Economy

By MMH Staff · December 9, 2016
Sales soften following record billings.
By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2016
The industrial real estate firm pointed to myriad factors for better than good market conditions in 2016, which it said are likely to continue in 2017, including: low interest rates, strong consumer spending, and e-commerce activity continuing to heat up. And on top of that JLL cited how potential future infrastructure investment, coupled with continued company expansion, could serve as demand drivers for future warehouse and distribution center development, too.
By Patrick Burnson · December 5, 2016
The outlook is stable for U.S. transportation infrastructure headed into next year though the sector is not without its uncertainties, part of which stem from the new Presidential administration’s plans for infrastructure according to Fitch Ratings in its 2017 outlook report.
By MMH Staff · December 1, 2016
Following contraction in 2015, third quarter of 2016 saw shipments increase by 10% over the same period last year.
By MMH Staff · December 1, 2016
Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. headquarters staff expected to grow 40% by 2019.
By MMH Staff · November 22, 2016
56% of shoppers who complete 75% or more of their shopping online during Black Friday and Cyber Monday expect delivery in 2 days or less.
By MMH Staff · November 15, 2016
How to delight buyers, drive sales and capitalize on the high-growth online channel.
By Patrick Burnson · November 14, 2016
Global economic growth may remain stuck in low gear for several more years, though a worldwide recession is unlikely, according to the third quarter Global Risk Service report from IHS Markit.
By MMH Staff · November 10, 2016
Orders and shipments remain strong following record month.
By MMH Staff · November 10, 2016
Survey reveals half of consumers are not planning to shop Black Friday this holiday season.
By MMH Staff · November 6, 2016
Market grapples with changing consumer demographics, regulatory issues, the need for cost containment, advances in 3D printing and updating legacy lines.
By MMH Staff · November 6, 2016
Food and beverage sector expected to produce more than half the growth.
By MMH Staff · November 2, 2016
RIA reports the market set new records for the first nine months of 2016.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2016
PMI index at 51.9 in October, a 0.4 percent gain over October, and it was 1.3 percent above the 12-month average of 50.6.
By MMH Staff · October 25, 2016
Overall propensity to finance increased asuse of leases and secured loans grew and share of cash purchases declined.

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