100% of America’s Upscale consumers’ growth between 2011 and 2014 came from Multicultural Upscale HHs whereas White Non-Hispanic (WNH) Upscales declined. 28% of Upscale HHs are now Multicultural. Latino Upscale & Latino Affluent growth surpassed the growth of all other racial/ethnic segments, 6x faster than Upscales overall and 2x faster than Affluents overall. Latinos generated 6 in 10 of new Upscale HHs and 1 in 8 new Affluent HHs. African American & Asian/Other Upscales are growing 10x faster than WNH HHs. Vitally to the overall Affluent expansion, Multicultural Affluents grew 60% to 114% faster than WNH Affluents.
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