Weekly Wrap-Up: October 12, 2018

weekly wrap-up october 12 2018Catch up on all the latest articles from Packaged Facts, Simba Information, The Freedonia Group, MarketData, and more. 

This week, analysts looked at the coffee industry, finance, education reform, new tariff developments, pet trends, and the self-improvement market.

What We’re Reading: Nestlé bets on coffee as the next winner in the craft evolution

Packaged Facts examines Nestlé’s bold bet on sustained growth in the coffee space as consumers seek same kind of specialty craft products that have infiltrated beer and wine.

The Prepaid Card Evolution

These days, general-purpose reloadable prepaid cards are more widely known as “prepaid accounts,” underscoring their evolution from payment cards to fully-fledged banking products.

With Florida Approval, All 50 States Ready to Implement ESSA

Following the September approval of the fifth version of a plan from Florida, all 50 states have finalized plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Tariff Tracker: Consumer Water Treatment Systems & Parts Under Pressure

US suppliers of consumer water treatment systems – including water purification systems and water softeners – have not been able to duck the latest tariffs imposed on China.

Tariff Tracker: How Will Shift from NAFTA to USMCA Impact the Car Industry?

Now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), has NAFTA changed in anything but name?

6 Influential Pet Trends in the U.S. [Infographic]

The $86 billion pet industry is certainly transforming alongside the rise of e-commerce, but that’s not the only trend to watch in the years to come.

The $10 Billion Self-Improvement Market Adjusts to a New Generation

To maintain long-term viability, the personal growth – aka self-improvement – industry’s future generation of gurus, speakers and experts will need to find ways to appeal to new consumers.

Topics: Industry Insights