The well-being of Americans hasn’t improved in the past six years, and it even declined slightly in 2013, according to a recent Gallup study.
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Beer is not selling the way it used to. U.S. sales of the beverage declined in four of the past five years. Between 2007 and 2012, beer sales fell by 2.3%, or more than 4.8 million barrels.
Some of the country’s once iconic brands — in retail, consumer products and beer — are now shells of their former selves.
Americans will spend as much as $2.6 billion on their Halloween costumes this year, according to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation.
Chocolate is big business, and Halloween is its biggest holiday.
Many of America’s once-great restaurant chains are now impossible to find. While McDonald’s and Subway locations continue to multiply, Howard Johnson’s and Chi-Chi’s are all but forgotten.
After falling for three straight years, U.S. beer consumption finally leveled off last year. In 2012, the country consumed 28.2 gallons of beer for every adult of legal age.
There’s no doubt that great strides have been made in air pollution. Despite the improvements, 4 in 10 Americans live where pollution levels are often dangerous to breath.
According to polling service Gallup, 72% of Americans surveyed in 2012 said they felt safe walking home at night. This is a slight uptick from 2011, when 71% of respondents said they felt safe.
By Douglas A. McIntyre, 24/7 Wall St. In the U.S.-centric world most Americans live in, all the greatest and most valuable brands were created here. Several studies by brand valuation experts show… More