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IN THE NEWS: Associated Press

The retail industry “relied on a largely unskilled entry labor force. Now, it’s leaning more toward skilled people and competing with other sectors” like technology, said economist Frank Badillo, founder and director of research at MacroSavvy. This is an excerpt from…


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IN THE NEWS: Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Kmart’s demise started more than 20 years ago as Walmart, Target and a range of retailers and, in some cases, whole new formats led by Costco and warehouse clubs stepped up rollouts of new brick-and-mortar stores nationwide,” said Frank Badillo, director…


IN THE NEWS: Associated Press

In the past decade, about one out of every seven jobs have vanished in the hardest-hit sectors like clothing and consumer electronics, says Frank Badillo, director of research at MacroSavvy LLC. Though department stores have suffered the most, smaller businesses also…


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IN THE NEWS: Philadelphia Inquirer

Frank Badillo, research director at MacroSavvy.com, which tracks socio- and macro-economic trends, said that since 2013, spending on food services has shown three straight years of growth exceeding 5 percent, benefiting Nutrisystem. This is an excerpt from The Philadelphia Inquirer. The…


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IN THE NEWS: Philadelphia Inquirer

“For several years now, CVS has been a leader in moving toward being a provider of health and wellness solutions — and moving beyond being just another drug store retailer,” said Frank Badillo, director of research at Macrosavvy.com, which tracks economic…


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IN THE NEWS: Associated Press

Frank Badillo, director of research at MacroSavvy, believes the effect will be wider: “The economic effects tend to reinforce the widening income equality and redistribution that favor ‘haves’ over ‘have nots’, professional class over the working class and urban over rural,”…


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IN THE NEWS: Women’s Wear Daily

“There are heightened expectations that things like tax reform and other initiatives are going to get done and have a positive impact on household incomes, jobs and so forth,” said economist Frank Badillo, director of research at MacroSavvy™. “If those expectations…