U.S. consumers are well-known for their love of pets. A growing number of consumers are also showing more support for organizations that aim to protect animals and advocate for their humane treatment according to a new survey from the National Council for Animal Protection (NCAP) and the Humane Research Council (HRC). This growing support suggests that animal-rights groups may be enjoying a fund-raising environment that is friendly to their cause.
A new report from Sysco indicates that more U.S. consumers may be willing to reduce the level of meat-based protein in their diets in favor of plant-based proteins. At a recent Menu of Change conference, nutrition experts reported that consumers continue to eat significantly more protein than is recommended. But, U.S. adults who are particularly interested in eating local and maintaining a sustainable lifestyle realize that a diet heavy in plant-based protein is environmentally friendlier than the meat-based alternatives
The National Eye Institute reports that about 66% of U.S. adults wear corrective eyewear, ranging from glasses to contact lenses. Generally, older consumers have higher rates of eyewear and these consumers are well-accustomed to shopping in traditional retail stores. However, Millennials need corrective eyewear as well. As Jeff Fromm wrote in a Columbus Business First article, the unique habits of Millennials and their shopping preferences mean that eyewear retailers should be prepared to change how they sell to these consumers in order to maintain market share.