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Five Trends Driving Fresh Food

Anje du Plessis

Anje du Plessis

17 Jan 23

Fresh food retained its positive performance in 2022 with retail volume driving growth, thanks to healthy eating being a key motivator as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Global Economy 2023 Q&A: Outlook Shaped by Geopolitical Risks, Inflation and End of China's Zero-COVID Policy

Maxim Hofer

Maxim Hofer

12 Jan 23

Our recent webinar Global Economy 2023 discussed the outlook for the global economy this year. We have received a significant amount of questions, not all of which could be addressed during the live Q&A session. This article provides some of the highlights.

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China's International Travel Recovery Takes Off

Alex Jarman

Alex Jarman

12 Jan 23

China is a critical market for global travel. In 2019, outbound Chinese travellers spent more than USD133 billion, the second highest amount globally. A major obstacle to the global travel industry’s recovery from the pandemic has finally been removed. On 8 January 2023, China eliminated most travel restrictions following the end of its ‘zero-COVID’ policy. Read on to find out more.

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Kidults in Southeast Asia Are Driving Sales of Toys and Games

Jason Tjiptadi

Jason Tjiptadi

10 Jan 23

The pandemic has impacted the traditional toys industry unfavourably in Southeast Asia, except for Singapore. This is a striking difference from other regions where a prolonged stay at home period and travel restrictions have is due mainly to economic strain which stopped consumers from purchasing non-essential goods, and the exponential rise of free-to-play video games. Despite the challenging environment, the toy industry in the region remains afloat and can look forward to the future, because of ‘kidults’.

Podcast

The Impact of Hybrid Working on Travel and Leisure

Alexander Göransson

Alexander Göransson

14 Dec 22

The fourth in a series exploring the impact of hybrid work on Western European industries, this episode explores the opportunities for destinations and brands in the growing "Bleisure Travel" market.

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Five Trends Driving Staple Food Sales

Tom Rees

Tom Rees

8 Dec 22

Most markets have emerged from strict pandemic restrictions in 2022, but the expected shifts in sales of staple foods were disrupted by surging inflationary pressures around the globe, and these pressures significantly worsened with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As populations continue to increase and climate change exacerbates production uncertainty, producers are navigating a post-pandemic landscape characterised by higher demand, rising costs and ever-greater challenges.

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Bleisure and Blended Options are Helping Travel Build Back Better

Stephen Dutton

Stephen Dutton

21 Nov 22

The ability to add leisure to a business trip – bleisure – has traditionally been an important growth opportunity in hospitality. Now, years since the pandemic first impacted travel, corporate business working policies have changed dramatically. Tighter travel budgets and new communication technologies have diminished the need to travel for work, even as the individual interest in travelling remains. A new host of flexible working models have emerged, and hospitality players are adapting.

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Food Beyond The Pandemic: From Thriftiness to the Ultimate Food Experience at Home

Karine Dussimon

Karine Dussimon

16 Nov 22

In 2022 societies have largely reopened, and most people are venturing outside the home again. However, the war in Ukraine and wide economic sanctions on Russia from multiple countries are adding to the aftermath of the pandemic. The cocktail of consequences facing food markets worldwide going forward spans the food supply chain, with various short-, mid- and long-term disruptors to raw materials supply, as well as manufacturing and distribution.

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Global Economy 2023: What are the Key Recession Risks?

Lan Ha

Lan Ha

10 Nov 22 | UTC Time: 03:00 PM

You need to know what to expect next year. Our expert analysts have you covered. Stream our webinar to get answers on economic trends, threats and opportunities to stay one step ahead.