As we enter year three of the global pandemic, the impact of COVID-19 continues to shape consumer behavior as well as the global economy—and we can expect to feel its ripple effects for years to come.
Products that are environmentally friendly and use recycled packaging resonate most strongly with consumers. This is good news for all marketers seeking to connect with sustainability minded consumers.
My experience with the orange pack of biscuits is typical of how shoppers interact with product packs. Packs catch the shopper’s attention at the “Zeroth moment of truth”—when the shopper is in front of a screen. They then catch the shopper’s attention in front of the shelf—that’s the...
The number of modern channel stores has increased rapidly, with the number of supermarkets (+10%), small supermarkets (+9%) and convenience stores (+14%) maintaining a strong growth trend in the past three years, while the number of hypermarkets has shown a negative growth trend (-1%).
Now more than ever, brands are “taking stands”—challenging the status quo, and their competitors. It’s a popular phrase, and an evolving idea in today’s social and political moment, not to mention over the past decade as corporate responsibility and sustainability has risen in prominence...
Online grocery, which currently accounts for 3%-4% of total grocery sales in New Zealand, continues to drive growth, and we expect that growth to accelerate in 2019 as retailers meet rising consumer demand with the continued rollout of their e-commerce programmes.
One of the biggest is that small start-ups are generating 53% of the growth and cutting into the share of established manufacturers. And so FMCG manufacturers of all sizes are looking to the successful start-ups for inspiration on how to be more agile, but is it that simple?
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.
Even after the buzz of new product innovation wears off, growth is still possible. Here’s how a refined approach to price and promotion can amplify your brand proposition.
Agile market research can help manufacturers prototype ideas in a safe environment and identify the best possible version of each prototype before they invest in more expensive execution steps.