Entries by ale

Packaging trends 1/2

With the increase of consumers’ concern about environment and climate change, plastic in particular has started to be perceived as a problem, one that people feel it’s possible to mitigate if not solve. Lots of attention has been focused on the approach to packaging: it must change and it is. Here are some of my reflections on packaging trends.

“Made in”: reputation country by country

According to Statista, the “Made in” label was created by UK at the end of 19th century in order to mark products and protect the national market from counterfeiting. Over time the label has extended its meaning and has become a very important tool used almost everywhere with the aim of helping consumers to identify the characteristics of items they desire and purchase. Here are some interesting details.

Gender equality

This Sunday is going to be Women’s Day. So this seems to me a good occasion to share the 2019 Gender Equality Index. Advances in this field cannot be considered completely satisfactory, however we have made some progress in Europe. Let us work even harder to achieve new goals in the next future.

Ecommerce and furniture shopping

Ecommerce has changed amazingly: from a way to buy small stuff which is difficult to find in a convenient physical store, to a style of purchasing whatever one can have in mind. One of the last frontiers of online shopping could be furniture, but even this seems to have become something quite common. Here are some data related to the worldwide furniture online market.

Ecommerce and grocery shopping

Technically they are called “Fast moving consumer goods” or “FMCG” [for those who love acronyms], practically they are the fresh foods one usually buys in farmer markets, supermarkets and grocery stores. Online vendors of these kind of products still have to work hard to compete with the traditional physical shops and conquer their market share, but in some countries the online grocery shopping is starting to spread. Here are some data.