A majority of global leaders feel worried or concerned about the outlook of the world, and only 3.7% feel optimistic. When it comes to short-term threats, respondents identified societal risks such as “the erosion of social cohesion” and “livelihood crises” as the most immediate risks to the world. - From Visual Capitalist
2022 Plans: I will probably shop the same, mostly on Amazon. It's basically perfected. A January 2022 survey of 1033 consumers about their shopping habits for the 2021 holiday season. - Digital Commerce 360
Some of the most popular brands that have changed their name depending on the market they have entered. Some of them are absolutely hilarious like “Meister Proper” and others we always suspected were part of the same pack like Walkers & Lay’s – but now it’s confirmed.
Based on the hundreds of predictions we analyzed, the general mood can be described as cautiously optimistic. For starters, the global economy will likely keep growing, but not at the rate it did in 2021. Where do experts see the ball moving over the next year? The Visual Capitalist bingo card sums up the top 25.
If 2020 was the year everything changed, 2021 was the year where we re-assessed what was really important to us - not least when it came to spending our money. Whether we were investing in home comforts or supporting local businesses, here are some of the ways in which customer behavior changed in 2021
In 2021, a handful of companies stood out from the pack, dominating the conversation and influencing society in both positive and negative ways. After vigorous internal debate, here is Visual Capitalist’s list of companies that defined 2021.
By the end of the Cyber 5, consumers have completed more than half of their holiday shopping and 59% of consumers have completed that shopping online. Online shopping over the 2021 Thanksgiving weekend mirrors 2019 shopping patterns. - From Digital Commerce 360
This infographic shows how countries around the world rank in terms of federal parental leave. Which country is most surprising to you? - From Infographic Journal
Did you know that in 2019, there were 6.7 million car accidents in the U.S. alone?
The data shows the number of fatalities for every 100 million miles driven. From a high of 5.1 in 1960 (the first year data is available), we can see that this metric has fallen by 78% to just 1.1.
Conversational AI was always poised to take off in 2021. In fact, Gartner predicted that 80% of businesses would implement some sort of conversational interface by the end of this year. With the emergence of COVID-19 came compounded growth for the category - and we wanted to capture just how far we’ve come. -from Hyro Hub
As of July 2021, the internet reaches 65% of the world’s population and now represents 5.17 people – a 10% increase from January 2021. Of this total, 92.6% accessed the internet via mobile devices. The total amount of data consumed daily in 2021 was 79 zettabytes. -from VisualCapitalist
60% of holiday shopping is expected to be online, 8% higher than 2020. 5% expected increase in holiday shopping budgets. 54% are at least somewhat concerned about stockouts and shipping delays.
In 2020, we spent about 62% of our waking time at home versus 50% in 2019. With the exception of household activities, which already happened mostly at home, there was an increase in every category. Work from home went up 142%. Education at home more than doubled. - From Cool Infographics
With so much on the line, it’s important to move beyond the revenue projections to hear from shoppers about the factors that are important when choosing a retailer with which to shop over the holidays. -from Digital Commerce 360
For most of recorded human history, in fact, the lines around wealth were quite blurred. Leaders like Augustus Caesar or Emperor Shenzong had absolute control of their empires—while bankers like Jakob Fogger and Cosimo de Medici were often found pulling the strings from behind. -from VisualCapitalist
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