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Good News for Retailers: Consumers Plan to Spend More This Year on Holiday Gifts

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U.S. Households Plan to Spend an Average of $627 this Season

With consumer confidence at an 18-year high, U.S. households are approaching the holidays in good spirits, with intentions to spend about $627 on gifts this season, according to a survey by The Conference Board. This is well above last year’s estimated $560. In keeping with the holiday tradition of bargain hunting, consumers say they will be expecting discounts. In fact, more than a third say they expect – at a minimum – to purchase half their gifts at a discount.

The survey of holiday gift spending intentions, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and analytics around what consumers buy and watch. The survey was conducted for The Conference Board in October as part of the Consumer Confidence Survey®.

“Consumers are excited about the holiday season and are ready to shop,” said Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board. “Consumer confidence is at an 18-year high. Unemployment is the lowest in decades. Given the strong economy and job growth – with expectations of more in the New Year – retailers should expect strong demand this season, with the potential to be one of the best shopping seasons in years. However, they will still face a tough and discriminating consumer – one who is expecting bargains and willing to wait for a deal. Retailers will need to get creative and offer numerous deals and promotions, especially given the increased competition from online merchants.”

According to the survey, approximately 12 percent of consumers plan to spend more this year on holiday gifts. Sixty-five percent plan to spend about the same as last year, and the remaining 24 percent say they plan to spend less. A greater number of consumers will be shopping online, with more than 37 percent of consumers planning to make at least half of their purchases online.

Source: The Conference Board Holiday Spending Survey, October 2018

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SIEM Vendors Expand Growth Opportunities by Incorporating Technologies Enabling Predictive Functions

Vlad Poptamas

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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) vendors have begun to inject greater versatility into their platforms as well as incorporate new security functionalities and analyst-friendly dashboards. Also, managed SIEM providers are offering cloud-hosted SIEM solutions to lower the per customer cost-to-serve to penetrate the SMB market.

These advances will drive the $1.98 billion global SIEM market toward $3.23 billion by 2023. “SIEM 3.0, with its high degree of automated response and remediation, can detect malicious threats attempting to penetrate the environment and automatically perform actions to thwart attackers’ advances,” said Mauricio Chede, Senior Industry Analyst, Digital Transformation. “The integration of several functionalities, such as user & entity behavior analytics (UEBA), security operation and automation response (SOAR), and forensic analysis, is essential to effectively compete in the SIEM market.”

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)—Global Market Analysis, Forecast to 2023, examines the market drivers, restraints, and market distribution channels of the SIEM market. It presents revenue forecasts and key findings to help participants make the most of the market potential. The study covers the four product types of physical appliancevirtual appliance, software, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

For further information on this analysis, please visit: http://frost.ly/3cf

“SIEM vendors are currently focusing on enhancing incident detection and response (IDR) by employing machine learning to diminish the high rates of false positives generated by SIEM tools,” noted Chede. “They are also aiming to provide SIEM integration with external threat intelligence and forensic capabilities.”

In 2018, North America accounted for 65% of the SIEM market; EMEA, 20% percent; APAC, 12%; and Latin America, 4%. Growth opportunities will materialize by:

  • Automating the platform to increase the reliability of alert analysis and improve security analyst productivity.
  • Employing the cloud for multi-tenancy and distributed administrative functions.
  • Building a data lake to receive the logs from other security tools and then correlating and analyzing them to block advanced or unknown attacks with less human intervention.
  • Ensuring compliance with global and local data protection regulations.
  • Equipping channel partners with an effective go-to-market strategy so they can transform their sales motion from selling product to solving business problems.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)—Global Market Analysis, Forecast to 2023 is part of Frost & Sullivan’s global Cybersecurity Growth Partnership Service program.

 

SOURCE Frost & Sullivan

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Global Vegan Cheese Markets 2019-2023 – Growing Awareness of Lactose-Intolerant Conditions is Driving the Market

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The “Global Vegan Cheese Market 2019-2023” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The analysts have predicted that the vegan cheese market will register a CAGR of nearly 8% by 2023.

The growing awareness of lactose-intolerant conditions is the key factors driving the global vegan cheese market growth. The sales of dairy products have been adversely affected by the increasing incidences of lactose intolerance across the globe. Therefore, consumers are buying dairy alternative products such as almond milk, vegan cheese, and vegan margarine. This will increase the sales of vegan cheese and is expected to fuel the growth of the global vegan cheese market during the forecast period.

