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How Will Marriott and Starwood Hotels Merger Affect Business Travelers?

by Michael McLellan

July 12, 2016

Marriott 3

EU regulators recently approved the $12+ billion hotel company megamerger between Marriott International and Starwood ...

China’s Film Industry Targets Merchandising for Growth

by Amy Schein

May 11, 2016

Monster Hunt

China’s movie industry is booming and is soon to surpass Hollywood in terms of box office revenue, a milestone ...

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 ...

Marijuana Dispensaries Turn to High Design

by Catherine Colbert

April 7, 2016

Paper & Leaf marijuana dispensary

As a growing number of marijuana marketers roll out their retail establishments, intuitive interior designers hold the ...

Are All Music Streaming Categories Poised for Big Growth?

by Amy Schein

March 31, 2016

spotify phone app

The US music industry recorded a small increase in revenue in 2015, driven by growth from sales of digital music. The ...

Virtual Reality Poised for Actual Growth

by Amy Schein

February 18, 2016

Oculus Rift, Flickr Creative Commons user sergesegal

The popularity of virtual reality (VR) systems such as Oculus Rift, Sony’s PlayStation VR, Microsoft’s ...

McDonald’s Is Cashing In on Breakfast, but Big Challenges Remain

by Michael McLellan

February 2, 2016

McDonalds breakfast McMuffin, photo by Flickr user lricharz

Last week McDonald’s posted its best quarterly sales growth in nearly four years after making its popular breakfast ...

Paris Terror Attacks Bring Political, Economic Consequences

by Markus Kuger

November 19, 2015

French flag at memorial for victims of Paris terror attacks

A new wave of violence in the wake of last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris could undermine France’s long-term ...

Expedia Aims to Rule Online Travel

by Amy Schein

November 6, 2015

Rental vacation houses on the beach

Expedia’s recent purchase of Austin-based HomeAway is just the latest in a buying spree designed to position itself as ...

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