Ageing, urbanisation and migration continue to be major factors shaping global population. The number of seniors around the world is expected to grow and with it the focus on wellness and health to increase. Meanwhile, rapid urbanisation and intensifying international migration is expected to have long-term implications for socioeconomic development across the globe.
The role of the store has been challenged by consumers in both the physical and digital space, becoming destinations for discovery, inspiration, and experiences. Convenience, premiumisation and experience more are central to purchasing decisions for Generation Z and Millennials, with their willingness to browse in stores without immediate purchases and focus on spending that aligns with their values and needs most.
Wellness has been identified by Euromonitor International as having the furthest-reaching impact on industries and consumers in the future. This report looks at the link between rising longevity and consumers’ search for a healthy life and highlights the potential impact of the behaviour of healthier consumers on consumer goods industries in the years to come through three lenses - nutritional habits, physical wellness and internal balance - to help the reader understand the changing Asia Pacific consumer.
To stay ahead of changing consumer priorities and values, companies must embrace megatrend analysis. To do this effectively, it is important to recognise the full picture, starting with having a clear understanding of the underlying forces (the drivers) which form the backdrop to consumer behaviour.