American business travelers multi-task more than their global peers, which can trigger a domino effect of creative suppression, according to a first-of-its-kind global survey produced by Marriott Hotels. Yet, the solution could be just a few deep breaths away; travelers reported that a brief recharge boosted productivity and their best work occurs during disconnected moments.
Category: Purchase Intent
More than half (54%) of American households have a pet, reports market research firm Packaged Facts in the new study Pet Population and Ownership Trends in the U.S: Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets, 3rd Edition.
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
"32% of teens think the economy is worsening, up from 25% who thought the same last fall, according to a Piper Jaffray survey of American teenagers, reports Retail Dive."
"54% of online shoppers say they use a subscription service, according to a survey conducted by ratings and reviews platform Clutch, reports Retail Dive."
"Consumer confidence is high this holiday season, according to NRF Director of Industry and Consumer Insights Katherine Cullen, and consumers say they'll be spending about $1,000 on average on gifts and other items for the holidays."
"Neighborhoods located within a half mile of public transit services outperformed those in areas farther from public transit based on a number of factors, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of Realtors. 'The Real Estate Mantra — Locate Near Public Transportation' highlighted the critical role public transportation plays in determining real estate values, revealing that commercial and residential real estate market sales thrive when residents have mobility options close by."
"The vast majority of U.S. consumers plan to spend at least as much this year on holiday gifts as they did last year and will be turning to stores for holiday gift inspiration, according to results of the 13th Annual Holiday Shopping Survey from Accenture."
"Footwear sales in the U.S. are forecasted to increase through 2021 on account of strong growth in the sport leisure category, according to The Future of Footwear, a new report from The NPD Group forecasting growth and declines across key categories. Furthermore, sport leisure (which is dominated by athletic-inspired casual sneakers, and also includes sport slides and skate shoes) is expected to surpass fashion as the largest footwear category in 2020."