August 17, 2018

Insurance Companies Can Attract New Client by Advertising Discounts to Homeowners Who Make These Improvements

"With home-improvement season in full swing, this is the time of year when you might make upgrades that can protect your home from burglaries, fires, and storms, such as hurricanes and tornadoes. According to Consumer Reports, if you take steps to make your home safer, your homeowners insurance company could reward you with a premium discount, depending on what you've done."

August 16, 2018

Political Parties Can Increase Membership by Encouraging Politically Disinterested Consumers Register to Vote

A new survey from PRRI/ The Atlantic, "American Democracy in Crisis: The Challenges of Voter Knowledge, Participation, and Polarization," finds an alarming number of Americans do not know what factors allow people to vote. The survey also finds large divides by political party and race regarding the issues facing the U.S. electoral system. Despite this, there is bipartisan support for a range of policies that increase access to voting.

August 15, 2018

Auto Dealers to Tap New Revenue Stream by Offering Subscriptions to Carless Consumers

"According to The Geography of Transport Systems by Jean-Paul Rodrigue, more than 90% of households in the United States own at least one vehicle, and the number of cars sold in America reached a record-breaking 17.6 million in 2016, reports Popular Science. But things have started to change. As local transportation continues to evolve more millennials are opting out of buying their own car in favor of newer, more flexible options like ridesharing service. To combat this migration, some manufacturers allow customers to subscribe to a car on a monthly basis for a fee, much the same way they subscribe to Netflix or Spotify."

August 14, 2018

94 Million People Researched Cosmetic Treatments Last Year

A record 94 million people visited RealSelf, the world's leading online cosmetic treatments marketplace, to research elective cosmetic treatments in 2017, and laser and energy technologies have played a crucial role in the overall growth of medical aesthetics. Interest in laser and energy device treatments on RealSelf grew 10.5% in 2017, and five of the top 10 most researched minimally invasive categories on RealSelf last year included treatments using a laser or energy device.

August 13, 2018

Sharing Economy Services To Increase Business by Targeting Young Mobile Travel Planners

While Americans are growing more familiar with sharing economy services, the intention to use these services is declining in favor of more traditional services. According to the fourth annual Allianz Travel Insurance Sharing Economy Index released by Allianz Global Assistance, 53% of Americans declared they are either "not very likely" or "not at all likely" to use sharing economy services during their 2018 summer travels.

August 10, 2018

The Popularity of Cold Brew Coffee is on the Rise

On the heels of ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and iced coffee growth, cold brew coffee has become commonplace across the foodservice spectrum, according to a report by market research firm Packaged Facts. Iced coffee beverages broaden the coffee playing field, satisfying refreshment-based consumer needs by carrying the beverage well beyond its morning daypart stronghold. Cold brew's promise of smoother taste and lower acidity, along with its premium positioning, higher price points, and enthusiastic younger consumers, build on iced coffee's base and help keep the coffee market humming along.

August 9, 2018

Landlords to Promote Affordable Rent to Fill Vacancies

Median rent is appreciating more quickly this spring than last in 27 of the 35 largest U.S markets, according to the May Zillow Real Estate Market Report. In some of the nation's most expensive rental markets, median rent is appreciating more slowly now than last spring. In Seattle, for example, where annual rent growth has been among the highest in the country, rent appreciation has slowed from a 5.8% annual growth rate last spring, to a 3.3% annual growth rate now. A similar trend holds true in Los Angeles, Portland and Boston.

August 8, 2018

Audio Streaming Volume has Risen by 45%

"The music industry is in the midst of a growth spurt that has led to 15-year record revenues for the major label groups and continues to break new consumption records for the first half of 2018, reports Nielsen. Total album equivalent consumption, which includes physical and digital album sales, song sales and on-demand audio and video song streams are up 18%."

August 6, 2018

Self-Serve Kiosks Drive Sales, Especially in Fast Food Restaurants

The world of retail is being turned upside down with consumers and investors alike preferring 'human-less' transactions, interactive retail services and multiple payment options, reports Financial News Media. It's no secret that traditional retail brands are doubling down on their investment into autonomous robotics in the name of competitiveness and bottom-line profitability.

August 3, 2018

Students Grades 7 and Up View Paper as a Critical Part of Their School Supplies

Paper is the preferred learning tool in today's fast-paced, highly competitive classrooms, according to students, teachers and parents surveyed for the recently released Paper and Productive Learning: The Fourth Annual Back-to-School Report from the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB). The report, which examines paper's enduring and vital role in productive learning, found that 94% of college students and 89% of students in grades 7-12 say paper is essential to helping them achieve their academic goals.

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