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.
"Just as college-bound high school seniors are preparing to flee the nest come fall, moms and dads of recent college graduates may find their adult kids boomeranging back to the family home after years away," Becky Niiya wrote. "New grads say college degrees are worth it as they move back home."
Despite a workday filled with "too many rules and regulations" and hours spent on paperwork, nearly 8 in 10 U.S. physicians would choose medicine again as a career, according to the results of the 2017 Medscape Physician Compensation Report.
Online sales of home improvement products that span everything from plumbing and hardware to storage and décor, have grown 41 percent in the 12 months ending March 2017, reports The NPD Group. The e-commerce home improvement market reached $10.9 billion in sales for the year, according to NPD’s receipt mining service, Checkout Tracking.
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.
According to an August 2016 article by the Made in America Movement: Google searches for “Made in USA” and “Made in America” have climbed sharply from just a few years ago. In May 2016, “Made in USA” hit 94 on a 100-point scale, indicating peak search interest.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association, representing the nation’s recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturers, announced it expects unit sales of new powerboats to have increased between six and seven percent in 2016, reaching an estimated 250,000 boats sold as consumer confidence soared and manufacturers introduced products attracting younger boaters.
"Can our workouts be shaped by what our friends do?" Gretchen Reynolds asked in The New York Times. "That question is at the heart of an important new study of exercise behavior, one of the first to use so-called big data culled from a large-scale, global social network of workout routines."
While still far from mass adoption, virtual assistants are becoming more widely used by Americans, according to eMarketer’s first forecast on users of digital assistants, such as Siri, and voice-enabled speakers, like Amazon Echo.
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.
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.
Athleisure makeup has the cosmetics industry breaking a sweat, Fast Company reports. Cosmetics brands are catering to fitness enthusiasts’ desire to look good in and out of the gym. The gym and yoga studio have become social gathering places. The new era of “going out to the gym” is what partially inspired Rochelle Rae to found Rae Cosmetics, sweat-resistant makeup made for women.