| May 2022 Earnest Research Spend Index
Earnest Research Spend Index decelerated from April, as low single digit in-store spending growth
| Amid Target’s inventory woes, inflationary pressures test markdown abilities
Amid ongoing inventory issues, including a rise in out-of-stock SKUs, Target announced it would
| February 2022 Earnest Research Spend Index
Earnest Research Spend Index (ERSI) reaccelerated from January, recovering from two months of consecutive
| Dollar General Moves Upmarket with Popshelf
Dollar General is courting a higher-income customer with its new concept Popshelf.
| Will It Work Out for Gyms?
What the post-COVID future looks like for gyms and home fitness.
| Stimulus Round 2: A Booster Shot for Retail?
We analyzed how the second round of stimulus payouts affected consumer spending.
| 2020 Retail Ranking: Black Friday and Cyber Monday
We identified First Choice Retailers during 2020's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales season.
| From Reopening to Resurgence: Part Two
We continue to monitor consumer response to spikes in COVID cases across states.
| Measuring State Reopenings: Part Two
Analysis of state economic activity by region and channel as stay-at-home orders expire.