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Global Digital Transformation: 2017 Predictions from IDC

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Mar 8, 2017 8:45:00 AM

The International Data Corporation (IDC) FutureScape series provides clear predictions and expert insights to help technology suppliers, investors, IT professionals, and business executives strategize for the future.

Eight of these studies are highlighted below which cover a variety of areas undergoing transformative change including oil and gas, robotics, 3D printing, retail, connected vehicles, and more. Read on to learn about IDC’s 2017 predictions, and click to the report pages to access more detailed information.

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Topics: Retail, Energy & Resources, Transportation & Shipping, Consumer Electronics, Marketing, Public Sector, Industry Insights

The Sleep Industry in the U.S.: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Mar 6, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? You’re in good company, unfortunately.

According to consumer research firm Packaged Facts, 82% of American adults have difficulty sleeping at least once a week. This translates into 206 million American adults who are struggling to get a good night’s rest.

However, for many people, sleep issues aren't just an occasional problem. In fact, 39% of Americans have trouble sleeping five or more times a week, and a third of U.S. adults have a major sleep disorder.

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Topics: Pharmaceuticals, Packaged Facts, Industry Insights

5 Emerging Food Trends from Around the World

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Mar 1, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Packaged Facts, a leading consumer research firm, just released a new report 2017 Forecast: Culinary Trend Tracking Series. It takes an in-depth look into little-known food trends that are expected to take off in 2017.

Here are five international foods featured in the report that are on “the edge of the culinary world.” These trendy foods have not yet become mainstream items, but are poised for rapid growth.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Packaged Facts, Industry Insights

MarketResearch.com in the News – January & February Highlights

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Feb 23, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Reports produced by MarketResearch.com’s four publishing divisions — Packaged Facts, the Freedonia Group, Kalorama Information, and Simba Information — are frequently cited in the news media and in trade publications.

Here’s a roundup of recent press highlights for early 2017, covering everything from food & beverage to pets to health care and more. To access additional information about a particular subject, click the link to the report's abstract.

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Topics: Industry Insights

The Increasing Demand for Home & Garden Pesticides

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Feb 21, 2017 8:45:00 AM

The ongoing battle against weeds and pests creates a large, growing market. The demand for home and garden pesticides in the U.S. is forecast to rise 3.1 percent per year to $2.4 billion in 2020, according to the Freedonia Group.

An increase in new housing — coupled with rising consumer spending in lawn care and gardening will boost the overall market. 

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Topics: House & Home, Industry Insights

New Catering Industry Analysis: Revenue on the Rise

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Feb 16, 2017 8:56:40 AM

As consumer spending and corporate profits increase, more households and businesses will host catered events such as wedding receptions, luncheons, and trade shows. 

A variety of organizations — including schools, senior living facilities, and hospitals — will also turn to contractors to outsource on-going foodservice needs. Professional contract caterers help free up organizations to focus on their core strengths and cut costs, rather than running meal programs on their own.

The global contract catering market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4% from 2016-2021, according to recent industry analysis conducted by Azoth Analytics.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Industry Insights

Research Firms Explore the Potential Impact of Trump's Presidency

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Feb 13, 2017 8:45:00 AM

How will President Donald Trump affect the economy in the coming weeks and years? Which industries face the biggest shifts? How can you be prepared for what's next?

Several market research firms are weighing in as various issues jump to the forefront of the news cycle.

Here's a look at the latest #mrx tweets serving up data and analysis on the potential economic impact of Trump's presidency across different industries.

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Topics: Travel & Leisure, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Demographics, Social Media, Industry Insights

When to Consider Custom Market Research

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Feb 8, 2017 8:45:00 AM

In today’s rapidly evolving world, organizations must recognize new opportunities and threats and adapt quickly.

In order to stay ahead and make the right decisions, it is critical to turn to an objective third-party for industry analysis. Syndicated market research reports are a cost-effective option, but they may not always be specific enough to meet your needs — especially during high-stakes, "make or break" moments. Custom market research studies offer a more tailored solution to meet your unique objectives, and provide the information needed to make important decisions with confidence.

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Topics: Market Research Strategy, Market Research Provider, Custom Market Research

The Air Purifier Market in 2017 and Beyond

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Feb 6, 2017 8:45:00 AM

As incomes rise in various regions around the world — including China and India more consumers are buying air purifiers to decrease the amount of contaminants, odors, and airborne allergens in household air.

The global demand for consumer air treatment systems will grow at a double-digit annual pace to more than $10 billion in 2019, acording to an industry study by the Freedonia Group, a leading international business research company and a division of MarketResearch.com.

Learn more forecasts and facts about the worldwide air purifier market below.

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Topics: House & Home, Industry Insights

New Insights into the Luxury Goods Industry

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Feb 2, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Conditions have never been more challenging for luxury brands, according to Fflur Roberts, Head of Luxury Goods at Euromonitor International.

“Headline growth remains disappointing, and the markets overall face mounting risks — it's clear nothing is written in stone,” Roberts explained in a recent video highlighting the latest market research on the global luxury goods industry.

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Topics: Retail, Industry Insights

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