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Cemeteries See Rising Requests for Burials with Companion Animals

by Catherine Colbert

June 23, 2016

cemetery dog statue

More pet lovers want the opportunity to have a companion in life and in death. Legislation pending in New York would ...

Sleeping Giants Enter Bed-in-a-Box Category

by Catherine Colbert

June 22, 2016


The kings of coil mattresses keep hitting the snooze button as established and newbie foam-bedding innovators jump into ...

Aldi and Lidl Eating Up the UK’s Big Four Supermarkets

by Malcolm Gledhill

June 20, 2016

Aldl 3

The UK’s Big Four supermarket chains (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, and Morrisons) are under pressure. All four have seen ...

How Big Pharma Is Working to Improve Its Image

by Diane Ramirez

June 3, 2016

Pfizer ad

Recent publicity around the pharmaceutical industry has been, to put it kindly, pretty awful. Perhaps there is no ...

How the Selfie Generation Revitalized Makeup Sales

by Malcolm Gledhill

May 23, 2016

Makeup 2

Makeup sales are up, dramatically and suddenly. Market leader L’Oréal saw 19% sales growth in its makeup division in ...

Opioid Epidemic Forces Change in US Health Care Industry

by Anne Law

May 19, 2016

painkiller pills

Calls for change in how the US health care industry treats pain and drug abuse are gaining volume as the opioid ...

SAP Deal Takes Apple Deeper into the Enterprise

by Tim Green

May 11, 2016

apple store logo

Apple is chipping away at the enterprise market. Its customers have infiltrated corporate systems with their own ...

How Does Facebook Maintain Its Staggering Growth?

by Michael McLellan

May 11, 2016

facebook likes

No wonder the powers that be recently added a “love” option for Facebook users — the good news just ...

Industry Lowdown: How Hispanic Consumers Impact Industries

by Catherine Colbert

May 10, 2016

industry lowdown

Take a look at some of the opportunities, trends, and challenges from industry profiles updated by D&B First ...

Rent-to-Own Companies Rely on Millennials and Hispanics

by Catherine Colbert

May 9, 2016

rent to own sign

Two growing consumer groups have the potential to prop up the rent-to-own market for decades. Rent-to-own companies are ...

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