Retailers across the board are encountering massive overages in inventory carrying this year, up more than 40% vs 2021 in many cases.

ESA Car Keys | The US auto market was down nearly 25% in March as tight inventory looms. Average transaction prices hit historic highs.

ESA Car Keys | The automotive market saw a sizable increase in loan and lease originations during 2021’s second quarter.

From automotive to consumer staples, a market is emerging with a focus on bringing relief to the overwhelmed consumer.

The US housing market had some outsized metrics in 2020 and is showing signs of cooling . This will have delayed impacts on other industries.

ESA Car Keys | The US car consumer never is “turned off.” Online car brand search continued through the dark sales months, as active dealers were then and continue to be rewarded.

ESA Car Keys | The US automotive market returns to pre-pandemic projections for volume, another positive sign along this strong recovery arc.

ESA Car Keys | In this June 22 update, ESA’s Adam Armbruster highlights the surprise winners that have emerged in light of the rapidly changing automotive landscape.

US retail sales for May shattered the record books, easily surpassing the recovery of post-9/11. The retail sector was up 17.7% for the month.