By Lee Howard and Jack Hazan
By Marc Caplan and Raymundo Armendariz
In this article we examine the current state of retail inventories and how a continued, pervasive environment of uncertainty is likely to impact the disposition of merchandise into the off-price market moving forward. We also take a look at how alternative strategies and creativity in monetizing these inventory assets can play an important role in providing the liquidity needed by many retailers and manufacturers during this unprecedented period.
By Steve Katz, Ian Fredericks (guest)
Restore Capital's President joins the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss strategies for debt placement and inventory procurement in a challenging retail environment.
By Keith Spacapan
July 14, 2020 – After a 50% drop in U.S. deliveries of light vehicles, the seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of sales (SAAR) for April had fallen to 8.6 million vehicles. Anxious to generate some cash flow, automakers offered generous incentives to encourage nervous would-be buyers to get back in the market. After all but disappearing in March, zero percent finance offers represented a record high 25.8% of all new financed purchases in the month of May according to Edmunds.com.
By Keith Spacapan
For the first time, in a very long time, the trailing twelve-month (TTM) net sales for the Hilco Parts Index (HPI) decreased from year-ago levels.
By Elbert Choi and Derek Brennan
In this article we take a look at the impact of diminished import/export volumes on the chassis segment of the intermodal industry, how providers and end-users have responded during the current crisis, and the likely path forward for industry recovery over the balance of the last two quarters of this year and into 2021.
By Karen Bubrowski, Jay Stone (guest) and Buddy Beaman (guest)
Jay Stone and Buddy Beaman from Hilco Receivables Join Karen Bubrowski to discuss the current state of the consumer accounts receivable industry in the latest Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Series podcast.
By John Satter, MAI and Adam Zimmerman, MAI
In this article, we examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the configuration of critical and other care facilities, and what that is likely to mean for hospitals and the broader health care real estate market moving forward
By Jesse Marzouk
With construction designated as an essential service across much of the country since the start of COVID-19, continued, though somewhat diminished, new construction and remodeling demand has helped to sustain U.S. lumber markets. Pricing levels have also been bolstered by downtime taken at some western Canadian sawmills as a consequence of the pandemic and a lack of source fiber due to ongoing government limitations on cutting.
By Adam Stump
In this article, we discuss the state of the craft brewing business today, where it stood at the start of 2020 and how brewers’ own experiences and actions throughout this crisis may well be the key to unlocking a profitable future for their operations as the category recovers later this year.