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Hybrid Working Podcast Series: Impact on Food and Nutrition

Natalia Theofilopoulou

Natalia Theofilopoulou

18 May 22

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.

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The Socialisation Paradox: A Dichotomy of Consumer Comfort

Amy Rollinson

Amy Rollinson

16 May 22

Consumers are approaching a return to pre-pandemic life in different ways based on their comfort levels. Certain consumers are eager, whilst others are hesitant, to resume their normal activities, creating The Socialisation Paradox. This impacts a range of industries, from travel, food service, alcoholic drinks and home. Some consumers will continue to invest in making their home a sanctuary, while others will seek hedonistic endeavors. For some, foreign travel is an exciting prospect, while anxiety of others continues to buoy domestic tourism.

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Travel Leaders: Conversation on Tourism Recovery in Asia Pacific with PATA CEO, Liz Ortiguera

Caroline Bremner

Caroline Bremner

12 May 22

Join Caroline Bremner for the latest Travel Leaders Podcast in conversation with PATA CEO Liz Ortiguera. Liz gives us the latest update from Asia Pacific on tourism recovery, where there is cautious optimism based on pent up demand and increasing flight capacity as the region reopens. Liz outlines PATA’s work in vaccine equity to ensure a sustainable recovery. Finally, Liz shares best practice, outlining how crisis triggers the best type of innovation out of urgency as true needs are sharpened.

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Can Companies Afford to Overlook Informal Retail in African Markets?

Christy Tawii

Christy Tawii

14 Apr 22

Euromonitor’s research manager Christy Tawii and Doctor Beate Stiehler-Mulder from the University of Johannesburg discuss the significant role of informal retailing in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the growth of modern channels, informal retail channels continue to reflect the typical shopping habits of a large proportion of consumers across all income groups and are expected to continue to play a vital role in the future. This podcast will help businesses understand how to tap into this important retail sector.

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Travel Leaders Podcast with WTTC and Iberostar

Caroline Bremner

Caroline Bremner

28 Mar 22

Join Caroline Bremner as she speaks to Chris Imbsen, Director of Sustainability at WTTC and Megan Morikawa, Global Sustainability Office Director at Iberostar. Chris walks us through the key findings of WTTC’s Roadmap to Net Zero where urgency is required to accelerate a sustainable transition for travel businesses. While Megan outlines the importance of making decarbonisation a reality in destinations to the net benefit of local communities and preserving fragile coastal ecosystems.

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How to Innovate in OTC through Sustainability and Digitalisation

Stella Vatcheva

Stella Vatcheva

24 Mar 22

The marketplace in OTC drugs is going through a period of acute change, as formulators and marketers increasingly must consider factors like sustainability and digitalisation in product design and brand outreach and development. In this podcast, Stella Vatcheva and Matthew Oster discuss prominent approaches from category adjacencies in consumer goods and how the OTC industry plans to incorporate these innovations moving forward.

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The Impact of Rising Inflation on Businesses and Consumers

Lan Ha

Lan Ha

22 Mar 22

Inflation is now top of mind for economies, businesses and consumers alike. Rising prices affect consumer purchasing power, while resulting in changes in their spending and shopping behaviour. Growing production costs due to higher raw materials and transportation prices, being coupled with shifting consumer behaviour, mean companies now need to adjust their strategies in order to retain customers, profit margins and growth momentum.

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Fashion Opportunities in the Metaverse

Nina Marston

Nina Marston

21 Feb 22

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.

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Hurdles in The Cannabis Revolution: Lessons from North America

Shane MacGuill

Shane MacGuill

21 Feb 22

The legalisation of the cannabis industry in California in 2016 signalled the end of the illegal market and promising economic gains. Today, leading California cannabis companies warn that they’re on the verge of collapse as most local governments have been reluctant to loosen regulatory frameworks, reduce taxes, permit wider range of product formats, and establish more attractive distribution systems for easier access. Euromonitor’s Shane MacGuill highlights the importance of having a clear purpose for legalisation that would set the basis for well-balanced regulatory frameworks and a smooth transition from illegal to legal cannabis consumption.