Naturality
Social-minded consumers seek connections to experiences and products that connect them to bigger, more important things.
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Nostalgia
Fond memories fuel a desire to bring the past into the present, especially with respect to one’s formative years.
Youthfulness
The world is becoming more playful, driven by generations not ready to grow up, including Boomers who desire a more active, enriched life.
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Specialty screens blend into their surrounding environment
Implications - With screens both large and small now being an essential part of consumers' lives, whether those are for work or entertainment purposes, some brands are focusing on screens that are much more design and mind-friendly. These products help align consumers' need and desire for using their respective devices, while prioritizing the integration of such devices in a way that appeals to consumers' more escapist desires. [More]
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123,508 Total Clicks
Dec 16 - Oct 18
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Sweet items are curated for and marketed to people with diabetes
Implications - Brands that offer sweet treats and ingredients are specifically catering to individuals with diabetes, who typically monitor how much sugar they intake. By accommodating people with diabetes, these brands are able to appeal to a group of consumers that typically would not be able to consume their products, while simultaneously catering to the larger segment of wellness-minded consumers. [More]
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24,744 Total Clicks
Aug 17 - Oct 18
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Icelandic-style yogurt gains momentum with North American consumers
Implications - Where once Greek yogurt served as the zeitgeist of the yogurt world, today, Icelandic-style skyr has captured the attention of novelty-seeking yogurt fans. With recreational travel to Iceland having boomed in recent years, it comes as no surprise that a desire for Icelandic cuisine would follow. Yogurt is a fast-moving, trend-susceptible category and skyr-inspired products serve as a natural progression that satisfies the consumer desire for simple, natural and unique products. [More]
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34,805 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Oct 18
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Consumers enjoy the flavors of globally-inspired street food at home
Implications - With the rise of food service options like food trucks, consumers have become more familiar with the flavors of street food from around the world and are now seeking similar products to enjoy at home. These products enable consumers to enjoy the globally-influenced flavors of street food-inspired products with the convenience of doing so at home. [More]
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11,788 Total Clicks
Jul 18 - Oct 18
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Booze brands are using waste food materials to create their products
Implications - Innovations in the alcohol industry are leading to products that are made using repurposed scrap foods, with everything from beer and wine to hard liquors adopting these sustainable practices. This shift is cost-effective and highly marketable for the brands in question, while appealing to consumers' wish for sustainable consumption that doesn't impact or alter their daily rituals. [More]
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31,828 Total Clicks
Jan 18 - Oct 18
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As mindfulness becomes a priority, meditation-specific products take off
Implications - Nutrition and fitness have arguably been the leading pieces of the wellness movement over the last few years, but as mindfulness and mental health begin to become more of a priority, products to facilitate activities like meditation are becoming more and more popular. Beyond apps and studios that facilitate mindfulness activities, accessories that are a part of meditation practices are becoming particularly desired by today's wellness-focused consumer, speaking to a willingness to spend on inessential products and services perceived as catalysts to personal growth. [More]
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201,453 Total Clicks
May 17 - Oct 18
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Avocado oil infusions add nourishment to everyday cosmetic staples
Implications - Joining a long list of foods with applications in hair and skincare, avocado oil is finding its place as a star ingredient in a number of best-selling products based on its role as a hydration powerhouse. This advancement speaks to the desire for cosmetics to incorporate a healing element, which serves as a catalyst by offsetting any expected negative impact on one's skin or hair. [More]
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22,616 Total Clicks
Dec 17 - Oct 18
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Fast food brands incorporate new avocado toast-inspired menu items
Implications - As the popularity of avocado toast has helped it become almost shorthand for a generation of brunch enthusiasts, QSR brands are looking to take advantage of its ubiquitous nature by using it as inspiration for new menu items. This shift speaks to the interest in fast food menus elevated with ingredients associated with fresh artisanal dishes and the opportunity of these menu expansions to win over discerning millennial consumers. [More]
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16,729 Total Clicks
Mar 18 - Oct 18
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Traditional sleep aid valerian is adapted for simpler consumption
Implications - Long praised as a natural remedy for sleeplessness and anxiety, herbal superfood valerian root is being newly incorporated into a range of snack and drink formats for easier, more enjoyable consumption. This shift speaks to the influx of adaptogenic "edibles," in which holistic ingredients are adapted into enjoyable formats as an alternative to oral capsules or tablets, hinting at the evolving expectations of consumers around the experience of their herbal remedies. [More]
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47,329 Total Clicks
Nov 17 - Oct 18
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Indoor planters are incorporated into decor and furniture pieces
Implications - The rise of indoor gardens in urban environments has brought on small-space solutions like furniture and functional decor pieces that are integrated with plants, or space for plants. The merging of these items caters to consumers seeking greenery based escapism in highly populated concrete jungles, as well as their desire for simple contemporary decor. [More]
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107,178 Total Clicks
Mar 18 - Oct 18
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