This month, all eyes will be on the U.K. market as a sugar tax on drinks goes into effect there, encouraging consumers through price to reduce their sugar consumption. No doubt the Australian Federal Government will be watching, as they consider a ‘sugar tax’ here in Australia.
Fresh research has revealed interesting insights into how Australians shop and eat celery. Shoppers enjoy the versatility of this vegetable: eaten in salads, as part of a recipe, and often munched on in its natural state – raw.
Australians love to munch on an apple, and we spend a sizeable amount every year to keep the doctor away! New research shows, however, that while we love our apples, we aren’t as loyal to our favourite variety as you’d think. Nielsen has published new data on the apple category that reveals how Aussie consumers shop across the category.
As the e-commerce channel expands, the future success of brands will be significantly affected by how successful they are online. As increasingly time poor consumers seek convenience and on-the-go purchases, online sales of FMCG will gain more importance.
It’s no surprise that more and more items are being outfitted with built-in connectivity. Consumers’ adoption of internet-enabled devices isn’t a given, however, and it’s worth exploring why acceptance has been so fragmented across categories—as well as what the industry can do to accelerate usage.
The use of digital channels is gaining traction in the shopping realm for New Zealand consumers. This Christmas it's expected that a record 1.1 million people will be purchasing festive season items via the internet.
Among global respondents, 74% say they appreciate the freedom of being connected anywhere, anytime, and 70% strongly or somewhat agree that their mobile device has made their life better. This constant connectivity has not only changed the way we keep in touch, but also the way we shop, bank and pay for goods and services.
As a consumer group, Millennials are just starting to flex their spending power, which will grow significantly in the coming years. While they’re years from fully establishing themselves, they’re already having a marked impact on the global consumer landscape.
Embracing today’s digital ecosystem brings both opportunity and challenge. Digital’s influence is far and wide and reaches all demographic segments. It provides marketers with direct ways to engage with unique consumer bases.
Australian followers of Game of Thrones season six have been all but quiet on the Westeros front. However, they have taken to their digital devices to express their fear of the dead, share their house alliances and love for dragons.
The 18th edition of Nielsen’s annual Australian Connected Consumers Report found nearly all online Australians have used the Internet to do some form of purchasing activity; and around one-in-four purchase items online at least weekly.
VOD services are undoubtedly transforming the way audiences consume video, so it’s important to tune in to what’s driving engagement around the world. Our recent online global survey found that while several strong motivating factors will support continued growth, there are a few barriers to be mindful of, too.
Not long ago, “watching TV” meant sitting in front of the screen in your living room, waiting for a favorite program to come on at a set time. Today, VOD programming options put the viewer in control of what they watch, when they watch and how they watch.
VOD programming allows consumers to watch what they watch, when they watch and how they watch. And today, nearly two-thirds of global respondents (65%) in a Nielsen online survey in 61 countries say they watch some form of VOD programming, which includes long- and short-form content.
The highly anticipated Season 4 of House of Cards premiered on Netflix globally on Friday 4 March 2016. From 7:00PM Australian fans were quick to jump onto Twitter with #HouseofCards trending within the hour.
Online shopping is growing around the world, but is this affecting how people are shopping in physical stores? Consumers aren’t simply “showrooming”—browsing in store and then going online in search of the lowest-cost option. They’re also “webrooming”—researching online and buying in stores.
As connected commerce continues to gain momentum globally, it’s increasingly important that retailers make online shopping as simple as a routine trip to the store, even if they’re browsing from the other side of the globe—and offering the right method of payment is critical.
While connected commerce is still largely a domestic affair, cross-border ecommerce is a growing phenomenon. Shoppers are increasingly looking outside their country’s borders, as more than half of online respondents in the study who made an online purchase in the past six months say they bought from an overseas retailer.
Research shows high income households are twice as likely to purchase raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. However, one quarter of households with annual incomes less than $45k also bought berries. So did more than 30% of medium income households.
Nielsen’s Financial Services Monitor Report for the year to June 2015 has revealed that ING has more satisfied customers than its competitors. Four in five of ING customers indicated they are satisfied with their financial provider, closely following ING is Bendigo Bank, where customer satisfaction is at 79.1%.
The recent 2015 Nielsen Global Trust in Advertising Survey provides deep analysis into how much consumers trust different advertising placements – so brands can further understand the most effective way to influence purchasing behaviour.
Across New Zealand, 337,000 people aged 20+ are planning to purchase or sell a house/flat in the next 12 months, up from 316,000 last year. 93 percent of people in the market are buyers and just over a third of these are looking for their first home, while 51 percent are in the market to sell their home.
Lines between physical and digital worlds are blurring. In a market where growth outside of inflation has been stagnant, the future of the Australian grocery industry hinges on, among other factors, retailers and manufacturers leveraging technology to satisfy shoppers however, wherever and whenever they want to shop.
The 102nd edition of the Tour de France had cycling fans and cultural enthusiasts alike following the 3,360km race over 21 stages on SBS and Twitter using the official SBS Tour de France hashtag #sbstdf 57.3K times.
