Stay updated with our economists’ views on macro trends shaping the U.S. and world economies and how these trends impact retailing, shoppers, and trade practices in key markets. Visit this center for:
- Retail-relevant data: We track hundreds of indicators with a special focus on household spending categories, retail channels, and related price measures.
- Forecasts of retail categories and channels: Our “top down” macro forecasts of about 30 key categories and 20 retail channels are impactful on their own as well as an input into our “bottom up” forecasts by retailer and format.
- Retail implications: Our macro approach features implications specific to retailers and suppliers operating across a range of retail channels, from Apparel to Warehouse Clubs and online.