Consumer Goods Trends

Today’s consumer is in the driver’s seat. Which is why you always need to be one step ahead. From material breakthroughs to shifting customer expectations, the macro to the micro, WGSN reports from around the globe to make sure your always one step ahead

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Who We Help?

We work across the industry to help our customers understand ever-changing consumer and market trends, from macro attitude shifts and consumer insights, to detailed product and lifestyle updates. Our team of trend experts develops actionable reports on everything you need to know, including:
– Consumer demographic behavior, from baby boomers to Gen Z
– Insight into new ways of living
– Region and demographic specific analysis
– Key directions across product categories and key moments including consumer electronics and back-to-school
– Lifestyle & interiors forecasts two years ahead of season

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Industry Specific Features

Our subscription services include in-depth reporting on the following categories:

– Consumer insights and lifestyle shifts
– Evolving attitudes to sustainability, luxury and experience
– Materials, packaging and design forecasts, two years ahead of season
– Gifting: key items and analysis, by occasion and by season
– Styling, interiors and decor reports that help you position your products

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WGSN Consumer Goods Experts

Lisa White

Head of Lifestyle & Interiors & The Vision, WGSN

Lisa directs content on WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors, from conceptual trends to commercial product. She is an international speaker on trends, and has a professional background including Li Edelkoort, editing the iconic trade publications View on Colour, In View and Bloom. She has advised clients ranging from the Bon Marché to LG and Rolex.

Sarah Housley

Senior Editor, Lifestyle & Interiors

Sarah’s areas of expertise are technology, design futures and materials innovation. She has extensive experience working with global clients on consumer electronics, health and wellness, and product design projects. She is adept at understanding how product innovation shifts the consumer mindset and changes lifestyles, and identifies the resulting opportunities for brands. Trained in 3D design, Sarah has worked as a designer, writer and editor before joining WGSN.

Andrea Bell

Director, WGSN Insight

Part trend forecaster, part futurist, Andrea has an in-depth knowledge of the consumer marketplace and mindset. As director of WGSN Insight she consults with global brands to create world-class strategies. Andrea is in demand as an international speaker, most recently talking about the Future Consumer at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, MoMA, and NRF’s Big Show in New York. In 2018 the UK’s PPA named her Business Writer of the Year.

Allyson Rees

Senior Editor, Retail Lifestyles

Allyson Rees is the Senior Retail Lifestyles Editor at WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors. Previously, she was WGSN Fashion’s US Retail Editor and a freelance journalist, contributing consumer behavior, lifestyle, design and fashion features to publications including WWD, Fashionista, Los Angeles Confidential and The Impression. She has been a speaker at Fashion Rio, Premiere Vision New York and Parsons, The New School for Design, and her opinion on retail and trends has been quoted in The Associated Press, Vogue Brazil, Elle Brazil and Bloomberg News.