Amid Pandemic, Hand Tool Suppliers Find Silver Lining in Spike of DIY Activity

Hand tool manufacturers continue to face challenges yet enjoy small spike in home renovation projects. Read more....


4 Ways COVID-19 Is Impacting the Global Foodservice Industry

4 Ways COVID-19 Is Impacting the Global Foodservice Industry

Strong opportunities exist for cloud kitchens (i.e., ghost kitchens, virtual restaurants), whose low overhead costs, nonpublic nature, and convenient consumer access via mobile app make them well suited for foodservice operations during a pandemic.

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‘Essential’ Cannabis Businesses Stay Healthy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

‘Essential’ Cannabis Businesses Stay Healthy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to their ‘essential’ status in more than 20 states as suppliers of medicinal products, cannabis businesses are reporting strong sales amid the pandemic.

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As Summer Approaches, Pool & Spa Sales Spike Due to Pandemic Restrictions

As Summer Approaches, Pool & Spa Sales Spike Due to Pandemic Restrictions

Pool and spa sales are booming amid the pandemic, providing a short-term boost for a global market.

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Market Disruptions: COVID-19 and the Movement toward In-Home Medical Services

Market Disruptions: COVID-19 and the Movement toward In-Home Medical Services

Some healthcare segments are already well established in the homecare setting, but others will need to quickly adapt to the movement toward more frequent in-home patient care services. Freedonia Custom Research's William Cochran addresses the trends and opportunities.

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Lack of Affordable Housing to Support Demand for Prefabricated Housing

Lack of Affordable Housing to Support Demand for Prefabricated Housing

Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 2017 for its stirring depiction of families seeking to find and maintain a place to live. Readers of the book learned that America faces an affordable housing crisis.


Unpacking the Global Pallet Market: 4 Key Trends Affecting Demand Through 2024

Unpacking the Global Pallet Market: 4 Key Trends Affecting Demand Through 2024

The use of pallets is related to manufacturing activity and consumer demand so the negative economic disruption associated with the COVID-19 crisis is likely to reduce sales of pallets. However, replacement pallets continue to be necessary for the continued distribution of goods.


Power Tool Sales Get Boost from COVID DIY Home Renovation Spike

Power Tool Sales Get Boost from COVID DIY Home Renovation Spike

Stuck at home, consumers are shifting their spending behavior. Some disposable income that would be spent on dining out or going on vacation is now going toward home improvement.


Demand Surges for Disposable Gloves, Face Masks, Disinfectant as COVID-19 Elevates PPE Needs

Demand Surges for Disposable Gloves, Face Masks, Disinfectant as COVID-19 Elevates PPE Needs

In a new series of studies, our analysts provide in-depth analysis of the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on demand and supply for disposable gloves, face masks and disinfectant. This blog highlights some of the trends.

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COVID-19, E-Commerce-Ready, & Other Trends Affecting US Protective Packaging Demand

COVID-19, E-Commerce-Ready, & Other Trends Affecting US Protective Packaging Demand

What will affect protective packaging growth through the coronavirus crisis and beyond?

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