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Jun 10, 2015

cigarette usage surges in past year: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Significantly more Americans are using electronic-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

The findings support evidence that smokers are using both traditional tobacco products and e-cigarettes to deliver nicotine, rather than giving up traditional cigarettes altogether. Researchers are studying many questions about the potential benefits and dangers of e-cigarettes and U.S. health regulators are still working on their first set of rules governing the products.

Jun 10, 2015

Analysis: E-cigarette usage surges in past year – Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Significantly more Americans are using electronic-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

The findings support evidence that smokers are using both traditional tobacco products and e-cigarettes to deliver nicotine, rather than giving up traditional cigarettes altogether. Researchers are studying many questions about the potential benefits and dangers of e-cigarettes and U.S. health regulators are still working on their first set of rules governing the products.

May 29, 2015

(OFFICIAL)-INSIGHT-Millennial ‘NOwners’ follow Uber with new fashion trading model

NEW YORK, May 28 (Reuters) – Allison Armour loves fashion,
but doesn’t need to keep it in her closet.

The 24-year-old frequents privately-held chain Crossroads
Trading Co, where she buys brand-name goods secondhand at a
discount, then sells the items back when she wants to refresh
her look.

May 28, 2015

Insight – Millennial ‘NOwners’ follow Uber with new fashion trading model

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn’t need to keep it in her closet.

The 24-year-old frequents privately-held chain Crossroads Trading Co, where she buys brand-name goods secondhand at a discount, then sells the items back when she wants to refresh her look.

May 28, 2015

Millennial ‘NOwners’ follow Uber with new fashion trading model

NEW YORK, May 28 (Reuters) – Allison Armour loves fashion,
but doesn’t need to keep it in her closet.

The 24-year-old frequents privately-held chain Crossroads
Trading Co, where she buys brand-name goods secondhand at a
discount, then sells the items back when she wants to refresh
her look.

May 1, 2015

As youth vaping rises, teens cite the allure of tricks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – On a recent morning, Roger Tarazon and several friends gathered a few blocks from their Queens, New York high school. Some smoked traditional cigarettes, but Tarazon and a few others puffed on electronic vaping devices.      

“Sometimes I use it to relax,” the 18-year-old senior said of the device. He also uses it to perform tricks with the vapor, blowing smoke rings or creating funnels of smoke that look like miniature tornadoes.

Apr 8, 2015

Insight – Toy business attracts private equity as kids go green and retro

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Striding confidently through Matty’s Toy Stop in Manhasset, New York, Catie Tepedino, 7, is the sort of consumer who may hold the fate of the U.S. toy business in her own little fists.

Finding that her top toy choice, Shopkins – tiny grocery store characters made by Australia’s privately-held Moose Enterprise – was sold out, Catie went directly to the Barbie row and picked out one of Mattel Inc.’s iconic dolls. Next stop: the arts and crafts section, where she selected an Alex Brands jewellery-making set.

Apr 8, 2015

Toy business attracts private equity as kids go green and retro

NEW YORK, April 8 (Reuters) – Striding confidently through
Matty’s Toy Stop in Manhasset, New York, Catie Tepedino, 7, is
the sort of consumer who may hold the fate of the U.S. toy
business in her own little fists.

Finding that her top toy choice, Shopkins – tiny grocery
store characters made by Australia’s privately-held Moose
Enterprise – was sold out, Catie went directly to the Barbie row
and picked out one of Mattel Inc.’s iconic dolls. Next stop: the
arts and crafts section, where she selected an Alex Brands
jewelry-making set.

Mar 6, 2015

Weather-battered US consumers skip mall, order in and head south

NEW YORK, March 6 (Reuters) – U.S. consumers battered by the
wretched winter weather still afflicting much of the eastern
half of the country have responded by ordering in rather than
eating out, flying more frequently to Florida and cutting out
trips to the mall, according to a Reuters review of company
data.

Cities ranging from Chicago to Bangor, Maine, set all time
records for the lowest February temperatures. Boston got more
than 100 inches of snow, crippling mass transit and prompting
the system’s head to quit. Lexington, Kentucky, is covered in
more than 20 inches of snow, the result of the biggest snowstorm
since 1943. In Miami, it was 83 under sunny skies on Thursday.

Jan 29, 2015

As smokers spark up e-cigs to quit, traditional aids suffer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Marty Weinstein decided to quit smoking, he took a friend’s advice and tried electronic cigarettes rather than government-approved nicotine replacement products.

Weinstein, 58, has gone from a pack a day nine months ago to the equivalent in nicotine of four or five cigarettes. The e-cigs have a familiar look and feel, and quench his desire to hold on to a cigarette and puff.