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CaptureLife data shows growing need for mobile portrait apps Market research 

CaptureLife data shows growing need for mobile portrait apps

CaptureLife recently published the results of a consumer survey discussing the growing need for mobile-portrait apps. The company said it commissioned an independent survey of parents from across the country with children in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade, with the goal to better understand how consumers expect to purchase and interact with professional photography. Among the highlights reported: Consumers want convenience. It’s... Read More
May retail sales increased 5.6 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

May retail sales increased 5.6 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 – May retail sales increased 0.7 percent seasonally adjusted over April and 5.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year as a growing economy prompted consumers to continue to spend, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The economy is looking strong and households have a solid financial foundation on which to base... Read More
Father’s Day spending to reach near-record $15.3 billion Market research Press releases 

Father’s Day spending to reach near-record $15.3 billion

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2018 – Father’s Day spending is expected to total a near-record $15.3 billion this year, according to a study released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. A total of 77 percent of Americans will celebrate Father’s Day and spend an average of $133 per person. “We are pleased to see consumer confidence... Read More
NRF: April retail sales increased 2.8 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

NRF: April retail sales increased 2.8 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2018 – April retail sales increased 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted over March and 2.8 percent year-over-year as consumers continued to spend, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Retail sales growth remains solid and on track as households benefit from tax cuts even though they have faced unseasonable weather and... Read More
April retail jobs increase 3,700 from March and nearly 49,000 from 2017 Market research News Press releases 

April retail jobs increase 3,700 from March and nearly 49,000 from 2017

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2018 – With the economy boosted by tax reform and other factors, retail industry employment increased by 3,700 jobs seasonally adjusted in April over March and 48,900 jobs unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, U.S. businesses added 164,000 jobs, the Labor Department said. “The jobs... Read More
NRF study finds Millennial parents shop differently than those from other generations Market research Press releases 

NRF study finds Millennial parents shop differently than those from other generations

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2018 – As millennials reach their late 20s and 30s, many are reaching their next step in life: parenthood. And findings from the spring edition of the National Retail Federation’s quarterly Consumer View report released today provide insight into how these new parents shop, spend and engage with brands differently than parents in other generations. “The millennial... Read More
Mother’s Day spending to reach $23.1 billion Market research Press releases 

Mother’s Day spending to reach $23.1 billion

Second-Highest in NRF Survey History WASHINGTON, April 24, 2018 – Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a near-record $23.1 billion this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. A total 86 percent of Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day and spend an average of $180 per person. “This year’s... Read More
March retail sales increased 5 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

March retail sales increased 5 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2018 – March retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over February and 5 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “This is a healthy spending report despite market volatility, unseasonable weather and uncertain economic policies,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said.... Read More
InfoTrends publishes study on high-speed inkjet printing in commercial print markets Market research Press releases 

InfoTrends publishes study on high-speed inkjet printing in commercial print markets

InfoTrends, a division of Keypoint Intelligence, is pleased to announce the completion of its latest study entitled High Speed Inkjet Printing in Commercial Print Markets. (PRWEB) April 05, 2018  InfoTrends, a division of Keypoint Intelligence, is pleased to announce the completion of its latest study entitled High Speed Inkjet Printing in Commercial Print Markets. This study provides deep insights about... Read More
CIPA: February digital camera trends show strength in ILCs Market research 

CIPA: February digital camera trends show strength in ILCs

CIPA has published its February camera report, showing overall digital still camera shipments are down 26.6 percent, almost completely due to the on-going demise of the compact still camera. Interchangeable lens cameras shipments were down only about 5 percent and showed a big increase over the same month in 2016. For more information, check out the the CIPA website. Read More
InfoTrends: Photo organizers help consumers with growing collections Market research 

InfoTrends: Photo organizers help consumers with growing collections

Keypoint Intelligence analyst Alan Bullock, writing at the InfoTrends blog, makes the case, after attending the Association of Professional Photo Organizers (APPO) National Conference last week in Raleigh, NC, photo organizers provide a growing and in-demand service for consumers. US Consumers are amassing huge collections of personal photos. InfoTrends’ latest Personal Photo Activity Forecast estimates the collective total will approach... Read More
InfoTrends: Changing photographer types indicate future camera trends Market research Opinion 

InfoTrends: Changing photographer types indicate future camera trends

Ed Lee over at InfoTrends posted an interesting blog post about how consumers are changing how they identify themselves, in terms of photographic skill and in terms of lifestage (presence of children, etc.). Lee writes: Since the introduction of smartphones, we have seen significant shifts in the mix of photographer types among camera owners. Between 2010 and 2017, there was... Read More
U.S. dollar sales of drones increased 33 percent in 2017, says NPD Market research Press releases 

U.S. dollar sales of drones increased 33 percent in 2017, says NPD

PORT WASHINGTON, NY (PRWEB) MARCH 15, 2018According to global information provider, The NPD Group, U.S. dollar sales of drones increased 33 percent in 2017, with dollar sales of drones priced $500 and above making up 69 percent of sales revenue. Over the past year, drones priced between $500- $999 saw the most significant sales growth compared to 2016, with dollar... Read More
International Contact: Positive trends in the Norwegian Photo Market Market research 

International Contact: Positive trends in the Norwegian Photo Market

International Contact reports positive trends in the Norwegian photo market. After several years of a decreasing demand, the statistics for 2017 released by the Norwegian Consumer Electronics Trade Foundation show growth in camera sales in Norway, reports Tor Weatherstone. According to the Foundation, Norwegians also spent more money on printing their photos than in the previous years. The value of... Read More
February retail sales increase 4.4 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

February retail sales increase 4.4 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2018 – February retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over January and 4.4 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Consumers are still in the driver’s seat,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “Month-to-month comparisons don’t tell the whole story because... Read More
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