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Sandra Halliday

14 posts  |  Last entry Mar 19, 2019

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The Millennial home economy: Consumer homes into work spaces

John Lewis has highlighted the way in which consumer’s homes are changing, and it's in line with the WGSN forecast.

Tech-forward beauty: L’Oréal unveils AI-based skin diagnostic tool for Vichy

L'Oreal has announced another tech development, with an AI-powered skin diagnostic tool that's based on years of scientific research. WGSN reports.

The CBD wave: Retail’s big names get on board

As the CBD snowball gets bigger and bigger, the ingredient is becoming increasingly mainstream, and WGSN are watching it travel and impact across several verticals; from beauty to wellness and personal care.

Generation rent: Ikea to trial furniture subscriptions

‘Generation Rent’ has a new ally in the form of homewear retailer Ikea. The flat pack empire that has spent decades selling us furniture and homewares is looking at testing a concept in Switzerland to hire out furniture.

The robots are coming: new developments from delivery to valet parking and plant imitators

From Amazon Scout, to Gatwick airport's robot valets, this week has been key for some (almost) practical and commercial developments in robotics. Check out WGSN's highlights.

This new concept could be the future of peer-to-peer fashion retail

Storr, a new app-based digital marketplace, allows anyone to 'open a store from their phone in three clicks'. It's poised to change the face of peer-to-peer fashion retail.

2019’s big growth area? Smart homes, waste reduction and keeping it simple

Smart home devices were among the hottest sellers for the Holiday season, but if you want to take advantage of consumer interest in new tech for the home in 2019, keeping it simple and functional is key. 

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Man-bags: A key accessories trend to watch

Man-bags have hit a tipping point where they’re now mainstream rather than niche among Millennials and Gen Z.

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Go With The Flaw: Diesel campaign shines ironic light on counterfeit trade

Diesel tries a novel way of marketing its brand during NYFW- genuine product designed to look fake and selling at closer to counterfeit level prices.

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Experiential, eco-friendly & ultra violet: The 2018 landscape trends are in

Experiential and eco-friendly are two of the top landscape trends for 2018, set to impact on both residential and commercial outdoor spaces.

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Muji Hotel: Brand expands into hospitality

The opening of Muji's first hotel in China is proof that it's not just higher-end fashion brands that can make an impact on the hospitality trade.

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The Gucci lifestyle: Brand opens Florence restaurant

Gucci is the latest fashion brand to move into fine dining with the opening of a 50-seat restaurant in its home town of Florence this week.