At 78 million strong, baby boomers usually get what they want as consumers.
That’s how we got the Ford Mustang, lite beer, granite countertops and video on demand. The younger half of the boomers famously said, “I want my MTV” — and they got it.
So when boomers start saying they’re tired of “going big” on everything from cheeseburgers to McMansions, businesses better begin paying close attention, and that’s exactly what the generation born between 1946 to 1964 is saying now. It’s a downsizing world they want, and they’re going to get it, but not without the amenities and comforts the materialistic boomers are famous for.