McKinsey

Neo-kinship

Macro Trends

Neo-kinship

As the nuclear family disappears and more fluid and complex forms of kinship take its place, technology is not only helping to run the househol...
Neo-kinship : Artificial Intelligence : Family
The long game

Big Ideas

The long game

US – New research from McKinsey shows that brands are benefiting from taking a long-term approach to business.
McKinsey : Finance : The Immortal Brand
Faster fashion

Big Ideas

Faster fashion

Global – The rising consumption of fast fashion across the globe is putting additional strain on the environment.
Fast Fashion : Apparel : Sustainability
Project Africa

Big Ideas

Project Africa

Africa – eBay has joined forces with online retail start-up MallforAfrica.com in a bid to expand its consumer base in Africa.
EBay : Dawn Of The Megasystems : MallforAfrica
Fashion forward

Big Ideas

Fashion forward

Global – Yoox Net-A-Porter Group (YNAP) has turned to IBM to enhance its e-commerce experience.
Yoox Net-a-Porter : IBM : E-commerce
The E-motional Economy

Macro Trends

The E-motional Economy

A new wave of sophisticated emodiversity is ushering in an era in which people are increasingly obsessed with how everything makes them feel.
Empathy : Artificial Emotional Intelligence : Mood Manipulation
Tech Market: Part 1

Markets

Tech Market: Part 1

New growth areas in emerging economies and the fruition of long-anticipated innovations will provide momentum for the sector as a whole.
The Hatch : Generation Z : Apple Watch
Luxury’s tipping point

Big Ideas

Luxury’s tipping point

Global – Online sales of luxury goods are set to triple in the next decade, according to consulting firm McKinsey.
McKinsey : Luxury : Consumer Behaviour
Growth in connected car market could change the ownership model

Big Ideas

Growth in connected car market could change the ownership model

Connected car technologies will disrupt the automotive industry until 2020 and beyond, according to a new report by consulting firm McKinsey ...
McKinsey : Connected Car : Self-driving Car
FABs

Communities

FABs

Today’s FABs – 50-plus affluent businesswomen and professionals – were born into a time of unprecedented economic growth and new-found peace. These...
FABs : Luxury : Baby Boomers
Indonesia market grows amid Asian luxury slowdown

Big Ideas

Indonesia market grows amid Asian luxury slowdown

Indonesia market grows amid Asian luxury slowdown
Indonesia : Luxury : Economic Growth
Chinese luxurians

Markets

Chinese luxurians

Amid rumours of a slowdown in the national economy, the luxury market in China is in rude good health. By 2015, China’s consumers will account for ...
China : McKinsey : HNWIs
Alibaba acquisition to bolster m-commerce capabilities in China

Big Ideas

Alibaba acquisition to bolster m-commerce capabilities in China

Alibaba, the largest business-to-consumer and consumer-to-consumer commerce platform in China is adding to its mobile portfolio to bolster its m-co...
Alibaba : Mobile : Sina Weibo
Direct selling boosts Middle East fashion e-commerce

Big Ideas

Direct selling boosts Middle East fashion e-commerce

Dubai – E-commerce is growing rapidly in the Middle East and fashion e-tail start-ups are at the forefront of the nascent market.
E-commerce : Net-A-Porter : Moda Operandi
Social service takes off for transparent brands

Big Ideas

Social service takes off for transparent brands

Social service takes off for transparent brands
Transparency : Recommendation : Forum
Muscovites find an appetite for healthy living

Big Ideas

Muscovites find an appetite for healthy living

Muscovites find an appetite for healthy living
Moscow : Tverskaya : Loving Hut
China Market

Markets

China Market

China has largest number of online shoppers on the planet, and is set to become the world’s biggest economy within the next 10–20 years. Domestic c...
China : National Bureau Of Statistics : McKinsey
Chinese consumers get real on counterfeit goods

Big Ideas

Chinese consumers get real on counterfeit goods

Chinese consumers get real on counterfeit goods
China : General Administration Of Quality Supervision : Counterfeits
Men spend more on luxury than women in China

Big Ideas

Men spend more on luxury than women in China

Men spend more on luxury than women in China
China : Male Shoppers : Landmark Men
Wealthier Chinese show greater brand loyalty

Big Ideas

Wealthier Chinese show greater brand loyalty

Wealthier Chinese show greater brand loyalty
China : Confidence : New Emerging Affluents
Sociable Brazilians turn to the online world

Big Ideas

Sociable Brazilians turn to the online world

Sociable Brazilians turn to the online world
Brazil : São Paulo : McKinsey
US consumers warm to own brands, says study

Big Ideas

US consumers warm to own brands, says study

US consumers warm to own brands, says study
Own Brands : Generic Brands : Consumer Reports
Expanding Indian malls set off chain reaction

Big Ideas

Expanding Indian malls set off chain reaction

Expanding Indian malls set off chain reaction
India : Malls : Shopping Malls
Japanese queue up at the check-out – online

Big Ideas

Japanese queue up at the check-out – online

Japanese queue up at the check-out – online
Japan : E-commerce : Bricks-and-mortar
China to grow to number-one luxury market

Big Ideas

China to grow to number-one luxury market

China to grow to number-one luxury market
China : Japan : Shanghai
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