Insights

Quarter By Numbers: Q4 2018

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.

Segmenting the Spirits of Christmas

Christmas is an important time of year for the alcohol industry in the U.K., as off-trade alcohol sales over the 12 weeks of Christmas account for around a sixth of all Christmas fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales and a third of total annual off-trade alcohol sales.

Quarter By Numbers: Q1 2018

From a global perspective, conditions and prospects for the remainder of the year appear largely positive. In Q1, confidence grew across Western Europe, economic recovery in Latin America looks promising in key markets, FMCG sales in North America performed well, and growing disposable incomes...

The Rise and Rise Again of Private Label

There’s a new retail revolution underway, and it’s going to affect the global food industry in ways the market hasn’t seen before. The revolution comes at the hand of store-branded products, which continue to gain share across all major geographies around the globe.

Nielsen TV: The Polarization of the Canadian Consumer

When asked about the CPG space in Canada, Carman Allison summarizes the environment in one word: challenging. In a relatively flat growth market retailers and manufacturers are eager to cash in on the opportunities that do exist. And when we take a closer look, we see a polarization, where some...