Articles by James Mattone
Time is running out to get your Amazon deliveries under the Christmas tree. Here's what people are ordering last-minute.
GoPro hiring is up overall, but not in China, a country where the company will move production from as the U.S. tariffs continue to cause an impact.
Dolce & Gabbana continues to lose traction on Weibo and Twitter two weeks after major controversy in China.
Back on August 31, there were 2,976 job openings at Verizon. Today, there are 1,848, a decrease of 37.9%.
Apple, Sony, and Rockstar all had a big November at the world's largest tech retailer.
Takeda is going to acquire Shire. They'll be bringing on a workforce who isn't afraid to voice their anger with their company's management.
On November 8, Whole Foods had 2,164 individual listings. By December 2, there were only 1,516, a decrease of 29.9%.
To take advantage of BK's latest 1 cent Whopper deal, the average consumer will have to drive about 1.34 miles to get it. Here's why:
Although Gemmy Industries and Walmart-brand holiday lights rule the market, new tariffs could ruin that market, and the holidays, as we know it.
Owned by KSL Capital Partners, Village Hotels got a huge traffic bump thanks to its Black Friday deal.
Lobbying positions in NYC for Bird and Lime started becoming available for both companies as soon as July. Four months later, an e-bike bill package is in city council.
From November 22 to November 26, inventory at Carmax dropped 6.33%, and a similar negative trend is also present at other online car buying websites
Apple, Amazon, Sony and Roku all had interesting weekends during the busiest shopping season of the year.
Chico's sales slide 6.1% as the company tightens up discounts and looks to shake up its leadership.
Another D&G blunder in China is putting the luxury fashion company on thin ice in an emerging luxury market.
Here's how bad things are at Papa John's when it comes to workplace culture, business outlook, and more
Business outlook hits an all-time low while Facebook traffic slows for the struggling chain pizzeria.
Yet another canary in the coal mine: hiring at General Motors ground to a halt months before they announced layoffs.
During a record breaking holiday shopping season, loans issued by Lending Club are seeing a rise year-over-year.
As Amazon's Black Friday week is winding down, here are some of the best-selling product trends we've tracked on their website.
Today, IKEA announced that it will cut 7,500 jobs over the next few years. Leading up to the announcement, employee sentiments plummeted.
Victoria's Secret, movie theaters and Premium Outlets saw foot traffic skyrocket on Black Friday last year, as told by Facebook's "Were Here" count.
Shopify's stock slid over 11% on November 19, yet the company is still moving tens of billions of dollars this year and increased its use rbase by 20%
Job openings at Bombardier fell about 50% after the company announced thousands of looming layoffs.
Spothero lots in Manhattan are the most expensive to park in, while Long Island City has two of the cheapest garages... For now.
LIDL's acquisition of Best Market gives it a presence in a highly populated, high income metro area, which could help it catch up to its competitors.
In Paradise, California, the largest town affected by the Camp Fire 200 businesses are tracked and listed as open.
After shares tumbled towards 52-week lows, a crude oil price crash and Brexit concerns, BP looks to be weathering the storm well.
Esports continues its break into the mainstream with Esports Arena, a joint venture from three Chinese video game companies, getting floor space inside the largest retailer in America.
Job listings data showed a decrease in openings at Starbucks HQ weeks before 5% of its staff was cut.
A month after buying out Versace and hearing its creative director tout a potential increase in jobs for Italians, Michael Kors seems to not be hiring as many full-time workers in the struggling country.
Over half of all public schools tracked within the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data have at least one JUUL retailer within a one mile radius.
#Gains and #Grub defined the businesses that Facebook users visited the most in October.
Carmax and Cars.com have tens of thousands of car listings, but by design, they are two totally different websites for purchasing a used car.
With declining employee sentiment present, Krzanich will be on watch to innovate at his new post at CDK.
As HQ Trivia enters its second year of programming, internal and external issues with the app and its publisher, Intermedia Labs, show that it could be running out of time to answer the question of its relevancy.
For Lowe's, four California store closures among the 51 it announced Monday shows a further decline in its once rosy relationship with the Sunshine State.
Lime had a consistent rating around 5-stars on the App Store with over 100,000 reviews in October.
