Spending Gets More Personal As U.S. Consumers Get Out Of Their Homes And Go Into Stores, Reports NPD

June 30, 2020 – The U.S. consumer is expanding their spending consideration set as restrictions ease across much of the country, reports The NPD Group. The importance of enhancing a homebound lifestyle remains, but consumers are increasingly showing their interest in products with a more personal focus. Week-over-week dollar gains that began early for categories like small […]

Sneakernomics: Sports Retail Under COVID-19

U.S. consumer behavior and spending patterns are emerging in the data, offering a glimpse into what sports retail will look like as we move through this pandemic. Matt Powell outlines where he sees the opportunities.

Reinventing Family Vacation

Embracing outdoor moments and looking to create them in both the open-air and comfort of our backyards has been a natural response to stay-at-home orders. With air travel showing slow improvement and family vacation options limited, camping could have a breakout summer.

Maintaining Momentum For Fitness At Home

The home fitness trend is one of the biggest to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. Now that consumer interest is piqued on how to exercise at home, the question for retailers and manufacturers becomes, how do we maintain the momentum established over these weeks? Dirk offers up three answers.