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    Procured in the USA

    Procured in the USA

    “Locally Sourced” signs are plentiful in the aisles of farmers’ markets, grocery stores and retail businesses. These signs signify that goods have not traveled across oceans or through airports. The idea of sourcing inputs domestically is not new, and has actually been prominent in clothing and produce markets for years. Moreover, the benefits of procuring […]

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    California Industries to Benefit from Memorial Day Spending

    California Industries to Benefit from Memorial Day Spending

    As the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day signifies barbecues, beaches and long weekend getaways. Encouraged by relatively low fuel prices and record-high disposable income, 37.4 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, flocking to major tourist destinations like Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Since California is home to world-class […]

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    Tech Takeover: Three Sectors Slated to Benefit from Artificial Intelligence

    Tech Takeover: Three Sectors Slated to Benefit from Artificial Intelligence

    Technology has entered a new frontier, as advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) continue to push humanity to unprecedented levels. While automation has played an important role in countless industries for many years, the evolution of computerized machines and equipment has largely reduced wage costs and the need for human labor across all sectors. Increased internet […]

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    Zooming in on the Body Camera Market

    Zooming in on the Body Camera Market

    In recent years, public protests have erupted over cell-phone video recordings that document law enforcement officers using lethal force in the field. Reacting to these protests, a growing number of governments and police departments across the country are adopting body camera programs, causing demand for these products to surge. With body cameras becoming an increasingly […]

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    Industries to Benefit from Mother's Day Spending in 2017

    Industries to Benefit from Mother’s Day Spending in 2017

    While most would agree that mothers deserve appreciation all throughout the year, Mother’s Day is the official time to shower mom with gratitude – and gifts. While an increase in spending does not necessarily correlate to higher appreciation, the Mother’s Day outlay is expected to increase this year, making the day a bit sweeter for […]

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    Client Q&A with Jennifer Obergfell, Assistant Manager, Global Procurement at Coach

    Client Q&A with Jennifer Obergfell, Assistant Manager, Global Procurement at Coach

    This month, we caught up with Jennifer Obergfell, Category Analyst at Coach, to find out what’s going on in her world of procurement. IBISWorld: What challenge(s) do you and your company or department face right now? Jennifer Obergfell: The market intelligence team would like to see more idea sharing among other retailers pertaining to best […]