While Pinterest and Spotify cement their popularity, Tinder and Yelp fade while Wish.com continues to climb the Facebook monthly active users rank charts.
Our monthly roundup of the biggest social media gainers includes Wish.com, Bareburger, and a science research company with a penny stock.
Comparing the best-selling toys lists from 2016 and today gives some insight into the shifting focus of what toys kids want.
Outside the newly released Solo: A Star Wars Story, the Disney Halloween classic Hocus Pocus spellbound the Best Buy sales rank charts.
Dead retail chains, art schools, and Dean Foods all have CEOs with terrifying approval ratings on Glassdoor.
Taking away the "Like" button would hurt how branded accounts, especially those run by chain-restaurant companies, to interact with potential customers.
Red Hat and IBM Cloud's data trails on Slack and Stack Exchange show that IBM's recent acquisition is to up its share in the hybrid cloud market dominated by Amazon.
An alternative-data snapshot of YETI through its Facebook profile, distributor count, and job listings reveals some insight into the Austin-based cooler manufacturer.
As casual dining faces new challenges from the fast casual industry, Applebee's is leading the pack... For now.
Nine-out-of-ten of the best-selling Halloween costumes are based on Disney characters.
A change in Amtrak's operations is causing concern among employees and passengers while the company keeps chugging along with technical position hires.
Between six popular pharmacy chains and department stores, there are over 26,000 places to get a flu shot in the US. Less than 3% of them are 10 miles or more away from each other.
While overall Twitch.tv viewership is up, Fortnite's concurrent viewer count has slowly started to decline.
The Saudi Arabian government recently put a billion dollars into Lucid Motors. Here's who they are hiring and what their traction looks like.
Out of all REITs tracked by our database, Simon Property Group, CBL & Associates Properties, and Brookfield Property Retail Group are in the top-three for most Sears locations in their portfolios.
The iPhone XS and XS Max have followed our predictions from early September, but is underperforming considerably against the launch periods of older models as well as the next Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at Best Buy.
Across Macy's, Target, Kohl's, UPS, FedEx, and Amazon, hiring is picking up as they all prepare for what should be another huge holiday retail season.
Houston, Texas is nationally recognized as a culinary mecca. It's also the place with the most fast food locations from the six biggest brands in America.
As Halloween draws near, here are the most popular candies being bought on Walmart.com right now.
NBA 2K19 beat NBA Live 19 on the GameStop sales rank charts and crushed viewership on the popular streaming platform Twitch
As Sears looks to be going bankrupt, we take another look at its retail footprint that it may need to shrink further to pay off debt holders, as well as where it has already closed up shop.
Join Katya Chupryna, Thinknum's Chief Strategy Officer, Insight Data Science Program Director Donald Lee-Brown and three talented fellows on October 18 at 11 a.m. EDT.
Elon Musk's approval rating and Tesla's business outlook reaches an all-time low, but the company is still on track with hiring increases across the board.
Just Eat conquers the entire United Kingdom, listing more restaurants on its service than both a young competitor in Deliveroo and American invader Uber Eats combined.
Pfizer COO Dr. Albert Bourla will have to fill out current CEO Ian C. Read's shoes in 2019, but he will not be alone; Bourla will also inherit a workforce that's growing and confident in the company's future.
Mattress Firm's stores tend to be clumped close together; nearly half of all of its stores are within a one mile radius of each other.
Thinknum data shows that at least a third of all U.S. public schools are within one mile of a place where its students could find JUULs.
Sony's answer to Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic, the PlayStation Classic, is the best-selling Gamestop item in September.
General Electric's business outlook is at an all-time low... But shares of the company jumped on Monday and hiring is on the rise.
The most liked Facebook page of all time is... Facebook itself.
IHOP is back with a boozy viral marketing campaign in IHOPs, and it's conveniently timed at the end of a fiscal quarter.
Kenneth Frazier will remain CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. past December 2019, and employees are in high spirits about their chief executive as well as the company's future.
Live in Seamless' coverage areas? Then you can snag a free 4-piece Crispy Chicken Tenders from Burger King. If you're near the other 85% of BK's in the country, you're out of luck.
Michael Kors just acquired Versace for €1.83 billion. While fashion fans aren't all happy, the acquisition will see the Italian fashion house join a brand with a sizable global presence and growing workforce.
