The way we view the economy and what’s in our wallets can have a direct impact on our willingness to spend and save. As such, it’s no surprise that changes in consumer confidence can influence the actions consumers say they take to save on household expenses. And as global consumer confidence declined in Q2, saving strategies continued to permeate the mindset of consumers around the world.
New Zealand is changing in many ways and often at a faster rate than people may assume. Understanding this change has never been more important. Media owners, brand owners and agencies need this knowledge of past, present and future trends to ensure we continue to meet the needs of the target groups and segments that are important to our businesses.
Global consumer confidence declined one index point in the second quarter to a score of 96. Regionally, confidence continued to rise in Europe, increasing two points to 79. Confidence held steady in Asia-Pacific, but fell in the three remaining regions.
Global consumer confidence declined one index point in the second quarter to a score of 96. This near-baseline score reflects an overall stable outlook, but uneven performance at the country level increased within regions.
With nearly 2 million New Zealanders shopping online, what’s making Kiwi consumers click? Latest research reveals a 40:40:20 rule at play. The primary drivers of e-commerce are comprised of 40% convenience, 40% price and value and 20% range.
As the media landscape evolves, so too do the sources consumers use to find out about new products. Globally, shoppers' reliance on earned media is growing while their attention toward some paid media sources are declining.
Globally, more than six-in-10 respondents (63%) say they like when manufacturers offer new products. But while consumers across the globe are enthusiastic about new products, their purchasing patterns vary widely.
E-commerce is big business and getting bigger every day. Online shopping has been embraced by mainstream New Zealand with close to 2 million adults (1,952,000) making a purchase via the internet in the last year.
Brand building can be costly and time consuming, so the ability to grow via line extensions—the use of an established product brand for a new item in the same category–can be extremely advantageous. In fact, line extensions are approximately three to four times more common than “new manufacturer” and “new brand” launches combined.
In about four months, we’ll have officially made it to "the future"—at least according to the time-stamp on Doc Brown's DeLorean in the "Back to the Future" movie series. So now that we’re there, what will 2020 look like?