The story of FMCG in Belgium has remained relatively unchanged during the past few years: growth has continually declined due to ongoing pressure on price and promotions, price gaps with neighboring countries and a consistent demand from Belgian consumers on getting a good deal.
Product innovators and marketers spend an exorbitant amount of time and effort perfecting their products before they bring them to market. So, how do they know when the innovation is ready for launch?
Many CPG marketers are looking to use agile innovation, but Nielsen research has found that lifting an approach that works quite well for many technology companies may have less successful outcomes in CPG. To be successful, marketers need to adapt the agile development steps of design,...
To do it right, companies need to invest in truly understanding their consumers and embed sustainability into their brand’s foundation. Authenticity comes through the end-to-end integration of sustainability into your processes and complete transparency with consumers along the way.
There’s been a lot of buzz around small brands right now. Smaller brands want to be the next best thing and big brands want the growth of small brands.
Today, access to information is unprecedented, consumers are empowered to make smarter buying decisions and marketers have amassed immense quantities of data about consumers. Technology has transformed many industries permanently, but perhaps none as much as marketing.
Looking across thousands of product launches using Nielsen BASES' rich database, we’ve observed three common causes of innovation failure that often don’t get the attention they deserve.
When it comes to growth, it’s hard to ignore what we’re seeing in emerging markets. In fact, they’re currently generating two-to four-times the FMCG growth of developed markets. But just because the big picture boasts big opportunity doesn’t mean capitalizing on the right opportunities is...
Given today’s competitive landscape, brands that leverage proven go-to-market strategies will likely be more successful than those that simply move forward without careful thought and preparation.
What do dental chews for pets, adult incontinence undergarments and sweetened light beer have in common? On the surface, absolutely nothing. A closer look, however, reveals that each solved a specific "job to be done."