Remember when Black Friday signaled the official start of holiday shopping? Not anymore–the season now starts earlier and extends into January. Last year, 59% of retailers began promotions as early as September and retailers continued to offer deals beyond December 24, with post-Holiday clearance sales.
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What consumers consider "healthy" constantly evolves and manufacturers are constantly struggling to keep up with the latest diet trends. Today, consumers aren't looking for quick fixes to lose weight, they understand that long-term changes to their diet are necessary. Here, we look at the emerging trends in the weight loss industry.
When American consumers think fall, what comes to mind? Scarves, boots, football games—and pumpkin spice. Last year, a whopping $361 million was spent on pumpkin products, a figure that grew 79% since 2011. But when did American consumers start going crazy for pumpkin? Some attribute the hype surrounding pumpkin spice to the successful marketing of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte perhaps inspiring other brands, such as Oreo, M&M, and Eggo, to also jump on the seasonal flavor hayride.
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