Posts filed under: Consumer trends

  • Americans' attitudes towards aging are shifting

Aging Smarter Trend

  “When attitudes shift, desires emerge. The result is white space for new products for the next 3, 5, 10 years, and beyond. We’re seeing this kind of space opening now in aging,” wrote Jon Berry, vice president and consultant...

Food and Food Prep: Better Together

Supermarkets who relegate food prep products like cookware, bakeware, and kitchen gadgets to the general merchandise aisles in the center of the store are missing out on incremental sales and margin dollars. Consumer and retail trends and consumer purchase behavior...

What Housewares Manufacturers Must Do to Get Today’s Frugal Consumer to Buy Their Products

I just finished writing my 12th annual housewares trend report and once again the trend that will have the biggest impact on the housewares industry in 2014 is related to the impact the recession and subsequent slow uneven economic recovery...

Consumers are not returning to pre-recession spending levels

Momentum in consumer spending as the year ended On Jan. 15, Reuters announced that U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in December, suggesting momentum in consumer spending as the year ended. According to the Commerce Department, retail sales increased 0.5 percent after a...

Top trend for the housewares industry: eating habits are improving

If you are a manufacturer or marketer of kitchen tools and gadgets, cookware, kitchen appliances, food storage, or any other food prep product category, the single most important consumer trend you should be monitoring in the coming years is the...