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Latest Auction Records in Photography, via Artprice Market research Press releases 

Latest Auction Records in Photography, via Artprice

Auction turnover from Post-War and Contemporary Art photographs PARIS, Aug. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Although Photography currently accounts for just under 2% of the total value of the global secondary art market, the medium has become a permanent feature of the art world after a lengthy process of acceptance that dates back to the end of WWII and which has markedly accelerated... Read More
NRF: July retail sales show strong gains but cautions future growth Market research News Press releases 

NRF: July retail sales show strong gains but cautions future growth

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2019 – Retail sales were up 0.9 percent in July seasonally adjusted from June and up 5.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “July’s strong results are consistent with a confident consumer,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “Households are in good shape with spending... Read More
IDC: Worldwide smartphones shipments declined 2.3% year over year Market research Press releases 

IDC: Worldwide smartphones shipments declined 2.3% year over year

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 31, 2019 – Worldwide smartphones shipments declined 2.3% year over year in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19) for the strongest quarterly performance since 2Q18, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 333.2 million phones in 2Q19, which was up 6.5% over the previous quarter.... Read More
PPA releases findings from nationwide market research Market research Press releases 

PPA releases findings from nationwide market research

Comprehensive study sheds light on photography consumers, first of many to come ATLANTA (PRWEB) JULY 25, 2019 – The mystery of who exactly is buying photography today is being solved by Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The association is publishing significant, new data on photography consumers in an attempt to learn more about who they are and what (or why)... Read More
Blast from the Past: Visit the Photo/Image News Network archives Feature Market research Marketing News 

Blast from the Past: Visit the Photo/Image News Network archives

Through the generosity of Chris Lydle, the archives of the former Photo/Imaging News Network (P/INN) website is now archived on the Dead Pixels Society. Click here to relive the heyday of the early digital photography era, when HP was interested in photo specialty dealers, when digital cameras ruled and when cell phones were mostly used for phone calls. (Some links... Read More
NRF: ‘Impressive’ June Retail Sales Beat Forecasts, Show Consumer Remains Engaged Market research Press releases 

NRF: ‘Impressive’ June Retail Sales Beat Forecasts, Show Consumer Remains Engaged

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2019 – Retail sales were up 0.6 percent in June seasonally adjusted from May and up 2.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “These are impressive results showing that the consumer remains engaged and that consumer spending gave a boost to the economy in the... Read More
CTA: U.S. consumer tech sales to surpass $400 billion milestone in 2019 Market research News Press releases 

CTA: U.S. consumer tech sales to surpass $400 billion milestone in 2019

Arlington, VA – July 15, 2019 – The growing popularity of streaming services, artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled emerging devices and in-vehicle technology will help drive the U.S. consumer tech industry to a record-breaking $401 billion in retail revenues in 2019 – 2.2% growth year over year – according to a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® report. “Enthusiasm for AI-powered technologies is... Read More
NRF: Record spending expected for school and college supplies  Market research Press releases 

NRF: Record spending expected for school and college supplies 

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2019 – As students gear up to go back to school and college, families plan to spend more than ever on supplies ranging from pencils and backpacks to computers and dorm refrigerators, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics. “Consumers are in a strong position given the... Read More
NRF: Technology is dramatically improving consumers’ shopping experience Market research 

NRF: Technology is dramatically improving consumers’ shopping experience

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2019 – Consumers are embracing the use of retail technology to improve their shopping experience, according to the latest issue of the Consumer View report released today by the National Retail Federation. “Technology has become part of our everyday lives, and consumers are open to adopting technologies that make shopping easier,” NRF Vice President for Research Development... Read More
Volume photographers looking to move online, mobile, according to PhotoDay Market research 

Volume photographers looking to move online, mobile, according to PhotoDay

Survey Says: Online is Here to Stay, a blog post by Marissa Latshaw, CMO of PhotoDay, was a blog post covering the findings from a survey of volume sports, school and event photographers from across the country. PhotoDay surveyed 310 volume photographers who were evenly split between male and female. Nearly half were between the ages of 45 and 65.... Read More
NRF: May’s Retail Sales Show Consumer Resilience and Confidence in the Economy Market research Press releases 

NRF: May’s Retail Sales Show Consumer Resilience and Confidence in the Economy

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2019 – Retail sales rose 0.5 percent in May seasonally adjusted from April and up 3.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Today’s retail numbers, and upward revisions to prior months, reinforce the ongoing strength of the consumer and are consistent with a pick up... Read More
The gig economy brings lifestyle values back to photography Market research News Press releases 

The gig economy brings lifestyle values back to photography

Contributed by Hans Hartman, Suite 48a Analytics Consumers are busier than ever – or at least feel busier than ever. This accounts for the immense popularity of gig economy services that help us outsource tasks we can’t, or would rather not, do ourselves: cook, walk our dogs, clean our house, fix that jammed door, run errands, organize our closets, drive... Read More
Gartner: Global smartphone 1Q sales declined 2.7% Market research Press releases 

Gartner: Global smartphone 1Q sales declined 2.7%

Huawei Secured No. 2 Spot Aided by Strong Performance in China EGHAM, U.K – WEBWIRE – Wednesday, May 29, 2019 –  Global sales of smartphones to end users declined 2.7% in the first quarter of 2019, totaling 373 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. Despite its absence from the U.S., Huawei maintained its ranking as the No. 2 smartphone vendor worldwide... Read More
IDC forecasts worldwide smartphone market will face another challenging year in 2019 Market research Press releases 

IDC forecasts worldwide smartphone market will face another challenging year in 2019

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, global smartphone shipments will face another challenging year in 2019 with volumes forecast to decline 1.9% from 2018. This will mark the third consecutive year of market contraction driven by highly saturated markets in developed countries and slower churn in some developing economies. IDC expects... Read More
Father’s Day spending expected to reach all-time high of $16 billion Market research Press releases 

Father’s Day spending expected to reach all-time high of $16 billion

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2019 – Americans are expected to spend more than ever on gifts for Father’s Day this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insight & Analytics. Total spending for the holiday is estimated to reach $16 billion, up from last year’s $15.3 billion. “Fathers, husbands and sons can expect to feel the... Read More
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