The Online Shopping Journey
Apparel shopping was once engaged in regularly as something social or to pass time on the weekends. Now it can be done during meetings, in class, while waiting for Starbucks...literally
Monthly Economic Letter October 2017
After falling in the days surrounding the release of last month’s USDA report, NY futures and the A Index were mostly stable through the second half of September and into early October.
Sustainability Concerns
As one of the largest nations in the world, America has seemingly boundless access to natural resources. This perception has helped create a populace that -- while having an interest
The Baby Boomer & Retail
Last year, Millennials officially overtook Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the U.S. It had marketers salivating. After all, more consumers means more money, right?
Monthly Economic Letter September 2017
NY futures and the A Index were influenced by U.S. crop expectations over the past month. Chinese prices were affected by exchange rates. South Asian prices were flat or lower.<
Data and analyses of consumer attitudes, preferences and shopping habits.

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The Online Shopping Journey

Apparel shopping was once engaged in regularly as something social or to pass time on the weekends. Now it can be done during meetings, in class, while waiting for Starbucks…literally around the clock thanks to mobile apps or online sites. While that sounds great for retailers, it’s also created customers that are more educated and, like someone who robotically swipes left in their search for the perfect date, pickier than ever. That means online purveyors have to offer more personalized product to attract and retain these shoppers.

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Monthly Economic Letter
October 2017

After falling in the days surrounding the release of last month’s USDA report, NY futures and the A Index were mostly stable through the second half of September and into early October. The CC Index and Pakistani prices were stable over the past month. Indian prices declined.

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Sustainability Concerns

As one of the largest nations in the world, America has seemingly boundless access to natural resources. This perception has helped create a populace that — while having an interest in sustainability — it’s not as high here in the U.S. as other nations. But retailers and manufacturers can help close that divide both through their own choices and practices, and by educating consumers.

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The Baby Boomer & Retail

Last year, Millennials officially overtook Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the U.S. It had marketers salivating. After all, more consumers means more money, right? It turns out, that’s not necessarily so. Especially when you consider Boomers still have the most money to spend. Now, everyone always loves the new thing, but the smart brands and retailers recognize Boomers remain an economic force.

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Monthly Economic Letter
September 2017

NY futures and the A Index were influenced by U.S. crop expectations over the past month. Chinese prices were affected by exchange rates. South Asian prices were flat or lower.

Continue reading