Given the growing health and wellness movement among U.S. consumers, conventional wisdom would suggest that soft drinks would suffer. But in reality, the opposite is happening, particularly in the alcoholic beverage space. And amid the juxtaposition of the sober-curious consumers and the premium...
In the coming months and year, expect to see an increase in spirits with no alcohol. There will be a greater variation in products to appeal to different drinkers. On-premise creativity will continue to fuel alcohol-free cocktail menus and bars across the country.
In the next five years, A/VR technology will augment the shopping journey in increasingly meaningful ways—from the way consumers discover, choose, share, buy and engage with brands.
Distribution affects new product sales. This is obvious. What’s less obvious is the extent to which CPG manufacturers can predict and control distribution for a new product, especially during the first year in-market.
We know a really good idea and a potential threat when we see one, right? We might, but the most common monitoring approach is to keep a close eye on the in-market performance of those innovations. But this wait and see approach relies on in-market performance, which means it has two serious flaws.
As cannabis-curious consumers and companies wait for additional guidelines from federal regulators, Nielsen believes that brands, marketers and consumers will have a big appetite for data and information about cannabis in 2020, giving us a peek into what a cannabis-rich consumer packaged goods...
We’re all human, and that means we don’t always do as we say. But there are reasons for that. Some are logical, others are emotional...but the gap is real. And the smartest companies are dialed into the nature of human behavior.
There’s no single definition for what constitutes healthy food today. And, Millennials have certainly indicated that health is not the sole factor driving changes in eating habits. Millennials are most likely to define healthy eating in practical ways, whereas surveyed Boomers, Greatest...
30,000 new products each year is a lot for anyone to think about, and it might seem hard to stand out in a sea that large. But, in reality, there has never been a better time for manufacturers to find breakthrough success with innovation.
Brands and retailers that activate the levers for new online shoppers and category differentiators will win this holiday season.