Articles by tag: inflation
Finding Your Identity with Dustin Odham
In an era where screens dominate our time, finding your personal identity becomes a challenge. Our generation is shaping itself based on an increasingly virtual world, often losing touch with the inner self. In fact, a recent study suggests that we could end up spending at least ten years of our life in front of […]
Conversations from Shoptalk Europe: Retail Refined meets with Christoffer Sellin from COS
Shoptalk Europe 2023 brought the technologies and channels driving the future of retail into a clear perspective. This year’s annual event from May 9-11 in Barcelona allowed Retail Refined’s Melissa Gonzalez to sit down with key stakeholders making a difference in the market. COS (Collection of Style) is a European fashion brand doing innovative things […]
Why the Merger of the PGA Tour and LIV Golf is Great for Golf
The PGA Tour, LIV Golf, and DP World Tour have announced their merger, putting an end to the conflict that has dominated sports business news for the past 18 months. This merger is expected to bring more financial opportunities, increased accessibility for fans, and a variety of golf events. It is seen as a […]
With Interest Rates At a 15-Year High, Businesses Should Reevaluate Debt Spending Strategies
The recent interest rate hike has brought us to the highest interest rates we’ve seen in over a decade. Even though the Fed is hinting at this being the highest point for the current saga of interest rate increases, businesses should carefully consider their debt spending strategies. The Federal Reserve has approved its 10th […]
What Does NASDAQ Strength Mean for Markets?
As one of the biggest stock exchanges in the U.S., and the world, NASDAQ is a very important and global stock trade. With over 3,000 companies indexed, a lot is at stake for the economy with its performance. Ultimately, that also means the strength of it heavily relies on other markets and how inflation impacts […]
What’s Driving Energy Prices This Week?
Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia and OPEC+ oil producers announced they would cut oil output by more than one million barrels per day. Subsequently, energy prices spiked, with the current national gas average sitting at $3.65 per gallon. But oil and gas prices aren’t the only thing shifting right now…worldwide trade currency is for some […]
What Happened to Silicon Valley Bank?
By now, everyone’s heard the Silicon Valley Bank collapse story. Its repercussions are, at present, still sending shockwaves across the banking system, leaving the experts, pundits, the Fed, and everyone wondering if another pillar will drop or can the system hold together. While the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) seemingly happened overnight, were […]
The Latest CPI Report Shows Housing Costs Are Keeping Inflation From Cooling Down.
The latest CPI (Consumer Price Index) numbers are in — and while consumer price inflation saw a 0.4% drop from 6.4% in January to 6% in February, core prices increased 0.5% from the previous month. The good news? The CPI report show consumer price inflation is down from its peak in June 2022 when […]
The Inflation Train Slows Overall But Gains Renewed Month-to-Month Steam. What Does This Mean for Businesses?
Gauging the consequences and status of persisting inflation can be a slippery endeavor, as most inflation news usually carries good and bad elements. Based on the most recent inflation update, the February CPI report, inflation seems to be meagerly slowing down; consumer prices have risen 6% since last February, down from the 6.4% YoY […]
Businesses Fearing a Recession Should Use AI to Optimize Their Supply Chain
Thanks to high inflation, rising interest rates, and massive job cuts, fear of recession has become modus operandi for most businesses. Even with year-over-year inflation somewhat cooling and with the shuttering of Silicon Valley Bank, the Federal Reserve shows no signs of continuing its path of demand destruction with interest rate hikes. A bearish […]
Is Cooling Inflation Really Shaping Consumer Buying Behavior?
Inflation in the U.S. reached its highest rate in four decades at 6.6 percent in 2022, and as prices rose, consumers were naturally expected to shift gears and slow down on spending. A record-setting holiday season for retail sales assuaged some of those concerns. Couple that with the most recent CPI report, which had some […]
2022 Gas Costs More than Doubled the Average Cost in 2020. Prices Have Dropped but are Still High in 2023…Why?
Last year, eyes were popping as the price per gallon of gas passed the five-dollar mark in most places. This is more than double the average gas cost per gallon in 2020, which was $2.17 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Administration. While prices are down from that five-dollar mark now, they have […]