The music industry in Canada has never been stronger with record consumption, growing live music attendance and a new class of emerging artists.
The world is increasingly complex, instrumented and virtual. There’s vast amounts of information about consumers and the factors that influence their behavior that simply didn’t exist in the data warehouse era. Here, we take a closer look at how all this data will affect retail when it comes...
Global consumer confidence showed signs of continued improvement in the second quarter of 2017, with an index score of 104, which was up three points from quarter four 2016.
Tofu, tempeh, quinoa and edamame, may sound like nonsensical words to some, but to others, these high protein, non-meat and dairy alternatives have become shopping basket staples.
It’s rational that shoppers would be willing to pay more for a product that is of a higher demonstrated quality or value, but there is also a more subjective component that factors into many shoppers’ ideas of what premium means.
Consumers have more snack choices than ever these days, and it’s changing the way they think about snacking. Premium snacks are just one sub-category that’s emerged in recent years.
For years, confectionery, crisps and soft drinks were the most popular go-to snack choices for the British consumer. But over the last five years, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the world of snacking.
Leading a healthy lifestyle remains top of mind for consumers globally, and Canadians are no exception. And while there is no universal definition for what “healthy” means, most people focus on products and services that deliver the best for their families, and that’s a key driver of shopping...
As we’ve seen in an array of categories, including food and personal care, health is a key aspect in breakfast foods, as 65% of Canadians who prepare their breakfast meals or buy them away from their homes say that what they do eat is healthy.
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.
As Canada's population of ethnic consumers grows increasingly dominant, retailers and manufacturers need to focus their strategies and products accordingly to ensure they connect with the right consumers at the right time.
We’ve been talking about health and wellness for years. There are two critical forces at play that are shifting this topic from niche to mainstream: increasingly complex needs and massive digital engagement.
In North America, consumers are actively trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets. This suggests that plant-based options appeal to significantly more people than just those who follow vegetarian and vegan diets.