The post-pandemic consumer landscape has been transformed by major behavioural shifts on the part of consumers, in terms of how they live, work, play and shop. Key shifts in consumer behaviour – including the adoption of digitalised, home-centric lifestyles, increased concern about social and environmental responsibility, and a greater focus on value – have given rise to new consumer needs and priorities and necessitated the need for companies to rethink their strategies in order to stay relevant in the long term.
Changing lifestyles and societal values are shaping what beauty now means to consumers. The Australian beauty and personal care market is a clear illustration of this, identifying trends and themes that business leaders need to understand in order to succeed.
Euromonitor International has analysed a wealth of data derived from the results of its recent Voice of the Consumer: Lifestyles Survey 2022, and has drawn five key insights in order to help businesses and others understand what issues are driving the attitudes and behaviours of consumers around the world.
The hospitality sector is being transformed as a result of the global pandemic, with consumers expecting heightened cleanliness and safety measures, purpose-driven services and products, bespoke experiences and more responsible business operations supportive of social and environmental causes.
Global middle class consumers are increasingly shifting away from conspicuous and wasteful consumption towards more selective and conscious spending, in a megatrend we at Euromonitor International called the Middle Class Reset. This shift in the middle class mindset and their consumption choices will be long-term and will contribute to shaping the global consumer market of the future.