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May 17, 2016 | Consumer Retail

Wearable Technologies: Wearable device vendors were out in force at CES trying to leverage China’s fitness craze showing off their newest smartwatches and wristbands designed primarily for sports activities.

April 21, 2016 | Cyclicals

Bauma Activity Beats Expectations

March 24, 2016 | Consumer Retail

Walking the floor at the China Franchise Expo (held in Chengdu, China, March 12-13), OTR Global found large crowds gathered for presentations by Yum Brands Inc.’s KFC and high interest in KFC franchising opportunities among Exp

March 16, 2016 | Consumer Retail

In four days of discussions with natural products suppliers at the Natural Products Expo West 2016 trade show in Anaheim, OTR Global learned details about a range of natural and mainstream retailers and distributors:

February 25, 2016 | TMT
Qualcomm: Strong Line Up for Snapdragon 820 
February 22, 2016 | Consumer Retail
  • Athletic footwear dominated; ADS GR, NKE, KER FP's Puma most clearly benefiting from lifestyle-driven trend
  • Bohemian looks still major trend for women, though customers swapping out ankle boots for lifestyle sneakers, creating continued challenges for fashion footwear category
October 16, 2015 | Consumer Retail

Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V.’s proposed $106 billion takeover of SABMiller PLC was top of mind for attendees at the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show Oc

September 22, 2015 | Consumer Retail

As consumers focus more on transparency and healthfulness in foods, attendance at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore Sept. 17-19 was up notably from 2014.