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Exceptional Swiss hospitality and haute cuisine

This independently managed, family-owned hotel in the City of Basel attracts guests from all over the world for its luxurious accommodation, its superb restaurant with three Michelin stars, and its talented staff team offering superior service The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, which sits on the Rhine in the historic centre of Basel, is one […]

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    How mobile technology is changing the way we shop

    As is evident when travelling on public transport, people spend a lot of their idle time on mobile phones. But according to Stephan Schambach, the serial entrepreneur behind several major innovations in e-commerce, retailers have been slow to recognise that the future of their industry lies in mobile technology. Customers will increasingly demand the online […]

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      Mass customisation of breakfast cereals

      When Hubertus Bessau was 16, he knew exactly what he wanted to do – or rather, he knew exactly what he did not want to do. He did not want to work for a large company where it would be hard for him to have any impact on what happened. His ambition was to find […]

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        The dynamic growth of collaborative workplaces

        The sharing economy is disrupting many consumer industries such as hotels (Airbnb) and taxis (Uber). One traditional industry that is increasingly facing disruption is office accommodation, where co-working is growing fast around the world. As with traditional offices, there are desks, meeting rooms and other working facilities, but they are usually shared by people not […]

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          Fashion window-shopping on the internet

          A fast-growing German business which has become the country’s second-largest online clothing retailer and one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in Europe, has designed its online shop like a fashion magazine to inspire customers seeking new ideas. Most online clothing retailers have a simple model: consumers look at their websites to search for clothing […]

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            Unlocking cash by sharing possessions

            Three British entrepreneurs have created the world’s first insurance-backed peer-to-peer marketplace to rent almost anything, bringing the sharing economy to cameras, projectors, disco equipment, drones, hot tubs, kayaks and a lot more. Mass consumption has become a common complaint in modern life, as consumers increasingly feel that they need to acquire the latest gadgets, update […]

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              Consumption patterns are changing with younger generations

              People born between 1981 and 1996 are radically changing the patterns of consumption established by their predecessors, in ways that are adversely affecting some industries and favouring companies which take advantage of the increasing spending power of younger consumers. Millennials are a group of people who were born between 1981 and 1996, which makes them […]

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                Key trends shaping the future of consumption

                Giant digital companies are increasingly competing in the physical world by personalising their offerings, and offering products that create a ‘better me’ or a better world. But some retailers are fighting back by creating real world experiences that cannot be rivalled online. Understanding the consumer of the future is critical to success in a fast-changing […]

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                  Communal spaces for greater sustainability

                  Photographic artist Simon Roberts says that cities have gradually opened up more of their private land for public use, driven by the noblesse oblige of sovereigns, then philanthropic industrialists, and now city-dwellers demanding more sustainable cities. Until the 17th century, urban parks in Europe were private land – exclusively owned and used by royalty, the […]

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                    Diverse opportunities for investors

                    Investment in the transition to clean energy is being driven by innovation, the improved economics of renewables and energy storage, health concerns about rising air pollution, and government regulation to reduce energy consumption and emission. It was in 2007 that Pictet launched a strategy that focused on renewable energy which was then fashionable but not […]

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