“When all the experts and forecasts agree — something else is going to happen”, Bob Farrell
20th June 2021 by

In January, “everyone knew” that inflation was about to take off, and that the US$ was g...

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Supply chains set to transform as companies start to reshore
9th May 2021 by

Major new opportunities are starting to appear in today’s New Normal world, as I describe in a...

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Biden’s Earth Day Summit puts plastics recycling on the fast track
25th April 2021 by

Plastics has long been the ‘odd one out’ in terms of recycling. Steel, aluminium, glass,...

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Pandemic leads to ‘baby bust’ as births decline in most countries
18th April 2021 by

A year ago, many were suggesting the lockdowns might produce a “baby boom” as couples sp...

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Americans hunker down on spending as the pandemic’s impact continues
11th April 2021 by

US stock markets have been hitting new records recently, as investors swoon over the idea that the $...

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Rising US interest rates, US$ and oil prices set to pressure financial markets
7th March 2021 by

Everyone who has ever played the Beer Distribution Game on a training course knows what is happening...

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Smartphone sales highlight new trends in consumer markets
7th February 2021 by

Smartphone markets continue to provide early warning of the major changes taking place in consumer m...

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Your A to Z Guide to the reality of Brexit after 31 December
29th November 2020 by

(Picture credit Shutterstock) A.  Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty set out the rules for leaving ...

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Plastics producers face a ‘wake-up call’ from both ends of the value chain
22nd November 2020 by

Plastics producers have had a great run over the past 60 years, as demand took off for their product...

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Companies ignore the Perennials 55+ generation at their peril
13th October 2019 by

Nearly a third of the the world’s High Income population are now in the Perennials 55+ generat...

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