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Airbnb Takes to the Skies with Help from Lufthansa

by August 20th, 2016

Lufthansa Airlines recently partnered with Airbnb to offer certain legs of flights through Airbnb’s website. These flights are processed with the help of a representative from Lufthansa and offer around a US$300 discount from other sites. By using Airbnb as an airline marketing and sales distribution channel, Lufthansa is breaking away from old-fashioned practices. Download […]

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Samsung Corp Announces Acquisition of Dacor Inc.

by August 18th, 2016

In August 2016, Samsung Corp announced the acquisition of Dacor Inc in consumer appliances. Both companies are compatible in terms of product offering as well as target consumers in the US. By acquiring Dacor, Samsung gains a number of advantages, namely leveraged brand and product strategy especially in large cooking appliances, shared production capacities and […]

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Demand for Cyber Insurance Growing as a Result of Industry 4.0

by August 16th, 2016

The fourth industrial revolution is set to increase the interconnection of machines, humans and digital systems, and expanding digitalisation is projected to impact the growing number of cyber breaches. Cyber insurance is growing as a result, with the US being the largest market for cyber insurance. It’s expected that insurers that will offer financial cover […]

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Shopping for Control

by August 12th, 2016

With recent unsettling world events further undermining the consumer sense of safety, the motivation to secure control over our lives is only intensifying as 2016 progresses. The need to recover a sense of order and strength is influencing many buying decisions and disparate consumer behaviour including ‘helicopter parenting’, the interest in smart homes and where […]

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Trends in High-Intensity Sweeteners

by August 10th, 2016

The number of companies committing to sugar reduction is growing at an unprecedented rate, leading manufacturers and ingredients companies to find new alternatives to sweeten products. High-intensity sweeteners have long had a problem with consumer perception as they are artificial, so natural versions such as stevia and monk fruit are finding their way into many […]

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Increase in Consumption of Plant-Based Food and Beverages

by August 9th, 2016

There is an increase in consumption of plant-based food and beverages among consumers as they are often perceived as more natural, sustainable and healthy. Some consumers, suspicious of antibiotics and hormones, are either reducing or stopping meat consumption altogether. Health, wellness, taste, nutrition, ethical sourcing and sustainability will be the main focus of food and […]

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Premium Fountain Sodas Aim to Bring Back Customers to Carbonates

by and August 8th, 2016

Carbonates sales have been declining in many developed markets including the US, Germany, and Italy as consumers shift to healthier beverages. Yet demand for premium craft soda has been rising among millennials. The rise of premium soda has been occurring concurrently with the rise of fast casual restaurants that use higher quality ingredients. Fountain volume […]