Michael Moran Alterio is Subscription Insider’s staff writer focused on subscription business trends and research. He is a journalist and data analyst with over 20 years of experience with a keen sense for the story behind the spreadsheet. 

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Celebrate Valentine's All Year Round: Candy, Flowers, And Lingerie By Subscription

For February 2018, lovers were forecast to spend $6 billion on Valentine's Day purchases of candy, flowers, and clothing. But that's a market that may be willing to spend on romance during the other eleven months of the year as well. And in fact, a number of companies are working hard to serve these products -- yes, even undies -- on a recurring basis.

Food Box Competition: Meal-Kit Companies Prepare To Be Eaten

This US$4.7 billion meal-kit business is predicted to grow to $11.6 billion by 2022. But before that happens, competition will thin the ranks of a crowded marketplace. Analysts say that the winners will be the ones who ally with much bigger players, such as Amazon and Walmart.

Facebook Is Kicking Publishers To The Curb ... Thank Goodness!

Pundits, publishers, and media personalities are dramatically unhappy with the new reality. “Facebook is just screwing our news operations,” said one. But there’s another side to the story as Subscription Insider's Michael Moran Alterio explains in this trend report.

Can Movie Theater Subscriptions Save The U.S. Box Office?

New services are offering movie fans a flat monthly or annual subscription fee in exchange for reasonable-to-extreme savings -- if you commit to using your subscription to the max. Can these offerings bring moviegoers back to theaters, and can these services succeed even if they offer benefits that are “too good”?

Delivering Donations: How Nonprofits Can Use Subscription Marketing to Build Recurring Revenue

Giving Tuesday is a new holiday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, that encourages donations, especially online. That’s a great way to inspire donors, but for continuing engagement that builds relationships and leads to recurring donations, treat charitable givers as do subscription companies -- build an ongoing relationship that provides value to donors and gives them the feeling that their donations are a value proposition.

Gift Subscriptions: A Growing Trend For 2017-2018

The subscription box industry is still growing, and publishers are shifting from an ad-revenue model to a new reliance on subscription. That makes this holiday season a prime time for customers to put gift subscriptions on their shopping lists.

Digital Subscription: Life Preserver or False Hope for the Newspaper Industry?

While newspaper advertising revenue continues to plummet, some in the industry are looking for a new proportion of subscription revenue to ad revenue. That’s based on recent reports that digital subscriptions -- and digital revenue -- are on the rise. Add in continued confidence in newspapers, especially in an unsettled age of “fake news,” and maybe, just maybe, a viable news business model is emerging.

Global Data: The Coming Age Of Worldwide Internet Service

The technology now exists to offer fast broadband mobile data subscription service to every human on the planet. Elon Musk says he’ll make it happen before 2024, and if he doesn’t, someone else will soon enough. Then what?