The Millennial customer treats a handbag purchase as a multi-step process, and 41 percent said they started thinking about their most recent handbag purchase more than a month in advance, according  to a new report from global information company The NPD Group, created in partnership with Stylitics. The New Handbag Customer Revealed 2016 study examines the closets and mindset of Millennial women to understand their needs, aspirations, inspirations, and the triggers that make them purchase.

A new survey released by Consumer Reports shows that the majority of consumers (73 percent) seek out foods labeled as ‘natural’ when they make food-purchasing decisions. However, the term ‘natural’ on processed food labels has no clear meaning and is not regulated by any government agency. This is in contrast to 58 percent of consumers 15 percent less who seek out the organic label, which is actually meaningful and backed by hundreds of pages of standards.

Amazon Wednesday announced the expansion of Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery to even more metro areas including Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, plus new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Prime members can place an order in the morning and receive all Same-Day orders over $35 before bedtime that very same day, seven days a week – even Sunday.

After spending time focused on weaning consumers off of the steep dealing used to drive visits during the recession, the major quick service hamburger chains are back to their roots of offering combo meal deals and consumers are responding, finds The NPD Group, a leading global information company. 

"When thinking about staying healthy, your home may seem like the safest place. A big part of being healthy means preventing accidents and injuries in your own home. In order to improve your well-being, consider the following tips for reducing falls, lessening household chemical incidents, properly managing medications and disposing of sharps appropriately," says Marie Morris, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System family physician.