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Sandra Halliday

43 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. 

Male grooming and the ‘Love Island effect’

While the beard trend shows no sign of slowing down, it seems that male hair removal elsewhere is on the rise. Is the 'Love Island effect' responsible?

Ethics and values: On selling to Gen Z

There was a time when buying products was about little more than, well… buying products. But today, it seems that it’s all wrapped up with consumers’ political and social outlooks as well.

Asos moves early to launch voice shopping with Google as market is poised for growth

Asos has just become one of the earliest fashion retailers to launch voice with Google, so its customers can now browse the latest products across its top categories using just their voice. 

Social sharing: Dior triumphs in Fashion Month media value

Fashion Month is officially over and, as always, some collections provide more of a talking point than others. According to agency InfluencerDB, Dior was the biggest winner of S/S 19.

“Enjoy the ride” – Gucci boss reassures staff over slower growth

The Gucci Effect shows signs of slowing – but CEO Marco Bizzarri tells staff not to panic, and to enjoy the ride.