Tag Archives: retail

Productivity and Costs by Industry: Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, and Food Services and Drinking Places, 2014

Productivity and Costs by Industry: Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, and Food Services and Drinking Places, 2014 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Labor productivity – defined as output per hour – rose 2.6 percent in wholesale trade, 1.9 percent in retail trade, and 0.3 percent in food services and drinking places in 2014, the U.S. Bureau […]

Quantifying the Market Power of Households With Intellectual Disabilities

Quantifying the Market Power of Households With Intellectual Disabilities Source: Nielsen The Nielsen Consumer and Shopper Analytics team found that 5.5% of U.S. households have a member with intellectual disabilities, representing $31 billion in buying power annually. The team also found that 7.1% additional households have an immediate family member (parent or child) with intellectual […]

Party in the USA: Spending on 4th of July festivities will rise in 2015

Party in the USA: Spending on 4th of July festivities will rise in 2015 Source: IBISWorld America is turning 239 years old, and over 280 million people are expected to celebrate this Fourth of July. According to a consumer survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF), more than 88.5% of Americans celebrated Independence Day […]

Online Shopping Outlook for Father’s Day 2015

Online Shopping Outlook for Father’s Day 2015 (PDF) Source: National Retail Federation THREE IN 10 WILL SHOP ONLINE FOR FATHER’S DAY Online shoppers plan to spend an average $157 — higher than the typical Father’s Day shopper — and nearly four in 10 plan to use their smartphones to research products and compare prices.