With overall sales of apparel dropping by as much as 40% in Q2 2020, brands big and small scrambled to find a way out. Here is where COVID fashion comes into its own.
Who would have imagined before 2020, that one day, our fashion statement would include a collection of face masks? How else has Covid-19 impacted the beauty industry?
Healthcare services can now be delivered outside traditional healthcare facilities, such as clinics and hospitals, by using the rapidly growing telecommunications, virtual technologies, and better ICT infrastructure.
Some things are definitely going to be different after COVID-19 and some of the global trends forecast are going to happen even faster than we thought.
The constant evolution of fashion impacts so much in our lives – not only the way we dress, but also the way we approach personal grooming and styling.
Home cooking can be quite a challenge, especially for time-poor professionals or those who lack the confidence and knowledge to cook from scratch.
As food trends continue to emerge, food manufacturers need to keep up with the various demands (and even concerns) which develop along with these trends.
Europe is characterised by huge cultural diversity – which is also reflected in how people live and the composition of households across the region.
In the last two years, we are experiencing a megatrend for healthy living, which not only includes healthy eating but also healthy drinking. Vinegar-based drinks have risen in popularity – with large numbers of people now talking about the health benefits of consuming apple cider vinegar every day.
In the past, vinegar has been used as food preservative and part of cooking recipes. Distilled white vinegar is still commonly used for pickling and many cooking recipes in Japan use sweetened rice wine vinegar or mirin.
Many believe that vinegar has some health benefits such as controlling blood sugar levels and improving metabolism which can help with weight loss. However, due to its acidic nature, vinegar might also have some negative side effects when consumed too much. Dentists have said that vinegars could inflict damage to tooth enamel which could cause dental erosion. Furthermore, in some cases vinegar could also cause indigestion.
As a result, many people dilute vinegar with juice, water, spices, honey, and herbs to reduce its acidity and improve its flavour, creating healthy vinegar-based drinks.
Why is this interesting?
Drinking vinegar for its health benefits is not new. However, ready-to-drink vinegar-based drinks are. With the rising awareness about healthy living and the popularity of vinegar-based drinks, the market is open to new, palatable, convenient and easy to consume formats.
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The possibilities of personalization are endless. Nowadays, almost everything can be tailored to satisfy the customer’s preference and needs more effectively. From e-commerce solutions to hospitality businesses, you can easily encounter personalization. And the same can also be applied to healthcare solutions. We believe that personalized healthcare will be made possible in the not so distant future.
According to the NIGMS, the variations in the human genome account for approximately 0.001% of each person’s DNA. It may not sound a lot, but these variations contribute to differences in our appearance, health, and also our ability to respond to certain medicines.
Moreover, daily routines and lifestyle habits also vary from one individual to another. Some of us might exercise once or twice a week and some might prefer to eat a healthy diet. Some pursue unhealthy lifestyle choices in the diets they eat or amounts of alcohol or tobacco consumed.
Based on these factors, we can see that our nutritional and other healthcare treatment needs are different from one another. We believe that in the near future, healthcare treatments will be tailored specifically to fit our genome variations and lifestyles. Rather than being based on one-size-fits-all solutions, personalized treatment is tipped to be the next great healthcare breakthrough, providing greater effectiveness and safety. The way we prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases will be transformed and optimized.
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