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Retail channels that focus on strategic location satisfy OOH needs quickly
Implications - With subscription services and IOT enabling for home delivery of all products, products typically consumed out of home must adapt. Retail spaces integrated into spots associated with consumers' daily routines achieve this, while adding technology and automation to lend speed to the equation. [More]
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52,670 Total Clicks
Feb 16 - 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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Charities streamline the donation process to enhance incentives to donate
Implications - Charitable donations are becoming increasingly efficient with brands and non-profits creating streamlined, contactless payment systems to simplify donating processes. This serves to give consumers more incentive to stop and learn about the charity in question, while also offering ease of access in terms of actually donating money. This shift caters to the convenience required for brands to be relevant in consumers' fast-paced lifestyles, while giving consumers a more visceral understanding of where their charitable donations are going. [More]
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TechSocial Good
Food and beverage subscriptions integrate tech for hyper-convenience
Implications - Subscription services are now ubiquitous, especially within the world of food and beverage. Though these subscriptions typically automate the acquisition of ingredients, they don't necessarily impact the convenience of other parts of the consumption process, such as food prep or presentation. Integrating technology into the process enables a 360-degree smart service for food or drink prep. This speaks to a more holistic approach to convenience that suits today's busy consumer. [More]
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Apr 15 - Nov 17
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TechLifestyleFood
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
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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23,404 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Nov 17
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Tap-to-pay technology is worked into common everyday items
Implications - As secure cashless payment technology has proliferated, brands have moved far beyond credit cards, debit cards, and even smartphones as payment hubs. Removing as many barriers to purchase as possible, brands have incorporated tap-to-pay tech into common everyday items like gloves, keys, and watches. Simplifying the process of purchase itself lets brands shift consumers' focus more wholly towards the benefits of their product or service (as opposed to the peripheral aspects of acquiring that offering). [More]
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47,684 Total Clicks
Apr 17 - 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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31,146 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Nov 17
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Trend Hunter Services
Virtual technologies are enhancing interactivity in the footwear industry
Implications - The inclusion of scanning and augmented reality technologies into the footwear industry, whether for artistic purposes or for design-related functions, serves to enhance relationships between brands and their already-passionate consumers. Infusing a greater level of interactivity into consumers' purchase journeys solidifies this industry's commitment to both form and functionality, as well as optimizing consumer experience. [More]
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146,801 Total Clicks
Aug 16 - 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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Face cleansing routines are enhanced with powerful accessories
Implications - Always seeking a more effective way to enhance their daily skincare routines, many beauty focused consumers are turning to tools and accessories that help them recreate spa-like facial treatments at home. As visual mediums like Instagram and YouTube encourage more sophisticated beauty routines, consumers are increasingly prioritizing skincare as part of their self-care rituals, investing more money in tools that promise a deeper cleanse and a smoother canvass for the next day's makeup routine. [More]
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42,516 Total Clicks
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