June 4, 2020
Six themes will reshape consumer goods and services due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic as the worldwide economy enters its worst recession since the Great Depression.
In a newly released report, market researcher Euromonitor focuses on cross-industry themes to help marketers adapt to a new business landscape where per-capita global consumer expenditure is expected to drop by nearly 5 percent.
Per the Euromonitor report, the six themes across sectors such as health, beauty, fashion, beverages, food, home, retail, travel and restaurants are:
From sustainability to purpose: Initiatives move beyond ethical and eco-conscious to a holistic approach that creates social, environmental and economic benefits.
Hometainment and the new experiential consumer: Out-of-home activities are brought online, and these virtual experiences must provide as much value as in-person occasions.
Where and how consumers shop: Rapid shift to ecommerce, click-and-collect options and the direct-to-consumer channel accelerate digital disruption.
Wellness redefined: Consumers focus on achieving optimal health. Happiness becomes a tangible commercial prospect.
Innovation and the new “core”: Efficiency and value drive product development. Brands need to recognize and align with fundamental consumer needs.
The “new normal”: What is here to stay?: Online shopping, remote living, decreased discretionary spending and self-care will shape consumer behavior.
Impact of coronavirus across economies, businesses and consumers