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August 19, 2015

This past Tuesday Home Depot revealed it experienced a record number of transactions in the last three months. On average, shoppers spent more than at any point since 2006 and sales at stores open for a year or more jumped 5.8% from the previous year. Home Depot’s rival Lowe’s struggled to capitalize on the long expansion in housing prices. One of the key reasons Home Depot continues to outperform Lowe's is the significance of the business from the professional builder a DIFM contractor.  ...

August 18, 2015

2015 North American Automotive Metals Conference -  Dearborn, Michigan September 2-3, 2015 Scott Ulnick, Board Chairman & Managing Principle at Ducker Worldwide, along with Abey Abraham, Project Director at Ducker Worldwide will be speaking at the American Metal Market’s - North American Automotive Metals Conference.  Join Mr. Ulnick and Mr. Abraham as they cover, automotive metals by the numbers: Current market and forecast from Ducker’s global database tracking automotive parts, product...

August 11, 2015

Ducker Worldwide, contracted by the Adhesives & Sealants Council (ASC), preformed an extensive study on the Caulks and Sealants market. This report expanded from historical ASC reports, and included not only market size, volume and other data, but also qualitative information on key trends and market drivers. Ducker Worldwide Principle Katie Janess led the effort that focused on, depth and quality of customer input vs. quantity of interviews and provided an independent, data and fact-based...

July 22, 2015

Automotive Design and Production: Steel, Aluminum & Sustainability Article by: Scott Anderson, Contributing Editor  If there’s one thing (and it may be the only thing) that the aluminum and steel industries agree upon, it’s this: We’re leaving the steel era and entering an age of automotive material options, where there are combinations of different materials, not just one dominant material. Just how long this era lasts, and ultimately how sustainable it will be for the planet, are among...

May 13, 2015

Abey Abraham, Project Director with Ducker Worldwide, will be speaking at the 2015 Great Designes in Steel - showcasing Ducker's expansive knowledge and expertise in automotive materials trends.  Mr. Abraham will be speaking in the afternoon on Track 2 - Metallic Mineral Trends in North American Light Vehicles.  For more information please visit:  http://www.cvent.com/events/great-designs-in-steel-2015/agenda-0260e7483...  

April 29, 2015

Ducker Worldwide, contracted by the Adhesives & Sealants Council (ASC), performed an extensive study on the Caulks and Sealants market. Expanded from historical ASC reports, the updated Caulks and Sealants market report includes not only market size, volume and other data, but also qualitative information on key trends and market drivers. Additionally, the report includes customer insight into needs, regulatory concerns and market opportunities. According to Steve Duren, director of members...

March 23, 2015

The recent Automotive World Megatrends Magazine Q4 2014 – The Freight Efficiency Issue discusses the trucking industry, urban mobility, connected vehicles as well as the evolution of plug-in hybrid vehicles and how all of these relate to freight efficiency. Automotive Megatrends Magazine is provides insight into key, focused topics but also provides perspective into the future of the automotive industry. In this issue Ducker Worldwide’s Abey Abraham explores the trend of vehicle lightweighting...

March 02, 2015

For the second year in a row, Ducker took advantage of the 2015 NAIAS Industry Preview to speak with experienced consumers about current perceptions of autonomous driving. This year’s conversations revealed a surprising increase in understanding of autonomous driving amongst respondents compared to last year. Despite a glaring lack of OEM displays featuring autonomous driving, respondent awareness as well as a wide range of ideas on how autonomous driving should be implemented was very evident...

February 23, 2015

If your company is like most, your 2015 strategic objectives include one, or all of the following: Grow revenues and margins   Increase  market share and advance competitive positioning Enhance brand reputation A foundational pillar to consider when pursuing these objectives is placing the customer and the customer experience at the center of your strategy planning.  Although widely recognized by B2C companies as a top priority, B2B companies often overlook the importance of understanding the...

January 05, 2015

2015 Automotive Megatrends USA Conference and Tech Showcase March 17-18, 2015  The Henry- Dearborn, MI Automotive Megatrends USA is a unique event that brings together the key players of the car industry of today with the innovators and game-changers of the lightweight, efficient, connected automotive world of tomorrow. Key speakers will cover topics such as powertrain innovation, vehicle lightweighting and connected cars. This is a two day event where experts on automotive transportation...

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