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Score: 7.7
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,296 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - Apr 17
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Gourmet meal kits start expanding to elaborate dessert options
Implications - With the rise of meal kit subscription boxes, consumers are getting comfortable creating elaborate meals for themselves, and are now seeking to extend this newfound confidence to the realm of desserts. While baking kits have been around for a while, what sets these apart is the drive for creativity and gastronomic ambition – not something that can be easily made without the help of an expertly assembled kit. Either fitting the bill for restaurant-quality gourmet confections or health-conscious yet still indulgent treats, these curated desserts allow consumers to try their hand and seemingly intimidating delights. [More]
Score: 7.4
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 8,461 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 16 - Mar 17
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Designers encourage personalization of the classic jean jacket silhouette
Implications - As consumers look for ways to emphasize individual personality while sticking to staples capable of going from the office to an evening out, many are selecting designer denim jackets that offer unique customizable features or that boast limited edition status from cult brands. Highlighting one of the safer ways one can transform a conventional piece into an outfit-altering fashion statement, this progression underlines the continued influence of the DIY movement, as well as the connection between personalization and exclusivity in the mind of the consumer. [More]
Score: 7.2
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 12,571 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Dec 16
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Embroidery and stitching overrules minimalism as the mark of the modern home
Implications - Futuristic tech-driven home decor has increased in popularity in the digital age, breaking into the mainstream. As a divergent response, some consumers are seeking more warmth and implementing embroidery, soft textures, and homemade pieces into decor. Though this doesn't enhance home function or convenience the way a connected kitchen, for example, would, it does satisfy an emotional need. [More]
Score: 6.5
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 6,368 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 15 - Dec 16
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Young creators collect around cultural community hubs
Implications - Taking inspiration from artist-in-residence programs and the popularity of coworking spaces, brands are creating interactive cultural incubators that serve to empower the next generation of creators by serving as a platform for production, collaboration and often, a means of broadcast. In addition to underlining the importance of accessibility in cultivating tangible creative skills, this progression also highlights the need for traditional institutions to incorporate elements of the sharing economy model in order to better serve the changing education styles. [More]
Score: 6.6
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 13,779 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Dec 16
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Teens actively teach themselves life tips via quick online videos
Implications - One of the most self-taught generations to date, Gen Z in particular are demonstrating that the next evolution of maker culture lies in quick, bite-sized online videos that are easily digestible. As trust stays front of mind for digitally immersed teens, they begin seeking online tutorials and lifehacks crowdsourced from real people and relatable social media influencers when it comes to learning new tips and tricks. This proactive approach to self-help is in part a response to the shift away from overly detailed explanations towards highly visual and concise tutorials that make DIY less intimidating and also give room for freedom of experimentation and self-expression. [More]
Score: 4.4
This Year and Mild Top 6 Examples: 12,177 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 15 - Sep 16
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Consumers partake in workshops to up their personal culinary skills
Implications - As consumers look to learn more about what goes into our food, many are doing so by participating in workshops around the food or beverage of their choosing. In addition to highlighting the continued interest in the "slow food" movement, this progression demonstrates the ways in which consumers are expanding their knowledge on personal interests while mingling with other members of their community. [More]
Score: 6.8
This Year and Warm Top 5 Examples: 22,945 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Jun 16
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Fashion brands add kiosks in-store that allow post-purchase personalization
Implications - Tapping into the desire for deeper meaning in all areas of spending, fashion brands are channeling the current fascination with personalized goods by incorporating in-store customization kiosks that provide a more experience-driven purchase. This progression highlights the need for brands to create room for consumers to customize the products in order to create an extension of themselves tied to the brand, something that is especially important during a time in which individuals are feeling less of a connection to material objects and large institutions. [More]
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Score: 6.9
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 6,869 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Jan 17
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Consumers are enticed by high-end tea bars launched by experts
Implications - Seeking out an experience guided by the expertise and knowledge of a connoisseur, consumers are being enticed by high-end tea bars launched by industry experts that promise an educational retail interaction. Linked to the insatiable desire of the modern consumer to gain expert-level knowledge of their curated interests, this progression demonstrates the refocusing on tea as an artisan food product to be considered on the same level as wine or coffee. [More]
Score: 7
This Year and Hot Top 5 Examples: 25,729 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 15 - May 16
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Consumers opt for interchangeable wardrobe staples for flexibility
Implications - Given the increasingly fast-paced lifestyle of modern consumers, many are opting to invest in wardrobe staples that have been designed to transition over time, whether based on style preference or to accommodate fluctuations in size. This shift highlights a new approach to fashion that conflates a garment's value with long-term functionality and intelligent design. [More]
Score: 6.4
This Year and Hot Top 5 Examples: 9,931 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 16 - May 16
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Accessible 3D printers are changing the face of at-home gaming
Implications - Gamers, hobbyists and even musicians are taking advantage of the ability to customize their favorite forms of entertainment through the use of 3D printing. More accessible and affordable than ever, 3D printers allow users to not only recreate at-home entertainment systems, but even re-imagine them for a more personalized touch. By having a heavy hand in the creation of their own entertainment, consumers become more engaged and excited by these self-made products. [More]