As Gen Z will become the main consumer force in the future, it is important to understand how they are building their habits and preferences. At the same time, there is a fast evolution in the soft drinks industry to move away from the old perception of it being unhealthy, towards more health and wellness products.
Demographic, economic, and cultural factors are reshaping the long-standing family stereotype. The family is becoming smaller, and with fewer children. Single-person and one-child homes are on the rise and must be catered to by brands. This snapshot seeks to highlight the changes in households over 2023-2040 in terms of demographic structure and income, but also lists the top five strategies to address future families.
Every year, Euromonitor International identifies emerging and fast-moving trends that are expected to gain traction in the year ahead. This blog provides an overview of the three trends expected to have the most impact in 2023 and the implications for business in sub-Saharan Africa. These trends provide insight into changing consumer values, exploring how consumer behaviour is shifting and causing disruption for businesses regionally.
Households in Asia Pacific are experiencing major structural transformation. The growth of urban concentrated households is influencing consumption patterns, while lifestyle changes result in changing household composition from family-focused to solo-living dwellings. Reduced birth rates and the rapid increase of ageing populations also bring a new set of challenges that will impact economic growth.
Hybrid working policies and the greater acceptance of remote working are further fuelling the casualisation of dress codes and widely contribute to the popularity of Athleisure.
Companies are often reactive to trends. But a consumer-centric approach can help you build a proactive innovation pipeline. Here's a list of best practices to follow to ensure your customer is at the centre of your strategy.