Kantar Futures Blog

A strategic insight and innovation consultancy


China’s challenges revisited

Andrew Curry writes: At the start of 2012, The Futures Company published China’s Challenges, on three of the biggest problems facing the country as it started the transition from an… Read More »


Xin Nian Kuai Le!

Stephane Alpern writes: According to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, this year is the year of the Wooden Horse. Here are some facts for you to help you get the most… Read More »

digital, retail

E-commerce’s silver lining

  Jeremy Sy writes: The ‘typical’ eCommerce shopper is older than you think. According to the Futures Company’s Global MONITOR research, 60% of consumers 50+ globally say they’ve purchased a… Read More »

digital, retail

Retail’s digital journey

Andrew Curry writes: The digital world has overturned traditional stories about how consumers research and buy. Of course the old story- a tidy universe in which Awareness was followed by Information which… Read More »

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2013 holiday collection #6

Jeremy Sy on Typhoon Haiyan In November of this year, Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda swept through the Visayas in my home country, the Philippines, killing more than 5,000 and rendering… Read More »

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2013 holiday collection #5

Simran Gill on Vietnam This year, I went to Vietnam with a friend for my grad trip. My parents were terrified: two (slightly) airheaded girls all alone in a developing… Read More »

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2013 holiday collection #4

Pete Rose on League of Denial What has troubled me since finishing comprehensive look at the ongoing battle among neuropathologists, the National Football League, and the families of retired and… Read More »

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2013 holiday collection #3

Walker Smith on Average is over The best book of 2013 is Tyler Cowen’s view of the unfolding U.S. economy, workforce and technology entitled Average is Over.  This book has… Read More »

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2013 holiday collection #2

Ian Christie on Nick Lowe I’d almost forgotten about the British singer and songwriter Nick Lowe, who had three years of fame in the late 70s as a pioneer of… Read More »