The top 3 and percentage that Americans report these aspects of their lives have returned to normal: 59% socializing with friends and family; 52% shopping; 51% Parenting / Raising children. It costs $725 in USA to start a business. Only $166 in Canada and $1464 in Mexico.It only costs $17 in UK to start a business. $320 in France. $741 in Spain, and $528 in Germany.. Top 3 reasons that would encourage shoppers to buy directly from brands: 58% better price; 51% Free Deliver; 36% Free Returns.
As of July 4, 2021, 172 million people in the U.S. (67 percent of the adult population) have received at least one dose while 156 million (46 percent) are fully vaccinated. Vermont currently leads the U.S. by share of inhabitants fully vaccinated. North America’s current mood is happy. Consumers returned roughly $428 billion in merchandise last year, or about 10.6% of total retail sales in USA. Back to School USA spending represents a 16% increase from 2020 and is also greater than pre-pandemic levels.
The top 3 countries leading with vaccinations. 56% of global consumers are more price oriented. 54% are focused on saving, 51% are digital, 50% are more eco-friendly, 49% are more healthy, 46% are more data conscious, , 43% want to shop more local. What’s it like to travel internationally during COVID-19?
The current comfort level of going to a restaurant, shopping mall, or on vacation. 53% of consumers are now buying things online more than normal, with almost 8 in 10 shoppers (78%) expected to increase online purchasing over the next 12 months. North America leads the trend of RFID adoption with 93% of retailers reporting that they use RFID in various stages of deployment. In Europe the adoption rate 77% with 8% piloting, 37% implementing, and 32% with full adoption.
Shoplifting ruling the roost at big city stores, pharmacy chains. 2020 online apparel sales totaled $240.71 billion, which was down 20.3% from $301.84 billion in 2019. The top 3 reasons that inspired shoppers to make apparel/accessory purchases. The top 3 projected online growth categories in 2021. 41% of consumers feel that new tech would add value to the shopping experience.
NRF anticipating USA biggest growth year since 1984. About 60% of U.S. consumers now buy groceries online. 46% have experienced poor sleep during the pandemic.The top five sources of anxiety about returning to the workplace. In 2021, the projection of connected smart devices is 46 billion, up from 35 billion in 2020. 61% of companies say that the return on investment on IoT projects are significant.
Based on current plans, it will take until 2024 to emerge fully from the pandemic.In the first quarter of 2021, digital commerce grew 58%. The Top 5 reasons global internet uses bought products online in 2020. In 2021, the major milestone of over 1 billion CCTV cameras installed around the world. The global computer vision market is expected to grow from $2.9 billion in 2018 to over $33 billion by 2025.
49% ask friends for advice before buying a product or service. 74% of USA homicides through firearms. Physical stores go-to method for 78% of consumers for everyday essential items. North America RFID adoption at 93%. APAC and Europe RFID adoption at 77%. Retailers that have fully adopted RFID are reporting more than 10% ROI.
67% of Gen Z shop in store most of the time. Baby Boomers have highest economic power at 43.4%. If Bitcoin were a country, it would rank 29th in world in power consumption. Retail ranked 5th as most trusted industry in protecting data and privacy. SOCs market size is expected to reach a CAGR of 11.9%.
Microsoft has 15,260 words in their fine print and it takes over an hour to read. Amazon makes $800,000 in revenue every minute. Long working hours cause 745,000 deaths a year. Cristiano Ronaldo has 517 million social media followers. Average retail theft up 19.2% in 2020.