Posts filed under “Consumer Spending”

No, Those Are Not Millions of Unsold Cars Rusting Away

This week, an e-mail landed in my inbox with the header “Unsold Cars.”

Above is just a few of the thousands upon thousands of unsold cars at Sheerness, United Kingdom. Please do see this on Google Maps….type in Sheerness, United Kingdom. Look to the west coast, below River Thames next to River Medway. Left of A249, Brielle Way.

Normally, I would have deleted the e-mail without a second thought. But several things about it warranted further notice.

The first were aerial photos of thousands of cars. Wow, this really was a lot of cars.

The second was the phrase “Timestamp: Friday, May 16th, 2014,” which suggests that these photos were brand new.

What struck me was how familiar it all looked. Maybe that was because I posted those same photos on The Big Picture blog and Business Insider in February 2009.

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Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Really, really bad calls, Web/Tech

13 Years of Apple Stores in 60 Seconds

Click for an animated graphic. Source: Retale   Click on the map to see an animation of Apple Inc. store openings and product releases over the last 13 years. We’ll wait for you. OK, that was pretty cool, right?  Continues here

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Retail, Technology

Why Citi Bike is too popular for its own good

Source: Know More

Category: Consumer Spending, Markets

What’s In a Logo?

Source: Visually

Category: Consumer Spending, Derivatives, Research

Mobile Usage Trends, Illustrated

Source: The Reformed Broker

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Technology

Global Gross Gambling Winnings = $440 Billion in 2013

Source: Economist

Category: Bad Math, Consumer Spending

Economic Indicators Dashboard

Click for an interactive graphic. Source: Russell Investments

Category: Consumer Spending, Credit, Economy, Employment, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Markets

Discounts, Luxury Sales, and the Consumer (JCP, BBY et. al.)

It has been a confusing few weeks for followers of the retail sector. A mix of disappointing earnings (See Best Buy, J.C. Penny’s and Sears) along with pockets of luxury strength plus strongly trending auto sales has created a jumble. Let’s see if we can make some sense of the entire mess. Let’s start with…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Retail

Better times for the music industry

Source: Economist

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Music

How We Spend

Giant BBRG visualization that walks you though the important retail sales data:   Click for interactive graphic slideshow. Source: Bloomberg   Nice job, Matt!

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media