Insights

Upsizing, Shrinkflation, Premiumization

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...

Diamonds in the Rough: Navigating the Many Pathways to CPG Success

It’s time to break repetitive cycles of lackluster innovation management. Companies are spending excessive amounts of capital supporting weak products, and it’s clear that CPG companies need better insight into what successful innovations look like before thinking about supporting them with...

Innovating with Digital in Mind

Despite the relative commonness of online shopping today, many brands still have questions about how to best adapt their innovation strategies for the digital age. It should go without saying, but launching a product in a physical environment is not the same as doing so online. Yet as intuitive as...

The Path to Agile Innovation in a CPG World

Many CPG marketers are looking to use agile innovation, but Nielsen research has found that lifting an approach that works quite well for many technology companies may have less successful outcomes in CPG. To be successful, marketers need to adapt the agile development steps of design,...

From Fail Fast to Win Safe

Start-small strategies take several forms, but the effectiveness of these strategies is questionable when applied to large FMCG manufacturers, at least as a repeatable formula for success.