“BBC market research tender”
Research Live reports that the BBC has started a review of its market research roster and that is has issued an invitation to tender. Five lots of covered by the roster including its ongoing longitudinal studies, bespoke research projects, children’s and learning, music testing, and international research for the BBC World Service.
Click here to read Research Live’s report together with links to the BBC’s procurement website portal - https://www.research-live.com/article/news/bbc-launches-tender-for-market-research-framework/id/5042393
“The Global Smart Machines Market is Projected to Register a Healthy CAGR of 18.8% During 2016 – 2024”
On the 29thof August, Persistence Market Research (PMR) revealed the latest insights on the global smart machines market. According to PMR’s report, the global smart machines market is set to see a healthy CAGR of 18.8% for the forecast period between 2016 to 2024.
The global smart machine market is segmented into three components made up of hardware, service and software. However, the machine type of these smart machines is also segmented into robots, autonomous cars, wearable electronics, drones and others.
The growing need for companies to process and analyse big data has increased the demand for smart machine.
When properly implemented, smart machines can enhance companies network recourses and distribute intelligence in manufacturing industries.
Market watch has the full story here: https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/the-global-smart-machines-market-is-projected-to-register-a-healthy-cagr-of-188-during-2016-2024-2018-08-29
“Market researcher shortage to worsen”
The Open University suggest that Britain’s skill shortage currently cost the economy £2bn a year in higher salaries, temporary staff, and recruitment costs. Research by Nesta indicates that the situation may get worse with Brexit and general advances in technology.
After analysing 41 million job adverts, Nesta predicted the top five skill groups the UK needs as:
More on this at IT Pro - http://www.itpro.co.uk/business-strategy/31794/uk-faces-post-brexit-tech-skills-shortage
“Potato shortage 'forcing UK grocers to evolve”
Data analyst, GlobalData, has revealed that the reduced plantings of potatoes will be balanced against the decreased demand and specifications of retailers.
While the potato shortage has been anticipated for some time now, data has revealed that its impact won’t be as harmful as once expected.
This news was announced by GlobalData which revealed that, while the availability of potatoes will decrease sometime in late October of this year, several retailers are set to relax their specifications at the same time.
The food giant, McCain Foods, famous for their range of potato products, has announced plans to increase the price of their potato-based products by 20 percent this September. Other food retailers are set to make similar changes as the potato shortage date of October looms.
At the same time, the public are growing increasingly aware of the levels of farm-grown vegetables that are discarded based on appearance - currently at 30%.
Because of this, UK supermarkets have significantly lowered their criteria for accepting produce. For example, retail giant, Morrisons is promoting their “wonky” range of fruits and vegetables while Aldi has announced that they will become more flexible on their crop-damage specifications.
Market researchers in the food industry will find this article interesting: http://www.fruitnet.com/fpj/article/176493/potato-shortage-forcing-uk-grocers-to-evolve