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Personalization
Individuality is of the utmost importance to the personal brand-savvy consumer. Nothing is more unique than a personalized item.
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Body odor control now comes in solid, wipe form
Implications - Some brands are offering odor-neutralizing wipes, as opposed to the cream, gel or spray-on formulations that deodorants normally come in. These wipes provide the on-the-go treatment that many consumers now require as they speed through work and personal obligations – combining function with convenience. [More]
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Urban design is accommodating bikes in new and innovative ways
Implications - The increasing necessity of bikes in urban areas -- both for economical and environmental reasons -- has led to cities going further than simply adding bike paths in their approaches to urban planning. Instead, architectural projects are accommodating bike usage in their designs in ways that are both creative and aesthetically attractive. These enhance the quality of life for bike users, and show an acceptance that these design shifts must occur in order for urban environments to keep up with the habits of rising populations -- working towards minimizing eco and traffic-related footprints. [More]
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May 17 - Nov 17
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Products that mitigate PMS symptoms are coming in new, unique forms
Implications - The hormonal imbalances that menstruation causes trigger a variety of moderate to severe physical symptoms, with everything from acne and pain being amplified -- and brands are offering new solutions to relieve these issues. These innovations and services cater to a growing push on consumers' end for the equal prioritization of women's health, forcing representation into the mainstream healthcare industry with a more open, constructive dialogue. [More]
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Apr 16 - Nov 17
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Prenatal health products are no longer only packaged as supplements
Implications - Ingestible prenatal nutrition products once mostly came in the form of supplements, but now everything from water to oat bars are being marketed as beneficial to the health of expecting mothers. This broadens the market, offering a two-way benefit where brands have more opportunity for consumers to purchase, while consumers are allowed more choice in their health-related purchases. It also serves as a blanket marketing term which allows brands to push their products as being essential for specific groups of people – in this case, pregnant women. [More]
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Brands are accommodating expecting mothers seeking to maintain their health
Implications - Expecting mothers in North America are becoming increasingly active to stay healthy during their pregnancies, and brands are accommodating this fact by offering apps and services that enhance the health and fitness of pregnant women. With more consumers seeking out well-rounded lifestyles, accommodating this shift in the women-specific health industry is an extension of the consumer desire for specialized experiences. [More]
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Mar 16 - Nov 17
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Transportation is more effectively accommodating pregnant women
Implications - The traditional rules of public transport still include the fact that people should stand for, and generally accommodate, pregnant women, and technology is being designed to more effectively put those rules in place. Whether through apps or free transport passes, these services and developments work to use simple design tweaks to enhance accessibility, and provide a blueprint for how brands can do the same regarding other accessibility-related concerns. [More]
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Mar 16 - Nov 17
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Clothing brands expand lines to accommodate people with disabilities
Implications - The fashion industry has slowly begun to accept the importance of creating clothing for people with body types outside traditional beauty norms, and the most proactive brands are taking that logic a step farther. Conscious fashion brands have begun designing clothing with disabled people as the target wearers, recognizing the specific needs of broader swaths of people. Brands that consider accessibility not only increase their base of consumers, but also demonstrate their thoughtfulness as a whole. [More]
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May 17 - Nov 17
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Restaurants harness technology to create personalized menus
Implications - Any consumer would prefer a personally cooked meal over stock menu items. While restaurants are well aware of that axiom, diner-specific dishes haven't previously been scalable beyond the confines of ultra-luxury eating. However, savvy restaurateurs have now found a solution, using AI and big data analysis to efficiently curate meals for each new patron. Likewise, businesses that use the power of AI can increase loyalty and enjoyment through directly personal experiences and products. [More]
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Jul 17 - Nov 17
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Footwear industries adopt 3D-printing production processes
Implications - The tangible benefits of 3D-printing has led to the footwear industry adopting this production process. This shift offers a two-way benefit – for brands, it allows them to streamline production and positions them as innovative in their field, while for consumers it provides them with items that are suited to their exact needs – enhancing quality even further by adding an element of personalization. [More]
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Apr 16 - Nov 17
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Social events tap into the hobbies and interests of older demographics
Implications - As brands look to create lifelong consumers, many are pivoting part of their focus towards the interests of older demographics including Boomers and seniors. By uncovering the passions and priorities of these inherently social consumer segments, brands are able to foster environments that empower older consumers to be themselves and create communities around shared interests. This seemingly unlikely shift in focus denotes the importance of remaining relevant to consumers through different stages of their lives. [More]
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