GAFA

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GAFA

(Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) Four of the most powerful tech companies in the U.S. GAFA is a popular term in Europe. GAFAM is also common, which includes Microsoft. NATU refers to the most recent disruptive organizations: Netflix, Airbnb, Tesla and Uber. In China, BATX refers to Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Xiomi. See BUNCH and Big Five.
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El problema etico de la asignacion de recursos sanitarios, en GAFO, El derecho a la asistencia sanitaria.
Some forecasts are based on narrow views of retail segments, whereas others use broader data collected by the government under the heading of GAFO (general merchandise, apparel, furniture and other retail stores).
When gasoline prices were falling, as they did from 1997 to 1998, GAFO sales rose faster than the rest of nonauto retail.
Ira Kalish, chief economist for the Columbus, Ohio-based Retail Forward, said sales at retailers in the GAFO segment (general merchandise, apparel, furniture and other stores) would decline 1.
Shopping Center Sales" is projected to grow 3 percent, also its strongest performance since 2006, while a narrower measure, GAFO (General Apparel Furniture Other) store sales, is expected to increase by 2.
FTI Consulting's regression model defines holiday sales as November and December sales for the GAFO categories.
Wal-Mart will continue to dominate the retail landscape - it currently accounts for close to 10% of national sales in the GAFO categories.