July 28th, 2016
With recent unsettling world events further undermining the consumer sense of safety, already challenged by home, child, personal and financial security concerns, the motivation to secure control over our lives is only intensifying as 2016 progresses.
July 25th, 2016
With a major global sporting event around the corner, brands are keen to engage the millions of viewers globally who will be glued to screens, portable and big, often simultaneously, for the Rio Olympics.
July 18th, 2016
As 2016 progresses and global instability and public debate about environmental protection continues, more younger consumers are keen on becoming “changemakers” and embracing social causes. From buying ‘responsible’ brands to pairing down consumption, these “changemakers” are having an impact on the economy, lifestyles and buying habits. Listen as MP3
April 17th, 2016
PLMA’s annual “World of Private Label” International Trade Show brings retailers together with manufacturers to help them find new products, make new contacts, and discover new ideas that will help their private label programmes succeed and grow.
April 2nd, 2016
People are happy to talk the talk but not so enthusiastic about walking the walk. Exercise is a game of two halves in much of North America, half the population are avid participants and the other half have thrown in their gloves.
March 23rd, 2016
The current generation of North American consumers may be more connected and tech savvy than any that has come before, but many aspects of college life remain fundamentally unchanged.
March 12th, 2016
Gender blurring is a rejection of gender stereotypes and saluting an androgynous lifestyle. This trend has manifested itself in many ways: Calvin Klein’s gender-free fragrance CK2, the declassification of toys by Disney and Amazon, and even Playboy’s toned-down issue in March 2016. This trend will continue to impact the media, consumer ideals, and industries in […]
February 26th, 2016
Medical tourism, where consumers travel to a foreign country for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment in that country, is growing in popularity among consumers in the US and Canada as populations age, healthcare costs spiral in the former and waiting lists grow longer in the latter. They are also tempted by the holiday setting and […]
February 8th, 2016
On January 28, 2016 the webinar “Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2016” examined how millennials will drive consumption in the new year, placing importance on local, greener options, a desire for control and an emphasis on mental health and wellbeing. These are the questions our audience asked after the webinar:
February 8th, 2016
Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the most important festival in Chinese culture. It is traditionally a time for family reunions, as well as gift exchange between families, friends and business contacts. In 2016, the Year of the Monkey kicks off on February the 8th.