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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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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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Collagen becomes a staple in products outside of the health market
Implications - With an internet-driven skincare culture driving a collective interest in preventative anti-aging measures, collagen in particular is being integrated in food and beverage outside of the health and wellness market, with even collagen-distilled alcohols emerging. This progression highlights the new view of self-care as essential and how new priorities informed by the wellness movement are inspiring the design of new experiences in seemingly unrelated markets. [More]
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FashionLifestyleFoodDrinkingCosmetics
Consumers create luxe relaxation spaces with gallery-worthy bathroom features
Implications - As self-care becomes a mainstay for modern consumers, investing in their surroundings becomes a higher priority. Particularly in the bathroom where downtime and pampering take place, consumers are seeking artisanal accessories and fixtures that double as decor for a truly luxurious experience. With priorities shifting towards indulging in oneself, the washroom becomes a reflection of the modern consumer’s desired lifestyle. [More]
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Apr 16 - Jun 17
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The botanical beverage craze focuses on hibiscus for added health
Implications - The versatility of botanical ingredient hibiscus is proving to be a staple in emerging beverage experiences that aim to add value with layers of healthful floral elements. In addition to highlighting the subtle ways in which the health and wellness movement seeps into unexpected areas of consumer life, this shift speaks to the pursuit of complex, comforting food and beverage experiences that promote a feeling of experimentation. [More]
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Cardamom challenges ginger for status as the go-to functional spice
Implications - Boasting a versatility comparable to ginger, cardamom is quickly becoming the go-to functional spice thanks to its easy incorporation into such a wide variety of culinary staples, both sweet and savory food and beverage experiences. This shift highlights a continually evolving North American palate thanks to a world of influence in regards to flavor, as well as speaking to the mainstream desire to see subtle spice elements incorporated into familiar food and beverage experiences. [More]
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Branded photography courses encourage social sharing of product
Implications - As brands look to play up organic buzz online, many are moving to launch branded photography courses optimized for Instagram with the interest of encouraging social sharing of the product or service offering at hand. This shift speaks to the ways in which brands can leverage the prosumerist tendencies of contemporary consumers of all ages. [More]
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Interactive pop-ups invite customers to can co-create product
Implications - Meeting the desire for both direct-to-consumer brand interactions and limited edition, personalized merchandise, brands are hosting pop-up experiences that invite customers to experiment in order to co-create custom product. This progression demonstrates the need to engage consumers with memorable brand touchpoints during a time when brand loyalty is at times difficult to garner. [More]
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Retail experiences are designed around interactive athletic events
Implications - As brands look to enhance the overall in-store experience in a time when traditional retail is threatened by e-commerce and the concierge economy, many are overhauling store designs to be centered around branded fitness events. This shift speaks to the ways in which smart brands are raising the bar in terms of in-store experience that goes above and beyond increasingly high customer expectations. [More]
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Multi-sensory brand experiences focus in on touch and taste
Implications - As brands look to meet the demand for multi-sensory experiences, consumers are being drawn to venues and events that offer an interactive elements that emphasize touch and taste. This progression demonstrates the unique opportunities offered by the rise of direct-to-consumer advertising and speaks to the need to add value to familiar experiences with hands-on participation that serves as educational. [More]
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