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...

Readying For Take Off

The appeal of “newism” is on the rise in Malaysia, and brands are eager to engage with consumers who are seeking the latest products and experiences. However, manufacturers are largely missing the mark with their product launches. We explore what FMCG manufacturers can do to ensure that their...

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.

Authenticity is the Key Ingredient for Brands with Personality

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...