Insights

Upsizing, Shrinkflation, Premiumization

Drawing from Nielsen BASES’ history of testing over 200,000 new products and over 40 years of forecasting, we have a clear understanding of consumer demand and the impact that price and package changes have on that demand. Throughout our experience, we have identified a few strategies that have...

Innovating with Digital in Mind

Despite the relative commonness of online shopping today, many brands still have questions about how to best adapt their innovation strategies for the digital age. It should go without saying, but launching a product in a physical environment is not the same as doing so online. Yet as intuitive as...

The Art of Premiumisation: Stop Guessing, Start Innovating

Consumers are trading up—and not just on big-ticket items. For brands that get it right, this presents a big opportunity to differentiate their product portfolios, drive sales growth in increasingly competitive markets and engage with a much wider range of consumers.

The Path to Agile Innovation in a CPG World

Many CPG marketers are looking to use agile innovation, but Nielsen research has found that lifting an approach that works quite well for many technology companies may have less successful outcomes in CPG. To be successful, marketers need to adapt the agile development steps of design,...

From Fail Fast to Win Safe

Start-small strategies take several forms, but the effectiveness of these strategies is questionable when applied to large FMCG manufacturers, at least as a repeatable formula for success.

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...