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The latest global consumer trends that we’re tracking across sectors, substantiated by expert opinions and the latest industry statistics.

Brands are increasingly recognising that idealised visions of family and marriage are no longer effective marketing tools.
Luxury hotels are going above and beyond the usual spa and gym to offer a new spin on wellness.
Businesses are increasingly stepping in where governments are failing and acting as forces for good in society.
The idea of slowly sipping and savouring straight liquor is making a comeback.
A new wave of sophisticated emodiversity is ushering in an era in which people are increasingly obsessed with how everything makes them feel.