The new sugar tax in Malaysia is set to spur innovation in the beverage industry, providing consumers with more choice than before.
A new group of travellers has emerged, eco-tourists, and they are eager to align themselves with brands that reflect their sustainability and environmental preservation values. This group of travellers actively to take steps to minimise their environmental and social impact in the way they travel....
Marketing has evolved over the last several decades from marketing to many, marketing to some and now marketing to one. With advancements in technology and the growth of digital media and addressability, precision marketing is now a reality.
Only 8% of global consumers are committed to the brands they purchase. That’s an alarming stat, and it highlights the challenge brands face as they seek to engage with consumers and retain them.
Products that are environmentally friendly and use recycled packaging resonate most strongly with consumers. This is good news for all marketers seeking to connect with sustainability minded consumers.
Looking across Southeast Asia, buoyant economic factors coupled with strong consumer confidence levels are fueling consumers’ willingness to spend, resulting in solid overall FMCG growth in the small but mighty region.
In Singapore, a positive monetary outlook is displayed. About 50% of Singaporeans believe they are better off than five years ago and with rising affluence among Singaporeans, locals have become attuned to premium products and are looking to more avenues to consume them.
My experience with the orange pack of biscuits is typical of how shoppers interact with product packs. Packs catch the shopper’s attention at the “Zeroth moment of truth”—when the shopper is in front of a screen. They then catch the shopper’s attention in front of the shelf—that’s the...
Amidst shifting consumer and market landscapes, supermarkets continue to be the major retail player with grocery sales proving to be indispensable. Last year, supermarkets and hypermarkets contributed to 68.4% of retail sales share, setting a solid retail footprint. This is according to Nielsen’s...
Fast-moving consumer goods and GDP growth in Q4 2018 was strongest in Asia-Pacific, and consumers in the region feel the best globally about their financial well-being. Comparatively, only 37% of consumers in Europe believe their conditions have improved over the past five years.
There are fewer opportunities to convert a shopper to a sale while in-store. Retailers and manufacturers need to think very deeply about how to best influence each shopping experience to maximise the potential of a sale.
Now more than ever, brands are “taking stands”—challenging the status quo, and their competitors. It’s a popular phrase, and an evolving idea in today’s social and political moment, not to mention over the past decade as corporate responsibility and sustainability has risen in prominence...
Online grocery, which currently accounts for 3%-4% of total grocery sales in New Zealand, continues to drive growth, and we expect that growth to accelerate in 2019 as retailers meet rising consumer demand with the continued rollout of their e-commerce programmes.