Retail Insights

Retail trends in China: everything you need to know

20 years ago, there were 3.4 million students in China. Today, there are 26 million. This young, connected generation of students is fuelling shopping trends across the region, transforming China into an e-commerce behemoth. Here are a...

Eat Out to Help Out: are restaurants back on the menu for Gen Z?

So far during COVID-19, restaurants have faced marketing challenges like no other sector. Many have pivoted to delivery and takeaway-only models or introduced innovative “cook-at-home” kits – but diners can now swap takeaways on...

What ecommerce brands can learn from China’s 618 Shopping Festival

When it comes to innovation in ecommerce, there’s one country that’s definitely leading the way. China has pioneered concepts such as social shopping, chat commerce, live streams and much more. They are also known for their huge online...

Revenge spending explained: Will luxury brands see a boost post-lockdown?

As we start to see COVID-19 cases reduce, countries including the UK, Australia and the US are reopening non-essential businesses, including retail. Retailers with physical stores will be excited about the prospect of reopening after...

Why the travel industry shouldn’t underestimate the value of college students

Broadening your horizons is an important part of the college experience, and for many students, this includes taking vacations without their parents for the first time. The value of the student travel market shouldn’t be...

5 retail innovations bringing Gen Z back to the mall

Today’s students are part of the first generation of true digital natives: Gen Z. They don’t remember a time before the internet, and this means they’ve grown up with access to a whole world of retail options thanks to the rise of...

6 things that every restaurant will be doing differently by 2021

At Student Beans, we work with restaurants including Chipotle, Belgo and Planet Hollywood to offer students around the world the best deals on the food they love. Plus, we love to eat out and try new restaurants ourselves, so we make it...

How today’s college students shop online

Here at Student Beans, we make it a priority to keep up-to-date with the latest student consumer trends, including how students like to shop and what brands can do to maximise their student sales. It’s likely you’ve found...