GARY TAUBES - THE CASE AGAINST SUGAR
From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.
THE CASE AGAINST SUGAR
Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans’ history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as other critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clariﬁ es the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.
MICHELE DUPRE FROM VERIZON ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS - TRENDS & PATTERNS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON FOR BOTH CONSUMERS & RETAILER
WHAT DOES HOLIDAY SHOPPING DATA SHOW FOR CONSUMERS AND RETAILERS IN THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS
Christmas is almost here, and we’re back with some real-time data just in from Verizon’s Holiday Retail Index. The data reveals major shifts in consumer buying habits throughout the holidays as well as predictions for the final week of shopping before Christmas. Recently, the Index provided data on signature dates like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, on December 19, we’ll get a timely update on the state of holiday spending and what that means for last-minute shoppers and retailers, and shopping predictions for Super Saturday on Dec. 23rd.
Each year, the Holiday Retail Index by Verizon monitors and tracks daily e-commerce traffic volume throughout the holiday season across Verizon’s broadband networks to the top 25 U.S.-based online retailers as identified by eMarketer based on annual revenue. On December 19th, Verizon’s Michele Dupre will discuss the retail data and insights on digital shopping activity and how the holiday season is wrapping up. We hope you’ll take advantage of this in-depth analysis of consumer shopping habits, and whether it will be a happy holiday for retailers and distributors.