Shoppers in the UK and US would like to rent products and equipment from retailers and attend lifestyle lessons and creative sessions in their stores. Those are two of five top consumer trends identified in a new report published today...Show More Summary
No time offers a clearer window into how consumer and retailer shopping trends are shifting than the holiday season. The fourth quarter is always the busiest time of year for brands and retailers — it's when many of them move from red to black. This holiday season indicated that there's never been a better time to be a consumer. Show More Summary
A new report from the Congressional Research Service examines the “gig” economy and its implications for workers. “The gig economy is the collection of markets that match providers to consumers on a gig (or job) basis in support of on-demand commerce. Show More Summary
Consumer Reports offers answer, rating what it calls the best products to offset mosquito-born disease linked to birth defect
The NFL has received a low score of compatibility with American Christians despite the abundance of Christian athletes in its organization, Faith Driven Consumer reported this week.
Even if you’ve only been half paying attention to the news, you’ve heard something about the Zika virus, even if it’s only that a bunch of people have changed their travel plans, governments are advising couples to delay trying to conceive children, and someone had to rename a car. It’s spread mainly by mosquitoes,, and that’s something that our …
Information is power, it turns out. Consumers can potentially trim their electricity consumption by 6% to 18% when they, or service providers on their behalf, have access to utility meter data, according to a report from More Than Smart and Mission: Data that surveyed the results from twelve studies conducted since [...]
We’ve received a European Commission report on the critical question of whether Spotify promotes or depresses commercial sales of music. Does it act as an incentive to consumers to buy music? Or does it suppress the desire to make a real purchase? The answer seems pretty unequivocal. Here’s the report summary: Abstract Streaming music services have […]
From the February 4 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Finally tonight, The Factor tip of the day is a real danger if you're consuming news on the net. For example, I recently changed my news service from Yahoo to Google because Yahoo uses the hate website Salon in its news pages. Show More Summary
Auto maker giant, General Motors, recently announced its fourth quarter earnings. After a record year, GM reported net income of $6.3 billion in the last quarter of 2015. This was caused by consumers buying less gas efficient models, as gas in United States has continued to stay very low at around $2 a gallon. Show More Summary
Campbell has a been reporter at the Providence, R.I. CBS affiliate since December 2011.
A new report released today by Adobe notes that roughly 1 in 3 consumers watch live sports on something other than a traditional TV.
Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Thursday. 1. GoPro posted an unexpected earnings loss as its growth slowed and new products failed to catch on with consumers. The digital camera maker reported an adjusted...Show More Summary
Retailers are facing a puzzle. Theoretically consumers should have more money in their pockets from low gas prices, low unemployment, and increasing (slowly) wages. Despite all of these tailwinds, retail sales have been reporting generally...Show More Summary
Early last year, with little fanfare, the buyers' advocate magazine Consumer Reports began rating motorcycles for reliability and customer satisfaction. The results of their first study have confounded some bike owners and manufacturers. The study, conducted among the 3 million subscribers to the...
Apple has been slammed for its handling of a massive international recall of dangerous power adapters. Reports suggest that adapters breaking and exposing consumers to risk of electric shock may be under-reported, with the company potentially aware of the dangers since at least 2006. More »
Specs Age 40 Claim to fame Lead reporter for the NFL on CBS and NCAA basketball, as well as Super Bowl 50 sideline reporter Base New York Twitter @tracywolfson Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning? Tracy Wolfson: I wait until I get my three boys off to school before I consume any information. Show More Summary
Nielsen reports black consumers in 2015 have reached a "tipping point" in their impact, especially online.
The all-electric Volkswagen Budd-e microvan concept, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month, is reportedly poised to enter production in the near future. In 2011, the world had its first glimpse of Volkswagen’s new microvan concept with the Bulli, which introduced a funky design and retro paintwork that threw back to the T1 Type 2 Kombi’s of […]
In the technology tussle for consumer wrists, it seems as though the smart money is on the smartwatch. A new report from Gartner predicts that the wearables market will grow 18.4 percent in 2016, with sales of 274.6 million units and $28.7 billion by the end of the year. Most of that cash, analysts said, will be […]