The products people buy and the ways they buy them are changing more quickly than ever. Influenced by e-commerce, AI,… MoreIoT, biotech, and other new technologies, CPG incumbents and upstarts need to evolve the ways they design and ship products. By looking at venture capital trends, corporate activity, emerging startups, patents, and other data sets, we can understand how the CPG industry might operate by next year or next decade. CPG Insights is a data-driven weekly newsletter analyzing trends in product design, ingredients, distribution strategies, and more in food, cosmetics, durables, and retail.
Online luxury unicorn FarFetch is getting serious about going public. The online luxury marketplace has generated sales of $200M in 2016 but targets a whopping $5B valuation at IPO, another sign that the online luxury space is heating up.
We examined the rise of "sriracha" in earnings call transcripts. For some food giants, sriracha is the magic sauce boosting late-night sales. For others, it is a menu addition keeping the brand “vibrant.”