February 15, 2019

77% of Pet Owners Rely on Pet Boarding Services

"Holiday time means gathering friends and family and increasingly that includes the family pets. But that can mean drama for both the pet owners and their hosts if rules and responsibilities aren’t clearly laid out. Ipsos polled 1,003 Americans on their attitudes about whether they allow friends and family to bring pets to their homes, how they’ll travel or not with pets and how pet owners accommodate their pet needs in other people’s houses."

February 13, 2019

More Consumers, Both Vegetarian and Omnivores, are Eating Plant-Based Protein

"Case shipments of plant-based protein from broadline foodservice distributors to foodservice operators increased by 20% in the year ending November 2018 compared to year ago with all Census regions showing double-digit growth, reports The NPD Group. The West Census Region represents the most plant-based protein volume and case shipment growth followed closely by the South Census region, according to NPD’s SupplyTrack."

February 11, 2019

Online Clothing Retailers to Target Luxury Shoppers

"U.S. online sales of luxury fashion items are showing significant growth coming from each of the key segments (footwear, accessories, and apparel) according to the new U.S. Luxury E-commerce Report from The NPD Group. Much of the nearly 50% increase in dollar sales seen in recent years across these segments is attributed to an increase in buyer spending."

February 8, 2019

40% of Consumers Replace TVs to Get Bigger Screens

"Looking to purchase a bigger TV to replace your current model? You are not alone. According to the TV Ownership Trends Report from NPD Connected Intelligence, 40% of U.S. consumers who replaced a TV over the last two years were most motivated by a desire to purchase a bigger screen. In fact, 40% of replacement TVs purchased had a screen size of 50+ inches, with 15% of those made up by TV screens 60-inches and larger."

February 7, 2019

Restaurants to Promote Take-Out and Delivery Services

"For a variety of reasons (streaming media, working from home, the need to find comfort and shelter from the maddening crowd, or practicing Hygge, the Danish art of coziness) U.S. consumers are staying home. Staying home also means eating more meals at home and an increasing number of those meals are purchased from restaurants and food service outlets. In the year ending September 2018 dining at a restaurant represented 37% of all visits and remained flat compared to last year and restaurant meals consumed in-home accounted for 32% of all traffic and increased visits by 2%, reports The NPD Group."

February 5, 2019

Doctors/Hospitals to Promote Their Online Patient Portals

Americans have multiple numbers at their fingertips, but some of the numbers that could be most important to their health are not among them. New research released today by Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic insights, shows that a majority of adults don't know vital health information for them or their family members, but nearly all would like to be able to access their health information online.

February 4, 2019

51% of Americans Value Free Returns in E-Commerce

Radial, a bpost group company, today announced the results of its new global consumer insights study, "Cracking the Code: What Online Shoppers Value Most." The study surveyed more than 2,000 consumers across the United States and Canada to determine their online shopping preferences and what strategies brands can execute to meet customer expectations in the increasingly competitive business of commerce. The findings showed that consumers have clear and unwavering opinions regarding the services they value, as well as those that would turn them away.

January 31, 2019

48% of Adult Consumers Love Puzzles

"According to a recent online survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Ravensburger, nearly half (48%) of American adults enjoy puzzling at least once a year; that is, jiqsaw puzzles meant for adults (e.g., those that have 500+ pieces), including one in five who say they puzzle monthly/weekly/daily (19%). Those mostly likely to enjoy puzzling at least monthly include men (24% vs. 14% of women), younger adults (34% of 18 - 34-year-olds vs. 10% of those ages 55+), and those with children living at home (28% vs. 15% of those with no kids). On the other hand, 52% of American adults say that they puzzle less than one a year to never."