As cost of living concerns rise, value creation has become a defining feature of beauty in the UK, while digital engagement offers brands unique ways in which to connect with target consumers. Demand for sustainability remains high, with regulation leading change, while heightened awareness of mental wellbeing promotes products with ties to emotional wellness.
This episode is part of a series we have recently started, that explores how hybrid working has impacted several industries in Western Europe. This is the second episode in the series. We will focus on how retailers in the food and nutrition space are responding to this recent change in working patterns, in terms of retailing, product assortment and distribution.
One of the key developments of the payment landscape has been the skyrocketing boom in demand for the modern day credit offer: buy now pay later (BNLP). Although the business model already existed pre-pandemic, the uncertain economic environment and easy accessibility significantly contributed to its success in the past year...
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.