Consumer goods

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Strange Bedfellows

June 19, 2012

The Mood of the World Report will be especially important this year One of the strange things about traveling abroad now is how unstrange it can be. Gone are the days of hitchhiking across Ireland on vehicles you’d never see in the States (e.g. donkey cart; true story). Since the boom years, …

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Details, Details

June 12, 2012

Whether you ascribe to Flaubert’s assertion that “the good God is in the detail” or prefer the alternative version that it’s the devil, it’s hard to deny that details do matter. The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs was legendary for sending designers back to the drawing board dozens of times to get …

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The New, Well-Rounded Man

For more than a year, the U.S. media have been ablaze over women’s growing economic clout. The Atlantic Monthly, in a much-commented-upon cover story, has trumpeted “the end of men.” More recently, Time magazine has proclaimed women “the richer sex.” And how do men feel about women’s …

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Consumer Mood A Window On The Future

May 10, 2012

This coming month sees the release of the first deliverable from the new batch of Roper Reports Worldwide data – the Mood of the World report 2012. This is always one of GfK Roper Consulting’s most keenly awaited releases, not just because it gives us a first glimpse at insights from our latest …

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Prestige Worth Paying For

Recent reports of surging growth among luxury goods makers such as LVMH and Burberry underline the insatiable appetite of consumers in emerging markets such as China for products with prestigious brand names. What’s more, data from Roper Reports Worldwide show that this desire for status brands …

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Earth Day | Now & Next

May 1, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012, marked the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day in the United States. This is generally a time for companies, governments, and non-profits to tout the good they are doing for the environment. These same organizations will also motivate the public to take action on the …

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