This year was supposed to be our version of the roaring twenties. Well, there was roaring, and it was indeed 2021, but this year was anything but a party.
Topics: Market Research, Food Service, Marketing, Retail, CPG, Manufacturing, Entertainment, COVID-19, Health and Fitness
Cyber Monday is behind us and we are now firmly in that surreal space between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, where retailers go hog wild for in-store holiday decorations and Mariah Carey’s immortal hit makes some Scrooges wish for death. But before we all retreat to our winter wonderlands, we need to look back on an a unique Cyber Monday in our very unique era.
Topics: Market Research, Holiday Shopping, Consumer Behavior, Retail, Consumer Buying Behavior
Home Depot is continuing its hot streak with yet another banger of a quarter—Q3 sales came in at $36.8 billion, easily beating Wall Street forecasts. Their year-over-year sales continue to climb, increasing 5.5% in the US and 6.1% globally; this year alone, their stock has soared nearly 50%, currently trading at a record high.
Topics: Market Research, Retail, Supply Chain, COVID-19
Almost a year ago, I wrote a market research blog about my recent return to vegetarianism, a concession to world karma as we rounded the pandemic corner and returned to normal life. I relished in the options awaiting today’s vegetarian and noted that plant-based foods like Beyond and Impossible were leveling up as more Americans bought their products from grocery stores for the first time.
Topics: Market Research, Food Service, Grocery, vegan, COVID-19
Last week, Nike filed trademark papers to protect their iconic logos (the swoosh and the “Jumpman” Air Jordan) and slogan (“Just Do It”) in digital spaces.
Topics: Market Research, Digital Technology, Fashion, Metaverse