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.
Top two countries funding COVID-19 vaccine research are United States ($2.23 billion) and Germany ($1.51 billion). Japan has the world's most powerful passport. 57% of the retail winners in 2020 were long-term privately owned companies. The number 1 priority for 2021 is the deployment of touchless solutions of all types which rated 178% higher for winners than other retailers.
119 Law Enforcement Officers Died in USA Line of Duty in 2021 So Far, up 20% over 2020. As of May 1, the five countries leading with full vaccination of their population. Amazon sales soared 44% year over year to $108.5 billion. Big Tech profits soar on pandemic boost. While the US is ready to boom 12 months post COVID, the rest of the world is 3-12 months behind.
72% of all car sales will be electric by the year 2040. No.1 is Ireland where an hour’s work contributes $102.7 in GDP. No.1 is Israel at 57.4% full vaccination. The top 10 global retailers represented nearly 33% of all the retail revenue for the top 250 global retailers. The compounded annual growth rate for the global top 250 retailers was 5%.
Top 10 Most Innovative companies of 2021. Top 5 most common types of cybercrime in USA. Top 5 Europe countries making the most progress in curbing the pandemic. Worldwide retail ecommerce in 2020 increased 27,6% with sales crossing $4 trillion. 63% of retailers say the pandemic has led to a moderate or sharp increase in robotics. Top 5 Robot Retail applications.
EU administered 18 vaccine doses per 100 people as of April 5. UK has given 55 jabs per 100 people, while the U.S. currently stands at 50 doses per 100 inhabitants. Retail leaders prioritizing higher on touchless technologies. 843% for electronic shelf labels, 96% on self-checkout, 83% on mobile devices for managers, 65% on consumer mobile checkout, and 57% on contactless payments.
Consumer confidence jumps to highest level in a year. Percentage of consumers expecting business conditions will improve over the next six months rose from 30.7% to 40.8%. The top 10 countries that were happiest in 2021 are...Current state of retail can be described as “changing,” “transforming,” “in flux” and “unpredictable.” Retailers report that 31.6% of overall sales now come from digital channels (compared to 23% last year).
159 million square feet of retail space was closed in 2020. Returns account for more than $400 billion in lost sales for U.S. retailers, and online returns more than doubled from 2019. 74% say COVID-19 has impacted their shopping journey. 42% expect these changes to be permanent. Ten key trends that will shape Europe's grocery industry in the coming years.