Cadillac dealers who are uninterested or unable to commit to GM’s shift towards electric cars must decide by November 30, 2020 whether they will remain in business or “just get out” of the business. This ultimatum serves as a strategic move for GM and demonstrates their commitment to responding to consumer behavior changes.
Construction sites are becoming increasingly more digitized. Hilti introduced, Jaibot, “a semi-autonomous mobile ceiling-drilling robot”.
Trend Hunter’s list of the top 100 trends that will impact “tech, lifestyle, dining, and more”. The four most insightful trends include:
- Increased use of hemp or cannabis in skincare products
- In-game concerts
- Fast-food reusables
- Appointment retail
VisualCapitalist.com’s Jeff Desjardins lists 6 signals that identify the movement of financial markets:
- Decline in interest rates
- Rising global debt
- Increased company turnover on the S&P 500
- Rising importance of environment, social, and governance factors to investors
- Increased stock market concentration
- Monetary policy changes
Smart fabric is an emerging trend in the marketplace. Google’s Jacquard tech is now featured in a Samsonite backpack.
(Photo credit: Samonsite)
“Researchers at Yale have developed a robotic fabric, a breakthrough that could lead to such innovations as adaptive clothing, self-deploying shelters, or lightweight shape-changing machinery.”
(Photo credit: Yale University)