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Will the end of lockdown spark a food & drink start up boom?

The number of new businesses registered soar over the second half of 2020 despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the ONS. There is growing evidence that the food & drink industries in particular saw a boom in new start-ups – the number of distilleries alone rose 29% compared with 2019. It has largely …

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How will brands engage as more consumers switch off from social media?

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, a quiet revolution has been growing on our mobile devices, or should we say away from them. Social media used to be viewed as a net positive, but people are slowly growing more wary of the dangers of spending hours glued to our phones, especially young people. A 2018 …

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Will home ownership be the norm for young people in 10 years?

While many industries faced unprecedented challenges over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, one that enjoyed a boom is the housing market. House prices soared with double digit growth (or close to) across the UK as buying preferences shifted “in anticipation of new, post-pandemic lifestyles”. And yet, the most recent wage figures show growth in regular …

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How to keep health at the forefront of food and drink post-COVID

The nation’s general health has been in stark focus over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. Studies quickly showed that obesity puts people at higher risk of more severe infection and death.  It prompted a debate about whether or not the pandemic could, would and should be a catalyst to introducing significant changes to the …

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