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The principles of minimalism move away from their once-inaccessible nature
Implications - Whereas the design and lifestyle-related principles of minimalism were once implicitly exclusive in nature, brands are slowly infusing the application of this art movement into more accessible forms. Focusing on inclusivity in both demographics and cost, the shift from this once-restrictive movement to one that is more adaptable has two benefits – it offers brands within this specialty a broader consumer base, while adapting to the demands of consumers who are increasingly idolizing perceived luxury over inaccessible glamour in their purchase decisions. [More]
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Pump mechanisms in bottles offer multiple functions at once
Implications - Pump mechanisms have often been limited to the simple dispensing of liquids, foams or gels, but they are now offering varied functions that include quality enhancement and customization. This curation of multiple benefits within the pump bottle system serves to simultaneously streamline and amplify the experience that comes out of purchasing such products. [More]
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Grocers opt for staff-less options that simplify store layouts
Implications - Unstaffed grocers provide two distinctions – tech-enhanced convenience and a restructuring of how the layouts of these traditional spaces are designed. With staff-less grocers comes a crucial curation and simplification of retail displays, as customers can no longer seek out the assistance of employees in order to find and complete their purchases. The inevitable reforms associated with this shift set a precedent for how other retail spaces can redesign store layouts in a way that best suits the needs of customers. [More]
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Innovations in dryer technology prioritize space alongside function
Implications - Brands are creating dryer devices that combine compactible designs with enhanced, limited-tech functions. These innovations serve consumers seeking to quickly dry clothing items, without having to sacrifice their eco-friendly lifestyles. This shift comes as brands increasingly seek to adapt to the new rituals associated with apartment living, with more consumers living in small spaces as urbanization continues to accelerate. [More]
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Brands employ storytelling in design to enhance engagement with products
Implications - Brands are using art, tech and design to tell stories in the packaging of their products, offering a highly distinct form of visual narrative engagement. This shift increases the likelihood that the products are channeled through social media, and adds a level of consumer engagement that elevates the products themselves – despite a lack of change in function. [More]
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Small grocery brands prioritize curated goods in minimalist displays
Implications - Small grocers shift their approach to design by creating spaces that prioritize minimalism and quality, whereas the traditional approach to grocery design focuses on overstocking to overwhelm consumers. This shift takes into account the paradox of choice, in which consumers experience paralysis when it comes to making decisions when options are many. The use of minimalist displays and curated options serves consumers seeking a quick yet experience-driven shopping experience. [More]
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Brands turn to fruit-based alternatives to form faux leather products
Implications - Fruit-based alternatives to leather products, or the synthetic materials most often used to make faux leather, are quickly overtaking their less eco-friendly counterparts. Innovations in the way these materials can be processed has resulted in fashion products made up of faux leather that is more genuine in feel and aesthetic. This shift ties into consumers' desire to prioritize their preferred tastes, while still aligning their purchase decisions with their values. [More]
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Party culture transforms to include immersive tech and distinct narratives
Implications - Party culture is slowly transforming to include novelty experiences that prioritize more distinct forms of engagement, whether through tech or through spaces designed around enforced narratives. This shift comes as the norm of partying makes way for interactions that aren't solely centered around meeting people and consuming alcohol, but in elevating memorability. [More]
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Brands create tools that allow for self-taught portion control
Implications - Brands are now offering tools that allow their customers to teach themselves portion control in a way that allows them to over time, learn how to do so independent of outside sources. As a marketing term in the industry, "portion control" has often implied a reliance on the brand offering this benefit, so brands promoting self-reliance in tandem with the tools they offer create a specialized niche within this market. [More]
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Brands blend the benefits of eCommerce and brick and mortar shopping
Implications - Combining the convenience of eCommerce with the confidence associated with in-person purchase decisions, fashion brands are bringing together the online and physical worlds to offer consumers a balance between simplicity and experience. This shift functions as the ideal amalgamation of purchase methods, and is evidence of the fact that the eCommerce and brick and mortar industries can work in tandem in a way that offers consumers the novelty they seek. [More]
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