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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.