Austerity

Stat: Food costs soar in SWANA amid war in Ukraine

News

Stat: Food costs soar in SWANA amid war in Ukraine

While the holy month of Ramadan is historically a time for sharing traditional foods, countries in the SWANA region are struggling to manage rising...
Food : Drink : Society
Food Austerity Innovators

Markets

Food Austerity Innovators

Global events are causing widespread disruption to the food sector, with innovators and start-ups helping to assuage rising prices and abating supp...
Food : Drink : Society
End of austerity

Big Ideas

End of austerity

UK – Consumers are feeling more optimistic about the economy, but many are still struggling under austerity.
JWT : Austerity : Consumers
British consumers spending on small indulgences

Big Ideas

British consumers spending on small indulgences

British consumers are feeling better about their economic prospects and starting to spend again.
Body Temples : Austerity : Recession
The Polarity Paradox

Macro Trends

The Polarity Paradox

Moderation is no longer the modus operandi. In our busy, networked and choice-rich lives, people are finding a new model for self-restraint by fl...
Extreme Lifestyles : 5:2 Living : Pop Culture
Private-jet company makes luxury budget

Big Ideas

Private-jet company makes luxury budget

Wijet is a pared-back private-jet airline
Luxury Travel : No Frills Affluents : Private Jets
JWT Austerity Index

Markets

JWT Austerity Index

Five years of recession have changed British consumer lifestyles. The JWT Austerity Index helps brands navigate this altered landscape.
Grey Pound : Over-60s : Over 60s
Graduate prospects improve as UK unemployment falls

Big Ideas

Graduate prospects improve as UK unemployment falls

Graduate prospects improve as UK unemployment falls
Recession : Jobseekers Allowance : Virgin Mobile
Bombay mix: Indian bar offers an industrial brew

News

Bombay mix: Indian bar offers an industrial brew

Mumbai – The White Owl, a new hybrid nightlife venue featuring a bar, bistro and on-site microbrewery with warehouse aesthetics, has opened in...
Austerity : Craft Lager : Industrial Aesthetic
Austerity, scandals and digital ubiquity chill UK consumers

Big Ideas

Austerity, scandals and digital ubiquity chill UK consumers

Austerity, scandals and digital ubiquity chill UK consumers
Google : Food Scandals : Prohibition
Lego rental service helps parents save

Big Ideas

Lego rental service helps parents save

Lego rental service helps parents save
Lego : Rental : Toys
Diesel helps to restore Venice landmark

Big Ideas

Diesel helps to restore Venice landmark

Diesel helps to restore Venice landmark
Venice : Italy : Diesel
Chinese parents balance indulgence and education

Big Ideas

Chinese parents balance indulgence and education

Chinese parents balance indulgence and education
China : Toys R Us : Mother
Swedish consumers find optimism in post-crash economy

Big Ideas

Swedish consumers find optimism in post-crash economy

Swedish consumers find optimism in post-crash economy
Recession : Puritanical : Punishment
Recession reboot in the US as optimism rises

Big Ideas

Recession reboot in the US as optimism rises

Recession reboot in the US as optimism rises
Recession : Re-assessment : Cooperate
World Retail Congress 2012: Overview

Big Ideas

World Retail Congress 2012: Overview

London – This year’s World Retail Congress was buzzing with retailers saying they are embracing change and the new omni-channel world. Other retail...
London : WRC : High Street
In a fix: TWSU head talks of repair culture

News

In a fix: TWSU head talks of repair culture

In a fix: TWSU head talks of repair culture
Technology Will Save Us : Recession : Network Evening
Just right: Network evening lauds family values

News

Just right: Network evening lauds family values

Just right: Network evening lauds family values
Network Evenings : Recession : Austerity
Conscience Commerce

Micro Trends

Conscience Commerce

In these austere times, as some brands take an ethical stand through Brandstanding, so many are helping consumers with a conscience express their c...
BOGOA : Buy One Give One Away : Donation
Village Brands

Micro Trends

Village Brands

‘The inroads made by own labels as a direct result of the Just Not brand choices will fundamentally alter many market sectors,’ says trends analyst...
Austerity : We Commerce : Community
The return of conspicuous consumption

Micro Trends

The return of conspicuous consumption

Frustrated and isolated, the Just Nots are making themselves feel better through something that the rest of us thought had had its day: conspicuous...
Spending : Austerity : Recession
Co-Commerce

Micro Trends

Co-Commerce

As squeezed consumers try to get more from every dollar, euro and pound they spend, so a few retailers are trying to help them. One of the key deve...
Collaborative Consumption : Community : Customer Power
Loose-knit: Thimister hits the sack in Paris

News

Loose-knit: Thimister hits the sack in Paris

Loose-knit: Thimister hits the sack in Paris
Austerity : Corset : Knits
Letting rip: Retailer runs consumers ragged

News

Letting rip: Retailer runs consumers ragged

Letting rip: Retailer runs consumers ragged
Austerity : Fraying : Cutting
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