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New Trends in Education Will Shape How People Are Learning

Technology is becoming one of the most important tools for education. Education institutions are investing more in software solutions than in technology hardware. M-learning, Bring Your Own Device, gamification and virtual reality are gaining popularity and enabling teaching to be student-centered, while lectures are becoming project- and inquiry-based. M-learning and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) […]
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US Economic Outlook: Q3 2017

US Forecast Updates, Q3 2017 Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model General Outlook: the 2% Economy The US economy slowed down in the first quarter of 2017, repeating the seasonal pattern of other recent years. However, economic activity rebounded in the second quarter, leaving year-on-year growth at 2% for the first half. We have maintained US […]
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Four Key Companies Share Insights at Shop.org 2017

I had the pleasure of attending Shop.org 2017 in Los Angeles where executives from Disney, TechStyle Fashion Group and Walmart, among others, shared their experiences. Although Amazon did not present at the conference, industry analysts shared their views on how Amazon operates with attendees. Disney embraces artificial intelligence Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer […]
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Carbonated Drinks in the US are Struggling

Carbonated drinks within the US were struggling in 2016, with off-trade volume sales declining by 1%. One of the reasons for this is health concerns involving sugar and artificial sweeteners. With no reversal of this trend in sight, major companies like PepsiCo have found ways to revive their carbonated drinks sales. One of the ways […]
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Global Economic Forecasts Q3 2017

The global economy started 2017 strong with real GDP growth gaining momentum and rising to 3.6% in Q1 2017 and our latest macroeconomic outlook shows the previous uncertainty surrounding the global growth forecast receding since May 2017. In our latest report extract, we provide you with an update on our latest macroeconomic forecasts for key […]
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An Introduction to the 8 Key Global Megatrends

Successfully identifying, analysing and acting on megatrends is essential for success in consumer markets. The world is changing faster than ever, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with competitors as technology spurs both the rate of and access to innovation. Amidst this change, it can be difficult for companies to understand why […]
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Euromonitor is Pleased to Attend Shop.org 2017

Michelle Grant, Head of Retailing, will be attending Shop.org on September 25-27 in Los Angeles. The 3-day summit is an annual ecommerce event that showcases the future of digital retail and the trends, techniques and technology that will help industry players increase ROI and profitability today. The speakers are from a varied background, including brands […]
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Smartphones Disrupting Consumer Electronics in Canada

As Canadian consumers become more mobile and connected, smartphones continue to disrupt the consumer electronics industry in the region. In 2017, 12.6 million smartphones will be sold in Canada. With larger screens, navigation capabilities and higher-quality cameras, smartphones pose a threat to three consumer electronics categories in particular when it comes to the Canadian […]
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Where Do Sugar and Sweeteners Stand Today

In the words of director general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, the obesity and diabetes epidemics represent a “slow-motion disaster”. In 2016 65% of countries researched by Euromonitor International had an overweight and obesity prevalence of over 50%, while in countries such as the US, Venezuela and Mexico the same figure reached over […]
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Canada Consumer Trends, Q2 2017

High levels of health & wellness consciousness shape consumer, regulatory trends Attitudes about health and well-being are currently central to Canadian consumption patterns. The idea of “healthy” food has shifted in recent years away from simply meaning low in calories, fat or sugar, to also focus on nutrition, production process, and ingredients. According to […]
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Canada: Consumer Lifestyles in 2017

In contrast to recent years, consumer confidence has strengthened based on an improving economy, supporting growth, albeit slow growth, in consumer spending. Rising levels of spending have also been reflected in greater comfort in consumer borrowing, but rising household debt has become a concern. High house prices have discouraged younger consumers from jumping on the […]
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eTail Canada 2017: Building for the Digital Now

Despite a digitally engaged population and high levels of device ownership and internet access, Canadian consumers continue to spend significantly less on average through digital channels than US consumers.  Nevertheless, retailers in Canada are working to grow their own online sales, while also proactively preparing their stores and strategies for a scenario like the one […]
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Trump Administration Releases Budget Proposal: Potential Implications for US Education Lending

On Monday 22 May, the Trump Administration released details of its proposed budget. The budget seeks to cut government spending across a variety of programmes. Among cuts to social programmes and the Environmental Protection Agency, the budget also aims to overhaul the student loan landscape in the US. Changes include removing subsidised provisions from certain […]
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US Economic Outlook: Q2 2017

US Forecast Updates, Q2 2017 Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model We have kept the forecast for the US economy stable since February with 2% annual GDP growth in 2017-2018. Private sector confidence measures are significantly above average, and stock market prices have continued rising. With a 4.4% unemployment rate, labour markets also appear healthy on […]
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USA: Consumer Lifestyles in 2016

Demographic trends are dominated by two key factors – the declining birth rates and the dramatic rise in the number of Later Lifers. At the same time, an improving economy and labour market has led to an increase in consumer confidence and spending, while technology continues to grow in prominence- from kids playing with smartphones […]
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