For 2013, we have chosen not to highlight trends such as thrift, urban consumers and the consumer love affair with mobile technology in stand-alone trends because they have become so ubiquitous – preferring to discuss them in the context of other key global consumer trends. Meanwhile, the lack of a dedicated trend about emerging market consumers underlines the fact that our world is no longer experienced as ‘The West and the Rest’ and because consumer culture is everywhere. For instance, in our discussion of the local love trend, we will analyse the swelling pride in local culture and products which accompanies the diluted fascination with some global brand offerings.
Which consumer trends does Euromonitor International think will reign around the world in 2013?
- Spending on convenience nudging into the quest for value
- Crowded house redux
- Downtime decoded
- Food: More than a life staple
- Gendered consumption RIP?
- Local love
- Older and off to work and train
- Parenting lifestyles
- Shopping like it’s the future
- The roll call of consumer concerns
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