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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
NRF/Forrester survey shows merging of physical and digital retail Market research Press releases 

NRF/Forrester survey shows merging of physical and digital retail

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2018 – Traditional and online retailing are increasingly intertwined as customers seamlessly shop across touchpoints and the industry uses both platforms to better serve them, according to the annual State of Retail Online study released today by the National Retail Federation and Forrester. “This report shows more than ever that retail is retail regardless of where a... Read More
Analysis: The potential of AR for printed photo products Market research Opinion 

Analysis: The potential of AR for printed photo products

Hans Hartman at Suite 48 Analytics wrote an interesting analysis of the opportunity for printed products with augmented reality (AR) enhancements. “Fresh from our presentation at the photokina Business Forum Imaging conference in Cologne and discussions with quite a few of the assembled photo print product providers there, we see many opportunities for leveraging AR for printed photo products,” he writes. “In... Read More
Analysis: Digital camera sales bottoming out? Market research 

Analysis: Digital camera sales bottoming out?

Felix Richter at Statisa provided an interesting chart about historical digital camera sales, featuring CIPA data. “When the first touchscreen smartphones made waves in 2007 and 2008, the camera industry was doing very well. In 2008, members of the CIPA, an association of the world’s most renowned camera makers, shipped almost 120 million digital cameras and probably didn’t worry too much... Read More
Consumers using tax refunds to pay down debt and save this year Market research News Press releases 

Consumers using tax refunds to pay down debt and save this year

WASHINGTON, February 28, 2018 – More Americans than ever plan to hold on to their tax refunds this year rather than spending the money they get from the IRS, according to the annual tax refund survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Tax return season is a time when consumers plan and prioritize financially,... Read More
Suite 48a study finds ample supply of innovative apps to jumpstart consumer AR adoption Market research News 

Suite 48a study finds ample supply of innovative apps to jumpstart consumer AR adoption

Augmented reality is poised to forever change how consumers experience the world From apps that control noise-canceling headphones to remove unwanted sound to shopping apps that show how a new couch would look in our living room, via apps that embed enticing videos on our child’s favorite storybook pages, consumer AR apps are here now. According to the just published Consumer... Read More
Big Year for the Big Game: Consumers to Spend $15.3 Billion on 2018 Super Bowl Market research Press releases 

Big Year for the Big Game: Consumers to Spend $15.3 Billion on 2018 Super Bowl

WASHINGTON, January 25, 2018 – American adults are expected to spend an average $81.17 for a total of $15.3 billion as an estimated 188.5 million people watch the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl next month, according to the annual survey released today by National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Projected viewership... Read More
Consumers want to find what they’re looking for, and say online shipping should be quick and free Market research News 

Consumers want to find what they’re looking for, and say online shipping should be quick and free

NEW YORK, January 16, 2018 – When consumers shop – in stores or online – they are usually looking for something specific and want to be able to find it easily. And when they shop online they expect to get their merchandise delivered quickly and for free. Those are among the findings released today in the latest issue of Consumer... Read More
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