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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...

There is No One-Size-Fits-All Strategy in e-Commerce

As futuristic as it may once have sounded, having drones fly through the sky and deliver packaged groceries and other items to consumers’ doorsteps isn’t too far off in the future. Amazon.com is already hard at work on making this a reality, investing heavily in this technology to make same-day...

Emerging Markets at the Intersection of Technology and the Middle Class

Consumers are more connected than ever, and it seems like new technology is emerging almost daily. Over the past decade, innovations have changed consumers’ behaviors and, consequently, retailers’ responses to their needs. Dr. Venkatesh Bala, chief economist for The Cambridge Group, a part of...