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Your business depends on finding, understanding and connecting with your best customers. As the definitive source for what drives people to watch and buy, Nielsen can help you stay on top of trends and use key insights to grow your business—in the next town and across continents. We’ll help you stand out from the competition, differentiate your offerings, develop new ones and identify opportunities where others can’t. Trends around the globe are rapidly evolving, and we’ve got our fingers on the pulse of consumer behavior, shifting populations and new influencers.
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Across the globe, shoppers are increasingly turning to the web to buy the things they need. But some categories are benefiting more than others. The online market for consumable goods—due to their hands-on buying nature and perishability—is comparably smaller than for non-consumables—durables and entertainment-realted products. Nevertheless, the global audience is willing and eager to shop the web.
Do consumers really care about conscious capitalism when it comes to buying decisions? Are they willing to pay more for products and services that come from companies that engage in actions that further some social good? For a growing number of consumers around the world, the answer is yes.
Around the globe, more consumers say they’re feeling confident. In the first quarter of 2014, global consumer confidence returned to a pre-recession level with an index score of 96—the highest score since first-quarter 2007. And there are other positive signs: perceptions of local job prospects improved in all regions except Latin America; recessionary sentiment improved in 68 percent of markets; and discretionary spending intentions increased in all regions.