Brick-and-mortar retail may be readying for a resurgence. And somewhat ironically, a handful of digital brands are leading the charge.
Challenges arising from the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to accelerate the use of existing and new technologies and tools as consumers go into lockdowns, millions are forced to work from home and digital connectivity takes even more of a hold on everyday habits.
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the globe, we're monitoring key consumer behavior thresholds to help fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands and retailers understand the status of each market, as well as how to best respond.
Katherine Kim and her team of 60 retail auditors had never had to deal with anything like the COVID-19 outbreak. Of course, no one had, and the sheer scale of it was daunting.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic at the beginning of 2020 has adversely influenced China's retail industry, especially brick-and-mortar retailers. But some retailers were well prepared, and they responded quickly to the incident, turning the crisis into an opportunity.
Never mind national pride, opting for locally produced products may fast become a necessity for retailers and consumers concerned about products originating from countries where novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread.
There are six key consumer behavior threshold levels that tie directly to concerns around the COVID-19 outbreak. The thresholds offer early signals of spending patterns, particularly for emergency pantry items and health supplies.
Almost 20 years ago, when SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) swept China, the habits of China’s population changed for good. And early indications across the country are that the new Coronoavirus (COVID-19) may have similar long-term effects.
The Smart Shelf whitepaper will allow you to better understand the ingredients of the Smart Shelf and what you need to do to build your first planogram.
Consumers today are increasingly craving immersive, real-life experiences. But they want these experiences without foregoing time or effort. The solution? Augmented and virtual reality technology, coming to a “store” near you.