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AR shipments to increase more than 30 percent, according to Statista Market research Opinion 

AR shipments to increase more than 30 percent, according to Statista

Statista reports Apple’s acquisition of Akonia Holographics, a small Colorado-based company specializing in smart glass lenses, has added fuel to the rumors Apple is working on augmented reality (AR) glasses that could complement and possibly replace the iPhone in the future. Tim Cook is not the only one to see huge potential in augmented reality. While still in its... Read More
Equipment upgrades, advancing smartphone owners will drive digital interchangeable lens cameras Market research 

Equipment upgrades, advancing smartphone owners will drive digital interchangeable lens cameras

(Weymouth, MA) September 13, 2018…Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends is pleased to announce the completion of its 2018 US Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera (DILC) Market Study. This study finds opportunities among first-time buying photo enthusiasts. 72% of those looking to buy a DILC in the next year currently do not own one. The pool of potential buyers will come from smartphone-only... Read More
August retail sales increase 5 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

August retail sales increase 5 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2018 – August retail sales increased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted over July and 5 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow despite concerns about the growing trade war, 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. “Retail... Read More
Statista: iPhones interest is waning Market research Opinion 

Statista: iPhones interest is waning

Apple has scheduled an iPhone event for Sept. 12. But do consumers really care anymore? According to Statista, Apple is rumored to release three new iPhones this year, based on iPhone X design, as well as new Apple Watches. Writer Felix Richter notes, however, Apple’s new product announcements seem to be losing their luster: “While Apple’s iPhone announcements are still... Read More
Futuresource analyst optimistic about future of prints, margins Market research 

Futuresource analyst optimistic about future of prints, margins

Jeremy Wilks, senior market analyst, Futuresource Consulting, recently published an interesting perspective on the demand for prints, called Photo Prints – Part of the Physical Media Revival. In the article, Wilks notes, despite the massive increase in photos being captured per year, demand for prints has declined, due to other ways of sharing and viewing images, like screens, messaging apps,... Read More
Digital camera household penetration is at 55%, according to CTA Market research Opinion 

Digital camera household penetration is at 55%, according to CTA

A recent study from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) shows, for the first time, the three most frequently-owned tech products are screen-based devices. TVs (96%), smartphones (87%) and laptops (72%) are the three most-used devices, according to CTA’s 20th Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study. The digital camera comes in at 55 percent of household penetration, which is no surprise to... Read More
June retail sales continue ‘steady run’ with 4.2 percent increase Market research Press releases 

June retail sales continue ‘steady run’ with 4.2 percent increase

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 – June retail sales were up 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May’s strong performance and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year as economic growth continued despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “This is a healthy retail sales report and... Read More
91% of pictures uploaded to photo-sharing sites are from smartphones, ScanMyPhotos study reveals Market research Press releases 

91% of pictures uploaded to photo-sharing sites are from smartphones, ScanMyPhotos study reveals

2,500 Respondents to study reveals what is missing from photo-sharing apps and online photo-gifting services — decades-past analog photo snapshots. IRVINE, CALIF. (PRWEB) JUNE 21, 2018 `Out of sight, out of mind’ took on added relevance from the internet photography study released today by ScanMyPhotos.com on consumer photo-sharing habits. Short on time? Here is the highlight: Only 225 of 2,500... Read More
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
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