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Consumer Trends: Holiday 2021 and Beyond

  • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
  • December 15, 2021
A Call Featuring Brian Nagel, Managing Director and Senior Analyst of Consumer Growth, Martin Yang, Senior Analyst for Emerging Technologies and Services, and Rupesh Parikh, Managing Director and Senior Analyst of Food, Grocery & Consumer Products, and Joan Khoury, Chief Marketing Officer.

In the episode “Consumer Trends: Holiday 2021 and Beyond” from our Let’s Talk Future™ podcast series, distinguished panel: Martin Yang, Brian Nagel, and Rupesh Parikh discuss retail and technology products and the potential effects of rising inflation, labor market dislocations, and supply chain challenges.

Tune in and listen as they reveal the potential key trends to expect in 2022.

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Episode Highlights Include:


News about the Omicron and other variants are making headlines everyday, our distinguished guests explore what this means: will the Omicron variant have a large, medium, or no impact on consumer behavior this holiday season?

Emerging Technologies: Gaming

One of the biggest drivers of the booming gaming market is the cross-platform play between mobile devices and the console and PC, which adds pressure to developers to release games on a tight schedule. Will quality suffer?

Want more gaming insights? Check out the archived episode “The Gaming Sector Revolutionized.”

Consumer Growth

While COVID-19 may have slowed down foot traffic on the main street, it spurred retailers and brands to shift to eCommerce and other digital technologies and, using their stores as more distribution points.


From remote work to the hybrid office model or staying at home vs. going out, grocery store trips to beauty purchasing remained strong during the pandemic. However, the outlook for 2022 may be unknown. Tune in to find out why.

Hottest Gift Trends

Fragrances, leisurewear, and the PS3 console may be the big-ticket items on Santa’s list. Tune in to find out!

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