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  • September witnessed an upswing in consumer resilience and optimism as macro conditions improved. However, cost of living pressures remain a defining force for influencing shopping behaviour.
  • Unusually poor weather in July put downward pressure on retail sales, but the overall macroeconomic picture is steadily improving.
  • Favourable weather gave seasonal lines a boost in June, but high living costs continue to erode discretionary incomes.
  • UK consumers are continuing to face high living costs, but warm weather, public holidays and the approach of summer reveal growing resilience as seasonal sales trends endure.
  • The UK economy is set to avoid a recession this year, but many households will continue to adopt recessionary behaviours due to persistent inflation and steep rises in interest rates…
  • Near-term difficulties drag on, but the outlook brightens. Despite ongoing financial challenges for many consumers, optimism is increasing as recessionary fears recede.
  • Consumers and retailers continue to be stung by high prices, but a combination of growing resilience and easing recession expectations means confidence is picking up. 
  • Community to Consumer

    02 Feb 2023 TrendBible
    Firstly, it’s important to figure out how to effectively measure your business’s social and human capital, so that you can track how you are impacting communities, in order to improve and build on thi ...
  • Regenerative Futures

    09 Jan 2023 TrendBible
    Imagine a future where every new product you manufactured worked with nature to not only protect but actively restore and replenish the earth.  So what does regenerative design mean? Designing regener ...