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In the final episode of Little Conversation season one, we are unwrapping some of the major trends this holiday season, including nostalgia and veganism. Whether it’s through holiday cards, advent calendars, or aided by modern technology, nostalgia offers innovative ways to connect with consumers during the festive holiday season. Growing in popularity in recent years, ‘Vegan Christmas’ will see more vegan food on the table and vegan gifts under the tree than ever before. Finally, we end the year with a discussion about what’s top of mind for our hosts in 2020. Happy holidays, from Mintel Little Conversation!


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Edward Bergen (host)
Global Food and Drink Analyst

Andrew McDougall
Associate Director, Beauty and Personal Care

Samantha Dover
Senior Retail Analyst, UK

Dana Macke
Associate Director of Lifestyles and Leisure, US

Andrew Davidson
SVP/Chief Insights Officer