Peter Kusnic

Recent Posts by Peter Kusnic:

Cannabis Growing Supplies in North America: 4 Key Markets to Watch

In June 2019, Illinois became the eleventh U.S. state to legalize recreational (i.e., adult use, nonmedical) marijuana, and just the second in the Midwest after Michigan to clear the way for adult marijuana retail markets to form. Furthermore, in July 2019, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act received a historic first hearing in congressunderscoring that legal weed is no longer just a west coast phenomenon.

Topics: Retail Industry Insights The Freedonia Group

7 Growing Industries to Watch in 2019

You know the saying: New year, new market opportunities!

After a chaotic 2018 — a year defined by tariffs and trade wars, unprecedented merger and acquisition activity, stock market volatility, and murmurings that a new recession is brewing — finding the next big industry can be a real challenge.

Topics: Industry Insights The Freedonia Group

6 Booming Industries to Watch in 2018

Finding the next hot growth market is not always easy. Sometimes, the outlook for a new product is obvious. Take smartphones, for example. Other times, disruptive forces bring about sudden and unpredicted changes. For example, not until after news broke that Amazon acquired Whole Foods did grocery retailers roll out plans to expand their digital platforms and offer home delivery — sweeping changes few grocers had considered before the bombshell made adaptation a matter of survival.

Topics: Industry Insights The Freedonia Group