Lack of sleep could be taking a serious toll on Americans' mental and physical health. Sleep centers and mattress stores can educate consumers on the ramifications of bad sleep and loss of sleep to drive traffic. Sleep deprivation has been linked to everything from chronic health conditions to barely-there libido and strained relationships.
"Any all-digital business can benefit from adding an app to the marketing mix," Nabeena Mali writes for AppInstitute. "But bricks-and-sticks businesses can enjoy equal – even greater – gains. With tech ever-advancing and developers getting ever more creative, this list barely scratches the surface."
As many families prepare to ramp up their time spent outside, it can be helpful to keep the latest trends in mind while planning for outdoor living spaces. According to research from the International Casual Furnishings Association, many people use outdoor rooms for things they can do indoors – from using cellphones for calls and games to working on computers, watching TV, eating, exercising and, of course, relaxing.
Pinterest analysts are seeing twists on traditional celebrations in what Pinners are Pinning. "Pinners are big-time planners. They’re three times more likely to plan an event, and use Pinterest to find easy ideas and new twists on the traditional, for both everyday celebrations and major milestones," according to Pinterest's press release on the top 100 trends.
Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today released its February shopper interest data results, showing how much luxury-oriented consumers are now cross-shopping full-size pickup trucks. In February, the full-size pickup truck segment climbed four spots from last year and now represents the third most-shopped segment, the highest it’s ever been according to Jumpstart.
"Gardening can boost your productivity and creativity right away, and may even reduce your risk of developing dementia later in life," Heather Hausenblas writes. U.S. News & World Report gives five reasons getting out in the dirt can improve one's health.
One of the trends in local events the bloggers at Eventbrite see for 2018 is advanced event technology. The best event technology will make the attendee experience seamless — and make the event a must-attend. Here are the top two tech trends you can’t ignore in 2018:
Which generation spends the most on community leisure? White Hutchinson thought it might be beneficial to analyze which generation spends the largest share of their spending, and which generation spends the most per household member at different community leisure venues. Here are the results for spending in 2016.
With restaurant traffic stuck between a 1 percent increase and flat for several years now, U.S. restaurant chains are turning to value deals, new menu items, or optimizing menus to focus on high performing items in order to drive more customer traffic, according to The NPD Group. Total U.S. restaurant traffic ended 2017 flat and had it not been for a 1 percent increase in quick service restaurant visits, an increase primarily driven by chains, traffic would have declined, reports NPD, which continually tracks the foodservice industry.
DHL Express released a white paper with Cranfield School of Management investigating the current trends and significant potential of the international e-commerce landscape for business-to-business companies. The paper provides a practical guide to specific digital features and strategies used by businesses that are developing a cross-border e-commerce offering and presents a framework for companies to better understand and benchmark their own level of e-commerce development.
Recent trends and popular advice telling moms not to sleep with their babies may make mothers who do choose to co-sleep with their infants more likely to feel depressed or judged, according to Penn State research. Douglas Teti, department head and professor of human development and family studies, Penn State, said that regardless of current parenting trends, it's important to find a sleep arrangement that works for everyone in the family.
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 by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. This is good news for banks and credit unions!