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Hyper-functional tote bags are reimagined for the luxury consumer
Implications - Part of an intriguing subsection of normcore and much to the chagrin of those who use the bags that serve as inspiration, luxury fashion brands are borrowing function-driven shopping bag designs recognizable from most public markets and in some cases, the hallmarks of cult retailers such as IKEA. This progression highlights the all-encompassing nature of the normcore fashion movement, as well as the priority shift of the luxury market and the irony of luxury fashion consumers seeking out accessibility. [More]
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63,888 Total Clicks
Aug 16 - Jun 17
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Customizable options redesign the experience of ordering food and beverage
Implications - As consumers look for experiences that balance authenticity and personalization, brands are moving to offer customizable food and beverage experiences that reimagine the ordering process. This progression highlights the need to incorporate unexpected, exciting elements to the retail experience in order to allow customers to feel in control of the process. [More]
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100,196 Total Clicks
Nov 15 - Jun 17
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Floral and botanical elements take centre stage in food and beverage
Implications - Providing both a multi-sensory element and an elevated opportunity for presentation, edible flowers and botanical extracts can now be found in a variety of luxurious food and beverage experiences. This shift highlights how living a nature-integrated lifestyle as is seen today as a means of status in the same way as health and wellness. [More]
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54,083 Total Clicks
Sep 15 - Jun 17
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Charcoal desserts offer consumers a guilt-free indulgence
Implications - As consumers look to make balanced food and beverage choices, many are favoring the Instagram-friendly interpretations of charcoal in dessert form. Highlighting the fast proliferation of fad-like food experiences thanks to visual social media platforms, this progression suggests that consumers are open to adopting such flavors into their lifestyle, rather than being something they may try once. [More]
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34,469 Total Clicks
Sep 15 - Jun 17
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Self-serve cafes place customization entirely in the hands of consumers
Implications - Taking the cafe concept to a much more curated level, brands are flipping the tables and turning consumers into hands-on baristas. The self-serve model not only increases brand-consumer engagement, it also appeals to discerning coffee drinkers who are very particular about the customization of their java. By giving consumers a chance to craft their version of a perfect beverage, these cafes allow for a truly personalized experience without any interference or potential misinterpretation by staff. [More]
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74,883 Total Clicks
May 16 - Jun 17
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Beverages are marketed around the experience of picnicking
Implications - With millennial consumers being drawn to low-cost experiences that can accommodate large groups easily, beverage brands are marketing products around the experience of summer picnicking. This shift speaks to the importance of ritual across age categories and highlights the opportunity for brands to build themselves into the experience of these rituals. [More]
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179,955 Total Clicks
Jun 16 - Jun 17
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Jackfruit is used as a meat substitute in a variety of dishes
Implications - Referred to by some as a "miracle fruit," jackfruit has quickly rushed onto North American menus as a popular meat substitute. This progression demonstrates the experimental nature of health-driven consumers and the ever-evolving world of vegan culinary innovations and the influence of this on CPG products and menu items. [More]
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11,127 Total Clicks
Jun 17 - Jun 17
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Lawn maintenance takes on a naturally aesthetic appeal
Implications - Consumers are increasingly looking for dual-purpose yard features that not only help in the maintenance and functionality of their yards, but also blend into the surrounding environment so as not to add clutter or detract from the natural appeal of the outdoors. Beyond quality performance, aesthetically pleasing products are imperative for the consumer who wants to get the most out of their limited backyard space. [More]
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102,647 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Jun 17
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Customizable washroom features facilitate a personalized user experience
Implications - As home decor becomes increasingly customizable, the restroom is being revamped with personalized features that create a uniquely tailored user experience. Particularly as dwellings get smaller and the demand for convenience and curation increases, consumers are drawn towards bathroom fixtures and accessories that accommodate their individual needs and preferences, making the most of small spaces. [More]
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175,806 Total Clicks
Jan 16 - Jun 17
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Subtly stylish washroom design takes the chaos out of routine
Implications - With the shift away from clutter towards a more streamlined lifestyle, comes a clean design aesthetic permeating the private sanctuary of the home – the bathroom. Clean lines, minimal color palettes and subtle textures create a harmonic space that allows for unwinding and de-stressing after a long day, or a neat and uncomplicated area to get ready for the day ahead. The movement towards minimalism within the washroom denotes a desire for harmony and tranquility, even in the must functional of spaces. [More]
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178,635 Total Clicks
Oct 15 - Jun 17
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