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Score: 6.7
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,022 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 14 - Mar 15
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Vending retail expands to include healthy, convenient options
Implications - Vending machines are evolving to serve more consumers, satisfying needs well beyond hunger. Specifically, some vending machines are adapting to the health food wave by offering nutritious options. Beneficial vending products ultimately reflect a consumer desire for convenient, accessible goods that satisfy specific needs, even when on the go. [More]
Score: 7.5
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 9,448 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 14 - Feb 15
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Nonessential tech products get a budget-friendly makeover
Implications - Allowing those with lower incomes to reap the benefits of what are seen as "unnecessary" tech products, brands are offering consumers attractive cost-conscious alternatives. A stark contrast to an industry that's typically seen as cost-prohibitive, this change is shifting consumers' perception of how far their money can go in the tech market. [More]
Score: 6.8
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,499 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 15 - Feb 15
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In-car innovations aid the mobile work force
Implications - Mobile workers are being tailored to with in-car productivity innovations that aid an on-the-go lifestyle. As consumers look to their vehicles as an extension of their office (and lives), this shift speaks to a need for constant productivity regardless of locale. [More]
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Score: 6.7
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,636 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 14 - Jan 15
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Consumers turn to personalized tech products that automate productivity
Implications - Consumers prioritize efficiency, especially when it comes to everyday tasks, which is being acknowledged with professional predictive and organizational tools for automating everything from meetings to networking. This shift towards predictive technology for high stakes tasks signifies a trust in automation in exchange for a more cohesive, streamlined life. [More]
Score: 7.8
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 14,067 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 15 - Jan 15
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Additive manufacturing expands into mainstream retail endevors
Implications - Moving beyond single-purpose production needs, additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is moving into the retail space as an efficient mass-production technique. Streamlining the process, brands across various industries are using methods of 3D printing to create everything from automobiles to jewelry designs, reflecting a shift in retail goods toward more customized yet efficient alternatives. [More]
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Score: 8.2
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 11,700 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 15 - Jan 15
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3D printing is beginning to emerge into the commercial marketplace
Implications - 3D printing offers much to the design world by way of greater precision, affordable manufacturing and efficient delivery. When it comes to designing and furnishing their homes, consumers are relishing in the possibilities of bespoke construction. Using 3D printed technology, brands are able to take advantage of an exciting design climate by offering experiential, functional pieces that work with consumers' specific aesthetic preferences. This shift not only signifies opportunity for design brands, but more importantly, an increasing consumer demand for affordable, customized goods. [More]
Score: 9.2
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 58,314 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Jan 15
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Services for 3D printing usher in a new era for maker culture
Implications - While 3D printing previously required expensive equipment, new publicly available services that allow for outsourcing are on the rise. As maker culture gains more momentum, the need for brands to become involved in delivering customization and new technology options is being expected by consumers. [More]
Score: 5.5
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 8,567 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Jan 15
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A desire for thrills prompts whimsical serving in dining experiences
Implications - Restaurant goers are indeed looking for a satisfying meal, but they're also seeking a unique experience, which is being answered with adventurous forms of food delivery at restaurants. The shift toward restaurants that incorporate memorable, entertaining aspects like robotic servers appeal on the basis of being appropriate for a wide range of ages, and providing both sustenance and an experience. [More]
Score: 8.3
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 8,044 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Jan 15
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In-store consultants are traded in for convenient, online alternatives
Implications - Seeking a more efficient means of product scoping, consumers are turning to digital shopping consultants for easy access to a custom experience. Eliminating the need for in-person communication, online shoppers are seeking the insight and knowledge often associated with shopping assistants in a more streamlined manner. This reflects a move toward more affordable, flexible forms of brand-consumer engagement. [More]
Score: 9.1
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 35,764 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Jan 15
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Brands design packaging specifically for easy shipping
Implications - The rise of online shopping requires new protocol for shipping goods, which is being acknowledged with packaging specifically designed for postage. Designed with ergonomics in mind, the packaging is often designed for fast returns to make the process more appealing for consumers who covet ease. [More]