Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index, how Boomers are embracing Millennial values, the future of the supermarket
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-The Food Marketing Institute predicts what the grocery store of 2025 might look like, via Ad Age.
–McKinsey examines the digitization of the consumer journey and how companies can best meet customer needs as physical and virtual environments converge.
–Quartz spotlights Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index, which forecasts the next five years of Internet traffic growth.
-The Brookings Institute highlights 10 new innovations that could “change the world.”
–10 takeaways from Stanford’s Future of Media conference.
-With the World Cup under way, brands and marketers are looking for their next David Beckham, via The New York Times.
-Nostalgia in advertising is being updated for the post-Boomer generations, reports The New York Times.
-Fatherhood is “changing in important and sometimes surprising ways,” says Pew, outlining five facts about today’s dads.
–The Wall Street Journal looks at how some employers are adapting as more men take a bigger role in child care.
-In The Telegraph, Mark Simpson (who coined the term “metrosexual” some 20 years ago) writes that a more extreme, sex- and body-obsessed archetype is replacing the metrosexual.
–MediaPost explores an Ipsos report on Millennials, moms and the “new” retirees.
–Business Insider spotlights key takeaways from its report examining the “surprising” demographics of who shops online and on mobile.
–Fortune explores why an increasingly diverse cross-section of people are embracing entrepreneurship.
-A new study examines consumer attitudes on trading privacy for greater convenience and ease, via The New York Times.
–The Wall Street Journal examines the business effect as consumers from Beijing to Boston eat more animal protein.
-The AP spotlights a report that examines how some large food companies are ensuring that farmers grow crops more sustainably.
–The New Republic interviews author David Sax on why some foods become trendy and others never take off.
-Smartphone usage worldwide is expected to grow by 25 percent this year, according to eMarketer.
–Nielsen spotlights the changing retail needs of today’s aging population.
-Bitcoin is steadily going mainstream as more businesses begin to accept the digital currency, via Fortune.
-Uber and its rivals might drive declines in car ownership and greater use of public transportation, writes The New York Times. Meanwhile, car ownership is booming in China, reports the Financial Times.
-While marriage rates have been declining for a long time, the U.K. recently saw a bump in weddings, via The Telegraph.
–Time reports how Boomers are embracing Millennial values as they approach retirement.
-“Lagos is forging a model for Africa’s urban future,” proclaims Fortune.
–Ozy takes a look at why literature blogs are so popular in China.
-Five video game trends that emerged from the E3 conference, via USA Today.
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