America Drinks So Much Soda, They Literally Had To Expand This Chart To Fit It In

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/american-soda-consumption-a-huge-outlier-2013-9

This chart – taken from a new study by Credit Suisse titled “Sugar consumption at a crossroads” – shows a general correlation between GDP per capita and soda consumption per capita.

In other words, as countries get richer, they tend to increase their soda consumption.

The U.S. is clearly the most extreme outlier. Soda consumption per capita in America is way more than the relationship to GDP per capita would suggest.

Note that the U.S. is such an outlier that Credit Suisse literally had to expand this chart to include it. Without the U.S., the range of the y-axis wouldn’t even have to go up to 160.

Annual global soda consumption versus GDP per capita

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drag2share: Privacy Concerns Drive Usage of DuckDuckGo Search Engine

source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/compete/RMiU/~3/yCSRSQf0d-g/

Although originally thought to be temporary jump in traffic due to the large amount of attention the search engine was getting from various news outlets, DuckDuckGo has proved in July that their traffic gains were not a one month outlier and that many are now using this as their search engine of choice. This is further enforced, and perhaps a nod to their transparency, by a page on their site that shows the amount of search queries per day.

Unique Visitors DuckDuckGo

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drag2share: Pinterest Refers More Dollars Per Order To eCommerce Sites Than Any Other Social Media

source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/6jnT9CxubtU/linkedin-networking-made-effective-2013-5

Pinterest Order SizePinterest Refers More Dollars Per Order To eCommerce Sites Than Any Other Social Media (Monetate)
Social media accounts for a dismal .71% of conversions on eCommerce websites. The verdict is still out on whether consumers will ever become big buyers on social media. However, there is one outlier in this new market. Pinterest sent more traffic to eCommerce websites in the first quarter of 2013 than it did in the retail-heavy fourth quarter. Moreover, Pinterest users referred to a shopping website spend $80.54 on average per order — the most of any social network

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 news No Comments

A Beautiful Visualization Of How The Labor Market Changed After The Great Recession

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-current-job-market-compared-to-the-pre-recession-job-market-2012-3

This is a great chart from Dave Altig.

Click to enlarge.


Basically, what’s going on is, any dot above the diagonal line represents an industry where job growth is faster now than it was pre-recession. Any dot below the line indicates slower job growth.

As you can see, manufacturing is the real outlier here, as it averaged a monthly loss of 30K jobs between 2001-2007, whereas it’s been averaging monthly job gains from July 2009 to February 2012.

Karl Smith (who brought the chart to our attention) notes:

This is important for thinking about any kind of structural story you might be inclined to tell. Manufacturing employment had been falling for roughly 15 years and then suddenly stopped falling in the wake of this recession and started growing.

This may be (the) structural shift that folks are looking for but its important to note that this is basically a “reshoring” shift. Although, it’s not so much reshoring as a rapid slowdown in offshoring combined with growing underlying demand.

Anyway, on the flip side of the chart it’s pretty obvious that the big standouts are government and construction jobs, which means that recent signs of turnarounds in both could portend another big leg up in employment.

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