Consumers around the globe are feeling stretched due to changes in lifestyle, challenging working hours and longer commutes. Hyperconnectivity, rapid urbanisation and changes in households are influencing buying decisions of global consumers.
Shortcuts and automation are top of mind as consumer chase ways to overcome everyday obstacles to effortless living. For FMCG companies, the task at hand involves adapting and enhancing their solutions to do more than keep pace—they’ll need to stay ahead of the pace.
Convenience isn’t just about store formats, products or packaging. And it means more than the latest technologies or new engagement strategies. Rather, it’s about every encounter, interaction and action that can help fulfill consumers’ growing demand for efficiency.
Australian manufacturers and retailers are investing an exceptional amount of time and money executing promotions on a regular basis - with the hope that both parties will benefit from a maximum return on their investment. The reality is, however, that this outcome is rarely ever achieved.
While sales of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in some developed markets saw signs of softness, opportunities for growth are still readily available if you know where to look. Manufacturers with global reach should focus on emerging markets, which have consistently performed two to four times...
One FMCG category that is seeing significant growth, and is indicative of shifting spending in emerging markets, is beer. So what can beer tell us?
When it comes to shopping, New Zealanders are increasingly digital, with two-thirds shopping online in the last 12 months - up from 37% in 2006 and expected to hit 83% by 2026.
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.
One consumer product category that shows promise is snack foods. A rare global growth story, snacks are satisfying consumer cravings around the world—in fact, the snacking business grew US$3.4 billion globally in 2017.
While sales of fast-moving consumer goods in some traditionally successful markets like the U.S. saw signs of softness in early 2017, opportunities for growth are still readily available if you know where to look.