Insights

Reimagining Ramadan-Raya under restricted living

Ramadan in Malaysia will be notably dampened in light of the country’s efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). With much of the world on lockdown and this year’s Ramadan bazaars cancelled, brands and retailers have a true opportunity to help Muslims continue their...

Women in Asia-Pacific are Buying in the Fast Lane

On average, 88% of women in Asia-Pacific say they have shared or primary responsibility for daily shopping, household chores and food prep. As a result, they’re also the primary purchaser for everyday household items. But taking on this additional job means that women have additional demands each...

What’s price got to do with it?

Malaysians are price sensitive shoppers. They go through great lengths to find the best deals in order to keep their grocery shopping within their budget. How can retailers and manufacturers use price promotions effectively to attract shoppers?

What’s new? Malaysians say yes to trying new brands

Rapid urbanisation, high connectivity and a booming retail landscape have provided Malaysian consumers with more choice than ever before. And while choice is good for consumers, it could spell bad news for brands as they must work twice as hard to keep the attention of fast and fickle consumers.