Value Creation – The Importance of Digital Data

Value Creation

If you asked a room of executives to define ‘digital’ within their business, you would probably get a lot of different answers from marketing, product, and IT. The reality is that they would all be somewhat correct, digital strategy now permeates all aspects of a business’s operations. Everyone should own a digital strategy, no matter […]

Trends in Electric Vehicles Markets

Tesla (TSLA) stock rose more than 12% last month to settle at $1,025, driven by two pieces of positive news: Hertz just placed a record order of 100,000 Tesla for its fleet, and Morgan Stanley auto analyst Adam Jonas recently increased his price forecast on Tesla to $1,200 per share. Tesla (TSLA) crossed the $1 […]

eCommerce and DTC Trends in the United States

Amazon

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the world around us in many ways. For a time, the pandemic diverted consumers away from physical establishments and accelerated the adoption of eCommerce in the process. During lockdowns, eCommerce companies had a strategic advantage over brick-and-mortar establishments because they quickly adapted to new market conditions. IBM estimates that the pandemic has […]

The Transformation of Business Services

small business

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the business world. Hundreds of thousands of businesses globally had to shut their doors as the virus spread across the globe. Out of the chaos came thousands of new small businesses as people lost their jobs to the pandemic and looked for new ways to generate income. All enterprises, […]

DTC and B2B: The Changing Consumer Landscape

DTC

The process of selling products is changing, and it’s changing quickly.  In the words of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, “we’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months”, and it has had a significant impact on how businesses sell products. Even as countries ease COVID-19 related restrictions, online shopping remains dominant. This trend […]

onefourzero assists Cinven in its acquisition of Arcaplanet

Pet care

With the help of digital data-led commercial consulting firm onefourzero, Cinven has acquired a majority stake in pet care retail chain Arcaplanet. As part of the transaction, Cinven and Arcaplanet will jointly acquire Maxi Zoo Italia, the third largest pet care operator in the Italian market, and a subsidiary of Fressnapf Group. The combination of […]

Sectors Buoyed by COVID-19: Which Will Plateau Post-Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused dramatic shifts in consumer demand and behaviour across the globe. In our previous article, we explored the sectors that are forecast to grow post-pandemic. Many of the sectors which are expected to see continued growth centre around technology. SaaS, digital health, mental health or wellbeing apps, eCommerce and digital marketing […]

Sectors Buoyed by COVID-19: Which Will Grow Post-Pandemic?

pandemic

The shock of COVID-19 on a social, psychological and economic level has been nothing short of intense and has had catastrophic effects. Worldwide there have been over 110 million cases and almost 2.5 million fatalities. Long-established ways of living and working have been disrupted, some say permanently. Millions of people were told to work from […]

The Battle of the Food Delivery Services: Who Will Come Out On Top?

food delivery services

The vast majority of sectors globally have felt the coronavirus pandemic’s unprecedented sting, but some have been affected more than others. Three lockdowns over almost a year have caused irreversible damage to the hospitality sector in particular. The figures speak for themselves: 79% of foodservice business saw a decrease in turnover and experienced a net […]

A Clothing and Apparel Update

Topshop

2021 is finally here after a decidedly gruelling year which saw the coronavirus pandemic sweep the globe, and with it, the failure of thousands of businesses. Earlier this year, we investigated the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the clothing and apparel industry. We found that the industry was experiencing a crisis even before the pandemic […]