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What is in a name? Roses apparently don't smell so sweet this Valentine's Day

Published on: Feb 14, 2020
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: E-Commerce
Tickers:

When you think "Valentine's Day" do you think about roses? Sales of roses as a percentage of all Valentine's flower orders however have been falling for years. Read More

 

How LevelUp Took Over Your Salad Bowl

Published on: Feb 7, 2020
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: Payments
Tickers:

As many as half of all sweetgreen transactions appear to be made through payment processor, LevelUp. We look at how this digital payment system drives loyalty and benefits everyone involved. Read More

 

Fear Around Novel Coronavirus Spikes Face Mask Sales in US

Published on: Jan 31, 2020
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: Consumer Behavior
Tickers:

M Science data shows clear, immediate consumer reaction to panic-creating headlines Read More

 

Google Stadia Has Connectivity Issues with Early Adopters

Published on: Jan 28, 2020
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: Video Games
Tickers:
GOOGL

Can Google deliver the promised future of gaming? Read More

 

With Possible Mining CapEx Rebound, M Science Tracks Heavy Equipment Production

Published on: Jan 24, 2020
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: Industrials
Tickers:
CAT

Can heavy machinery manufacturing recover as mines boost investments? Read More

 

Expanded Prime Shipping Benefits Delivers Last Minute Christmas Bump for Amazon

Published on: Jan 17, 2020
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: E-Commerce
Tickers:
AMZN

With Amazon Prime benefits now including one-day and same-day shipping for millions of items in many cities in the US, it appears procrastinators gave the e-tail giant a last-minute Christmas bump. Read More

 

Truth Hurts: DNA Testing Kits Have Recessive Holiday Period

Published on: Jan 14, 2020
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: E-Commerce
Tickers:

Have concerns about privacy caught up with at-home DNA testing kit companies? Read More

 

5G Adoption in China Surpasses US

Published on: Jan 13, 2020
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: Telecommunications
Tickers:
T
VZ
S
TMUS

As the prices of 5G phones remain high and coverage remains sparse in the US, domestic adoption of the superfast cell technology lags. China is a different story however. Read More

 

That's a Wrap: The Most Popular Chipotle Burrito Fillings of 2019

Published on: Jan 6, 2020
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: Restaurants
Tickers:
CMG

In a record year for fast-casual giant Chipotle, what proteins did Americans choose to fill their burritos? Read More

 

Streaming Live-TV Services Don't Appear to Be Saving Consumers Any Money

Published on: Dec 30, 2019
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: Media
Tickers:
T
GOOG
DIS
CMCSA
CHTR
DISH

For cord-cutters and shavers who want a traditional, linear TV experience, Virtual-MVPDs have been sold as a frugal alternative to paying for a full cable or satellite bundle. With prices of these services rising though, are consumers still saving money over the bundle? Read More

 

Netflix Subscribers Who Subscribe to Multiple Streaming Services Are Stickier

Published on: Dec 27, 2019
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: Media
Tickers:
NFLX
DIS
CMCSA
CHTR
T
AAPL

M Science research shows that adding more services on top of a Netflix subscription doesn’t appear to significantly hurt retention and can even improve stickiness compared to subscribers who only have Netflix Read More

 

Meal Kit Customers Skip the Tasting Menu, Increasingly Only Try One Service

Published on: Dec 27, 2019
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: E-Commerce
Tickers:
APRN
HFG

As delivery meal kit services pull back on promotions and attempt to tighten the bottom line, sampling of multiple services has slowed, but are customers becoming more loyal or are they leaving the delivery meal kit ecosystem altogether? Read More

 

Is Black Friday Actually Getting Longer? Consumers Say TGIF

Published on: Dec 19, 2019
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: Consumer
Tickers:

While it may feel like the holiday shopping season gets longer every year, for major retailers, the Turkey Five still dominates. Read More

 

These Are the Games That Dominated PlayStation's Black Friday Week

Published on: Dec 12, 2019
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: Media
Tickers:
ATVI
TTWO
EA
UBI
SNE

This was the biggest Black Friday ever on PlayStation, but which games topped the charts? Read More

 

Former Amazon Prime Customers Just Can't Stay Away

Published on: Dec 11, 2019
Author: Madison Ball
Industry: E-Commerce
Tickers:
AMZN

After cancelling their Prime subscriptions, we find most Amazon customers continue shopping and spending significant amounts on the site. We looked how the retention and spending patterns of these former Prime subscribers is trending. Read More

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