As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the globe, we're monitoring key consumer behavior thresholds to help fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands and retailers understand the status of each market, as well as how to best respond.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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.
The new sugar tax in Malaysia is set to spur innovation in the beverage industry, providing consumers with more choice than before.
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...
Fast-moving consumer goods and GDP growth in Q4 2018 was strongest in Asia-Pacific, and consumers in the region feel the best globally about their financial well-being. Comparatively, only 37% of consumers in Europe believe their conditions have improved over the past five years.
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...