Beauty consumers are shopping differently. Should beauty retailers rethink?

by in CUSTOMER | June 8, 2018

The competition for beauty shoppers is getting ugly. Department stores where high-end cosmetics counters have been for decades are closing. Shoppers increasingly are buying online. Skin care is growing faster than makeup and getting more natural, technical and medicine-based. Now, prestige beauty giants that dominate the industry are rethinking their businesses. That means selling more ... continue »

Millennials are changing how Americans travel

by in CONSUMER | June 1, 2018

It’s that time when people’s Instagram feeds start looking like a “what-I-did-for-summer” slide show. Holiday travel season is here and more Americans are planning trips this year, according to new, global research from Ipsos. Nearly 70% of Americans say they plan to travel this summer, up slightly from 2017. The average travel budgets, however, dip ... continue »

How social media can help curb loneliness

by in CONSUMER | May 30, 2018

Martha Vences-Nieves is a mother of 10-month-old, fraternal twin boys and is in the process of getting a divorce. The 42-year-old Chicagoan knows some people who live in her condo building and spends time with friends and family. But she sometimes feels loneliness. She feels  most isolated when she’s at home. To combat lonesomeness, Vences-Nieves ... continue »

Younger Americans interpret “natural” food labels differently

by in CONSUMER | May 22, 2018

Whole30. Paleo. Clean eating. Americans are choosing diets that are as mindful about the wholesomeness of the foods as their number of calories. That’s driving shoppers to put more “natural” items like Reed’s sodas, RXBAR protein bars and Evol Foods frozen dinners into their grocery carts. Yet, American shoppers vary in how they interpret the ... continue »


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