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YoY % Change in Foot Traffic

Clothing and Accessories Down, Home Improvements Up: Foot traffic indices paint picture of vast differences between sectors in the US

September 22, 2020

What does a COVID recovery look like for businesses? 6 months after the initial lock-down we know that, in the US, the journey has been remarkably different for different types of businesses.

Our foot traffic indices capture trends that show just how varied the path has been. We looked at the...

Foot Traffic at Car Dealerships

Bifurcation in Auto Industry as Detroit 3 Bounce Back Faster than Rivals

September 15, 2020
Recovery in Foot Traffic Levels at Car Dealerships Most Pronounced in Red States

Like many other sectors, the US car industry saw a sharp downturn in business when lock-down orders and business closures were at their peak in late March and April. Combined sales in April 2020 for the Big 3 US...
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TravelCenters of America a Bright Spot for Commercial Real Estate Sector

September 9, 2020
Foot Traffic to Truck Stops Rebounds Post Lock-down

A recent article on Wall Street Journal by Peter Grant took an insightful look at how truck stops in the US have been boosted this year, in part due to the increase in demand for e-commerce and delivery.

Travel Centers of America (NASDAQ:...

RVs in US - Traffic and Percentage Change YoY

Domestic Recreational Vehicle Rentals Compensating for Drop in Overseas Visitors

July 15, 2020

The RV market in the US looks like it may have found a new client base during the pandemic. As reported by the New York Times, companies like Cruise America, the largest RV rental company in the US, typically count on overseas visitors for about 40% of their bookings. The majority of these...

Consumer Discretionaries traffic

Rebound at Consumer Discretionary Businesses Reinforces Differences Between States

July 1, 2020

In this third blog post of our summer series, we review two different measures of economic activity that can help paint an overall picture of consumer trends.

Measuring foot traffic at consumer discretionary businesses helps us understand the extent to which people are back to shopping for...

Advan Miles Driven

Miles Driven and Trucks Miles Driven: macro indicators

November 13, 2019

One of the interesting things you can do with access to anonymized, large scale and accurate cellphone location data, is to measure traffic patterns. Consistent with the Big Data theme, we decided to compute this across the whole US, to measure Total Miles Driven.

Total Miles Driven is estimated...

Telsa production vs car lot traffic

Research: Telsa Car Production Forecasting

April 2, 2019

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