July 17, 2019

Retailers to Promote Specialty Camping Accessories

"In the U.S. sales of camping accessories and equipment have remained stable, up 0.2% for the 12 months ending March 2019 compared to the same timeframe year ago, according to The NPD Group. However, sales of camp accessories that bring the comforts of home to the great outdoors have steadily increased, accounting for most of the growth."

July 15, 2019

51 Million Consumers Grocery Shop Online Every Month

"The leading grocery retailers have been playing a game of one-upmanship when it comes to raising the bar on online ordering convenience. From offering grocery delivery to-your-door to same-day delivery through a variety of service modes, like drive-up pick-up, grocers are making shopping easier and an increasing number of consumers are responding."

July 11, 2019

Retailers to Tout These Hot Back-to-School Items

"The back-to-school and college shopping season is in full swing, but many parents and college students say they are waiting for the best deals to complete their shopping lists, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics. Total spending for K-12 schools and college combined was projected to reach $82.8 billion in 2018."

July 10, 2019

Used Car Dealers to Promote SUV Selection this Year

Shoppers browsing the used car market right now might be pleasantly surprised by what they find, according to the latest Used Vehicle Report released by the car shopping experts at Edmunds. According to Edmunds analysts, a deluge of lightly used, lower-mileage vehicles are coming off lease and filling used car lots. Edmunds experts also note that these used vehicles reflect the body styles that shoppers want, namely trucks and SUVs, and carry far more standard features than they did five years ago.

July 8, 2019

Baby Boomers Spend 4.25 Hours Looking at Screens Daily

"The amount of time that Americans ages 60 and older spend on their TVs, computers, tablets or other electronic devices has risen almost half an hour per day over the past decade, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, even as screen time among younger people has more or less held steady."

July 3, 2019

Bookstores to Promote Their Japanese Manga Selections

"Although it’s been growing by leaps and bounds, many readers in the United States are still unfamiliar with a popular style of series-driven Japanese comic books and graphic novels, called 'manga.' In fact, manga is currently one of the fastest growing areas of comic books and narrative fiction, according to global information company The NPD Group."

July 2, 2019

Retailers to Promote Poison Ivy Remedies

"If you’re itching for a summer adventure, a trip to the beach or a hike in the park might be just what you need. But watch where you step; poison ivy could be near. We typically think of this plant as lying deep in the woods, but in fact it’s most commonly found in less remote areas: the edges of your backyard, the shoulder of a highway, even a sand dune on a beach, says Consumer Reports."