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.
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.
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.
As we adapt to an increasingly digitally reliant world, this episode explores how digital innovations, shifts in target demographics, and lifestyle changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, are drawing fashion players to this space and highlights the challenges and opportunities facing fashion players trying to capitalise on the expansion of the metaverse and digital fashion.
Consumers are now driving The Metaverse Movement: the burgeoning development of a future rendition of the internet characterised by shared 3D virtual spaces.