Category: Purchase Intent

Women More Emotionally Connected to Fragrance than Men

Women in the U.S. are 35 percent more likely than men to let their moods dictate the scent they will wear each day, encouraging a stronger emotional tie to fragrance than their male counterparts, according to the latest data from Scentiments, a suite of consumer insights and tools on the U.S. fragrance industry from global information company The NPD Group.

Fast-Casual Concepts Leading Morning with Better Buns, Bowls, Breakfast

“For these chains, introducing breakfast, or just bumping it up a notch, has morphed into a deliberate strategy meant to build revenue outside an already busy lunch—and in some cases dinner—business,” Amelia Levin writes in QSR Magazine.

Confection Shops Catering to Small, Special Treats

“Sugar is the most avoided ingredient among Americans, but that doesn’t signal doom for the confectionery category,” Darren Seifer, food and beverage analyst at The NPD Group says. “The thing is, consumers still love your products. How do we turn that love into profit? How do we maintain usage of your products?”

Renovation Spend is Up Among First-Time Home Buyers

First-time home buyers and millennials are spending more than ever on home renovation projects, according to the sixth annual Houzz & Home survey of more than 100,000 respondents in the U.S. In one of the largest increases seen this year, renovators who bought their first home in 2016 spent $33,800 on average, 22 percent more than in 2015.

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Modern Features Such as Bluetooth Help Drive U.S. Turntable Sales

Turntables are seeing renewed consumer interest as evidenced by double-digit growth in both U.S. dollar (16 percent) and unit sales (23 percent), for the 12 months ending February 2017 versus year ago, according to global information company, The NPD Group.

Sun Shines on Market Growth for Awnings

Rising disposable income coupled with urbanization is expected to surge demand over the forecast period, according to Grand View Research. Mounting demand for aluminum awnings in numerous applications, including commercial window, decorative, door and other residential will drive growth. In addition, as it serves as a protective coating its need will surge during the coming years.

Home Siding Shoppers Sizing Up Exterior Trends

For many homeowners, staying on top of the latest building and exterior design trends is as important as regular home maintenance projects. Siding installers should keep up to date with siding trends. Here are a few of the ways siding companies can make clients’ and prospects’ houses the most talked-about homes on the street — for all the right reasons.

76% Say Owning Home is an Important Part of their American Dream

Americans remain generally confident in the country’s housing market and the value of homeownership despite recent interest rate hikes, according to ValueInsured’s quarterly Modern Homebuyer Survey.

Spending is on the Rise for Kitchen and Bath Renovations

Homeowners are investing larger budgets into their kitchen and bathroom renovation projects, according to the fifth annual Houzz & Home survey of more than 120,000 respondents in the U.S. The average spend on kitchen and master bath remodeling projects in 2015 increased by 12 percent year over year.

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