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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
Holiday retail sales increased 5.5 percent in 2017, exceeding NRF forecast and showing strongest gain since Great Recession Market research Press releases 

Holiday retail sales increased 5.5 percent in 2017, exceeding NRF forecast and showing strongest gain since Great Recession

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2018 – Holiday sales during November and December increased 5.5 percent over the same period in 2016 to $691.9 billion as growing wages, stronger employment and higher confidence led consumers to spend more than had been expected, the National Retail Federation said today. The number, which excludes restaurants, automobile dealers and gasoline stations, includes $138.4 billion in... Read More
New study reveals socially conscious brands have an edge with consumers Market research 

New study reveals socially conscious brands have an edge with consumers

Sprout Social’s “Championing Change in the Age of Social Media” report finds two-thirds of consumers say it’s important for brands to take public stands on social and political issues CHICAGO (PRWEB) JANUARY 09, 2018 – In today’s politically divisive culture, social media has given rise to the expectation that brands will weigh in on current events and share their values... Read More
2018 tech industry revenue to reach record $351 billion, says CTA Events Market research Press releases 

2018 tech industry revenue to reach record $351 billion, says CTA

Annual report now includes streaming services, projected to contribute $19.5 billion in revenue January 07, 2018 07:45 PM Eastern Standard Time – LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Excitement about emerging technologies and the resilience of historically leading categories will drive the U.S. consumer technology industry to a record-breaking $351 billion in retail revenues ($266 billion wholesale) in 2018 – 3.9 percent higher than 2017,... Read More
Retail Imports End 2017 with 7 percent growth as industry sales continue to increase Market research Press releases 

Retail Imports End 2017 with 7 percent growth as industry sales continue to increase

WASHINGTON, January 8, 2017 – Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports grew 7 percent during 2017 over 2016 as retail sales continued to increase  and the industry wrapped up the year with a strong holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Retail had a strong... Read More
Taiwan sees almost 10 percent drop in smartphone sales in 2017 Market research 

Taiwan sees almost 10 percent drop in smartphone sales in 2017

Smartphone sales dropped 9% in 2017, according to DigiTimes. About 7-7.5 million smartphones were sold in Taiwan in 2017, slipping nearly one million units, according to an industry estimate, but the value of those units increased as buyers embraced more expensive models. “Nevertheless, sales value of smartphones sold in Taiwan in 2017 is believed to have stayed flat as compared... Read More
Computational Photography Market to See Incredible Growth During 2017 – 2025 Market research Press releases 

Computational Photography Market to See Incredible Growth During 2017 – 2025

Persistence Market Research has announced the addition of the “Computational Photography Market: Global Industry Trend Analysis 2012 to 2017 and Forecast 2017 – 2025″ report to their offering. New York, NY — (SBWIRE) — 12/27/2017 — Increasing disposable incomes combined with rapid advancements in technology, leading to incredible achievements is the foremost reason for rising market for computational photography. The... Read More
CIPA stats show big gains in mirrorless cameras Market research 

CIPA stats show big gains in mirrorless cameras

The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has released statistics for October 2017, showing year-on-year total camera shipments down a 13%. There was a year-over-year 11% increase in the digital camera market from January to October. Compared to October 2016, 22% fewer DSLRs were shipped globally. There was a 12% rise in mirrorless cameras; this is especially impressive considering the... Read More
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