Papa John's could close 150-250 stores in "non-core" markets should sales continue to decline. Here's where they could be.
The overall inventory price of medical marijuana and related paraphernalia at Bluepoint Wellness in Connecticut has dropped by a few dollars over the past six months.
Before Tom Hayes steps down from Tyson at the end of the month, we look at how his employees review him on Glassdoor.
Where Tilray, the marijuana producer that's cleared for a U.S. clinical trial, is positioning itself in Canada
Tilray Inc., the first marijuana producer to go public, is trading at levels near $300 after being approved for a clinical trial in the U.S. Here's who it's hiring and where it distributes in Canada.
In honor of National Cheeseburger Day, we take a big bite out of Wendy's data to see where it focuses its store locations.
Nike's controversial ad campaign paid off in the form of an increased social media following, even if it came at the cost of a few boycotts.
Need to splurge on an expensive set of wheels? Or would take anything with four wheels, an engine, and a steering wheel? These were the top-10 most and least expensive vehicles on Cars.com right now.
Highwoods Properties, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers rank among the top real estate trust companies in terms of its portfolio size in the Carolinas.
As Hurricane Florence makes landfall, we look at hotels and grocery stores in the Carolinas that could be affected by the strong Category 2 storm.
Ten years ago, Washington Mutual Inc. — known in colloquial terms as WaMu — was crumbling. Here's what happened, as told by Glassdoor data.
Although he may not be looking to be President, DImon's approval rating among his employees shows that he has overwhelming private support as JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO.
As Ryanair pilots and crew in Germany strike, we take a look at how its employees feel about the company compared to those working for other budget airlines.
Taco Bell was recently named the best Mexican restaurant in the country by Harris Poll. Here's a look at where you can nosh down on a Cheesy Gordita Crunch or Nacho Fries.
From July 3 to September 10, Lyft saw a job listing increase of 27%, mostly due to its new venture into bike and scooter sharing.
Kylie Cosmetics will prepare to fight with Estée Lauder Companies and L'Oréal premium brands for the general beauty consumer market this holiday season.
Axel Dumas might need to take a bow during Fashion Week - not because of Hermès' latest fall fashion lineup, but due to rave reviews from his employees.
Data shows Caviar's focus on gourmet experiences and high-end clientele and Grubhub's more general sprawl within the United States.
Dollar General and Dollar Tree are growing — especially in middle class neighborhoods — while the American economy is booming.
Our latest update to the Thinknum Media Burrito Index breaks down the prices for regular burritos, as well as what people pay in each state for guacamole and queso.
As Pumpkin Spice Latte season kicks off, we look at how "third wave coffee" shops are invading Starbucks' biggest market: Manhattan.
Farfetch delivers $43,000 fur coats via an app. Here's the data behind the company that's about to IPO.
This e-commerce company sells products that average over $1,000 each. Here's what it sells and how it's seen on social media and by its own employees.
CoolSculpting, the body sculpting treatment offered at health spas and other aesthetic medical offices, burns bright for ZELTIQ Inc. and its parent company Allergan, growing from 3200 to 5700 locations in just 2 years.
Thinking of buying a used car? You might not want to do it in March nor August, according to data tracked from CarMax, the largest used-car dealer.
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA are hiring up to launch its generic version of the EpiPen.
BODYARMOR has fresh investment capital and a partner in Coca Cola. It also has Kobe Bryant and Gatorade in a state of re-brand. Can it tackle the market?
ALDI is now dominating the discount-grocery wars, beating both Whole Foods and Trader Joe's combined
ALDI already has 3x the number of stores as both Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, and plans to open 2,500 stores by the end of 2022. How does that stack up against its competitors?
As of October 3, Indra Nooyi will end her 12-year tenure as CEO of PepsiCo, Inc. Here's what employees think of her and her departure, according to data tracked via Glassdoor.
Chick-Fil-A recently announced the launch of a meal kit trial in its native state of Georgia. Here's a look at how and where they are hiring to support the new effort.
We dive into Twitch.tv data to see if gamers are watching this new contender in the scramble for most-popular battle royale game.
By looking at everything from Facebook likes to Twitter followers and store locations, we measure up America's biggest pizza chains.