Almost 20 years ago, when SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) swept China, the habits of China’s population changed for good. And early indications across the country are that the new Coronoavirus (COVID-19) may have similar long-term effects.
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China’s Consumer Trend Index remained at a high level of 115 points in the second quarter this year, similar to that of the last quarter, according to the latest report prepared by global performance management company Nielsen.
Consumers across Asia have signaled their eating habits may change permanently once the world moves beyond the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In an exclusive Nielsen study of 11 Asian markets, only Japanese consumers say they are less likely to change their eating habits as a result of...
The impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is widespread and will likely shape business and consumer behavior for months to come. And while the humanitarian and safety-related aspects of this outbreak are top of mind globally, it’s unquestionable that social distancing, quarantining and...
Brick-and-mortar retail may be readying for a resurgence. And somewhat ironically, a handful of digital brands are leading the charge.
Challenges arising from the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to accelerate the use of existing and new technologies and tools as consumers go into lockdowns, millions are forced to work from home and digital connectivity takes even more of a hold on everyday habits.
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the globe, we're monitoring key consumer behavior thresholds to help fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands and retailers understand the status of each market, as well as how to best respond.
Joe Fan, who has a team of more than 1,200 retailer auditors operating across China, said access for his team was difficult at first, but they remained protected throughout the toughest days of the crisis.
The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic at the beginning of 2020 has adversely influenced China's retail industry, especially brick-and-mortar retailers. But some retailers were well prepared, and they responded quickly to the incident, turning the crisis into an opportunity.
Never mind national pride, opting for locally produced products may fast become a necessity for retailers and consumers concerned about products originating from countries where novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread.
There are six key consumer behavior threshold levels that tie directly to concerns around the COVID-19 outbreak. The thresholds offer early signals of spending patterns, particularly for emergency pantry items and health supplies.
Drawing from Nielsen BASES’ history of testing over 200,000 new products and over 40 years of forecasting, we have a clear understanding of consumer demand and the impact that price and package changes have on that demand. Throughout our experience, we have identified a few strategies that have...