May 18, 2018

The 64% of Online Banking Adults Like These Features Best

The most recent Insight Summary Report from Mercator Advisory Group’s CustomerMonitor Survey Series reveals that mobile banking is growing rapidly in the United States. According to the report, titled Digital Banking: Improvements Needed to Compete with Fintech, 64% of U.S. consumers with at least one account at a bank, credit union, or other financial institution perform mobile banking activities, but they are more likely to banking via their mobile device using the financial institution’s website than a mobile banking app.

May 16, 2018

Making the Most of the 3 Hours a Day Women Spend on Mobile Apps

"What if you could easily reach a dynamic audience that is influential, educated, entrepreneurial and committed to the continued growth of society? Increasingly, that driving force is women, a rumbling economic powerhouse. In the U.S. alone, women make up just over half of the population, and they’re accountable for over $39 trillion dollars. That puts them in charge of 30% of the world’s wealth, and the number is growing."

May 14, 2018

Most Allergy Sufferers Don’t Realize How Much Air Filters can Help Them

Spring has sprung and so have the sneezing fits! For the approximately 50 million Americans affected by nasal allergies (according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America), it is the start of a miserable season. And while many people take refuge inside their homes in the hopes of escaping the worst of it, pollen, dust, and mold in the indoor air can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. Even undertaking a deep spring cleaning of your home may not help, given that more than 110 million US adults* do not change their filters as part of their spring cleaning routine (46%), according to a new survey among 1,136 U.S. adults released today by FilterBuy, conducted by Radius Global Market Research in March 2018.

May 11, 2018

Over 25% of U.S. Adults Run Regularly

"The barriers to entry for recreational running and jogging are among the lowest of any sport. A good pair of sneakers and comfortable clothing are all you really need to get in the game. And millions of Americans hit the pavement every day. In fact, more than a quarter of all adult Americans (26.4%) have gone running or jogging in the past year, according to Nielsen Scarborough research."

May 10, 2018

10% of Shoppers Now Buy Some Groceries Online

"Adoption of online grocery shopping is moving at a slower pace than other consumer categories, but it’s growing with about 10% of U.S. consumers now regularly buying groceries, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Although there are more consumers buying their groceries online, they haven’t jumped all in. Nearly all online grocery shoppers (99%) still shop in brick-and-mortar grocery stores."

May 9, 2018

Online Dating Sites Can Sell Online Profile/Bio Writing Services

Plenty of Fish (POF), a dating app for conversations, today released Conversation Nation 2018. The study, which surveyed 2,000 U.S. singles over 18 years of age, revealed conversation as the benchmark for chemistry and compatibility. Seventy-four percent of singles say conversation is the #1 indicator of chemistry, even over physical attraction.

May 8, 2018

Bone Health Linked to Childhood Calcium Consumption

In honor of May's National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, The Dairy Alliance (formerly the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association) surveyed more than 1,000 parents in the Southeast to learn about their family's milk, yogurt and cheese consumption habits to understand the most pervasive myths about dairy.

May 7, 2018

Work from Home Employees Need More Equipment

Randstad US today released results from its quarterly Randstad Workmonitor survey (Q1 2018). According to the data, although 82% of U.S. workers surveyed say the ability to work from anywhere at any time allows them to maintain a healthy work-life balance, more than half (62%) still prefer to work in the office — and this number is even higher among young workers. Sixty-five percent of those aged 18-24 said they prefer working in a traditional office environment, challenging the widespread perception that millennial and Gen Z workers tend to prefer digital interactions over personal ones.

May 4, 2018

Organic/Real Foods Marketers Succeed with Authentic Stories, Local Roots

"Generation Z, those born 1997 to present, has the potential to take demand for “real” unadulterated food to new heights, finds a new report from The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Raised by Gen X parents, Gen Zs have higher consumption rates of organic foods and beverages than any other group, and they were taught at a young age the value of food in terms of function and nutrition and not just how it tastes."

May 3, 2018

How Mortgage and Other Lenders are Helping More People Buy Houses

"They were blamed for the biggest financial disaster in a century. Subprime mortgages – home loans to borrowers with sketchy credit who put little to no skin in the game. Following the epic housing crash, they disappeared, due to strong, new regulation, and zero demand from investors who were badly burned. Barely a decade later, they're coming back with a new name — nonprime — and, so far, some new standards."

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