Coronavirus (COVID-19) From permanent shifts to temporary change, we identify the themes transforming consumer markets as behaviour, values and priorities shift in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Hybrid Working Podcast Series: Impact on Food and Nutrition

Natalia Theofilopoulou

Natalia Theofilopoulou

18 May 22

This episode is part of a series we have recently started, that explores how hybrid working has impacted several industries in Western Europe. This is the second episode in the series. We will focus on how retailers in the food and nutrition space are responding to this recent change in working patterns, in terms of retailing, product assortment and distribution.

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The Socialisation Paradox: A Dichotomy of Consumer Comfort

Amy Rollinson

Amy Rollinson

16 May 22

Consumers are approaching a return to pre-pandemic life in different ways based on their comfort levels. Certain consumers are eager, whilst others are hesitant, to resume their normal activities, creating The Socialisation Paradox. This impacts a range of industries, from travel, food service, alcoholic drinks and home. Some consumers will continue to invest in making their home a sanctuary, while others will seek hedonistic endeavors. For some, foreign travel is an exciting prospect, while anxiety of others continues to buoy domestic tourism.

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时尚行业未来三大趋势

Marguerite Le Rolland

Marguerite Le Rolland

11 May 22

鞋服是受疫情影响最严重的行业之一,但就在该行业以超预期的速度复苏时,却遇上了诸多动荡,包括充满不确定性的乌克兰危机和飞速增长的通胀率。这不仅意味着生产成本的上升,供应链进一步陷入困境,还会面临消费者支出的减少。 在如此挑战的背景下,时尚行业正加速转型,以适应疫情后的新世界,本文将探讨这些变化对该行业长期而言将意味着什么。

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Global Economic Outlook: Q2 2022

Lan Ha

Lan Ha

21 Apr 22

The global economy faces new headwinds following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, while the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over. The war in Ukraine and its resulting sanctions imposed on Russia are projected to cause accelerated energy and commodity prices, further disruptions in global supply chains and reduced business and consumer confidence.

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Three Key Trends That Will Shape the Future of Fashion

Marguerite Le Rolland

Marguerite Le Rolland

31 Mar 22

The apparel and footwear industry was among the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but just as recovery was taking place faster than expected, the industry is now facing more turbulences around the fast-moving uncertainty in Ukraine, galloping inflation rates, which mean rising production costs, further supply chain woes, not to mention weakened consumer spending.

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The Future of Education – A Shift Towards Blended and Lifelong Learning

Gaile Mikalauskaite

Gaile Mikalauskaite

30 Mar 22

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought major disruptions in the global education system, emphasising the need to strengthen education system through technologies and teacher upskilling to ensure equitable access to quality education. Furthermore, the pandemic has caused an unprecedented labour market crisis and accelerated workplace automation, incentivising further investment in skills development and lifelong learning. Human capital accumulation is a key to building resilience to future crises and promoting sustained and inclusive economic growth in the long term.

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