Author: Liyin Yeo

    Disney+ takes customer retention crown from Netflix

    As COVID-19 has forced movie theatres to close and spurred increased subscriptions to streaming services nationwide, Disney has doubled down on streaming by releasing new movies straight to Disney+. The company, which originally included new releases in base subscription plans, launched its Premier Access feature with the release of Mulan, requiring a $29.99 one-time fee … Continued

    COVID-19 Industry Tracker

    U.S. consumer spending has been altered by the coronavirus pandemic. Our data reveals that consumers are changing the way they pay for goods and services, with some industries seeing spending shift toward online purchases. Additionally, the pandemic has changed the types of purchases consumers are making, with stimulus recipients increasing their spending on big-ticket items. … Continued

    Drizly dominates alcohol delivery market

    The popularity of alcohol delivery services has skyrocketed with the introduction of pandemic-driven social distancing policies. Given the closure of bars across the country, consumers are turning towards more convenient alternatives to get their happy hour beverages. Within the alcohol delivery market, Drizly has set itself apart from the crowd. The company—which recently raised $50 … Continued

    Renewed appetite for meal kits has sales rising at HelloFresh

    The struggling meal kit industry has flourished in the COVID-19 era. Whereas industry sales had previously fallen 6 percent in July 2019, the industry has gained tailwinds a year later, growing an average of 105 percent in July 2020. As shelter-in-place orders left many Americans with extra time for home cooking, a closer look at … Continued