The question that marketers and retailers in Russia need to answer is: How do I win with the new Russian consumer who suddenly has far less disposable income than a year ago? Winning today will definitely be difficult, given the environment, which means that assortment and price are more important than ever.
Global consumer confidence ended 2014 with an index score of 96—a decline of two index points from the previous quarter, which comes after several quarters of positive momentum. The index, which has been on a slow and steady rise for about two years, is still above a pre-recession level of 94 from third-quarter 2007.
We’ve just completed a year of transformation in the retail industry, and looking at 2015, it looks like change will remain constant. But change brings opportunity, even within the familiar. Where to begin? Look to the shelf.
Health and wellness are hot topics around the globe, and they have been for years. Despite the immense amount of attention devoted to the topic, however, the obesity rate is high—and rising. The good news, however, is that consumers around the world are taking steps to take charge of their health.
After a dynamic first half of 2014, which included the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, the eruption of the Crimean crisis in the Ukraine, the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and the dazzle of the World Cup Football in Brazil, the third quarter continued in a less tumultuous mode.
Almost half (45%) of British consumers online plan to buy a new or used car in the next two years, according to a new study by Nielsen. While this represents a degree of health for the UK automotive industry, the figure trails the 65% of people globally who plan to do the same.
Eleni Nicholas discusses insights from Nielsen's Global Survey of Automotive Demand
Number of consumers who believe the UK is out of recession at 5½-year high. Proportion of consumers saying they’re willing to spend money hasn’t been higher for seven years. ‘Rising utility bills’ is the only main concern for consumers to increase on previous quarter.
UK supermarket sales growths continue to slow; strongest category performance driven by promotions. Morrisons is highest spender on TV & press advertising
With audiences increasingly dividing their attention between TV and online, advertisers have sometimes struggled to find the right media mix for their cross-platform ad campaigns. The launch of Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings in the UK, though, is allowing brands to take the guesswork out of the equation.