Around the world, there are five key ways that consumers are influencing the fast moving consumer goods sector and these trends are consistent with what we are currently seeing in New Zealand. All of these factors create new demand for consumers and new growth opportunities for manufacturers and...
It’s rational that shoppers would be willing to pay more for a product that is of a higher demonstrated quality or value, but there is also a more subjective component that factors into many shoppers’ ideas of what premium means.
As 2018 starts to wind down, economic and consumer spending trends for a majority of markets around the world are in better standing than they were earlier in the year.
A new era of sustainability is rising and it’s touching every corner of the world. Consumers in markets big and small are increasingly motivated to be more environmentally conscious and are exercising their power and voice through the products they buy. But why do these shifts feel so urgent?
A slight drop in consumer sentiment in the second quarter was reflected in a slight pullback in spending in certain markets, as skepticism about the future had some consumers feeling as though their free cash would be better served in savings rather than on discretionary purchases.
Australian brands have the opportunity to tap into the wants and needs of the massive China population through a growing export and e-commerce ecosystem – Daigou.
In the lead up to Father’s Day this year, partners and children across the country will no doubt be racking their brains to pick the perfect gift for dad. Nielsen research reveals that millennial dads (aged 18-34) are a particularly different breed of dad compared to their older counterparts,...
Nine million Australians say they have travelled domestically in the past six months or internationally in the past 12 months. But are all travellers the same? Using Nielsen research, we identified six distinct types of Australian travellers and looked at how best to reach and engage each group.
Whether it be a domestic getaway or a long-haul international holiday, over 2 million New Zealanders have travelled in the past year and 3 million intend to travel over the next 12 months. Our love of travel has translated into strong sales for travel and holiday guide books.
Retail players have long believed that large-format stores will eventually take over the landscape, but today’s reality disproves the “bigger is always better” myth. Although large stores still account for 51% of global sales, smaller channels are growing sales up to eight times as fast their...