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US online holiday spending approaches US$27bn
US online holiday spending approaches US$27bn

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 37 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date US$26.6bn has been spent online, marking a 13% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

11 Dec 2012

UNITED STATES

US Cyber Monday results
US Cyber Monday results

RESTON, US: comScore has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 30 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, US$20.4bn has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

3 Dec 2012

UNITED STATES

Online US holiday sales seen growing 17%
Online US holiday sales seen growing 17%

WASHINGTON: US online holiday sales are already on the rise, and are expected to grow 17 percent from last year to US$43.4 billion, a new forecast said on Wednesday, 21 November 2012.

22 Nov 2012

UNITED STATES

#MedicationMarketing: How the pharma industry is using social media to sell
#MedicationMarketing: How the pharma industry is using social media to sell

NEW YORK, US: A multi-billion dollar industry that's banned in all but the US and New Zealand, Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical marketing is beginning to embrace social media, explains the latest report by international business experts GBI Research.

3 Jul 2012

UNITED STATES

American women most likely to use anti-aging face creams, the West leads in NPD
American women most likely to use anti-aging face creams, the West leads in NPD

CHICAGO, US: The US$2.3bn (in 2011) US anti-aging skincare market has experienced substantial growth in the past five years, as women continue to clamour for the next advancement to stave off the signs of aging.

22 Jun 2012

UNITED STATES

Small business gets an official day
Small business gets an official day

NEW YORK, US: In 2010, American Express created Small Business Saturday, a new shopping day right after Black Friday, to help small businesses get what they needed most: more customers.

21 Jun 2012

UNITED STATES

Being a mom changes your purchasing habits
Being a mom changes your purchasing habits

CHICAGO, US: When Mother's Day nears, many children, fathers and loved ones are shopping for the perfect gift to show their appreciation for their parent or significant other. However, recent Mintel research found that being a mom changes the way women shop, as an increased emphasis is put on the safety, value and nutrition of everyday purchases.

16 May 2012

UNITED STATES

comScore: US$44.3bn in Q1 2012 US retail e-commerce spending
comScore: US$44.3bn in Q1 2012 US retail e-commerce spending

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has released its Q1 2012 US retail e-commerce sales estimates, showing that online retail spending reached US$44.3bn for the quarter, up 17% versus year ago.

10 May 2012

UNITED STATES

MasterCard launches partnership program
MasterCard launches partnership program

PURCHASE, US: MasterCard has announced a global initiative called the MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program to help more than 2.5 billion financially-underserved consumers worldwide gain access to formal financial services through their mobile phones.

28 Feb 2012

UNITED STATES

Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011
Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

8 Feb 2012

UNITED STATES

US online holiday shopping season hits record US$37.2bn for Nov-Dec
US online holiday shopping season hits record US$37.2bn for Nov-Dec

RESTON, US: comScore has reported that retail e-commerce spending for the entire November - December 2011 holiday season reached US$37.2bn, marking a 15% increase versus last year and an all-time record for the season.

10 Jan 2012

UNITED STATES

Heaviest week in US online holiday shopping history hits US$32bn
Heaviest week in US online holiday shopping history hits US$32bn

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 48 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, nearly US$32bn has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

23 Dec 2011

UNITED STATES

US season-to-date exceeds US$30bn
US season-to-date exceeds US$30bn

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 46 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, US$30.9bn has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

22 Dec 2011

UNITED STATES

Just another manic Monday
Just another manic Monday

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 42 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date through 12 December US$26.8bn has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

15 Dec 2011

UNITED STATES

US online holiday spending approaches US$25bn
US online holiday spending approaches US$25bn

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 39 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season.

12 Dec 2011

UNITED STATES

Some stocking stuffers from Mintel
Some stocking stuffers from Mintel

CHICAGO, US: With the holiday season in full swing, Mintel looked into their market intelligence to find out just what US consumers do to make their holidays special. Some just might surprise you...

8 Dec 2011

UNITED STATES

US online holiday spending approaches US$20 billion
US online holiday spending approaches US$20 billion

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported US holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 34 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season.

8 Dec 2011

UNITED STATES

US online spending sets new weekly record in 'Cyber Week'
US online spending sets new weekly record in 'Cyber Week'

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 32 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, US$18.7 billion has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

5 Dec 2011

UNITED STATES

Black Friday online holiday spending up 26% on 2010
Black Friday online holiday spending up 26% on 2010

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported US retail e-commerce spending for the first 25 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, US$12.7 billion has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year. Black Friday (November 25) saw US$816 million in online sales.

28 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

15% growth for 2011 US holiday e-commerce spending forecast
15% growth for 2011 US holiday e-commerce spending forecast

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 20 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season, as well as its official spending forecast for the season.

24 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern
Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

comScore introduces Segment Metrix 2.0 for advanced audience segmentation capabilities
comScore introduces Segment Metrix 2.0 for advanced audience segmentation capabilities

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has announced the availability of Segment Metrix 2.0, the next generation of comScore's audience segmentation tool providing actionable insights into the online behaviours of Internet users in specific market segments.

9 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

Apple reports fourth quarter results
Apple reports fourth quarter results

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2011. The company posted quarterly revenue of US$28.27 billion and quarterly net profit of US$6.62 billion, or US$7.05 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of US$20.34 billion and net quarterly profit of US$4.31 billion, or US$4.64 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

19 Oct 2011

UNITED STATES

Research shows online advertising lifts in-store CPG brand sales
Research shows online advertising lifts in-store CPG brand sales

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, and dunnhumbyUSA, a global leader in building brand value for consumer goods and retail companies, has released results of multiple studies measuring the offline sales impact of online display advertising for consumer packaged goods (CPG) advertisers.

18 Oct 2011

UNITED STATES

Netflix apologises for snafu, renames DVD unit

NEW YORK: Netflix's top executive acknowledged that he "messed up" the video giant's new pricing scheme and announced a rebranding of the DVD rental service which has been split from its online streaming unit.

20 Sep 2011

UNITED STATES

Back-to-school shoppers try to outsmart inflation
Back-to-school shoppers try to outsmart inflation

NEW YORK, US: Despite a volatile economy and rising costs for everyday necessities, consumers plan to keep their back-to-school spending intact by turning to savvy shopping tactics, smartphones and social networks, according to a new Deloitte survey.

28 Jul 2011

UNITED STATES

USA consumer confidence drops in Q2 2011
USA consumer confidence drops in Q2 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence declined to its lowest level in six quarters as economic recovery hit a stumbling block and recessionary jitters again reverberated around the world, according to second quarter findings of Nielsen's Global Online Consumer Confidence Survey.

26 Jul 2011

UNITED STATES

Apple's App Store downloads top 15 billion
Apple's App Store downloads top 15 billion

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced that over 15 billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store by the more than 200 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users worldwide. The App Store offers more than 425 000 apps and developers have created an incredible array of over 100 000 native iPad apps.

8 Jul 2011

UNITED STATES

Deloitte US consumer spending index slides in April
Deloitte US consumer spending index slides in April

NEW YORK, US: The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (the Index) fell significantly in April, showing the largest single month decline since November 2007. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending.

23 May 2011

UNITED STATES

mig33's mega sales
mig33's mega sales

BURLINGAME, US: mig33, one of the world's largest mobile-first communities, has announced that its members purchased more than 40 million virtual gifts in 2010, with sales more than doubling in several countries during the year's final six months.

2 Mar 2011

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