3 Key Trends Shaping the Home Organization Market

3 Key Trends Shaping the Home Organization Market

As a society, we've got a lot of stuff. In some cases, such excess can become a running joke. In others, it can interfere with our lives and create unnecessary burdens. Much of the time, cluttered consumers need a little extra help to get their homes organized – hence the $10.5 billion US market for home organization products in 2018.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Meet Jennifer Mapes Christ, Industry Study Manager

Meet Jennifer Mapes Christ, Industry Study Manager

In her 20 years with The Freedonia Group, Jennifer Mapes Christ has authored 80 industry studies and supervised the production of many more, covering such topics as lawn and garden products, outdoor living, home goods, textiles, security, packaging, and food. She currently leads a group of analysts that produce studies on the consumer and commercial goods markets, in addition to co-managing The Freedonia Group’s packaging studies and Packaged Facts’ food studies.

  Industry Studies    

Brazil Bans Asbestos: Impact on US Imports & Global Roofing Markets

Brazil Bans Asbestos: Impact on US Imports & Global Roofing Markets

Central and South America is one of the biggest consumers of fiber cement roofing – much of which has historically contained asbestos – due to its low cost, durability, and widespread availability in the region.


3 Trends in Coated Fabrics for 2019 & Beyond

3 Trends in Coated Fabrics for 2019 & Beyond

In the US coated fabrics market, many prevailing trends are driven by consumers, who are increasingly concerned about the goods they buy and use – what they’re made of, where they come from, and how they’re manufactured.

  Industry Studies      Textiles & Nonwovens    

Low Cost, Premium Image: Retail-Ready Packaging Taking over a Store Near You

Low Cost, Premium Image: Retail-Ready Packaging Taking over a Store Near You

Demand for retail-ready packaging in the US is forecast to reach $7.9 billion in 2023. As brick-and-mortar stores increasingly look to cut costs to be more competitive with online retailers, they are expected to use more retail-ready packaging, which helps to reduce stocking times and transportation costs.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

Grenfell Tower Tragedy Prompts Siding Regulation Changes

Grenfell Tower Tragedy Prompts Siding Regulation Changes

The aftermath of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire sparked regulatory changes both within the United Kingdom and worldwide. Find out how these changes may impact key siding products.


Multilayer Flooring, a New Subcategory: Taking the Resilient Market to the Next Level

Multilayer Flooring, a New Subcategory: Taking the Resilient Market to the Next Level

Lately, the resilient flooring market has seen a lot of evolution, in large part due to growth in luxury vinyl tile (LVT). However, this rise in demand is also spurred by advancements in a lesser-known product group: multilayer flooring.


E-Commerce Boom Boosts Box Market

E-Commerce Boom Boosts Box Market

The percentage of Americans who do at least some of their shopping online has increased dramatically over the last five years. In fact, the e-commerce market is forecast to grow at 10.9% annually until 2022. As a result, the box industry is reaping the benefits.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

Lawn & Garden Robots: 4 Key Companies to Watch

Lawn & Garden Robots: 4 Key Companies to Watch

Although the US market for lawn and garden robots is substantially smaller than that of Europe (where generally smaller lawn sizes have supported rapid demand growth for robotic lawn mowers in recent years), it’s expected to more than double in value from 2018 to 2022, reaching $95 million.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

3 Key Opportunities for US Residential Roofing Producers in 2019 & Beyond

3 Key Opportunities for US Residential Roofing Producers in 2019 & Beyond

While weather patterns and housing activity largely govern the US residential roofing market, the devil is in the details when it comes to understanding key growth trends. For example, as builders and homeowners increasingly specify roofing materials of greater durability – and higher cost – demand for some roofing products, such as laminated asphalt shingles, will rise at an above-average rate.

But there’s plenty of opportunity for industry participants to make themselves more valuable. Here are 3 major trends for residential roofing manufacturers to keep an eye on going forward.