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.
As manufacturers introduce more energy-efficient machines with flexible, coinless laundry payment options, laundromats are becoming highly automated businesses that require minimal owner oversight and provide customers with unprecedented levels of convenience.
Preliminary results of a new study show that social jet lag has emerged as an important circadian marker for health outcomes. Social jet lag is associated with worse mood, poorer health and heart disease.
The latest annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report was recently released by Social Media Examiner. The wide-ranging study, based on a survey of more than 5,700 participants around the world, offers some insights into marketers’ shifting preferences surrounding platforms and content.
"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.
"About half of U.S. adults have looked for a new religious congregation at some point in their lives, most commonly because they have moved. And when they search for a new house of worship, a new Pew Research Center study shows, Americans look first and foremost for a place where they like the preaching and the tone set by the congregation’s leaders."
The iconic Ford Mustang is the most searched for classic car, according to a state-by-state report issued today by ClassicCars.com, the premier website for researching and purchasing classic automobiles and trucks.
A new FoodThink infographic highlights the mindset of the male shopper, specifically dads. With half of dads finding their desire to prepare meals for their family so strong that it triggers feelings of guilt when they don’t cook, food marketers can create offerings to cure their concerns.
According to The Future of Tech report from global information company, The NPD Group, home automation products will add $1.8 billion of new consumer electronics sales through 2018. The Future of Tech report forecasts 74 percent growth in the home automation category from 2016 to 2018, driven by sales of security and monitoring products, as well as growth in power and sensors.
"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?”
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® released the results of the 2017 Financial Literacy Survey, now in its tenth year. Sponsored by Washington-based credit union, BECU, the survey found an increase in Americans’ credit card debt, decreases in the number of people with non-retirement savings and higher levels of concern about long-term financial stability, including retirement savings.
Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer. It shows that adding approximately 11cm to the waistline increased the risk of obesity related cancers by 13 percent.