What's Really Going on with American Consumers?
July 22 | Steve Odland, President and CEO, The Conference Board, Inc. | Denise Dahlhoff, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Consumer Research, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Too many retailers are shutting down: 2019 just hit its halfway point, but already the number of planned retail store closings has exceeded the total for all of 2018.
Why India Presents a Big, Long-Term Opportunity for Apple’s iPhones
May 07 | Denise Dahlhoff, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Consumer Research, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Apple supplier Foxconn’s initiative to produce high-end iPhones in India opens new doors for Apple to use India as an export hub, including to the U.S., and also gives Apple better access to one of the world’s fastest-growing economies—and mobile phone markets. Indian consumers have felt very optimistic economically, and technology is a popular category for spending disposable income, as data from the Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Index shows.
Indications 2.9: The Global Consumer Confidence Index
April 16 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board, in conjunction with Nielsen, has formally launched our latest economic indicator. The Global Consumer Confidence Index takes the temperature of consumers in 64 markets around the world—including how, what, and where they intend to spend in the months ahead.
Indications 2.7: Is US Consumer Confidence Waning?
March 29 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
After a 7.3-point drop in March 2019, consumer confidence now stands at 124.1. Consumers’ appraisal of the present situation has taken an especially big hit. Is this an expected moderation or an early warning of impeding recession?
Indications 2.6. Taking the Temperature of the Global Consumer
January 31 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
Around the world, business leaders are growing increasingly nervous about 2019 growth prospects. Are consumers following suit? Ultimately, the answer will come down to job availability, income growth incomes, and the purchasing power of their hard-earned money.
A Case Study in Vitality: How John Hancock Improved Consumer Engagement in Life Insurance
December 10 | John Forsyth, Program Director, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How do you make life insurance fun and engaging for consumers? Brooks Tingle, President and CEO of John Hancock Insurance, spoke at the recent Customer Experience Conference on how John Hancock uses technology and consumer insights to enhance and innovate the customer experience in life insurance.
Introducing CEO Briefs: Q3 US Consumer Demand and the Outlook for 2019
November 19 | Brian Schaitkin, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Sumair Sayani, Vice President, The Demand Institute and Nielsen | Comments (0)
Overall spending growth has remained strong and can stay strong in 2019 as long as a strong labor market and consumer confidence remain in place, and policy surprises like dramatic changes to trade policy are kept to a minimum.
Measuring Success in Making a Difference
October 15 | Sumair Sayani, Vice President, The Demand Institute and Nielsen | Comments (0)
Companies need to build a mechanism to gauge consumers’ preferences for causes and integrate that with a measurement framework across all stakeholders of an organization. Sumair Sayani, vice president at Nielsen and Consumer Dynamics co-Center leader, suggests what this model might look like.