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03.05.22

The Retail (R)evolution - Part 1

For decades retail has remained stagnant in the status quo of stacked aisles, hard sells, and unimaginative spaces. But we’re seeing a much-needed revolution emerge. From retailers rethinking their layouts and implementing changes, to D2C brands becoming eco-venient and reducing their footprint, and department stores investing in provocative experiences. But what does this mean for the beverages and food brands of the world? We explore what’s beginning to shape future retail spaces and experiences and what brands need to consider to thrive in the ever-demanding, fast-changing landscape.

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15.03.22

From Throw Away to a Better Way

Overcoming our disposable society cannot be achieved with the same design thinking or business models that created it. With an urgent need to eliminate waste, we look at how brands such as Corona, Discarded Spirits and McDonald's are rethinking their brand’s packaging, products and experiences to move from throw away to a better way.

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26.08.21

When Sustainability Meets Desirability

Over the last 30 years we have done more damage to our planet than in the previous five billion years. When it comes to embracing sustainability, the luxury of time is no longer in our hands. But what does this mean for luxury packaging, historically synonymous with weight, bulk and excess?

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17.08.21

Beyond function, to feeling

Food is finally being seen as one of the most powerful wellbeing tools outside of medicine, with functional food and drink sales soaring (topping $267 billion globally, Euromonitor 2020). From cognition to digestion, prevention to reparation, beauty to immunity, consumers are demanding more than just flavour from their food, with both established and new brands looking to function as an essential part of their future.

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14.04.21

Tea's Tumultuous Takeover

As the most consumed beverage in the world after water, tea has seen a renaissance over the last years as people’s pursuit of wellbeing and thirst for new experiences boomed. From traditional cup to the hard stuff and everything in between tea brands old and new could learn a thing or two from each other as they fight to stay relevant and grow market share.

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01.12.20

Why modern-day drinkers are embracing aperitifs

Whether it’s sipping champagne in northern France, stirring up a classic Negroni, or one of the 1.5 million Instagram posts tagged #aperolspritz, the humble aperitif has long been an integral part of the way we drink. Yet for many, it’s an unsung hero – more likely to be associated with Grandma’s sherry cabinet than an intimate gathering among friends.  We’ve always seen the category as packed with potential – and that’s not just because we enjoy a Negroni. So we’re pleased to see a shift in the market as both classic and contemporary brands give the category the attention it deserves, making the most of emerging trends in the way people drink.

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