Food & Drink Trends for 2020

"Food and drink trends, even though sometimes short-lived, are extremely impactful and powerful" Food and Drinks trends sound like something transient, right? On the contrary, food and drink trends, even though sometimes short-lived, are extremely impactful and powerful. Remember when the Quinoa trend took over almost two decades back and what happened as a result of…

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The Digital Video Content Market

Considering how content creation, distribution and consumption is disrupting television, coupled with the fact that the internet is on its way to taking over television as the most preferred mode of consuming content, it is only fitting to state that content indeed is king. No surprise then that the digital video content market is thriving like never before. As…

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The Nostalgia Marketing

"At the crux of this all lies one simple question – does nostalgia marketing actually work? " Nostalgia (/nɒˈstaldʒə/) – “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past”. Remember the movies we watched as children or the high school experiences that changed us forever? The reason they matter so much to us…

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Europe’s Thriving Food-to-go Market

The food landscape across the globe is changing rapidly. Over the last couple of years, there’s been a massive shift in consumer preference and behaviours. In Europe, there’s been an increased demand in the Convenience Foods sector and food-to-go operators are already capitalizing on this changing pattern. Considering that the European grocery retail market has shown restricted growth, all…

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Celebrity-Owned Consumer Brands

Off late, it seems as if celebrities, especially movie-stars have taken over the consumer market, with so many of them launching their own successful product lines. In case you need a memory-jog, here’s our list of popular global brands owned by some of our favourite movie stars: The Honest Co. by Jessica Alba: Jessica founded this wellness brand…

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The Rise of the “Clicks-to-brick” Stores

With a growing number of online companies considering going the brick and mortar way, 2019 is being touted as the tipping point for “click-to-brick” stores. Just as well - as per a study by Timetrade, in spite of all the hype around online stores, when it comes to choosing a method of shopping that’s most convenient, physical stores are…

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Game-changing Baby Trends

The baby care sector is a one with massive growth and innovation prospects dictated by consumers’ ever-evolving demands. We’ve got all the intel on what’s trending this year and here’s a round-up of the top baby care trends making waves currently: 1.Natural elements in the nursery: Quite often, we see nursery trends mirroring design trends…

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Dessert Trends 2019

With all the conversation around healthy eating, the overarching focus is shifting towards “clean foods”that are plant-based, contain low sodium and natural sugars and at the same time are safe for the environment and the society. Today more than ever, consumers are aware of what they eat, where it is coming from and what’s in it. These factors are driving the development…

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The Evolution of Influencer Marketing

Influencer Marketing, what? Says no one anymore. A term that was pretty much non-existent a decade back is now a familiar buzzword, taking the world by a storm, one Insta-post a time. Today, as much as influencer marketing makes for an important aspect of global businesses’ marketing mix, it also plays a significant role in our everyday life. A…

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Growing Self-Care Industry: Part 1

"Millennials are more committed to the cause of personal care than any other generation before them" “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself”, wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson back in 1841. Emerson may have been American, but his message seems to have been internalized by not just Americans but the billions of people worldwide that account…

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Dental Trends 2019

Recent research indicates a strong link between oral health and that of the rest of the body. There are studies that demonstrate that poor oral health increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Some studies also suggest that mothers-to-be with gum diseases are at a higher risk of delivering pre-mature, under-weight babies. The World Health Organization has gone so far…

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The Future of Experiential Dining – Chefs-On-Call

We have a hunch 2019 will see a whole lot of excitement about Experiential Dining. We’re talking Chefs on-call, communal dining, social eating etc. etc. It all boils down to the resurfacing of the original social dining option – quintessential home-made meals. While the concept may have seemed a bit out of fashion all this while, the…

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