in the News – March Highlights

Last month,'s publishing divisions were cited in a number of high-profile publications including The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, among many others.

Read on to learn about the newsy insights, quotes, and data covered by the press. To access additional information about a particular subject, click the link to the related report page.

Topics: Industry Insights

Check Out’s New Video Series

Have you visited’s YouTube page lately? We’ve released a steady stream of new videos that highlight current market forecasts and consumer research.

Here are a few featured videos. They are quick to watch — under one minute in length.


Topics: Packaged Facts Industry Insights The Freedonia Group

5 Top Apparel Industry Trends in 2017

Powerful forces are turning the retail apparel industry upside down.

“The retail apparel business has always been tough,” said Jack W. Plunkett, CEO of Plunkett Research Ltd, in a video on the topic. “But it’s become much worse, frankly, in recent years.”

The U.S. apparel and accessories industry is down more than 10% in the last year, with several apparel company stocks hitting new multi-year lows. Although the U.S. GDP has risen for eight consecutive years and unemployment has decreased, retail apparel stores continue to struggle.

Topics: Apparel Industry Insights

The Growth of the Global Spa Industry

You can find spas in strip malls, high-end resorts, and fitness centers.

Some spas are simple facilities with not much more than a massage table, while others are luxurious destinations that draw travelers from around the world.

Spas cater to a wide variety of clientele who are looking to unplug and find stress relief. Some premier health spas have designed multi-day wellness boot camps for executives with regimented diet plans, physical evaluations, and personalized treatments.

Topics: Travel & Leisure Industry Insights