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Gold-infused and gilded treats offer consumers unique dining experiences
Implications - Brands working with gold-infused and gilded food products are creating luxury goods that become part of a unique dining experience. Consumers of luxury goods desire the unique and unusual, and combining precious metals with culinary creations blends luxury and dining into an exceptional experience the consumer is unlikely to forget. Gilded foods and other explicitly opulent goods also boast wealth unabashedly, tying into the consumer need for status. [More]
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Auto brands seek to provide a more intelligent experience
Implications - As urbanization continues to affect the landscape of mobility, auto manufacturers are focusing on enhancing the connectivity of their vehicles. This means not only delivering streamlined, integrated solutions, but doing so as intelligently as possible. In an age of autonomous technology, vehicles and devices that are as cognizant as possible will have a better chance at reaching consumers on both a functional and emotional level. [More]
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Hybrid electric vehicles cater to family usage
Implications - Moving away from the compact "supercar" model, electric vehicle manufacturers are introducing eco-friendly options with more space. These offerings are not only more accessible; they also speak to the growing levels of conscious consumption among families. Consumers today increasingly champion their values through their purchasing decisions, and this tendency extends to parents who "perform" sustainability for their children, using products and services as a way to lead by example. [More]
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Oct 15 - Jun 16
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Plug-in electric vehicles are updated with greater range
Implications - Electric car manufacturers are improving their vehicles by offering wider range in mileage. As eco vehicles become mainstream, auto brands seek to offer as many features and performance enhancements as possible to stay competitive, leading to a new benchmark in the industry. Affluent consumers are making sustainability a priority, but not at the expense of performance. [More]
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Luxury auto brands seek to offer agile eco concepts for urban living
Implications - Luxury auto brands are adapting their vehicles to comply with changing consumer expectations around eco-consciousness. In addition to exploring electric avenues, many automotive brands are opting for alternative sources and methods of harnessing energy while maintaining as light a weight as possible. Beyond sustainability, the premise of such concepts speak to a desire to better and more successfully navigate congested urban environments. [More]
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Distinctive high-end electric vehicles entice consumers seeking opulence
Implications - As the auto market moves closer to making electric vehicles accessible to the average consumer, many manufacturers are pairing ultra-luxurious EV concepts and bold contemporary designs. In addition to being a means of saving on fuel costs, such opulent electric vehicles provide high power while taking on the appearance of supercars. This shift speaks to the mainstream acceptance of fossil fuel scarcity and suggests that opulence is not mutually exclusive with conspicuous consumption. [More]
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Male consumers opt for a luxurious experience when it comes to personal care
Implications - Once a mark of rugged masculinity reserved for outdoorsmen, the beard has become a widespread and popular facial hairstyle. When it comes to upkeep and maintenance, male consumers are keen on luxurious, high-end tools and products that augment the experience of having a beard, as opposed to just the look. The greater emphasis on indulgent grooming rituals signifies a shift in masculinity, as men are more willing to consider aesthetics, pampering and self-care. [More]
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Jun 15 - Nov 16
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Traditionally simple products get a luxurious overhaul for the status-obsessed
Implications - As the population of nouveau riche consumers rises, a want for luxury products that still carry a semblance of middle-class life are satiating demand for lifestyle accommodation. The utilization of precious materials to upgrade traditional goods augments the concept of everyday luxury for consumers who continue to demand the further integration of an upscale lifestyle. [More]
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Nov 13 - May 14
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Catering to the wealthier retiree, mobile homes are luxuriously upgraded
Implications - As the gap between the upper and lower class grows increasingly wider for those arriving at retirement age, the draw of the 'simple' life to the wealthy strengthens as a way to escape the throws of luxury. This is being reflected in opulent mobile homes complete with the luxuries of mansion living. [More]
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Expensive products designed to be discarded mark an acceptance of excess
Implications - The notion of disposable income has a new meaning as the luxury-obsessed opt for single use products that feature lavish stylings. This statement of ultra-excess pushes against luxury goods as investments and acknowledges the lengths retailers must reach to satiate international luxury product demand. [More]
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