U.K. is following in the footsteps of many other countries including China, the U.S. and Italy, where Nielsen research found significant spikes in the hoarding of emergency and essential supplies as consumers rush to build “pandemic pantries.”
Irish consumers are actively stockpiling grocery and medical items as concerns grow around the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) becoming a worldwide pandemic. This level of consumption is placing immense pressure on grocery retailers as fears spark panic buying.
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.
The U.K. beer category is certainly not lacking in options, but one unlikely sub-category has pulled away from the pack. In fact, without the contribution of non- and low-alcohol options, annual sales in the beer category would be in the red.
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.
As we watch this situation unfold and get a handle on the length of time COVID-19 may be in play, the ability to guarantee the quality and safety of products, environments and consumption, coupled with the recognition of how important this will be to communicate to consumers for the foreseeable...
U.K. supermarkets experienced a tough year in 2019—last year’s Christmas period showed the lowest growth since 2014. But in the last four weeks, it looks like there may just be a light at the end of the tunnel for retailers and manufacturers.
Nielsen recently hosted and participated in the kick-off webinar of the LEAD (Leading Executives Advancing Diversity) Network’s Diversity & Inclusion Best Practice series with Unilever to explore the challenges women face and how they are communicating and engaging to create equality.
By 2028, women will own 75% of the discretionary spend, making them the world’s greatest influencers. But they're also shouldering more of the household burdens, feeling less financially secure and still are facing serious barriers when it comes to equality. It's time brands wise up to women.
Globally, women earn less than men and shoulder more of the household responsibilities. This can often leave them feeling like it's just not worth it. The good news is that companies and brands are starting to get it—and starting to understand that they can help.