Trends we spotted | Week 45


At we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, among other links to articles about the new Equinox Hotel in Hudson Yards in New York and Illycaffè will launch aluminium coffee capsules in 2020 in the UK.

Some news from the packaging front, we spotted Nada Grocery Store in Vancouver where you have to bring your own packaging and Nestlé’s Häagen-Dazs brand is partnering with recycling organization Terracycle on a disruptive home delivery service by the name of ‘Loop’. Together they will launch reusable packaging for delivery.

In London MontaMonta collects spent coffee grounds at cafés to creates a scrub! And we spotted an article with video in which Ercan Steakhouse smokes a whole camel!  

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The Equinox Hotel has opened its doors in New York

Equinox, the fitness brand, has opened its first hotel in New York at the Hudson Yards. The new hotel boasts all the equipment one would expect from the high-end gym chain, and even exceeds expectations with the inclusion of a health club and spa designed by Joyce Wang. The hotel features 212 rooms for travel buffs to book their stay in, including 48 suites for those looking for an even more luxe experience. For more information check out the website of Equinox.

Watch a whole camel get smoked for 24 hours

Within the confines of bbq, you can smoke anything from beef, pork, duck, and salmon. But a whole camel? Well, Ercan Steakhouse in Turkey not only smokes camel, they smoke whole camels! Rather shocking images in this article, kind of smoking a whole horse or cow.

IllyCaffè will launch aluminium coffee capsules in 2020

Illycaffè will launch a new range of aluminium coffee capsules which are compatible with Nespresso coffee machines and will be available from UK retailers in 2020. The new Illy-branded aluminium capsules have been released as a result of the licensing agreement between illycaffè and JAB, and Illy claims that the release of the aluminium products will help the company “keep in-step with modern consumption trends.” Three different intensities have been made from nine Arabica varieties, meaning three flavours will initially be available in the range: Classico, Intenso and Forte. Read more at in the link in the title!

Vancouver-based nada grocery sells food without packaging

In the wake of climate change, consumers are opting to use less single-use plastic and bring their own containers, jars, and bags into grocery stores like Nada Grocery. Located in Vancouver Nada Grocery promises to fight for an unpackaged future: a lighter world that values a food system free of excess and waste to support the health of both people and planet. Their mission is to cultivate a better world by inspiring people to change the way they shop for groceries.

Häagen-Dazs’ ‘Loop’ Home delivery service eliminates waste

Nestle’s Häagen-Dazs brand is partnering with recycling organization Terracycle on a disruptive home delivery service by the name of ‘Loop’. Loop offers an entirely new way for consumers to enjoy ice cream and at the same time, reduce packaging waste. With Loop, consumers will be able to get their hands on various foods and personal care products in packaging that can be easily cleaned, reused and refilled after it is collected from one’s doorstep.

MontaMonta´s sage + coffee body scrub uses spent cafe coffee grounds

After they have prepared a delicious cup of coffee, spent coffee grounds have the potential to be repurposed in a number of useful ways, such as forming the base of a cleansing coffee body scrub. The brand MontaMonta collects repurposed coffee grounds from cafes in London and pairs them with Epsom salts, sea salts, Vitamin E and skin-soothing oils. The finished product can be used as a scrub.

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