Market Overview

An increasing number of organized retailing outlets worldwide

One of the growth drivers of the global vegan cheese market is the increasing number of organized retailing outlets. Supermarkets make fresh and ready-to-consume packaged vegan food and beverages such as plant-based milk alternatives and vegan cheese easily accessible to consumers.

High price and limited awareness

One of the challenges in the growth of the market is the high price of vegan cheese compared to conventional dairy cheese. In addition, the awareness among consumer for vegan cheese is limited, especially in the European market. Such factors will hamper the vegan cheese market growth during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The market appears to be moderately fragmented and with the presence of several vendors. The vendors in the market are expanding their distribution channels, which will improve the sales for the market. This market research report will help clients identify new growth opportunities and design unique growth strategies by providing a comprehensive analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and offering information on the products offered by companies.

Key Topics Covered: 

PART 01: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PART 02: SCOPE OF THE REPORT

PART 03: MARKET LANDSCAPE

  • Market ecosystem
  • Market characteristics
  • Market segmentation analysis

PART 04: MARKET SIZING

  • Market definition
  • Market sizing 2018
  • Market size and forecast 2018-2023

PART 05: FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS

PART 06: CUSTOMER LANDSCAPE

PART 07: GEOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE

  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition

PART 08: MARKET SEGMENTATION BY SOURCE

  • Market segmentation by source
  • Comparison by source
  • Soy milk – Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Almond milk – Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Rice milk – Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Other milk alternatives – Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Market opportunity by source

PART 09: MARKET SEGMENTATION BY VARIANT

  • Market segmentation by variant

PART 10: CUSTOMER LANDSCAPE

PART 11: GEOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE

  • Geographic segmentation
  • Geographic comparison
  • Key leading countries
  • Market opportunity

PART 12: DRIVERS AND CHALLENGES

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 13: MARKET TRENDS

  • Increasing number of new product launches
  • Rising investments in vegan cheese sector
  • Rising focus on strengthening supply chain and expansion of production capacities

PART 14: VENDOR LANDSCAPE

  • Overview
  • Landscape disruption
  • Competitive scenario

PART 15: VENDOR ANALYSIS

  • Vendors covered
  • Vendor classification
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • Bute Island Foods Ltd
  • Market segmentation by variant
  • GreenSpace Brands
  • Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Violife

PART 16: APPENDIX

SOURCE: Research and Markets

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Semtech and PS Business Parks Set to Join S&P MidCap 400; Century Communities and Boot Barn Holdings to Join S&P SmallCap 600

Vlad Poptamas

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S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 effective prior to the open of trading on Thursday, April 11:

  • S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Semtech Corp. (NASD: SMTC) will replace ARRIS International plc (NASD: ARRS) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Century Communities Inc. (NYSE: CCS) will replace Semtech in the S&P SmallCap 600. CommScope Holding Company Inc. (NASD: COMM) is acquiring ARRIS International in a deal that was completed today.
  • S&P SmallCap 600 constituent PS Business Parks Inc. (NYSE: PSB) will replace Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) will replace PS Business Parks in the S&P SmallCap 600. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) is acquiring Rowan Companies in a transaction expected to be completed on or about April 11 pending final approvals. Post-merger, Ensco will change its name to Ensco Rowan plc and will remain in the S&P MidCap 400.

Semtech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products and advanced algorithms. Headquartered in Camarillo, CA, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Semiconductors Sub-Industry index.

Century Communities engages in the design, development, construction, marketing, and sale of single-family attached and detached homes. Headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Homebuilding Sub-Industry index.

PS Business Parks, a real estate investment trust (REIT), acquires, develops, owns and operates commercial properties. Headquartered in Glendale, CA, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Diversified REIT’s Sub-Industry index.

Boot Barn Holdings operates specialty retail stores. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Apparel Retail Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the changes:

S&P MIDCAP 400 INDEX – April 11, 2019

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Semtech

Information Technology

Semiconductors

PS Business 
Parks

Real Estate

Diversified REITs

DELETED

ARRIS 
International

Information Technology

Communications 
Equipment

Rowan 
Companies

Energy

Oil & Gas Drilling

S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX – April 11, 2019

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Century 
Communities

Consumer Discretionary

Homebuilding

Boot Barn 
Holdings

Consumer Discretionary

Apparel Retail

DELETED

Semtech

Information Technology

Semiconductors

PS Business 
Parks

Real Estate

Diversified REIT’s

For more information about S&P Dow Jones Indices, please visit www.spdji.com.

 

SOURCE S&P Dow Jones Indices

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