With the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 emergency being felt around the globe, there is a natural tendency to make comparisons to the Great Recession. Some habits from that period will be repeated, but to make side-by-side comparisons would be overly simplistic.
The sentiment around staying safe and hygienic has amplified the relevance of certain product claims. Specifically, consumers now believe product claims focused on killing germs, providing immunity and overall health promotion are more relevant than claims around naturalness, sustainability,...
The majority of Europeans believe the impact of COVID-19 is here to stay for the next 12 months, signalling that some of the major changes we’ve seen in the consumer and retail environment will stick around as well.
On Monday, 23 March, in an unprecedented broadcast to the nation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all U.K. residents must stay at home to protect the NHS (National Health Service) amid the growing threat of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced a permanent recalibration of consumer habits and consumption patterns. With a large percentage of the world now in lockdown, it is important to look beyond the day-to-day maelstrom and adjust for a new normal.
As we’ve seen in other markets, the rush to prepare for quarantined living in the U.K. amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic led to massive grocery sales over the four weeks leading to the country’s restricted living state.
Staying put is what’s best for reducing the spread of the COVID-19, but home bound consumers are having an immediate impact on brands. Marketers now have to reduce spending while continuing to engage buyers. How can businesses support their brands and make money in such uncharted waters?
The Nielsen Intelligence team has been following COVID-19 developments since January and identified significant changes in consumer behavior that will impact how consumers are served all over the world.
Consumers across Asia have signaled their eating habits may change permanently once the world moves beyond the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In an exclusive Nielsen study of 11 Asian markets, only Japanese consumers say they are less likely to change their eating habits as a result of...
Challenges arising from the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to accelerate the use of existing and new technologies and tools as consumers go into lockdowns, millions are forced to work from home and digital connectivity takes even more of a hold on everyday habits.