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.
Director Alex Frantz Ghassan: "The concept for "Elevate" was to take the viewer to a higher visual consciousness. Making the viewer re-evaluate the imagery they consume. We are presented with urban themes that could ring synonymous with crime, drug use, and urban life. Show More Summary
Graffiti in Russia's capital has long ceased to be associated with mischievous urban malcontents; now it's being assessed by the city's advertising firms as an alternative way to reach consumers.
CZ announced a new line of handguns for 2016 that are finished in Urban Grey and are considered “suppressor ready.” There are five guns in the new line. According to the company, consumer demand for threaded barrel guns has increased substantially, so the company wanted to double the options available to its customers. Show More Summary
From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased...Show More Summary
With New York and other cities embracing the concept of the "smart city," making free Wi-Fi available anytime, anywhere, many consumers are looking to get less connected to their fellow urban dwellers, not more. Horizon Media's Kirk Olson and Sheri Roder have been tracking this trend for some time. Show More Summary
Hand bags and home furnishings. Fast fashion and face cream. Pants and pizza. How do retailers know when new product categories are going to resonate with consumers?
Are you happy now, hipsters? Instead of walking away from your fashionable fad at its peak hipness, you’ve let it linger long enough to become a consumer commodity. Not only is Urban Outfitters thriving, it’s now spawning unholy consumer electronics like this cassette-playing turntable. Read more...
Urban Outfitters has been a mediocre performer over the past year, losing a number of its customers to fast-fashion companies such as Zara and Forever 21. To make things worse, foot traffic across the industry has been declining rapidly due to a consistent shift to online shopping, an area where Urban Outfitters does not have a strong footprint. Show More Summary
General Motors unveiled its new Chevrolet Bolt at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, the auto maker’s latest electric vehicle aimed in part at making inroad’s with the brand?in California and urban areas.
Given the rapid growth of consumer spending on fast-casual dinning, the retailer stands to gain directly from this acquisition. However, indirect gains are also on the cards as Urban Outfitters can leverage the pizza outlets to improve the shopping experience and thus drive store traffic. Show More Summary
US CPI Urban Consumers Owners Equivalent Rent of Residences grew at 3.1% YoY in November. Too bad average wage growth is only 2.3% YoY. The post Simply Unaffordable! Rent CPI Grows At 3.1% YoY (Too Bad Wage Growth Is 2.3% YoY) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased...Show More Summary
Companies such as Instacart, Uber and TaskRabbit may be known for their appeal to young, urban consumers, but they may soon influence older adults’ lives just as profoundly. Offering alternatives to traditional, senior-oriented services, these companies stand to transform how the older demographic gets things done.Read full article >>
The holiday season is the busiest and the most crucial time of the year for apparel retailers and Urban Outfitters is no exception. By effectively taking advantage of the seasonal increase in consumer spending triggered by the holiday gift giving, retailers can earn more than 20% of their annual revenues during the months of November and December. Show More Summary
Having had many opportunities to engage both broadly and deeply in UN projects relating to sustainable development, I am familiar with -- and am a consumer of -- the United Nation's 'Urban Age' Paradigm declaring that the world is more urban than ever before, with more than 50 percent of the world's population living in urban areas. Show More Summary
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased just 0.2 percent before seasonal adjustment. Show More Summary
Urbanisation in India is taking many twists and turns. Organised manufacturing is moving out of urban areas, while unorganised manufacturing is transitioning towards urban areas. As the fourth greatest energy consumer in the world, how...Show More Summary