February 23, 2018

Significant Growth in the Horror Category for Book Sales

Without Harry Potter and other leading franchise titles upping the ante, print book sales in the United States returned to a more standard year for the industry in 2017. With fewer juggernaut titles and categories, overall U.S. print books sales growth was slower than in the previous three years. NPD BookScan recaps the year in books 2017.

February 16, 2018

Luxury Labels Taking Advantage of 1990s Love

When it comes to fashion, flashy logos have been out of vogue for a while. But a number of premium retailers say logos are back. Coach Brand President & CEO Josh Schulman told investors on the company's second-quarter conference call that the company is seeing "a global movement in luxury brands toward a higher penetration of logo product."

February 14, 2018

Green Car Sales to Hit New Record in 2018

2018 is looking to be the greenest year yet for the auto market, according to new data from Edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform. Edmunds analysts project that overall market share for green vehicles (EVs, plug-ins and traditional hybrids) will reach 4.4 percent in 2018, compared to an estimated 3.2 percent in 2017.

February 13, 2018

Fitness Trackers Hit More Specific Targets

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that specialized fitness wearables integrated into clothing and ear-based ‘hearables’ will grow from an expected 4.5 million shipped in 2018 to nearly 30 million in 2022, an increase of more than 550%. By contrast, conventional activity tracker shipments will only grow by 20% in that time.

February 8, 2018

As Rents Rise, More Renters Turn to Doubling Up

As rent consumes a growing share of household income in many cities, some people must relocate or find ways to offset rising prices. An increasingly popular way to cut costs is by adding a roommate. Nationally, 30 percent of working-age adults—aged 23 to 65—live in doubled-up households, up from a low of 21 percent in 2005 and 23 percent in 1990, Zillow reports.

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