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The Future Home: How Our Homes Will Become Our Sanctuary

Tim Chuah

Tim Chuah

8 Aug 21

The pandemic fundamentally changed our relationship with the home. With home sizes trending smaller and with a myriad of activities expected to continue at home, the future home will be designed with the versatility of space in mind. Being able to…

Podcast

Cookware and Bakeware Retail Market Trends in the US

Erika Sirimanne

Erika Sirimanne

4 Sep 19

Erika Sirimanne, Head of Home and Garden at Euromonitor International, recently discussed cookware and bakeware trends with Penny Rosema at the US Cookwares Manufacturers Association (www.cookware.org). During this podcast Erika discusses how…

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DIY Index: Prospects, Potential and Disruption

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

15 Jul 19

Macroeconomic and demographic factors are impacting consumer demand for home improvement and gardening products, which in turn influences the DIY industry. Euromonitor’s DIY Index can help home improvement and gardening retailers and suppliers understand what those primary factors are, by…

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Interview with Simon Tang, Co-Founder of Renovation Start-Up HKDecoman

Jacqueline Tan

Jacqueline Tan

25 Jun 19

HKDecoman is a renovation platform divided into three primary departments: project matching and consultancy, e-commerce and academy. All three departments provide O2O (online to offline) services. For project matching and consultancy we run a…

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Furniture Retailers Seeking Growth Opportunities in Urban Areas in Japan

Taro Yamato

Taro Yamato

19 Jun 19

When you look for furniture, what store or brand comes to mind? MUJI, Nitori and IKEA are the main brands that many Japanese consumers think of first. We will compare these three brands across three aspects - brand image, consumer experience and…

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Connected Consumers in Southeast Asia: Digital Lives Extend to Cooking and Dining

Reema Jagtiani

Reema Jagtiani

7 Jun 19

Smart devices have ushered in a borderless internet, giving consumers instant access to entertainment, knowledge, social sharing and more. Digital connectivity has altered all aspects of life including cooking and dining habits, creating…

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The Future of Home is Smart and Sustainable

Jacqueline Tan

Jacqueline Tan

5 Jun 19

The home and garden industry is a dynamic category. Given how digital connectivity underpins the existence of connected consumers and has altered all aspects of life, no industry is immune to the impact of digitalisation. At the same time, the world…

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Moving Closer to Millennials: Ikea’s City-Centric Strategy

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

23 May 19

Ikea is catching up to the urban living trend with the launch of its new store and design studio in Manhattan. The move signals the growing need for homeware and home furnishing retailers to embrace an extensive business model that is omni-channel…

Podcast

The Growing Footprint of Digital Assistants in the United States

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

9 May 19

Digital assistants have spread beyond the smartphones and smart speakers that made them mainstream. Smart watches, automobiles and even kitchen appliances are already integrating digital assistants. As digital assistants integrate into more devices,…