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Consumers’ Golden Years Offer Golden Opportunities Worldwide

Around the globe, aging consumers’ needs are not being fully met. This missed opportunity for retailers, manufacturers and service providers could prove costly, as 2 billion consumers will be 60 years or older by 2050, according to the World Health Organization. In any language, that’s 1 in 5...

The Top 10 Takeaways on Worldwide Aging

The world’s population is getting older and many consumers say the world isn’t prepared for the shift. According to the World Health Organization, 2 billion people will be at least 60 years old by 2050, which raises questions and concerns for consumers as well as industries. To examine consumer...

Respecting Elders is Good Manners, But Better Business

While age is just a number, it’s becoming increasingly important to retailers, manufacturers and marketers as shifting population trends favor the elderly. A whopping 2 billion people worldwide will be 60 years and older by 2050, according to the World Health Organization. That’s one-in-five...

Getting to Know the Growing Middle Classes Around the Globe

Globally, the middle class is growing rapidly. Over the next 20 years, 3 billion people are on track to join the middle class in growth markets, placing 5 billion of the world’s 8 billion people into this group. And with their new found wealth, these new middle class consumers will be using the...

Is the Swipe Replacing the Cha-Ching at the Cash Register?

For many, the answer is yes. In fact, one out of every two people around the world say their preferred payment method for daily spending is plastic rather than paper, according to Nielsen’s Global Survey of Saving and Investment Strategies. Collectively, more than half (54%) of respondents from...

Asia-Pacific Consumer Confidence Continues to Climb

Around the world, Asia-Pacific was the only region where consumer confidence increased quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2013, rising one index point to 105, according to Nielsen’s latest Global Survey of Consumer Confidence. In six of 14 countries measured, consumer confidence...

Dedicating Wealth to Preserve Health

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. But when fruit doesn’t cure what ails you, a solid health and wellness plan might just do the trick. China, which is on pace to produce 37.5 million metric tons of apples in 2013, leads the globe in terms of saving for health-related issues (63%), with the