Kantar Futures Blog

Category: trends

Choice editing at Rough Trade

brands, consumers, trends

Choice editing at Rough Trade

Joe Ballantyne writes: I was browsing in the wonderful Rough Trade record shop in Notting Hill the other day, and I noticed that they’ve started an ‘album club’ service. For… Read More »

Everyday toxins

consumers, food, retail, trends

Everyday toxins

Rachel Claydon writes: Momentum around the issue of toxic-free consumption seems to be building. New research released recently by the principal investigator at the Medical Research Council’s Human Reproductive Sciences… Read More »

The commoditisation of sexual relationships

children, culture, digital, trends

The commoditisation of sexual relationships

The image is a plot of the sexual relationships of students at Jefferson High School occurring within the preceding 6 months Trevor Harvey writes: Over the past few years, society… Read More »

The latest HenleyMail has gone out

personal finance, trends

The latest HenleyMail has gone out

Andrew Curry writes: The latest edition of our free e-letter, HenleyMail, has gone in the last week or so to those who have signed up to it. There are two… Read More »

7 million litres of water

sustainability, technology, trends, virtual

7 million litres of water

Jo Phillips writes: Our More London office reopens today after two days of closure following the Great Flood of Tooley Street. Some took the fact that the nearby Greater London… Read More »

A dog’s breakfast?

consumers, food, media, trends

A dog’s breakfast?

Alastair Morton writes: In recent years cookery shows have picked up and amplified a wide range of consumer trends, from Gary Rhodes’ rock-chef rebelliousness of the mid ’90s to the… Read More »

Influential Boomers

ageing, books, economics, future, trends

Influential Boomers

Siân Davies writes: Henley Centre HeadlightVision is just embarking on a merger with the US research company Yankelovich – the market leaders in understanding the changing values and behaviours of… Read More »

Zeldin

future, history, trends

In with the old?

  Jo Philips writes: I was struck by the following quote when reading the historian Theodore Zeldin today: “What to do with too much information is the great riddle of… Read More »

Online couch potatoes

communities, digital, media, technology, trends

Online couch potatoes

Becky Rowe writes: Watching TV on your own or looking to indulge in the irreverent wit of a bunch of Guardian Unlimited readers? Then log on to the ‘Real time… Read More »