Hardscaping Sales Boosted by Growing Use of Higher Value Materials in Outdoor Living Areas

Hardscaping Sales Boosted by Growing Use of Higher Value Materials in Outdoor Living Areas

The growing popularity of outdoor living is driving consumer interest in materials that can unify indoor-outdoor aesthetics for a seamless transition between spaces. (Think stone patio pavers that match the flooring in an adjoining interior room, or using the same stone tiling in the backsplashes of both indoor and outdoor kitchens.)


As Battery Technologies Improve, Electric’s Share of Global Power Lawn & Equipment Sales Keeps Expanding

As Battery Technologies Improve, Electric’s Share of Global Power Lawn & Equipment Sales Keeps Expanding

Dramatically swift improvements in battery technologies have had a major impact on the power lawn and garden equipment market over the last decade, leading to a significant increase in the market share for electric models over engine-driven alternatives.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment    

Style & Design Trends Driving Higher Value Bathroom Organization Sales

Style & Design Trends Driving Higher Value Bathroom Organization Sales

Among people who purchase home organization products, the bathroom is one of the rooms for which consumers most commonly purchase organization products. A Freedonia Group survey found that 68% of consumers who bought home organization products in the past months bought products for the bathroom.


Landscaping Products Received Big Boost from Pandemic DIY Boom – But How Long Will It Last?

Landscaping Products Received Big Boost from Pandemic DIY Boom – But How Long Will It Last?

Outdoor areas were a particular area of interest among consumers even before the pandemic, but with social distancing and other factors coming into play, the outdoor living trend accelerated sharply.


DIY Home Organization Market Gets Temporary Boost from COVID-19 Home Renovation Boom

DIY Home Organization Market Gets Temporary Boost from COVID-19 Home Renovation Boom

In the US, DIY home renovations saw strong increases in 2020 during the pandemic, and home organization was among consumers’ top projects.


3 Ready-to-Assemble Furniture Trends Affecting Demand for Furniture Laminates

3 Ready-to-Assemble Furniture Trends Affecting Demand for Furniture Laminates

The outlook for decorative laminates use in the furniture industry is closely tied to trends in the production of ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture.


The Cicadas Are Coming! What Will It Mean for This Outdoor Living Season?

The Cicadas Are Coming! What Will It Mean for This Outdoor Living Season?

Brood X – is emerging from the ground after 17 years - just in time for the outdoor living season to begin.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Plastic Containers Catch on in New Produce Applications

Plastic Containers Catch on in New Produce Applications

Grocery stores remained open as “essential” businesses, and consumers prepared more meals at home due to restaurant closures.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Packaging    

Short-Lived Spike in Personal Hygiene Demand at Pandemic’s Onset Unable to Boost Market in 2020

Short-Lived Spike in Personal Hygiene Demand at Pandemic’s Onset Unable to Boost Market in 2020

The flurry of panic buying turned out to be short-lived so supply and demand in the personal hygiene nonwovens industry returned to more normal patterns as the pandemic wore on.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Textiles & Nonwovens    

Global Paint & Coatings Market Poised to Rebound Strongly As COVID-19 Pandemic Recedes

Global Paint & Coatings Market Poised to Rebound Strongly As COVID-19 Pandemic Recedes

DIY projects boosted consumer paint demand which helped offset some losses as demand contracted due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Chemicals      Construction & Building Products      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies