As more European luxury brands tap South Korean celebrities as brand ambassadors, this podcast explores the growing influence of South Korean culture in fashion and beauty. The podcast also seeks to distinguish between what European and South Korean consumers look for in the luxury brands they choose and value.
While the global luxury goods market is expected to recover from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, sustainability will remain an increasing focus area for luxury players to engage with consumers; values are changing, and a new normal is taking shape. In this podcast, Euromonitor International’s Industry Manager Fflur Roberts and Consultant Yuri Gorai discuss sustainability trends in the global luxury goods industry as well as in the important Japanese market with Senior Specialist for Investor Relations and ESG at Valuence Holdings, Taro Okamura.
In this podcast, we take a fresh look at the Experience More megatrend, where real life experiences were put on hold during lockdown, driving consumers online for socialising, shopping and entertainment. Consumers continue to seek enhanced products, using tech like AI or AR for greater personalisation and immersion. The pandemic shone a light on inequalities as seen by Black Lives Matter and the climate emergency, where now consumers expect brands to walk the walk when it comes to their values.
As South Africa has experienced recessionary economic conditions in the past year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, value sales of apparel and footwear have declined by 15%. As a result, new trends such as digitalisation, cash-on-delivery and the rise of casual wear have emerged and are gaining traction. Though the pandemic caused massive disruption to supply chains with country-wide lockdowns, port backlogs and shipping delays, many companies have turned to local production, which has the advantage of more agile supply. In a market where agility is needed, it is in retailers' interest to support and invest in the local manufacturing industry.
This episode is the second of our new podcast series on Restarting Europe, where Food and Nutrition Research Analysts Margaux Laine and Marie Breban will dig deeper into the evolution of the physical store after the COVID-19 pandemic. The episode explores two pillars shaping the future of the store in Europe – Betting on Suburbia and Exploring New Concepts. With e-commerce further gaining advantage during extended lockdowns, can physical stores compete by betting on community-driven initiatives? Can retailers and shops extend the role of the physical store, and where does sustainability fit into this new normal?
Hygiene has become a buzzword since the beginning of the pandemic, with simple measures like wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, and washing hands considered the best ways to prevent the spread of the virus. Given the threat of infection, hygiene beyond personal care has become relevant to consumers as they spend more and more time at home. This has led to domestic hygiene becoming an important part of our daily lifestyles. However, since 2020, given the evolving nature of the situation across countries, it is a good idea to reassess what domestic hygiene means today. In this podcast we speak with our Senior Analyst Anjali Jain for this understanding.
Latin America is expected to be the second fastest-growing region for cannabis over the next five years. In this episode, Shane MacGuill, global lead of nicotine and cannabis, joins Erwin Henriquez and Rodrigo Mattos, two of our cannabis experts based in Latin America, to discuss the current landscape, emerging trends and opportunities for cannabis in the region.
The airline industry is coming out of the pandemic completely transformed, with fewer operators in the market, as they seek operational efficiencies, fight shrinking cash flows and declining business travel, whilst driving a wide range of cost cutting measures and substantial restructuring programmes. Sustainable transportation is set to become the real game-changer in the post-pandemic business environment for airline operators, as consumers increasingly embrace more responsible tourism.
The impact of COVID-19 raised awareness about the environmental consequences that consumption habits have on the planet. Companies that demonstrate purpose-driven solutions and sustainable commitments as part of the core business are increasing to…