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FuturistU > Lifestyle > Cracking the Leisure Code > Module 2 / 4

Leisure Through Catalyzation

Instructor: Courtney Scharf
Progressive Wellness
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Here, we look at the role of self-improvement as it relates to what consumers want, and the way in which consumers are opting to spend their time and money on leisure experiences that improve them in some way, be it physically or mentally.


Within this section, you’ll get a deeper understanding of attitudes toward drinking, exercise and wellness experiences, and how they’re dramatically impacting what consumers want in several aspects of their lives.
Related Trend Report: Progressive Wellness
Workshop Questions:
1. What are some ways you could make consumer interactions with your brand more meaningful?
2. How could your brand be more directly involved in helping consumers feel fulfilled?
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Transformative Travel
Consumers seek out travel experiences that facilitate emotional growth
Trend - Going beyond health and fitness experiences alone, more and more travelers today are being drawn to retreats and travel opportunities that specifically foster personal growth. Typically building in methods like meditation and "circles" that are growing in popularity within and outside of travel, these experiences speak to a growing and deepening interest in self-mastery.
Workshop Question - What are some creative ways your brand could help its consumers reach their goals?
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Booze-Free Bar
Brands focusing on consumer health and leisure offer non-alcoholic experiences
Trend - Bars and pubs still have a significant place in the lifestyles of consumers and a place of leisure and socialization. Companies are increasingly creating non-alcoholic establishments that operate much in the same way that conventional bars do but without alcohol. This includes providing cocktails, tastings, pairings and more.
Workshop Question - How can your brand better align with today's consumer desire for non-alcoholic leisure?
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Low-ABV Brew
Low-alcohol beers emerge as consumers look to indulge more moderately
Trend - With low-ABV cocktails making their way onto myriad drink menus over the last few years, beer brands are officially following suit as evidenced by a number of recent low-alcohol beer launches.
Workshop Question - How can you better cater to consumers looking for low-alcohol beverage experiences that align with their new priorities without compromising quality and taste preferences?
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Insights by Trend Hunter AI

Low-ABV Tequila
Low or no-alcohol tequila beverages offer a healthier alternative
Trend - Alcohol free tequilas and low-ABV tequila beverages are now offering more flavorful alternatives to the gin and vodkas that currently dominate the no or low-abv space. Products include everything from non-alcoholic spirits that replicate tequilas' flavours, to more refreshing seltzer drinks.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better appeal to Gen Z's habits?
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Algae Beverages
Alcoholic or imitation alcohol drinks are infused with algae
Trend - Cocktails, beers and imitation alcohol spirits are now being infused with algae. Forms of algae like spirulina help add natural colors to beverages, while boosting the nutritional profiles of these drinks.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing balance for its customers?
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Sustainable Bar
Eco-friendly bar concepts hint at the future of food and beverage retail
Trend - As sustainability becomes a bigger priority for consumers, institutions, and brands--eco-friendly bars are beginning to pop-up. These bars prioritize waste-reduction, upcycling, and water conservation.
Workshop Question - How could your brand more authentically prioritize sustainability?
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Alcohol Wellness
The alcohol industry takes inspiration from popular wellness practices
Trend - The continued popularity of the wellness (or self-care) industry in North America has resulted in alcohol brands now being inspired by various wellness practices. Products in this space include everything from electrolyte-infused beers to "mindfulness" wine branding.
Workshop Question - What popular industry could your brand realistically take inspiration from?
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Botanical Seltzer
Hard and alcohol-free seltzers are adapted with botanical ingredients
Trend - With both alcoholic and non-alcoholic seltzers being viewed as healthier alternatives to various beverages, brands in this space are elevating their flavor and benefits by infusing them with botanical ingredients.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better prioritize or highlight healthy products/ingredients?
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Alcohol Tech
Technology is being used to enhance alcohol production quality and serving experience
Trend - Alcohol brands are leveraging modern technology and material science to revolutionize their industry. New methods of manufacturing and product experiences are surfacing, allowing for more customized and precise approaches.
Workshop Question - How can your brand use tech to update an industry tradition?
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Nostalgic Alcohol
Childhood nostalgia is paired with alcohol to draw the attention of Millennials
Trend - Restaurants and brands are offering alcoholic beverages in packaging that taps the childhood nostalgia of consumers of age. Offered in various formats, including juice boxes, these novelty products are often paired with an Instagrammable aesthetic.
Workshop Question - How can your brand tap nostalgia to draw in consumer attention?
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Sober Community
"Sober curious" consumers are aided by modern communities
Trend - People who are choosing to avoid alcohol for reasons less serious than addiction are finding support and socialization in new versions of sober support groups. These communities include everything from alcohol-free bars to non-alcoholic wine clubs.
Workshop Question - How is your brand prioritizing the health-focused values of Millennials and Gen Z?
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