Large companies are slow and sluggish. Smaller companies are agile, adaptable, and can bring products to market faster or respond to change. As a result, "the little ones" also grow faster. Such is the public perception.
On Tuesday, 30 April 2019, this year's retail trade conference (Detailhandelstagung) will take place in cooperation with Fuhrer & Hotz. As in previous years, interesting speakers will talk about trends around the retail trade in 2019 as well.
Migros and Aldi win the race in price perception. However, price isn’t the only decisive factor when choosing where to shop. A shop’s price to performance ratio is becoming increasingly more important for Swiss shoppers.
The amount Europeans paid for everyday groceries (on the widest possible basket of product categories that are continuously tracked by Nielsen) increased by +2.3% in Q4 2018, relatively lesser as compared to +3.8% in Q3 2018.
Nielsen's Quarter by Numbers gives you an overview of the economic development, consumer confidence and changing FMCG landscape in over 30 European markets and highlights the opportunities and challenges they present for you.
Despite current economic conditions, the Swiss estimate their personal financial situation better than they did five years ago (2013). 35 percent and thus a large proportion of Swiss state that their financial situation improved between 2013 and 2018.
While online has been growing as a channel in several developed markets in recent years, it’s broadening in scope, and is fast becoming a popular shopping destination for consumers around the world, particularly those looking to purchase premium products, as these platforms are able to attract shoppers and generate sales by providing exclusive product ranges and compelling deals.
Globally, 58%of global consumers feel they are better off financially than they were five years ago, but there is also a sizeable proportion of consumers who feel that they are only in survival mode, with sentiment differing considerably by region and country.
In this webinar, we explore the regions where consumers have experienced the biggest improvement in their financial situations since 2016. We also discuss consumers’ changing spending behavior on fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) categories over the past five years.
Looking for a better lifestyle, consumers are searching for options that are healthier for them and for their homes. The good news is that companies can be benevolent and bankable if they understand the intricacies of these forces and react accordingly.
The competitor landscape is constantly changing, more than ever brands and retailers are competing among each other to gain market share. Consequently, account teams need to continuously adapt their retail pricing and promotion strategies or risk losing revenue.
The Swiss economy has experienced an impressive performance in 2018 with GDP increasing Rapidly over several quarters, employment on the rise, and consumer sentiment in Switzerland jumping seven points from the second quarter — now at an index of 106.
The competitive landscape in Switzerland is becoming increasingly dynamic. More than ever, brands and retailers are competing with each other for the share of the consumer's money market. Yet despite the importance of pricing for Swiss consumers, every third price decision doesn't bring the best price.
Swiss consumer confidence jumped seven points to 106 in the third quarter, a reflection of a booming economy and a strong job market. Currently, Switzerland’s confidence level is 18 points above the European average of 87.
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.
FMCG (nominal turnover) growth in Europe improved to +3.7% in the third quarter of 2018, despite a slowdown in GDP in the euro area, driven by stable consumer confidence and continued moderate inflation.
As manufacturers and retailers seek to capitalize on the opportunity of e-commerce, they need to understand consumers’ online usage, behaviour and habits, as well as what’s driving e-commerce adoption.
It’s undisputed that internet accessibility, mobile technology and digital innovations are redefining consumers every interaction and will continue to enable and disrupt many aspects of consumers’ lifestyle well into the future.
A new era of sustainability is rising and it’s touching every corner of the world. Consumers in markets big and small are increasingly motivated to be more environmentally conscious and are exercising their power and voice through the products they buy. But why do these shifts feel so urgent?
While sales in traditional retail trade in Switzerland stagnated, "On The Go" shop formats continue to grow. Retailers have already recognized this potential and are responding to it with an increasing number of convenience stores.
Are there growth opportunities for Swiss products in the Middle East? How strongly is the confectionery market growing in China and Indonesia and which manufacturers and brands dominate these markets? Consumers today are more connected than ever before, and both local and global brands are eager to catch their attention.
Although the Swiss e-commerce market is still small (2% of total FMCG retail sales), there’s hardly any doubt that this share will grow strongly in the coming years. The combination of Swiss’ consumers high purchasing power and affinity with technology almost guarantees that this channel will flourish, potentially at a stronger pace than in other markets.
Consumer confidence remains quite strong in Switzerland, one index point away from 100. Confidence contracted, however, from the first quarter, where it was measured at 104 points. Currently, Switzerland’s confidence level is 12 points above the European average of 87.
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.
The central theme of the Retail Trade Conference, which took place for the seventh time as a cooperation between Nielsen Switzerland and Fuhrer & Hotz Excellence in Retailing, is the balancing act between digitization in online and offline commerce as well as the return to "humanity" at the POS.
Consumer confidence in Switzerland increased in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. This is shown by the Consumer Confidence Index, which stood at 104 index points in the first quarter of 2018. Consumer confidence has thus increased by five index points compared to the previous quarter and is currently 18 points above the European average of 86 points.
The Swiss FMCG sector has seen similar trends this quarter to those experienced in 2017. There was some slight growth in average price levels amidst declines in volume. This translates into - 0.6% sales decline.
In Western Europe, the 11 countries total FMCG size is 546 Billion Euro. The total trend in Units is growing in most markets except Germany & UK. Learn about the biggest growth drivers of Euro FMCG growth.
Most retailers and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers tell us that today, growth is hard to find. Landscape shifts an d changing consumer habits are making it harder for brands to succeed.
Irish butter, French hand cream, American cat food - and all this with a good feeling. Be it food, cosmetics or household products: for most consumer goods, national borders hardly play a role for consumers in Switzerland. Dairy products are the only exception.
In times of increasing sales and ROI pressure, a recurring challenge centres on how brands demonstrate ROI through existing sponsorship involvements. For the first time, Nielsen offers a unique service in Switzerland that meets this need.
Die Schweizer schauen optimistisch in die Zukunft. 57% beurteilen ihre Jobaussichten als (sehr) gut - 56% sagen dies über ihre persönlichen Finanzen. Dies resultiert in einem Consumer Confidence Index von 97 Punkten (identisch zum 3. Quartal 2016).
As the e-commerce channel expands, the future success of brands will be significantly affected by how successful they are online. As increasingly time poor consumers seek convenience and on-the-go purchases, online sales of FMCG will gain more importance.
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