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    Robinhood’s band of investors grows during COVID-19 era

    Retail trading has been booming during the pandemic, sending trading volumes to record highs as everyday investors joined in on the historic rally in equities. Momentum has been growing for several years, as the barriers to entry have fallen. App-based brokerages such as Robinhood and Webull have grown in popularity and made investing more accessible … Continued
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    Theme parks having roller coaster of a year

    Consumer transaction data reveals that theme parks across the U. S. have been on the road to recovery, with both ticket sales and customer counts on the rise, after having been hit hard by shelter-in-place orders in March 2020. The industry witnessed a 55 percent decline in sales year-over-year in March 2020, and has since … Continued
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    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
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    Pandemic fuels telehealth industry growth

    COVID-19 has catalyzed sales growth in the telehealth industry, as patients turn to online doctors as a safer and more convenient way to receive medical advice. The industry has witnessed skyrocketing year-over-year growth since March 16, the week most states issued shelter-in-place orders, and has since sustained strong growth. Year-over-year growth reached a five-year high … Continued
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    What kind of consumers did LULU acquire with its purchase of Mirror?

    The home fitness industry is growing rapidly, with several companies now offering interactive fitness hardware with subscription access to classes, private training, or workouts. High-tech at-home workouts have been increasing in popularity, and among select private companies in this space, recent growth has been impressive. Our data indicates that Q2 2020 saw nearly 780 percent … Continued
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    Streaming services sales up 50 percent during the COVID-19 era

    As U.S. consumers stay home amid the pandemic, they are flocking to streaming services for entertainment. The streaming industry‚Äôs sales grew 47 percent year-over-year in April 2020 compared to a 39 percent year-over-year sales increase in April 2019. Mandatory stay-at-home-orders, combined with the entry of a new market player, Disney+, and the rising popularity of … Continued