A Dose of Digital Reality for Builders?


Posted To: MND NewsWire

They may be a little late to the game, but John McManus, publisher of BuilderOnLine.com , is betting home builders are about to get a dose of digital reality . McManus, reporting from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) currently underway in Las Vegas says the digital age has already transformed the purchase of goods and services; the National Retail Federation says 174 million Americans shopped both on-line and in stores between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday, and 51 million shopped only in stores. But 58 million confined their shopping to their mobile phone, PC, or laptop . Last Friday’s jobs report would have met the most cautious of analysts’ estimates for 161,000 new jobs were it not for a loss of 20,000 in the retail sector. Those figures are, in essence, a payoff for the billions…(read more)

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