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

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Enchanting Holiday Numbers

When people think about the magic of the holidays, it's more likely they're conjuring thoughts of twinkling lights and gingerbread houses than mobile optimization...

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...

Modern Holiday Magic

There's an iconic scene in the classic holiday movie A Christmas Story where Ralphie and his brother go see Santa in a department store....

AI & Machine Learning

Some amazing -- as well as some downright freaky -- innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning were detailed at the recent Decoded Future...

Reinventing Denim

Ask the average person what they think of when they think of denim, and they'll likely describe the average five-pocket jean. But denim brands...

Holiday Forecast Strong for 2019

This holiday season, retailers have 1,440 minutes per day, or 37,440 minutes total between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And every one of those minutes will...

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,...

Private Labels

Gartner L2 recently noted that U.K. supermarket sales have been rebounding. Part of this is due to shoppers spending £85 million (over U.S. $104...

Connecting With the Hispanic Market

Despite divisions that seem to make headlines everyday, America continues to be the melting pot of the world. And while their growth has slowed,...

Technology & Personalized Experiences

Millennials and Gen Z use technology at lightning speed, endlessly cruising from video to messaging to news to email with tireless dexterity and engagement....

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...