Global consumer confidence declined one index point in the second quarter to a score of 96. This near-baseline score reflects an overall stable outlook, but uneven performance at the country level increased within regions.
Around the world, more than six-in-10 respondents say they like when manufacturers offer new products, and more than half say they purchased a new product during their last grocery-shopping trip.
Global consumer confidence started 2015 with an index score of 97—an increase of one point from fourth-quarter 2014 and from a year-ago.
Imagine a grocery store where you can receive personal recommendations and offers the moment you step in the store, where checkout takes seconds and you can pay for groceries without ever taking out your wallet. Sound far-fetched? It’s closer than you think.
We’re living in a world of 24/7 connectivity. We access content on our own terms, and we like it that way. But while this flexibility can be a benefit to us, it represents a huge challenge for brands and content providers vying for our attention.
Global consumer confidence ended 2014 with an index score of 96—a decline of two index points from the previous quarter, which comes after several quarters of positive momentum.
Health and wellness are hot topics around the globe, but the obesity rate is high—and rising. The good news, however, is that consumers around the world are taking steps to take charge of their health.
After a dynamic first half of 2014, which included the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, the eruption of the Crimean crisis in the Ukraine, the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and the dazzle of the World Cup Football in Brazil, the third quarter continued in a less tumultuous mode.