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City Growth Engines in Consumer – Thematic Research

City growth engines has been affected due to the rapid adjustments observed during COVID-19. Companies have had to adapt to meet changes in demand and behavior, as well as the adverse impact of external factors like climate change. The outbreak of the pandemic has accelerated the demand to build smart cities that mitigate future market disruption.


The pandemic has changed consumer perceptions and behaviors in urban environments. COVID-19 has accelerated the need to design new urban areas that mitigate against future market disruption. Green infrastructure will become increasingly important, as well as demand for localism.

Online shopping will become increasingly entrenched behavior for consumers, as will takeaway in foodservice.

New forms of digitalization will continue to enhance the e-commerce experience. Traditional retail has suffered while online channels have boomed in popularity.

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Companies Mentioned

Apple, BYD, DOW, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Nutrition & Biosciences, Asda, Honeywell, GE Appliances & Lighting, Colgate, Sanex

Table of Contents

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Executive summary

Consumer attitudes

Impact of COVID-19


Industry analysis

Value chain



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