$36 Billion Alternative Financial Services Market Serves "Unbanked" Consumers

There are millions of households in America with low incomes and poor credit that find dealing with traditional banks to be difficult. They have chosen instead to patronize “alternative financial” services that provide extended hours and less restrictive credit policies—local check cashing and money transfer outlets, pawn shops, rent-to-own stores, and payday loan services.

Topics: Financial Services Industry Insights

Weekly Wrap-Up: November 13, 2020

This past week, our market research was cited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, MSN, Yahoo! Finance, SmartBrief, Food and Beverage Insider, Plastics News, and many other media outlets. See the latest headlines here.

Topics: Industry Insights

The Coronavirus and the U.S. Job Market: Trends, Analysis and Advice

The Coronavirus epidemic of 2020 altered the employment landscape dramatically. Large numbers of outstanding companies were forced to lay off employees due to both a rapid decline in revenues and uncertainty about the future.

Topics: Business Services & Administration Industry Insights

Weekly Wrap-Up: November 6, 2020

Peruse the latest market data in our weekly wrap-up. See which publications and companies cited our research this past week, and catch up on our press releases and blog posts.

Topics: Industry Insights

5 Holiday Retail Trends & Predictions for 2020

There is no doubt the holiday season is a critical time for consumer spending, but retailers face unprecedented challenges in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus. To drive revenue and adapt to shifting consumer needs, retailers will be forced to rewrite their traditional playbooks in more ways than one.

Topics: Retail Holiday Industry Insights

Weekly Wrap-Up: October 30, 2020

Our market research analysts bring you new data on a broad range of dynamic industries, from pipes to pet food to plastics. See all our latest headlines here.

Topics: Industry Insights

Weekly Wrap-Up: October 23, 2020

Here's the latest news headlines, press releases, and blog posts from our publishers and partners. Topics span a variety of markets including pet food, office coffee, packaging, building materials, food & beverage, batteries, and cosmetics and personal care products. 

Topics: Industry Insights

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Cosmetic and Personal Care Sectors: Trade Data & Analysis

The latest ExportPlanning estimates for world trade dynamics highlight unfavorable results for the Perfumes and Cosmetics sector, which continued to show bleak performances in Q3-2020, in the aftermath of the Covid-19 shock.

Topics: Cosmetics & Personal Care Industry Insights

Weekly Wrap-Up: October 16, 2020

Explore the latest media headlines and blog posts from our publishers, featuring new industry data and analysis on the impact of COVID-19 and other key trends.

Topics: Industry Insights

U.S. Roofing Industry to Weather Economic Fallout of COVID-19

Bolstered by an increase in housing starts and the need to repair or replace older roofs with more durable products, the demand for roofing in the U.S. is projected to grow 0.2% per year to reach 253.0 million squares by 2024, according to The Freedonia Group, a leading market research firm and division of MarketResearch.com.

Topics: Manufacturing & Construction Industry Insights The Freedonia Group