Global Trends 2020

Nostalgia

Britons are revisiting traditional recipes amid lockdown

Unable to leave their homes, Britons are retreating to family meal times – eating well and enjoying nostalgic family recipes. Adding a 21st-century twist, many are giving the recipes a vegetarian makeover.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/apr/03/anna-jones-simple-staple-recipes-for-lockdown

UK jigsaw puzzle sales increase over 150%

UK jigsaw puzzle manufacturers reported a jump in sales due to Covid-19. Firms are reporting sales increases of over 150% since many people are looking to more traditional ways to pass the time under lockdown.

Source: https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/uk/puzzle-manufacturers-see-jump-in-sales-due-to-covid-19/

The enduring appeal of nostalgia

Ever since the economic crash of 2008, nostalgia has been a key trend for the established economies in the west. Half the planet wishes that their country was ‘the way it used to be’. However, those living in emerging