Connected women know exactly how to harness technology and navigate the digital landscape to meet their needs and desires, and, women want brands to talk to them in a way that makes sense in their world. Understanding patterns of behaviour and preferences for devices and platforms gives brands a better opportunity to reach, engage and influence this power demographic.
The 2015 State of Origin will go down as one of the most enthralling series so far with sports fans around Australia jumping on Twitter to share the biggest moments. With 180,000 Tweets being viewed over 18 million times, fans took to second screens to celebrate tries, comment on calls, key moments and crunching tackles as the banter unfolded in real-time.
At Nielsen’s annual Consumer 360 Conference, Nielsen CEO Mitch Barns and Daniel Zhang, CEO of China-based Alibaba, sat down to discuss how global companies are leveraging digital and big data for commercial gains amid growing fragmentation, technological developments and evolving consumer demand.
Despite evidence that the rise of digital shopping has become an influential factor in the changing retail landscape, consumer shopping channel preferences continue to shift. A review of sales trends for select FMCG around the world reveal that when it comes to trade channel importance, there is no single answer that’s right for all.
It’s been a fiery, twisted and captivating journey so far, but Game of Thrones has enthralled many Australian viewers and has seen them turn to Twitter to share their thoughts and emotions on the battle of the seven kingdoms.
For retailers, e-commerce is only one part of the digital picture. A complete digital strategy includes interaction at every point along the path to purchase. Digital touch points occur both in and out of stores, and consumers are increasingly using technology to simplify and improve the process.
While the appetite for buying groceries online is at high levels around the world—more than half of global respondents are willing to give it a try—digital natives are leading the charge. These consumers have an unprecedented enthusiasm for—and comfort with—technology, and online shopping is a deeply ingrained behavior.
From search engines to social networks, people around the globe mostly use electronic devices for three primary purposes: relationship building/maintaining, information gathering and entertainment viewing. But what does the future use of electronic devices look like, and where are the best opportunities for growth?
Viewing patterns of New Zealanders are shifting. We can now watch where we want, when we want. The explosion of devices has given us more access to content and brands than ever before. While the television is still the screen of choice for viewing video content, device proliferation and social-media interaction is shifting the power from the provider to the people.
What’s your go-to device of choice for watching your favorite show? Device proliferation has afforded more choice than ever before, but TV remains the preferred device—and by a wide margin according to global online respondents in Nielsen’s Digital Landscape Survey.
The rise of online media and its impact on the way Australians access information, entertainment, news, communications and transactional services has created a shift in consumer behaviour with wide reaching ramifications for the marketing and media landscape. While the Internet is no longer a ‘new media’, it has certainly created ‘new’ and fresh environments and opportunities for today’s businesses.
We’re living in a world of 24/7 connectivity, accessing our content on our own terms, and we like it that way. Around the globe, 76% of respondents in a Nielsen online survey say they enjoy the freedom of being connected anywhere, anytime. While consumers love this flexibility, it represents a huge challenge for brands and content providers vying for our attention in a fragmented viewing arena.
We’re living in a world of 24/7 connectivity. We access content on our own terms, and we like it that way. But while this flexibility can be a benefit to us, it represents a huge challenge for brands and content providers vying for our attention.
TV is still the top entertainer among young audiences. However, reaching the hearts and minds of today’s youth is an ongoing challenge (and opportunity) for content providers and advertisers alike, who must factor in kids and teens’ increasing access to more devices and savvy consumption of digital content.
The time Australian kids and teens spend online has increased exponentially over the past seven years. And the older they become, the more time they spend online. Teens 13 to 15 years spend 18.7 hours in an average week online – equivalent to more than three days at school.
Online shopping makes it simple for consumers to browse and buy with just a click – anywhere, anytime. In the lead up to this year’s silly season, we are seeing more and more consumers buying online, driving a notable jump in audience numbers for some of Australia’s biggest online retail stores.
The latest results from the third round of IAB Australia/Nielsen mobile panel data for July 2014 reveals that 52 percent of our digital time is spent on mobile devices. App usage heavily dominates the time we spend on our smartphones and tablets and apps also generate the highest levels of engagement.
Five short years ago, the iPad was a dream and smartphones were a luxury. At a time when most publishers were grappling with ways to serve content via their websites, their consumers were already on a path to a historically unprecedented adoption of media devices. Today, tablet devices are now in half of all households while seven in 10 Australians over the age of 16 already own a smartphone.
In a world that’s increasingly digital and fragmented, where do consumer panels come in to play? Even with the introduction of mobile measurement in our national people meter, panels are still fundamental to measurement. Their role, however, is steadily evolving.
Kiwis have well and truly embraced internet shopping. There are now 1.9 million New Zealanders shopping online, 56 percent of the total online population. The number of people shopping online increased by over 100,000, growth of 6.1 percent in the last year. It’s a trend that will continue to grow and with this, online shopping spend will increase substantially.