As the first cracks appear in the pan-European prohibitionary edifice, Germany is about to embark on a legalisation journey of seismic proportions and far-reaching ripple effects. Could this be the catalyst that will ultimately shift the green limelight onto European markets?
Mask wearing in Germany - or the country's famously strict Maskenpflicht rules - is likely to end in the coming weeks, and consumers will be able to shop and dine maskless for the first time in over two years. Lipstick sales, and by extension many other facial care products, are expected to surge in its wake. The greatest opportunities, however, will be private label brands offering "accessible luxury" to consumers who are both excited to show off but are also sensitive to prices.
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The COVID-19 pandemic profoundly disrupted the market for meals in Germany. With foodservice largely restricted, most food spending is funneled into grocery retail and retailers are leveraging this position of strength, working with grocery delivery startups, to target consumers at home.
Am 26. September 2021 haben die Deutschen einen neuen Bundestag gewählt. Die daraus resultierende sogenannte Ampel-Koalition besteht aus der SPD, Bündnis 90 Die Grünen und der FDP. Nach 16 Jahren Merkel und der konservativen CDU/CSU-Regierung scheint das Land bereit für einen Wechsel. Die kommende Regierung verspricht nichts weniger als eine Modernisierung des Landes.
German consumers are increasingly switching from bottled water to tap water. Not only is tap water seen as the more sustainable alternative, but bottled water is becoming a more political issue. Rising competition from tap water is placing pressure on soft drinks as consumers see the increasing appeal of counter-top appliances such as SodaStream that make carbonated water at home possible.
Following confirmation that German's incoming traffic light coalition plans to fully legalise adult-use cannabis and thereby create Europe's first regulated market, in its largest and most influential economy, Linda Lichtmess outlines what to expect next.