"Having a baby brings many joys, and expenses. It’s tempting to save by buying secondhand or accepting a freebie from a friend, and that may be fine for onesies. But going for secondhand gear is generally not a good idea when it comes to certain infant and toddler products, including three essential investments: car seats, strollers, and cribs, says Consumer Reports."
Nearly half of employed adults in the U.S. (48%) are likely to look for a new job in the next year, according to the results of the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitorsurvey conducted online by The Harris Poll.
"If you plan to store a car for an extended period of time you will need to do more than just park it in the garage, says Consumer Reports."
"For decades, women have been urged to have regular mammograms, breast X‑rays that help detect lumps that may signal cancer. Like all screening tests, mammograms themselves have their pros and cons, says Consumer Reports."
"With the concepts of wellness and mindfulness becoming ever more important for consumers, fitness has become a more relevant goal for many people, says Forbes. Work done by LatentView Analytics looked at approximately 150 million data points including information on products, product usage, product reviews as well as search terms and social media conversations over the last 10 years. The data revealed the following major trends about gyms and fitness."
"Back in the 1970s, “natural” and “organic” conjured up images of love-beaded hippies, homemade soap and rustic bowls filled with hummus and granola. In the 2000s, the picture dramatically changed. Large natural products supermarket chains, social media and online influencers began educating mainstream consumers about ingredients, sustainability and small, specialty suppliers. Sales of natural and organic foods skyrocketed, with everyone from housewives to stockbrokers embracing healthy options, reports Drug Store News."
"It’s commonly said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do consumers really think that? According to Smart's new 2019 Breakfast Keynote Report, around eight in 10 consumers say breakfast is an important part of their day, and three-quarters of consumers prioritize healthiness at breakfast."
"While performance-oriented activewear has gotten all of the press, it’s casual clothing with an emphasis on comfort and special features that will drive sales, says a new NPD report."
"When it comes to physical and speech language therapy, how willing are patients to deviate from traditional tools to embrace virtual therapy aids? A new survey from The Learning Corp, a leader in digital therapeutics and makers of mobile therapy app Constant Therapy, reveals that nearly 90% of this patient population are interested in using apps as part of their recovery."
"The era of the activist consumer has long since arrived, and the signals of this growing movement are everywhere. The activism of Generation Z consumers puts them in a unique position to effect actual change at the business level in ways previous generations weren’t, reports Nielsen."
Lily's Sweets, the leader in the no-added-sugar movement with its botanically-sweetened chocolate and confections, announced the results of a survey conducted to learn just how much Americans love chocolate. The study, commissioned by Lily's earlier this year, revealed while 82% of U.S. adults claim to be limiting the amount of sugar in their diet, nearly 1 in 5 people are still eating chocolate at least once a day.
"More and more millennials are making progress in raising their credit scores. But qualifying for affordable borrowing rates is still a tough challenge, reports Consumer Reports."