Apr 07 2022
Shopping Local 2025Consumers' new-found love for their neighbourhoods will have a positive impact on the High Street. Tomorrow’s consumers will increasingly look to their local area to provide the means to satisfy more and more of their daily needs, and will value local shops much more. For besieged retailers, 'local' could be the silver bullet.
Feb 04 2022
Tomorrow’s households will be bigger & closerWe’re about to experience one of the biggest shake-ups in household composition and behaviour in decades. Get ready for households to get bigger, as children stay home much longer and their grandparents move in. And more shared and 'live-work-play' spaces, thanks to greater focus on friendship, community and locality, alongside the growth of e-commerce and delivery services. Watch this (living) space.
Nov 16 2021
In groups we trustAs citizens lose trust in institutions across Europe and the US, they’re placing more faith in family, friends and other peers. This 'Community Spirit' trend is set to revolutionise the way households, living spaces and communities are organised, built and run.
Sep 08 2021
Four easy ways to get ‘post-pandemic-ready’Thanks to the pandemic, many companies have spent much of the last year just dealing with the day to day. But as lockdown eases, it's time to start looking to the future. Here are 4 things any company can do to better prepare themselves for the post-Covid consumer landscape.
May 22 2021
Who will thrive in the post-Corona world?There are too many variables to predict exactly when the Corona crisis will end. But futurists can offer insights into how the business landscape might look once it does. Here are ten trends for a post-Corona world.
Jan 10 2021
New year, new customer needsAt the beginning of the year my inbox is full of articles telling me all about the trends for the year. ‘21 trends for 2021’ and so on. Some of these offer real insights. But I’d much rather my inbox was filled with ‘Needs for the New Year’. That I could really get behind.
Apr 20 2020
Crypto, cash and crystal balls: the future of moneyThe 2020s will see a revolution in finance. From invisible payments to cryptocurrency, there'll be no cash but all change.
Jan 20 2020
8 business trends for 2020The last few years have seen a growth in consumer anxiety, political division and economic uncertainty. But with a new decade may come a new approach.
Dec 20 2019
10 new roles to add to your Board in 2020Facebook just employed a Chief Privacy Officer. PwC and Roche now have a Chief Purpose Officer. What other new roles might profitably augment tomorrow’s C-Suite?
Dec 10 2019
10 Trendspotting TipsAs New Year approaches, many a CEO’s fancy turn to trends. So how do you keep on top of trends? Here’s my Top Ten Trendspotting Tips.