Trends Driving Supplement Industry Growth

Learn more about trends driving supplement industry growth in national and global markets, in article by New Hope Network, a Connected Partner. Where is the industry strong? Where is it rebounding? And where are the opportunities for innovation? Find the answers in this session recorded at Natural Products Expo East. See full article here >>

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7 Retail Trends That Will Dominate 2018

If you thought retail was hot in 2017, you are correct–and this sector is poised to get downright sultry in 2018. This year, several technology trends are already dominating headlines, proving retail and tech have become enmeshed. All of this year’s top trends focus on making retail strategies more customer-centric, including knowing customers more intimately […]

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Here’s How the Winter Deep Freeze Will Affect the U.S. Economy

A winter storm sweeping the U.S. East Coast after a week of very low temperatures is probably boosting demand for boots and mittens– and thanks in part to its timing, it shouldn’t chill economic data more broadly. Learn how Connected Partner, Planalytics, expects this weather to impact consumer spending. See full article here >>

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COLD SNAP: WHILE YOU GRIPE, RETAILERS REJOICE

The cold is fueling consumer demand for apparel including boots, thermals, hats, gloves and scarves and equipment like heaters. Last week, demand for thermal underwear was up 48 percent in the Northeast, and 38 percent for the U.S. overall compared with last year, according to Planalytics, a Connected Partner who provides weather analytics to retailers. […]

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How the Weather Affected Holiday Season Sales

According to business weather researchers at Planalytics, a Connected Partner, the week before Christmas was a warm one, the warmest since 2015 in fact, with all regions except New England showing warmer temperatures than last year. Read the full article here >>

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How to shop without harming people or the planet

Spending money on products and services that match your values can be tricky if you don’t have the time — or inclination — to do huge amounts of research each time you go shopping.  HowGood, a Connected Partner, has already found plenty of evidence that shoppers will make different choices when presented with social and […]

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Looking Forward - Prevedere and Nielsen Report

Looking Forward: The Evolution of Consumer Goods Forecasting

Consumer goods manufacturers and retailers face greater and greater challenges every year. Business leaders in FMCG are constantly asking “What drove growth?” and “Why?”. In an ever changing world, looking at the past can no longer provide insights to the future. Finding increasingly elusive growth requires a holistic view of the drivers of demand. Nielsen […]

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday ‘neck-and-neck’ this season

Thanksgiving day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the biggest business days for retailers. Market Track, a Connected Partner, and others have some key insights about these days for 2017. See full article here >>    

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Podcast 123: Rory Eakin of CircleUp

The Co-Founder and COO of CircleUp talks about how his company is leveraging data to become the capital provider of choice for the consumer goods industry. Listen to the podcast here >>

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3 Trends Shaping Halloween Shopping

According to weather analytics firm Planalytics, 2016 was the warmest Halloween nationwide since 1974. While balmy temperatures might have been good news for trick-or-treaters, it meant fewer consumers were in the mood for the seasonal items they typically purchase in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Read the full article here >>

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