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Score: 8.3
This Month and Hot Top 6 Examples: 7,678 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 16 - Nov 16
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New technologies make 3D-printed foods increasingly accessible
Implications - The convergence between technology and experimental cuisine has led to fast-evolving revolution in the food world due to increasingly accessible 3D-printing. As once seemingly futuristic concepts continue to be realized, accessible products are now available for use by professionals and consumers alike. This shift demonstrates that despite widely reported apprehension, consumers are beginning to embrace a technological future of food both in and out of the home. [More]
Score: 7
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,608 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 15 - Nov 16
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High-tech retail displays provide interaction and context
Implications - Interactive, high-tech retail displays are being adopted by brands looking to increase engagement in-store. Offering cues on how products can be used, and information not provided on the product itself, this approach to display provides both an entertaining and informational experience for the modern shopper. [More]
Score: 5.7
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 820 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 16 - Nov 16
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The act of transporting goods is enhanced with smart technology
Implications - As eCommerce continues to thrive, the need to disrupt the standard process of ordering and delivering goods increases. The consumer-facing parts of this process have improved through things like Amazon Dash buttons, but accelerating the industry means finding areas of opportunity through many angles. Smart tech and IOT integrated into the transportation process satiates this need. [More]
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Score: 5.8
This Quarter and Mild Top 5 Examples: 5,136 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 14 - Nov 16
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To parallel the wellness craze, brands introduce kid-centric health aids
Implications - As Millennials enter adulthood, their tendency to prioritize personal health and wellness is reflected onto their children. This manifests specifically with probiotic supplements for developmental reasons. This signifies a new approach toward parenthood and health in general that skews toward age specificity. [More]
Score: 7.3
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 45,835 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - Oct 16
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Consumers plan meals using systems that avoid food waste
Implications - Consumers are embracing services that enable them to purchase ingredients portioned per recipe in order to avoid unnecessary food waste and that tap into the desire for hyper-convenience. This progression to recipe-restricted purchasing represents the desire for simplicity and curation, as well as the interest in living sustainably. [More]
Score: 6.1
This Quarter and Mild Top 6 Examples: 3,089 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 15 - Oct 16
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Technology gives millennials freedom to work to their own schedules
Implications - New applications of technology streamline the organization of shiftwork for both employees and employers, letting millennials work retail and service gigs on their own schedules and giving businesses a bigger pool of prospective employees. This progression reflects the urban Millennial's desire for connected part-time work that allows them to freely experience their cities while still earning a salary. [More]
Score: 5.3
This Quarter and Mild Top 5 Examples: 6,022 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 15 - Oct 16
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Fast, convenient spa services target the busy self-care seeker
Implications - As busy working consumers look to cram in time for self-care,many brands are making spa services especially accessible by offering them in-store, in-suite or via pop-up on a schedule that works around the standard nine-to-five. Linked to the desire for transformative experiences, this progression highlights the opportunity to connect with consumers by embedding services into regular parts of their day, such as lunch hour or the commute. [More]
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Score: 5.9
This Quarter and Mild Top 5 Examples: 1,301 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 16 - Oct 16
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Businesses ensure that their humanitarian-focused models are accessible
Implications - Open-source software and services that benefit the less fortunate are increasing in popularity. The ultimate benefit of open-source services is the variety of voices invited into conversations about quality of life. These platforms of accessibility satisfy the consumer desire for transparent business practices in a very literal sense. [More]
Score: 6.6
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,719 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Oct 16
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Loyalty programs offer exclusive experiences over discounts
Implications - In lieu of discounts toward future purchases, some brands are instead offering exclusive experiential perks through their loyalty programs. This not only helps these programs stand out in an increasingly saturated market; it's also consistent with consumers' shifting preferences for experiences over things. [More]
Score: 6.7
This Quarter and Warm Top 5 Examples: 2,372 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 16 - Oct 16
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At first elevated by exclusivity, tour merch is made readily available
Implications - As the obsession with tour merchandise continues, artists are creating extensive pop-ups and even partnering with traditional retailers in order to amp up distribution. In expanding the experience to include those not attending a particular event, such artists are providing fans with a means to communicate membership to a particular group in a meaningful, divergent way. [More]