Posts by Peter Ripperger

Southwest Airlines vs All US airports

As Delta Variant Picks Up, Airline Foot Traffic Pulls Back?

August 12, 2021

As people start to feel the threat of the new Delta Variant, Southwest Airlines is experiencing its effect firsthand. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down airports worldwide and Southwest was no exception, seeing an 89.65% decrease in foot traffic as measured by Advan between April 2019 and April...

Groceries vs Big box stores MoM

Grocery and Big Box Stores Steady Out

July 26, 2021

While the world seemingly shut down when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, grocery stores had a steadier path than the rest of the economy. On the other hand, many big box stores like Target, Costco, and Walmart, experienced a bit more volatility with higher highs, but also lower lows. Big box stores saw...

Hotels & Casinos pre and post-pandemic comparison

As People Step out of their Homes, Hotels and Casinos Open Doors Wide

June 30, 2021

After being grounded for over a year, Americans have begun traveling again. Now, people all over the country are trading the comforts of home with the experiences of hotels, resorts, and casinos. Our research suggests that both these industries have begun to rebound nicely from the pandemic. As of...