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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
FMI: Booming digitalization spurs digital printing demand; merchandise to take over photo printing Market research News Press releases 

FMI: Booming digitalization spurs digital printing demand; merchandise to take over photo printing

According to a recent market report, titled “Photo Printing and Merchandise Market: Global Industry Trend Analysis 2013 to 2017 and Forecast 2018 – 2028,” the US$ 16.9 Bn photo printing and merchandise market is expected to register a CAGR of 2.6% through the forecast period. Emergence of 3D printing technology and elevating use of smartphone applications will, however, manage to... Read More
Consumer Technology Survey reveals influence of video reviews, social media and brand ethics Market research Marketing Press releases 

Consumer Technology Survey reveals influence of video reviews, social media and brand ethics

Annual report from Matter Communications shows stark changes in content consumption that demand diversification of mediums and media relations strategies BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Data released by Matter Communications – a Brand Elevation Agency specializing in PR, social media, creative services and digital marketing – revealed considerable year-over-year shifts in how shoppers learn about consumer technology products, the skyrocketing reliance on video and the value placed... Read More
New Robinson Report covers global photo printing trends Market research News Opinion 

New Robinson Report covers global photo printing trends

With support from the imaging industry, industry researcher Doug Robinson has produced a new global photo printing report, the 2018 Total Photo Printing Report, covering silver-halide color paper and the contributions from inkjet dry labs, dye-sub, and digital (electrophotographic) presses (EP). The work totals more than 140 pages and 29 tables and is the result of numerous interviews with knowledgeable... Read More
Worldwide smartphone shipments down 6.6% year-over-year, according to IDC Market research News Press releases 

Worldwide smartphone shipments down 6.6% year-over-year, according to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 30, 2019 – Challenges within the smartphone market carried right into the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19) with shipment volumes down 6.6% year over year, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 310.8 million units in 1Q19, which marked the sixth consecutive quarter of decline.... Read More
Mother’s Day expected to deliver highest consumer spending to date Market research Press releases 

Mother’s Day expected to deliver highest consumer spending to date

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2019 – Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $25 billion this year, up from $23.1 billion in 2018, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation. A total 84 percent of U.S. adults are expected to celebrate in honor of their mothers and other women in their lives. “Mother’s Day... Read More
Digital camera shipments down 50% from two years ago, according to CIPA Market research Opinion 

Digital camera shipments down 50% from two years ago, according to CIPA

The trend for digital cameras isn’t optimistic, according to CIPA, but may not account for action cams and other innovations The  Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has published a new graph showing the number of cameras shipped in February 2019 and the numbers aren’t trending well. According to the association, sales were down from January 2019 and had substantially decreased... Read More
February retail sales increased 2.7 percent over 2018 Market research Press releases 

February retail sales increased 2.7 percent over 2018

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2019 – Retail sales were down 0.7 percent in February seasonally adjusted from January but up 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year as delays and revisions related to the government shutdown continued to make comparisons difficult, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The weaker-than-expected February retail sales numbers reflect colder... Read More
NPD predicts low single-digit growth for US CE sales Market research Press releases 

NPD predicts low single-digit growth for US CE sales

According to the forecast, wireless headphones and smart home devices will be among the top growth categories through 2021 PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (PRWEB) MARCH 26, 2019 – The NPD Group today shared insights from its latest Future of Tech report, a three-year technology industry forecast, which predicts low single-digit sales growth in the U.S. consumer technology market through 2021. Following a return to... Read More
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality headsets poised for significant growth, according to IDC Market research Press releases 

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality headsets poised for significant growth, according to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Worldwide shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets are forecast to reach 8.9 million units in 2019, up 54.1% from the prior year according to the International Data Corporation (IDC)Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker. Strong growth is expected to continue as global shipments climb to 68.6 million in 2023 with a compound annual... Read More
Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends’ study shows photography and videography industry open to change Market research Press releases 

Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends’ study shows photography and videography industry open to change

In a new study entitled, 2018 Professional Photography and Videography Study, Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends surveyed 1,855 pro photographers and videographers to further explore photo printing, video services, digital camera ownership and usage, as well as the use of the internet. WEYMOUTH, MASS. (PRWEB) MARCH 13, 2019 – In a new study entitled, 2018 Professional Photography and Videography Study, Keypoint... Read More
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