / Business

Walmart's Flipkart outperforms Amazon this Diwali shopping season in India

From Apptopia
Amazon and Walmart are big rivals in the US but they are also big rivals in India where Walmart owns Flipkart and Myntra. Prime Day took place around the globe last week except for in India where major shopping happens around the holiday of Diwali. People don't just buy things specifically for the holiday though (clothes/home decor), but for everything such as computers, mobile phones, cars, bikes and more.
October 23, 2020 / Economy

Breaking Down September’s Retail Sales Surge

From Consumer Edge Research
Consumer Edge credit card data has been very effective in predicting Macro-level economic growth trends. For the unadjusted Retail sales number that the Census Bureau reports every month, government data accelerated +730 bps and CE data caught this acceleration with data delivered well in advance of the report. Pent-up demand may be a key driver of this acceleration, as the September growth rate was higher than even any 2019 monthly growth rates.
October 23, 2020 / Real Estate

US Retail, Office Prices Drop as Apartment, Industrial Gain

From Real Capital Analytics
The annual rate of U.S. commercial real estate price growth came in at 1.4% in September, as continued gains in apartment and industrial sector prices balanced out declines in retail and office prices, the latest RCA CPPI: US summary report shows. The US National All-Property Index gained 0.2% in September from August.
October 23, 2020 / Economy, Real Estate

77 Percent of Metros Post Double-Digit Annual Home Price Gains in Q3 2020

From Attom Data Solutions
ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released its third-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that profits for home sellers nationwide continue to hit high points despite the economic distress caused by the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic.
October 22, 2020 / Business

5G Claims Gone Wrong: The Dangers of Bad Data

From Ookla
5G is in the news as competing operators roll out deployments in a race to have the fastest service in the most places. At Ookla®, we’ve observed astonishing 5G speeds that live up to the hype. But 5G headlines can be confusing for consumers who are trying to sift through conflicting claims that are often based on limited (if not deeply flawed) data.
October 22, 2020 / Economy

The Shape of Recovery

From LinkUp
In recent weeks, the term “K-shaped recovery” has been popping up with increased frequency; used by political figures, economists and media personalities alike. Investopedia, in short, defines a K-shaped recovery as when “different parts of the economy recover at different rates, times, or magnitudes.”
October 22, 2020 / Business

Ikea Falls in Favor Among Manhattanites During COVID

From Advan
In a previous blog post we talked about how the home improvement sector has been one of the bright spots in the pandemic. Year-over-year foot traffic to building material retailers was up 26% in September.Given this trend, we wanted to look in more detail at one of the most popular companies in the home improvement sector - Ikea.
October 22, 2020 / Real Estate, Economy

Single-Family Rent Growth Strengthened for Second Consecutive Month in August

From CoreLogic
U.S. single-family rent growth strengthened in August, increasing 2.1% year over year, a bit higher than the 1.7% rate reported for July 2020, but a slowdown from the 2.9% rate recorded for August 2019, according to the CoreLogic Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI). The index measures rent changes among single-family rental homes, including condominiums, using a repeat-rent analysis to measure the same rental properties over time.
October 22, 2020 / Culture

Gap in Digital Ad Spending Narrows for Trump, Biden, as Election Approaches

From Pathmatics
The Trump campaign outspent Biden nearly two-fold from July through September. But, throughout September and October, we've seen the two campaigns battle public attention, starting with a series of back-to-back, YouTube takeovers, followed by a reported uptick in television ads from the Biden campaign.
October 22, 2020 / Economy

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending October 17, 2020

From Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 17, 2020. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 518,763 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.2 percent compared with the same week last year.
October 22, 2020 / Culture

American Dream & Workout Anytime

From Placer
In this Placer Bytes, we dive into the initial data from the reopening of the American Dream mall and a fitness player’s unique positioning. With many assuming the American Dream was going to be a flop, there are signs from the mall’s reopening that could be strong.
October 22, 2020 / Business

Pubs Resilient Amid Challenge to Foodservice Industry

From Huq
Visits to pubs across the UK has held relatively steady as tighter restrictions come into force in many regions and new local lockdowns create precipitate another sharp decline in Foodservice industry trade. The Huq Index for Restaurants and Pubs shows footfall across the sector fall by an average of 29pts in the last 30 days.