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The 10 Fastest-Growing Grocery Categories in 2016

January 13, 2017

Americans looking to get their caffeine fix drove sizable increases in the dollar sales of ready-to-drink tea and coffee, with these emerging as the #1 and #3 growth categories in the grocery department in 2016, according to recent data from Nielsen. In fact, liquid tea sported not only the highest dollar growth (of 19.5%) but also the highest unit volume growth (of 14.4%). Read more »

Half of Connected Teens Globally Say They’re Using Voice-Enabled Digital Assistants

January 12, 2017

One of the newer technologies getting buzz these days is the voice-enabled digital assistant - and new data from Accenture [pdf] suggests that it's not all hype. In fact, the use of embedded voice-enabled digital assistants in smartphones and PC/laptops has reached the mainstream among 14-17-year-olds, per Accenture's survey of almost 26,000 consumers across 26 countries. Read more »

The State of Traditional TV: Updated With Q3 2016 Data

January 11, 2017

[By MC Editor, JC Lupis] The latest quarterly TV viewing figures from Nielsen are in,¬†giving us now almost 6 years' worth of data on Americans' traditional TV viewing habits to examine. While we know at this point that youth as a whole are watching less traditional TV, what does this latest study [download page], covering Q3 2016, have to offer by way of trends? Let's take a look. Read more »

These 20 Conditions Reportedly Account for the Bulk of US Healthcare Spending

January 9, 2017

Healthcare spending in the US amounted to $1.4 trillion in 2013, or more than one-sixth of the entire US economy, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The analysis - which examined 183 data sources to estimate spending on 155 conditions - reveals that the top 20 accounted for an estimated 57.6% of all personal healthcare spend. Read more »

What Makes A Premium Product?

January 5, 2017

Sales of "premium" products - defined in this case as those that coast at least 20% more than the average category price - are seeing above-average growth in many fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) categories, according to a recent report [download page] from Nielsen. But consumers perceive these products as being more than just about price, per the study. Read more »

More Than 3 in 4 Millennials Have Made Purchases Using Their Phones

January 4, 2017

Just how prevalent is online shopping? If the holiday season's e-commerce results haven't been enough evidence, recent research [pdf] from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project offers more in the way of online shopping's popularity. To wit, 79% of American adults have ever bought something online, including about 9 in 10 adults aged 18-49. Read more »

Half of Newspaper Readers Stick Exclusively to Print

January 3, 2017

Newspapers' cross-platform audience - print, website and mobile app - numbers more than 169 million adults in the US, or 69% of the US adult population in a typical month, according to recently-released figures from Nielsen Scarborough. And while print newspaper ad spending has been plummeting, the same can't be said for the print audience. Read more »

3 Stats About Traditional Media Audiences to Keep in Mind This Coming Year

December 29, 2016

Digital media tends to get the buzz these days as newer emerging platforms excite marketers and provide new possibilities for reaching audiences. But traditional media channels retain wide reach, and traditional media advertising continues to have a strong influence on consumers' purchase decisions. In this article, we highlight 3 key stats about traditional media audiences from our latest Media Audience Demographics study. Read more »

Newspaper and TV News Trusted More Than Online Sources

December 29, 2016

Fresh off the heels of research suggesting that adults trust traditional media ads more than digital ones, a study from YouGov [pdf] indicates that Americans are more likely to trust news that they read about in the newspaper or see on TV than they are to trust what they read online. Read more »

5 Charts to Inform Your Mobile App Marketing in 2017

December 28, 2016

Mobile apps' influence on digital media continues to grow stronger with each passing year. With app marketing taking place in a competitive environment, we turn to research provided by TUNE to better understand the drivers of app download decisions. Read more »