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Q3 2017

The grocery digital divide: Digital’s impact on the consumer path to purchase
As the digital influence on grocery continues to rise and the divide closes, the consumer products (CP) companies that can quickly transform their operations and come up with innovative ways to improve and integrate the consumer brand experience online and offline will likely find themselves winning both market and mind share. Those CP companies who are slower to react to this changing landscape may go home hungry.

Q2 2017

Cyber risk in consumer business
Consumer business leaders are relatively attuned to the risk of fraud or credit card data theft. But other risks such as operational disruption, intellectual property (IP) theft, or food safety hazards, for example—are uncharted territory for many.

2017 US perception of the manufacturing industry: Manufacturing matters to the American public
Survey findings show the general public considers manufacturing vital to economic prosperity but many are not interested in manufacturing careers.

'Click and connect' with consumer products consumers: Driving purchase and brand loyalty in a digital-first world
Winning CP companies in a digital-first world will require targeted content in both digital and traditional delivery channels.

Reflections on World Water Day
There are many opportunities for companies to take the lead in managing global water supply and help avert a global water crisis.

Women in manufacturing: Stepping up to make an impact that matters
The women we surveyed and interviewed had a lot to say about jobs they’ve had (or aspire to have) as well as about manufacturing and changes they would like to see in the industry’s culture.

Q1 2017

The race to autonomous driving: Winning American consumers’ trust
Are US consumers ready for self-driving cars? Our survey shows that they’re increasingly interested in automation, particularly if it improves safety. The bad news: They’re less and less willing to spend their own money to make the future of mobility a reality.

Retail, Wholesale, and Distribution Industry Outlook 2017
Is disruption the new normal? By enabling technology, reinventing brands, and exploring new business models, companies in the retail, wholesale, and distribution industry can prepare themselves for a range of probabilities.

Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook 2017
Explore the latest travel and hospitality industry trends and find out how four catalysts of change could impact travel in 2017.

Consumer Products Industry Outlook 2017
Our latest consumer products industry overview provides a closer look at the trends that are disrupting the industry and changing the way they go to market.

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Q4 2016

High-performing manufacturers: Where they play and how they win
When it comes to competitiveness, what differentiates the top global manufacturers from the rest? Learn the capabilities and attributes that help make top performers stand out—even when the bar continues to rise.

2016 pre-Thanksgiving retail pulse survey: What will retailers be thankful for this year?
Thanksgiving weekend is often considered the kick-off to holiday shopping and sets the tone for the holiday shopping season. Explore consumer attitudes and shopping trends going into the peak weekend. Will retailers be thankful this year?

2016 Deloitte holiday survey: Ringing in the retail
2016 will be far from business as usual for the nation’s retailers. According to Deloitte’s annual consumer shopping survey, more consumers plan to shop online for gifts than ever before, and shoppers anticipate spending just as much online as they do in stores.

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Q3 2016

Ring in the new: Holiday season e-commerce sales poised for strong growth
Although classification issues make it difficult to find recent and detailed information on e-commerce sales, indications show it is growing fast. And in the upcoming holiday season, we expect e-commerce sales to grow 17–19 percent.

The new digital divide: The future of digital influence in retail
Today, retailers almost universally recognize that digital has reshaped customer behavior and shopping forever. So why are so many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers still so far behind at creating the digital experiences that customers really want?

Back-to-college survey 2016: Two sides of the shopping story
In its fourth year, Deloitte’s back-to-college survey includes shopping trends from both parents and college students—a population that is taking on more of the financial responsibility than in year’s past. Find out how much they are spending and on which products, what role digital will play, and when they plan to commence shopping.

Back-to-school survey 2016: Shopping for the “easy A”
Our ninth annual back-to-school survey reveals the latest trends likely to impact spending in the 2016 school season. Find out when and where consumers will shop, how much they will spend and on what products, how digital technologies will influence shopping behavior, and more.

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Q2 2016

2016 global manufacturing competitiveness index
The 2016 Global manufacturing competitiveness index reveals country rankings and competitiveness drivers through a survey of more than 500 of the world’s leading manufacturing CEOs and senior executives.

Deloitte retail volatility index: How 100 years of conventional wisdom is being disrupted
Our latest study measures disruption in the industry through results of the Deloitte retail volatility index (RVI). This index quantifies the volatility and fragmentation in the US retail market, revealing that small and mid-level players are collectively stealing share from big retailers.

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Women at the wheel: Recruiting, retaining, and advancing women in the global automotive industry
Developing a competitive advantage in an increasingly complex environment requires teams of talented professionals with diverse perspectives, skills, and experience. Women are a critical component of the winning formula, yet many believe women are underrepresented within the global industry.

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