April 1, 2019

Nearly Half of Americans Ages 45+ Trust P2P

"Early Warning Services, LLC, the network operator behind Zelle, today released the results of its second Digital Payments Adoption Study. It found that 50% of first time P2P users are aged 45 and older. Not just for younger generations, older generations are trialing P2P because of growing confidence and trust in digital payments."

March 29, 2019

16% of Americans Rely on Their Hair Stylist to Learn More about Beauty

"According to a recent online survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Allergan, which interviewed adults who are open to going to a professional to improve their appearance, 92% say that looking their best is important for daily activities (e.g career, school, volunteering, errands) and most further believe that the way they look (84%) and the way their body looks (81%) contribute to how successful they can be in all aspects of their lives. Nearly nine in ten also say that looking fit and healthy, and being on trend with fashion and beauty contributes to their confidence (86%)."

March 27, 2019

93 Million Americans Want to Give Meal Kits a Try

"The meal kit market is quickly evolving from nearly exclusively online and subscription-based, home delivery services to on-demand availability in-store and online. Consumers are trying out the different ways to purchase meal kits, with over a quarter of recent users purchasing kits both in-store, including restaurants, and online, finds The NPD Group. While meal kit marketers and meal kit users are experimenting to find the right fit, there is a large group of consumers, 93 million, who have never tried a meal kit but are interested in giving them a try, which points to a market opportunity, according to NPD’s What’s Next for Meal Kits report."

March 21, 2019

17% of Consumers Plan to Go to a Restaurant on Easter

"We’re about one month away from Easter. Last year the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics projected Easter spending to amount to $1.84 billion. A total of 81% of Americans celebrated the holiday and spent an average of $150 per person. This year’s numbers aren’t out yet, but here are the details from last year."

March 19, 2019

Promoting Slow Cookers Through Healthy Eating Desires

"Nutritionists advise preparing more of your meals at home, and for good reason: Doing so raises the nutritional quality of your diet, according to Consumer Reports. Studies have shown that home cooking fans may get more fruits and vegetables and less sodium and unhealthy fats than those who dine out, or do take out, frequently. And they tend to weigh less and have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, too."