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グローバリゼーションリセット:なぜ今、グローバル戦略を見直す企業が増えているのか

Lan Ha

Lan Ha

15 Oct 21

新型コロナウイルス(COVID-19)は世界の接続性がいかに脆弱であるかを浮き彫りにし、グローバリゼーションのリセットに拍車をかけるとともに、国や企業に対して貿易、投資、経営方針の再考を促した。企業や投資家がグローバリゼーションの次のステージに備え、それがもたらす機会や課題に対策をとるためには、世界情勢を変えている要因や、グローバリゼーションがどのように変化しているかを理解することが重要となる。

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Immunity Receding, Mental Health Advancing to Drive Consumer Health in 2021

Matthew Oster

Matthew Oster

14 Oct 21

Global growth in consumer health is expected to reach 2% in 2021, up only slightly from 1.8% in 2020, as the fitful pace of reopenings over the course of 2021 allowed for marginal improvements in consumer spend in categories suppressed during the height of the pandemic in 2020. The persistence of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the still-ongoing efforts to vaccinate consumers across the globe have limited the pace of growth in 2021.

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Travel Recovery: Peak Sales Not Expected to be Recouped until 2024

Caroline Bremner

Caroline Bremner

14 Oct 21

The travel industry has been decimated by the pandemic, being the first to close and the last to reopen. Euromonitor research forecasts that international tourism spending is expected to claw back some ground to reach USD635.4 billion in 2021. Nevertheless, it remains precariously 63% below 2019 levels in real terms.

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Globalisation Reset: Why Companies are Rethinking Global Strategy

Lan Ha

Lan Ha

11 Oct 21

Since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, the global economy has experienced some slowdowns and shifts in trade and investment flows, driven mainly by a wave of new technologies, changing global economic power and public concerns. Now Coronavirus (COVID-19) has turbocharged a globalisation reset, revealing the fragility of global connectivity, and prompting countries and businesses to rethink their trade, investment and operation policies. Understanding the forces shifting the global landscape and how globalisation is transforming will help business and investors prepare for the next phase of globalisation and the opportunities and challenges it will present.

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菓子類がパンデミック後の世界で成功するためには

Jared Koerten

Jared Koerten

8 Oct 21

新型コロナウイルス(COVID-19)のパンデミックにより、隔離措置やソーシャルディスタンス対策が取られる中、移動や外出の機会、社交の場が中断されたことで、菓子類のあり方も変わってきている。こうした変化は、外出先での機会に大きく依存している新興市場での売上だけでなく、スナックバー、ミント、ガムなどの製品カテゴリーの売上が伸び悩む原因のひとつとなっている。

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Key Questions for Understanding US Travel’s Uneven Recovery

Alex Jarman

Alex Jarman

6 Oct 21

The US travel industry saw a strong recovery in the summer of 2021, largely due to the strong performance of domestic leisure travel. This blog looks at some of the most common questions about how the pandemic has changed travel in the US, from where travellers stay to how long it will take for the industry to recover fully. The piece investigates what the “new normal” for travel will be in the US, and considers how travel’s recovery could be hampered by the COVID-19 Delta variant.

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Post-Pandemic Sustainability in Southeast Asia Beverage Packaging

Jarred Neubronner

Jarred Neubronner

5 Oct 21

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused massive disruption to lifestyles, industries and the type of sustainability priorities for companies both globally and in Southeast Asia. In the immediate period, beverage companies have prioritised social issues such as employee wellbeing and community support ahead of the usual environmental issues such as sustainable packaging. This trend could continue for some time, before a gradual shift back to environmental priorities, as company continue working towards their longer-term sustainability goals.

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Global Recovery Tracker: Momentum of the Recovery Likely to Have Peaked

An Hodgson

An Hodgson

1 Oct 21

Even as more countries are expected to have recovered from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Q3 2021, the momentum of the recovery is likely to have peaked, due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta Coronavirus variant, slowdown in vaccination campaigns in advanced economies and low vaccination rates in developing countries.

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Food Professionals Predict Lasting Coronavirus Impact

Tom Rees

Tom Rees

28 Sep 21

As the pandemic has impacted our lives, so it has impacted our food choices. Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to shape our environment, accelerating and consolidating emergent trends into longer term probabilities. The pre-pandemic "normal" for eating out is unlikely to return for some years to come, and three in four food industry professionals think that health and wellness will remain a paramount concern through to 2025.