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Five Factors Shaping the Future of Sustainable Toys

Isam Arshad

Isam Arshad

15 Sep 22

There is growing environmental concern amongst consumers, with rising expectations that companies should do more to mitigate the effects their products have on the environment. Toy manufacturers are looking for opportunities to offer their products in ways that ease eco-anxiety and address the realities of a changing world.

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Trends Impacting Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics

Veronika Kandusova

Veronika Kandusova

5 Sep 22

The latest consumer electronics research shows that retail value sales are projected to register a 4% CAGR over the forecast period worldwide, despite inflationary pressure and global supply chain constraints causing havoc globally. What are the factors that are driving the growth of consumer electronics as the world transitions to the new normal?

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Hybrid Working Podcast Series: Impact on Consumer Appliances, Electronics, Home Improvement and Gaming

Alexandre Loeur

Alexandre Loeur

5 Aug 22

The third in a series that explores how hybrid working has impacted several industries across Western Europe. In this episode we turn our attention to what it means for industries like consumer electronics and appliances, home improvement & gardening, toys & video games, and hygiene. Euromonitor’s Alexandre Loeur is joined by Veronika Kandusova, Per Brandberg and Miles Agbanrin. They discuss how the music and sports industry turned to gaming to engage with consumers, how people transformed their homes into workspaces, gyms or entertainment hubs and assess if these changes are here to stay.

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New Business Models – The Challenge at Hand

Ian Bell

Ian Bell

2 Aug 22

Businesses are in a constant state of flux, evolving to be organisations adapted to ‘of the time’; often this involves structures designed to mitigate for future challenges and change. There are a litany of examples of where this has failed, sometimes spectacularly, but for every Kodak, for every Nokia, there is an Apple or a Google suggesting, at times, adaptation can be world-conquering. For the vast majority, the reality of business model adaptation and development lies in the multitude of grey shades found in between graveyard and high earth orbit.

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New Business Models: From Connectivity Boom to Pandemic Dynamism and Inflation Surge

Ian Bell

Ian Bell

22 Jul 22

Only 55 companies have remained on the Fortune 500 list continuously since its inception in 1955. In that year, GM was the biggest company in the world. 70 or so years later, Wal-Mart, a discount store, is the biggest, while GM filed for bankruptcy in 2009. A generation ago, a “Kodak moment” referred to a picture-worthy moment. Today, it is widely used to describe companies that failed to adapt to market disruptions. Clearly, companies need to innovate their products and business models to survive.

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Strong Demand for Toys and Games to Continue in the New Normal

Wee Teck Loo

Wee Teck Loo

16 Jun 22

Sales of toys and games enjoyed a strong revival in 2020 and 2021, as most of the world was embroiled in COVID-19 lockdowns. As consumers were mainly home-bound, with nowhere to go, there was stronger demand for both video games and traditional toys and games.

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