By 2040, physical stores as we know them will completely change. The shift towards e-commerce is forcing retailers and brands to rethink the purpose and use of stores. From drones to robotics, you'll get a glimpse into the technologies that will inspire the future retail environment.
Travel and tourism is at the epicentre of highly disruptive technological, social, political and environmental trends. The most interesting area of travel is where technology intersects with the climate emergency, giving rise to green tech innovation.
The apparel and footwear industry was among the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While there is a general consensus across the industry that pent-up savings and demand, as well as improved consumer confidence, will help support the recovery, the fashion industry still faces huge challenges, not least because consumers are continuing to exercise cautious spending.
Understanding how to connect and resonate with consumers and where to play and how to win in markets where the shift from traditional to sustainable purchases is occurring, is key to capitalising on future growth opportunities while contributing to sustainable development.
As consumers and businesses pay more attention to social and environmental issues, product claims are becoming increasingly important for brands to communicate sustainability. In this webinar, we track sustainability claims across 40 countries and over 30,000 brands, assessing their popularity and growth as well the impact on consumer engagement and satisfaction.
In this session, our panel will discuss which trends businesses need to prioritise during their recovery phase and how megatrends data can be applied to business operations and strategies.
Following the pandemic, economic recovery is starting in sub-Saharan Africa, with new opportunities in restructuring, diversification, and digitalised models reshaping the future of retailing, foodservice, and travel, now and into the future.