Category: Business Development

Retailers Promote Activewear to Help Consumers Keep Resolutions

Trunk Club conducted a survey outlining some of the surprising reasons people skip the gym in the New Year. According to the new research, Americans miss over a third of their planned workouts. One main reason identified through the poll was that Americans miss a ton of workouts because they have trouble finding activewear they actually like.

Airlines to Clarify Rules for Flying Pets

"If you thought it was complicated to fly with your pet, you’re right, says The Washington Post. Just like traveling with family members, it can be stressful and confusing to coordinate your flights together. For our furry friends, getting in the air is not as simple as buying a ticket and showing up to the airport, even if you’re only traveling within the country. There can be certificates to obtain, medicine to be prescribed and fees to pay."

Families More Likely to Buy SUVs Over Vans

The results of Cars.com's 2020 3‑Row SUV Challenge are in. "Today's large family vehicle of choice is the three-row SUV. Most families who seek a minivan alternative are increasingly moving toward purchasing them because they offer generous seating, spacious cargo areas and advanced features," said Jenni Newman, editor-in-chief of Cars​.com.

Restaurants and Retailers to Promote Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Health-Conscious Consumers

"Americans are drinking less beer, encouraged by trends like Dry January. But brewers are trying to use the month long sobriety challenge to promote their beer, reports CNBC."

Nearly Half of Consumers Prefer Mobile App Rewards Redemption

"Results of a new survey indicate increasing consumer demand for a specific type of access to retail loyalty programs, reports Chain Store Age."

Realtors Should Promote Top Services to Set Client Expectations

Century 21 Real Estate released data from its new real estate industry survey that has uncovered significant insights into what the home buying / selling process is like for Americans, as well as trends that the company believes will influence the industry in 2020.

Convenience Stores to Promote Freshness and Cleanliness to Sell More Food

"As convenience store operators rise up in the foodservice echelon, and the lines between channels continue to blur, all foodservice retailers represent some form of competition to c‑stores, says Chain Store News."

Home Furnishing Retailers to Promote On-Trend Items

"Today the millennial cohort is out-earning any previous generation at a comparable age, largely due to this generation being more highly educated than any other. And they are finally putting that greater spending power toward an investment in homes, reports Forbes."

Cold Weather Means Higher Demand for Dry Skin Solutions

With winter's toughest weather on its way, Americans are turning to the web for answers about resolving their dry skin as the temperature drops. From weather conditions like harsh winds to common behaviors like increasing the temperature on the thermostat, winter often causes a rise in flare-ups of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and just flat-out dry, itchy skin.

Easy Returns can Boost Online Clothing Sales

"52% of consumers have abandoned an online purchase out of fear of a difficult return process, reports Chain Store Age."

55% of Consumers Plan to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

"NRF has surveyed consumers about how they plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day annually for over a decade. Take a deeper dive into the data from the last 10 years."

Pet Stores to Promote Cold Weather Products for Dogs

Winter weather is here, and the colder temperatures mean hazardous conditions that can be dangerous for your pet. Dr. Jennifer Freeman, PetSmart's resident veterinarian and pet care expert, shares her top winter safety tips to keep your pets happy and healthy this season.

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