“Advertisers are grappling with a stark realization: After spending years courting U.S. consumers with aspirational images of upscale urban living, they may have misjudged the yearnings of much of their audience,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “In the wake of [...]
For advertisers, consumers have become a moving target. Literally. Our society is more mobile, active and urban than ever before. Higher skilled workers are moving to urban areas, as are many corporations like GE, McDonald's, Google and Facebook. Consumers now spend 70 percent of their time out of their homes, according to Kinetic USA. Show More Summary
From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment. Show More Summary
In my last blog post, I talked about sustainable urbanization and the fact that by 2050 nearly 70% of the world's population will live in cities. This means more buildings will be needed, and buildings already consume 40% of global energy. Show More Summary
Most of us can only imagine what it was like in the early 2010s, when visual content was still primarily consumed via plastic video discs, but one lucky urban explorer got to experience it firsthand when he discovered a deserted but otherwise intact Blockbuster store in south Texas. Read more...
Urban Ladder, a leading consumer brand in the home furnishing space, today made a strategic announcement to collaborate with Amazon.in, Indian online
From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose...Show More Summary
Apple had better hope that the new iPhones it plans to unveil this week strike a chord with consumers in China. According to the latest numbers from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, market share of iOS for what the firm defines as “urban China” declined 4.4 percent to 14.3 percent for the three months ending in July. At […]
There are some interesting case studies on the habit of discounts and freebies on consumers, all over the world. It has been observed that discounts form a habit, which is very hard to dislodge from the minds of the consumers. And this...Show More Summary
Urban Decay's promotion of its Razor Sharp eyeliner, with what it called "Razor Sharp Swatches," has drawn the ire of some of its consumers. At issue is a photo the brand tweeted of a model with color swatches on her wrist—which, given the name of the product, some saw as a reference to cutting. read more
The BLS reported this morning:The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 0.4 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 234.789 (1982-84=100).CPI-W is the index that is used to calculate the Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA). Show More Summary
A new study details that mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Android Pay are on the rise, but consumers want more — and it’s coming. Urban Airship says that in the last three months, 67 percent of millennials have used a mobile wallet, and 51 percent of users over the age of 35 are also fans. Show More Summary
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in June. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.0 percent while the index minus food and energy rose 2.3 percent. READ MORE www.metrointel.c...
The BLS reported this morning:The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 0.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 235.308 (1982-84=100).CPI-W is the index that is used to calculate the Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA). Show More Summary
“The first step is to start seeing our infrastructural networks not merely as single-use conduits of one kind or another — to carry cars, storm water or consumer goods — but as platforms for a new kind of urbanism, holding housing or making room for innovative ideas about energy or water.”
Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on April 7 in Washington, D.C. His agency has filed a lawsuit that asks a federal judge to let it regulate companies that purchase structured [...]
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in May. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.0 percent before seasonal adjustment. READ MORE www.metrointel.com
Since June 2014, decreases in crude oil and natural gas prices have reduced household energy costs. According to initial figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the chained consumer price index for urban consumers (C-CPI-U) decreased by 1.2% from June 2014 to February 2016. Show More Summary
Producers today face challenges of water shortages, urban sprawl, weed and antibiotic resistance, and the never ending battle with Mother Nature, but possibly the biggest hurdle to agriculture is consumer trust. More than ever consumers are asking questions and requesting transparency in the food process. Show More Summary
In places like Denver, Seattle and Atlanta, employers are hiring at a steady clip, housing prices are up and consumers are spending more avidly.