The moment has arrived when travel and tourism can finally return to some form of normalcy, as enormous pent-up demand is unleashed in line with the easing of travel restrictions and mass vaccinations around the world.
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.
The outlook for the global economy remains challenging, as the war in Ukraine lingers and private consumption shows signs of weakening amid intensified inflationary pressures and rising uncertainty. Take a look at our quarterly blog post highlighting the latest macroeconomic forecasts.
In light of recent challenges in the foodservice industry – from a shortage of raw materials, to inflation, and the labour crunch – strategies for the future must turn these headwinds into opportunities. This is made even more pertinent in the aftermath of the pandemic, at various stages across Asia; for instance, Southeast Asia’s recovering economies and China’s zero-COVID goal. QSRs must review their value proposition, leverage food-on-demand and revisit strategies for in-store hospitality.
Physical spaces are evolving amid the impact of the global pandemic on consumer lifestyles, business models and workplace alongside the influence of digital transformation. As more companies embrace technological innovation, physical spaces are redesigned to create unique user experiences across all touchpoints. They are transformed into spaces as a service.
After undergoing a tumultuous period from the impact of COVID-19 in 2020, the global eyewear industry has been clawing its way back to growth, driven by consumers’ return to travel and socialising, and the inescapable momentum of e-commerce.
While consumers in many parts of the world are seeking to release their pent-up demand for out-of-home experiences, more home-centric lifestyles are here to stay. As it has become a sanctuary and a hub for many activities, the home now represents the last mile, requiring businesses to rethink their strategies and even business models to reach consumers in their homes.
Shoptalk Europe is one of the largest retail innovation shows for retailers, FMCS brands, e-commerce brands and solutions providers. We would like to share the most discussed trends shaping current and future retailing, such as the changing role of sustainability, the focus on experiential retailing and the metaverse.