What We’re Reading: China UnionPay becomes payment-card market leader

What We’re Reading: China UnionPay becomes payment-card market leader

China Daily USA published this article based on insights featured in Packaged Facts’ brand-new report, Commercial Payment Cards: U.S. and Global Market Trends, 9th Edition.

China UnionPay’s (CUP) ambitious approach to building partnerships has helped it become the largest payment-card network in the world, according to the author of a recent market report.

“CUP has aggressively forged partnerships with bank card issuers and processors across the globe, and buoyed by network reciprocity agree...


Nothing scary about the bright future of the U.S. chocolate candy market

Nothing scary about the bright future of the U.S. chocolate candy market

In time for Halloween, Packaged Facts is offering a sweet discount on Chocolate Candy in the U.S., 10th Edition. Purchase the report by Dec. 31 and receive 5% off with promo code PFHALCHOC.

Americans love their chocolate. And while seasonal events such as a Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Halloween seemingly offer unabashed opportunity to gorge on these sweet treats in all their various incarnations, truth is the majority of consumers find reasons to indulge their chocolate cravings year-round...


Lawn & garden supplies market dominated by Scotts, challenged by weather and economy

Lawn & garden supplies market dominated by Scotts, challenged by weather and economy

This blog is based on Packaged Facts’ Lawn and Garden Supplies in the U.S. 10th Edition. Purchase the report by Dec. 15 and receive 5% off with promo code PFLAWNSUP

Americans love their lawns and gardens and use Scotts Miracle-Gro products more than others to care for them. Scotts is the market leader by a wide margin, controlling an estimated 60% of total sales in the U.S. The company is the leader in all four categories of L&G supplies: fertilizers, growth media, grass seed and pesticides. T...


A moment to reflect on world hunger

A moment to reflect on world hunger

We are one planet and one people. Oceans may separate us physically, cultural and language differences may influence our perspectives, but today on World Food Day we are reminded that the needs of the few cannot be ignored by the many.

Few needs are as universally pervasive as having enough food on a daily basis. Yet world hunger remains an international blight afflicting people in both developed and developing countries alike. An estimated 1 out of 9 (or 805 million of the 7.3 billion) people...


The card fades into the background

The card fades into the background

This blog is based on the Packaged Facts report Private Label Credit Cards in the U.S., 9th Edition. Purchase a copy by Dec. 1 and receive 5% off with promo code PFPLCC1015.

The movement to virtual private label cards housed within retailer mobile apps foretells the eventual demise of the physical card:

Already, more than 30% of private label card issuer and program manager Alliance Data Systems’ private label card purchase value is made via card-not-present transactions. More broadly, retai...


Consumers finding more reasons to trade frozen pizza for restaurant pizza

Consumers finding more reasons to trade frozen pizza for restaurant pizza

October is National Pizza Month, and Packaged Facts is offering 20% off Pizza Market in the U.S.: Foodservice and Retail, 2nd Edition until November 1. Use promo code PFNPM2015 at checkout.

Americans love pizza as evidenced by its position as the second most popular cuisine at quick-service restaurants-regardless of whether the location is simply a mainstream chain or one that specializes in pizza-and and its top position at full-service pizza restaurants, according to research in the report P...


Save 15% on “Proteins - Classic, Alternative and Exotic Sources: Culinary Trend Tracking Series” for World Vegetarian Day

Save 15% on “Proteins - Classic, Alternative and Exotic Sources: Culinary Trend Tracking Series” for World Vegetarian Day

Data from Packaged Facts April-May 2014 consumer survey reveal that almost 30% of U.S. adult consumers seek out vegetarian sources of protein. These sources span a healthy range of products from beans & legumes to “fake meat", according to Proteins - Classic, Alternative and Exotic Sources: Culinary Trend Tracking Series.

In honor of World Vegetarian Day 2015, Packaged Facts is offering 15% off Proteins - Classic, Alternative and Exotic Sources: Culinary Trend Tracking Series if purchased by N...


Target: Cartwheel takes novel approach to mobile couponing

Target: Cartwheel takes novel approach to mobile couponing

This blog is based in part on Retail Food Marketing Trends in the U.S.: Technology, Mobile, and Social Media. Purchase the report by December 31 and receive a 5% discount using promo code PFFOODRETAIL.

Discount chain Target is also a mobile couponing innovator. Target offers a unique mobile app called Cartwheel, in which consumers choose from hundreds of offers with discounts of 5-50% off every area of the store. When a customer sees an offer they like, they add it to the Cartwheel list, scan ...