May 20, 2019

87% of Americans to Increase DTC Channel Subscriptions

"Consumers today have a variety of choices when determining how they want to access TV programing. As is the case in the broader retail landscape, growth in direct-to-consumer (DTC) channel subscriptions is particularly notable. Driven by the influx of new services, faster in-home broadband speeds, and TV-connected device adoption, DTC channel adoption rates grew three-fold over the last three years to reach 15% of U.S. households, according to The NPD Group."

May 19, 2019

Manage Smarter 70: Increase Your Curiosity, Unlock Your Potential

Dr. Diane Hamilton is a nationally syndicated radio show host. She is the author of multiple books including It’s Not Your It’s Your Personality, and her forthcoming book is titled, Cracking the Curiosity Code: The Key to Unlocking Human Potential. In this episode, we discuss: How curiosity and lack of it is holding your career advancement back; why we lose curiosity as we age; the four things that hold us back from being more curious.

May 17, 2019

Women Are Flocking to Off-Price, Specialty Retailers for Jeans

"Women in the U.S. are making more room in their closets for jeans. A total of 364 million pairs of women’s jeans were purchased in the U.S. in the 12 months ending February 2019, more than half of which were bought on sale, according to The NPD Group. The nearly 22 million unit increase compared to the prior year was the primary source of growth for the jeans category overall."

May 16, 2019

C. Lee Smith Featured on Businesses That Care Podcast

Businesses That Care podcast host Julie Ann Sullivan writes: "When doing research on the company and Lee, I was intrigued by his philosophy that every member of a company has an impact on sales. I couldn’t agree more. That enlightenment is essential for great leaders to succeed AND the power it has for every member of the workforce is amazing. In episode 197, Lee touches on all four attributes that create a thriving business culture; Listening, Open to New Ideas, Lifelong Learning and Safe Environment.

May 15, 2019

Tire Retailers to Promote Installation Services for Tires Purchased Online

"Miles driven in the U.S. have been rising annually, and with more rubber hitting the road, tire sales have benefited, particularly in the e-commerce channel. Online dollar sales of tires grew by 34% in the 12 months ending December 2018, according to The NPD Group’s Checkout E-commerce Tracking. The tire category alone outpaced e-commerce growth for the total market of automotive products, which was up 33% for the year."