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Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors
Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors

Supply Chain

More of a Reality?

When COVID-19 ground everyday life to a halt, the impact on the retail industry was immediate and severe. The fashion industry, which offers anywhere...

Stop the Synthetics

As the coronavirus pandemic swept across the nation, gyms and workout studios had to close their doors. The stay-at-home orders led many fitness fans...

Standing the Test of Time

Out of economic crisis comes change. But that doesn’t mean that people abandon the things that are familiar and provide comfort. It just means...

Clearing the Air

This year's 50th Anniversary of Earth Day was very different from past events. And judging by the ever cleaner air and further emergence of...

Giving Apparel New Life

Tomorrow is America Recycles Day, the annual initiative by Keep America Beautiful that's dedicated to promoting recycling in the U.S. And some forward-thinking apparel...

Repositioning For the Conscious Consumer

Now that consumers are becoming more conscientious shoppers, it seems everyone from artisan-produced luxury labels to discount mass retailers are positioning themselves to appeal...

Monthly Economic Report September 2019

The latest USDA report featured decreases to world production and mill-use figures.  The global harvest forecast for 2019/20 dropped 709,000 bales to 124.9 million,...

Monthly Economic Letter August 2019

The latest USDA report featured a slight decrease to the 2019/20 production forecast (-179,000 bales, from 125.8 to 125.6 million) and a larger decrease...

Outdoor Brands

At June's Outdoor Retailer (OR) Summer Market, as in years before, performance technology was a big part of the show. But this time, visitors...

Par for the Course

Tiger Woods isn't the only recent comeback in golf. Duffers will find more cotton than has been seen in years thanks to the natural...