Product Industries- Highlight
17 Jan 2019
While a new wave of wearable med-tech wooed many Medica attendees with its enhanced remote monitoring capabilities, certain exhibitors clearly seemed to fear that even mentioning illness might be enough to deter would-be purchasers.
Although the overall level of Christmas 2017 and 2018 spend has stayed constant at about US$225, fearing tough times ahead, consumers are forsaking more frivolous gifts in favour of durable necessities, such as smartphones and tablets.
Going very much against the global trend, sales of laptops and desktop PCs were both up in Russia last year, with growing consumer confidence finally putting long-delayed system upgrades and replacements back on the spending agenda.