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Hartman: The most impactful potential improvement to photo print products is… Market research 

Hartman: The most impactful potential improvement to photo print products is…

Researcher and Visual 1st conference co-chair Hans Hartman published findings from his recent  2020 Photo Print Product Survey showing consumers are more activated to print by speed than any other factor, including discovery and seeing printed samples. The 2020 Photo Print Product Survey surveyed respondents whose households had ordered photo print products in the last 12 months (“would they order more photo print... Read More
NRF: January retail sales grew 2.7 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

NRF: January retail sales grew 2.7 percent over last year

Retail sales in January increased 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted over December and were up 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The strength of consumer spending continues to be the anchor of the current economic expansion,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “January’s retail sales results reflect a... Read More
Confident consumers, broader buying lead to record Valentine’s Day spending plans Market research Press releases 

Confident consumers, broader buying lead to record Valentine’s Day spending plans

Coming off a strong holiday season, Americans are expected to set another record for Valentine’s Day spending this year as they continue to widen the range of those they’re buying for, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Valentine’s Day is a sentimental tradition, but gift-giving can be driven by... Read More
Apple takes top Q4 spot but Samsung rules 2019 in worldwide smartphone market: IDC Market research News 

Apple takes top Q4 spot but Samsung rules 2019 in worldwide smartphone market: IDC

Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 1.1% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2019 (4Q19), according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. While the past several years have delivered flat growth, 2019 volumes dropped to levels below annual shipment levels between 2015 and 2018. In total, companies shipped 368.8 million smartphones during 4Q19,... Read More
NRF says 2019 holiday sales were up 4.1 percent Market research News Press releases 

NRF says 2019 holiday sales were up 4.1 percent

Holiday retail sales during 2019 grew 4.1 percent over the same period in 2018 to $730.2 billion, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Online and other non-store sales were up 14.6 percent over the year before at $167.8 billion and are included in the total. “Having spent the last week with... Read More
Shutterstock announces Top Creative Trends for 2020 Market research 

Shutterstock announces Top Creative Trends for 2020

Shutterstock Inc., a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today launched its ninth annual Creative Trends Report, identifying global and local trends that will influence design aesthetics and visual culture in 2020. According to eMarketer, growth in average daily time spent with video increased by 11% among users in 2018, making it the fastest-growing... Read More
Nearly 148 million Americans plan to shop super Saturday Market research Press releases 

Nearly 148 million Americans plan to shop super Saturday

Super Saturday continues to be the biggest shopping day of the year with an estimated 147.8 million U.S. consumers expected to participate, up from 134.3 million last year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “While many people started holiday shopping early, those who waited until Thanksgiving weekend are feeling... Read More
November retail sales kick off holiday season with 2.1 percent growth over last year: NRF Market research 

November retail sales kick off holiday season with 2.1 percent growth over last year: NRF

Retail sales in November increased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted over October and were up 2.1 percent unadjusted year-over-year, marking the first half of the holiday season with billions of dollars in shopping left to be done, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “November showed modest growth on the surface, but you... Read More
Worldwide large-format printer shipments down slightly, according to IDC Market research News 

Worldwide large-format printer shipments down slightly, according to IDC

The worldwide large format printer market decreased modestly in the third quarter of 2019 with shipments declining by roughly 0.5% compared to the previous quarter, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker. “While the large format printer market has been soft, there were some surprising areas of growth when we get into the breakdown by... Read More
Holiday weekend sales top records Market research News 

Holiday weekend sales top records

A record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 14 percent over last year’s 165.8 million, according to the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Shoppers spent an average $361.90 on holiday items over the five-day period, up 16 percent from $313.29 during the same period last year, the... Read More
CTA’s most popular tech gifts list in 2019 don’t include digital cameras Market research 

CTA’s most popular tech gifts list in 2019 don’t include digital cameras

According to the Consumer Technology Association, 74 percent of U.S. adults plan to buy at least one tech gift this year, spending an estimated total of $97.1 billion on technology this holiday season (October-December), as reported by Statista. As the chart above illustrates, tech gifts range from big-ticket items such as laptops or smartphones to smaller, more affordable things such as... Read More
China’s surge to 5G will push worldwide smartphone growth in 2020, according to IDC Market research Press releases 

China’s surge to 5G will push worldwide smartphone growth in 2020, according to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. November 26, 2019 – Following three straight years of market contraction, global smartphone shipments are expected to return to growth in 2020 fueled by ambitious 5G plans in China. According to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the worldwide smartphone market is expected to grow 1.5% year over year in 2020 with... Read More
October retail sales grew 4.2 percent over last year   Market research 

October retail sales grew 4.2 percent over last year  

Retail sales in October increased 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted over September and were up 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Despite the gradual slowdown in the U.S. economy, consumers are in a good place and October’s retail sales are a step forward into the all-important holiday season,”... Read More
IDC: Third-quarter worldwide smartphone shipments up 0.8% Market research Press releases 

IDC: Third-quarter worldwide smartphone shipments up 0.8%

Worldwide smartphone shipments increased 0.8% year over year in the third quarter of 2019, reversing seven quarters of decline, according to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies shipped a total 358.3 million smartphones during the quarter, which was up 8.1% from the previous quarter and enough to return the industry to... Read More
Holiday shoppers plan to spend 4 percent more this year  Market research News Press releases 

Holiday shoppers plan to spend 4 percent more this year 

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2019 – Consumers say they will spend an average of $1,047.83 this holiday season, up 4 percent from the $1,007.24 they said they would spend last year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Shoppers between the ages of 35 and 44 plan to spend the most... Read More
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