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Decoding FMCG Price And Promotion Trends In KSA And UAE

FMCG sales based on discounts and special offers have increased year on year, reaching 49% in 2018. And given the upsurge in promotional activities, pricing, which is the only element of the marketing mix that produces revenue directly, is becoming an increasingly crucial factor for both retailers...

My Relationship with a Biscuit Pack

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...

Quarter By Numbers: Q4 2018

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.

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...

Understanding the Evolving World of Premium

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.

Decoding FMCG Price And Promotion Trends In KSA And UAE

FMCG sales based on discounts and special offers have increased year on year, reaching 49% in 2018. And given the upsurge in promotional activities, pricing, which is the only element of the marketing mix that produces revenue directly, is becoming an increasingly crucial factor for both retailers...

Segmenting the Spirits of Christmas

Christmas is an important time of year for the alcohol industry in the U.K., as off-trade alcohol sales over the 12 weeks of Christmas account for around a sixth of all Christmas fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales and a third of total annual off-trade alcohol sales.

Quarter By Numbers: Q3 2018

Confidence on a global scale ended the third quarter two points higher than in the previous period and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales in many countries are trending upward as a result.