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Post-Brexit, UK Residents Are Changing Travel Plans
UK travel agents tell Grassroots℠ that the 2017 travel season is off to a good start, but plans are changing. Among the top reasons cited: a weaker British pound, political uncertainty and security concerns in previously popular destinations like Turkey.
Microlending Makes It Big in Mexico
Microlending is a proven way for developing economies to advance and for small businesses to build a bridge to bigger bank loans. Recent Grassroots℠ research shows just how effective and competitive the microlending market can be as practiced in Mexico.
Tough Task Ahead for China's Coal and Steel Industries
When Grassroots surveyed coal and steel manufacturers in China about recent capacity reduction orders, we learned many didn't meet their targets. And now with the potential for protectionism from the Trump administration, production looks more uncertain.
Diabetes Drives Demand for Insulin Pumps in Europe
Recent Grassroots℠ research shows that the use of insulin-pumps is on the way up in Germany, the UK and France. Earlier diagnosis of patients with diabetes combined with increasing familiarity with pump technology are key drivers of the demand.
Hospital Capex Stable Despite Threat to Obamacare
With new leadership in Washington seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017, healthcare providers are having difficulty planning ahead. But for hospitals, Grassroots shows that capital expenditures look to remain stable in a year of uncertainty.
Big Tobacco Makes Big Inroads in Tokyo
Seeking to maintain market share in a maligned industry, Phillip Morris is using Tokyo as test market for a new e-cigarette that heats, but doesn't burn, tobacco. After a cool start to sales, Grassroots℠ shows a hot spark in demand for the new device.
UK Car Sales Not Yet Dented By Brexit
In the wake of the UK's historic Brexit referendum, Grassroots℠ Research conducted two studies to assess Brexit's impact on UK car sales—a big-ticket bellwether of consumer confidence.
The Global Buzz about Non-Alcoholic Beer
Brewers have sought to expand their product line to people who like the taste of beer, but not necessarily the taste or effects of alcohol. Our latest Grassroots℠ Research shows that the results thus far have been flat to frothy, depending on the country.
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