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    Euromonitor identifies 6 cannabis consumer archetypes

    Legal cannabis is set to increase from $30bn in 2020 to over $90bn in 2025, as consumers increase their usage in diverse parts of their lives...

    21 Apr 2021

    Consumers spent $900bn more at online retailers globally in 2020

    Covid-19 accelerated e-commerce around the globe and forced retailers to shift to digital...

    14 Apr 2021

    E-commerce to account for half of global retail growth by 2025

    By 2025, e-commerce will expand by an additional $1.4tn, and account for half the growth in the global retail sector...

    25 Mar 2021

    Ghanaians are eating more fast food: the who and the why

    Across Africa fast food restaurants have spread at a rapid rate, driven by rising income levels, rapid urbanisation and changing eating habits and lifestyles...

    By James Boafo 11 Feb 2021

    They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

    In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

    By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

    2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce

    Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

    13 Jan 2021

    #BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021

    Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

    By Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

    Global cyber week online sales hit record high

    Salesforce data shows global online spend of $270bn...

    2 Dec 2020

    Legal recreational cannabis sales to grow 376% globally by 2025

    Recreational cannabis sales will drive global legal market growth by 376% over the next five years, outpacing medical and CBD, according to Euromonitor International...

    11 Nov 2020

    2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - Salesforce

    Digital sales are expected to hit all-time highs and lead to strained shipping capacity as retailers grapple with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

    21 Oct 2020

    Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reduction

    The first Tobacco Transformation Index finds that the majority of the 15 largest tobacco companies are not making substantive progress in phasing out cigarettes...

    28 Sep 2020

    Does alcohol have an undisclosed African heritage?

    Alcohol is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. But where was the first alcoholic beverage brewed and consumed?

    By Neil Rusch 15 Sep 2020

    Global consumers ease back into in-store shopping - report

    With Covid-19 lockdown measures around the world easing, just under three-quarters of global consumers report feeling comfortable returning to physical stores since lockdowns have eased...

    4 Sep 2020

    1 in 4 consumers tried a new brand during pandemic - global report

    A new global report highlights challenges and opportunities for retailers as the Covid-19 pandemic drives permanent shifts in consumer behaviour now and beyond the holiday season...

    12 Aug 2020

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