Insights

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...

Consumer Disloyalty is the New Normal

A whopping 46% of consumers tell us they are more likely to try new brands than they were five years ago; a clear signal to a trend we should expect to intensify. Yet we see few signs that adjustments have been made to marketing initiatives or innovation pipelines to match these numbers.

Combating the Long Tail with Data Science

You don't have to look far to see rapidly growing or already mature 'disruptors' in retail and manufacturing, but the long tail of market disruption goes way beyond that in today's age of consumer disloyalty.

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...

Quality Data Equals Truth Sets, and Nothing Less

AI is enabling companies to better understand how consumers are shopping, why they shop and most importantly, predict what consumers will buy in the future. This is fundamentally shifting how companies explore product development cycles, pricing models and understandings of how to change the minds...

Mindful Cosmetics Consumers Want Beauty with Heart

There are many ways to create a community of beauty consumers that are loyal to retailers and brands. But don’t be overwhelmed: It’s not too late to join the conversation with your beauty consumers—they’re listening, and they’re more than happy to connect directly with you to provide...

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.