Business Briefing

A round-up of the most important insights and what they mean for your business

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Handpicked insights for busy business folk.

With the news cycle on hyperdrive, we know it’s difficult to stay on top of the Covid-19 latest. It’s even more difficult to unpick the significant insights for your business. The Business Briefing is your one-stop shop for the most important insights, with valuable analysis and opinion from our Etch experts. We’ll take you through this week’s latest on the economic outlook, emerging consumer behaviours and the implications for organisational and cultural change. 

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Business Briefing Hospitality Special

Trend and behavioural analysis to navigate crisis and recovery

In this sector snapshot, we share the latest thinking from our hospitality behavioural analysis and recovery planning workshops.


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Previous updates

How can retailers prepare for the reopening of non-essential stores?

As retailers tentatively prepare to reopen their shuttered stores, we explore the broader implications for blurred physical and digital experiences.

15.05.20 Weekly Digest

07.05.2020 Weekly Digest

7 questions to ask yourself as lockdown is reviewed. With major government announcements on the cards, in this special weekly digest, we take a look at the questions your business should answer now to prepare for the next Covid-19 phase.

07.05.2020 Weekly Digest
01.05.2020 Business Briefing

01.05.2020 Weekly Digest

This week has seen Germany continue to slowly ease out of lockdown, New Zealand pare back its toughest social restrictions and some UK restaurant chains tentatively reopen for deliveries and takeaways. While an exit strategy is now on the cards, rising UK traffic data suggests isolation fatigue is settling in. Responding to the rising anxiety and frustration, design agency &Walsh have gone so far as to create a new set of emoji to better capture our collective new reality.

01.05.2020 Business Briefing

24.04.2020 Weekly Digest

We started the week by getting over-excited about Denmark’s gradual reopening strategy (schools reopening? WE’RE SAVED!) only to have dreams dashed by Professor Chris Whitty’s address on Wednesday. In a sobering update, he revealed that the UK will have to live with some disruptive social measures for at least the rest of the year. Lockdown measures will remain in place ‘for the time being’. While some businesses, schools and public transport may reopen, social distancing restrictions are here to stay for the foreseeable.

24.04.2020 Business Briefing

17.04.2020 Weekly Digest

In a week that has seen several European neighbours ease some social distancing restrictions, Britain’s lockdown has been extended for at least three weeks. Although England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has indicated that we’re nearing the UK’s peak, don’t expect the wheels of commerce to start spinning at pace again any time soon. A paper published in the journal Science this week predicts that social distancing measures may need to be in place intermittently until 2022.

17.04.20 Weekly Business Briefing


Every day we will be sharing key business insights on our social channels. Each week we will round up our daily posts into a pivotal weekly digest. And if that’s not enough, we’ll be hosting regular webinars to talk through what it means for your customers, your sector and your business. So, keep an eye out on our social channels for upcoming webinars.

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