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  • Smartphones Over Sales Associates?

    Smartphones Over Sales Associates?

    February 10, 2016
    Mintel finds shoppers are turning to technology over in-store assistance.


  • Millennials and Their Makeup

    February 3, 2016
    Millennials are smitten with color cosmetics, according to findings released by analytics firm Tabs Group. Tabs found younger and older millennials are heavy cosmetics buyers; i.e., those who purchase more than 10 types of products a year. For exa…


  • Brick & Mortar Remains Relevant for Holiday 2015

    February 3, 2016
    According to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Holiday Consumer Purchasing Trends study, physical stores drove sales with 91% of consumers choosing brick and mortar retailers over the 2015 holiday season (Nov. 1-Dec. 25). The stren…


  • Conservative Shoppers Dominate FMCG Sector

    Conservative Shoppers Dominate FMCG Sector

    January 26, 2016
    IRI ID's key shopping trends in 2016.


  • What Consumers Want in 2016

    What Consumers Want in 2016

    January 13, 2016
    Euromonitor International details 10 key trends.


  • Forget Unit Dose!

    Forget Unit Dose!

    January 8, 2016
    How about adding laundry detergent once a month instead?


  • Maid to Order?

    Maid to Order?

    January 6, 2016
    Contract cleaning services to grow 3.2%


  • Is Interaction the Future of Retail?

    January 4, 2016
    Retail will continue to move from transaction to interaction throughout 2016, according to Daymon Worldwide’s Global TrendWheel, described as the company’s proprietary social, economic and business-scanning tool that tracks 54 consumer mi…


  • Hot Dog!

    January 4, 2016
    According to a new report from Packaged Facts, the retail market for pet oral care products in the US was expected to reach $775 million by the end of 2015, reflecting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 5% during the past 10 years.…


  • IoT and Automated Housekeeping

    January 4, 2016
    “Siri, clean my house.” According to a survey released by myDevices, 82% of Americans would like to automate some aspect of their daily lives—and  56% of them said they would most like to automate house cleaning. The survey…


  • What

    What's In-Store for Grocery Stores?

    December 29, 2015
    The top trends to watch for in 2016.


  • A Wealth of Misinformation

    A Wealth of Misinformation

    December 4, 2015
    These "scientific" sites make you go, huh?!?


  • Q3 Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 7%

    December 2, 2015
    In the third quarter of 2015, the US prestige beauty market reached $3.2 billion in retail sales, a 7% increase over Q3 2014 results, according to global information company The NPD Group. Face (+14%), lip (+13%), and eye (+12%) products all recor…


  • Keeping It Simple

    December 2, 2015
    Global brand strategy firm Siegel+Gale has released findings from its sixth annual Global Brand Simplicity Index, which ranks brands based on their perceived simplicity. According to the findings, 63% of consumers are willing to pay more for simpler…


  • US Prestige Sales Rise in Q3

    US Prestige Sales Rise in Q3

    November 10, 2015
    Sales climb 7%, says NPD.