Trends: Consumer

General articles on consumer and shopper trends.

  1. Technology & Innovation
Get to know RETHINK Retail’s Top Retail Influencers through the “Meet the TRI” Q&A series! Dive in to learn about a member of the thought leader community and follow their work and insights across our content and their social channels. Hi, I’m Andrew Neelon, Founder & CEO, 1REC. Connect with me on LinkedIn! “Tell us […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Society is changing rapidly, and retail needs to evolve just as rapidly to keep up, according to the Buying Into Better: The Future of the Consumer Industry report by Deloitte. The headline is that retailers can’t just invest in outside programs or initiatives that focus on diversity and sustainability — changing demographics and customer demands […]
  1. Data & Insights
Last week, the 2023 edition of Natural Products Expo West brought the natural industry together in Anaheim for an exciting week of education, conversations, product showcases, and—most importantly—sampling. With more than 65,000 registered attendees and 3,000 exhibitors across 5 days and multiple halls, Expo West reminded everyone why it is the event of the year […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Company Release – 3/2/2023 Fourth Quarter Highlights Fiscal 2022 Highlights CINCINNATI, March 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022 results, provided 2023 guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth. Comments from Chairman and CEO Rodney […]
  1. Stores & Formats
The shopping mall’s identity crisis has been an oft-discussed topic in the retail industry. Even beforethe pandemic, the narrative focused on how malls were navigating the rise in online shopping and the associated fall in foot traffic. During the pandemic, focus shifted to ways shopping malls were attempting to make shopping faster, easier and safer […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The retail landscape has changed drastically over the past few years as businesses continue to ride the wake of a subsiding pandemic. Contactless shopping, delivery, and curbside pickup — once a public health necessity — have now turned into conveniences many consumers regularly expect. About 37% of people say they use contactless delivery more than […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Each year, NRF: Retail’s Big Show acts as the curtain-raiser for some of the retail industry’s most advanced and innovative technology solutions. While 2022’s event saw NRF’s return to New York’s Javits Center, attendee turnout remained unusually low due to the world being in the early stages of the post-pandemic recovery. However, 2023 saw attendee […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Technology and ecommerce have certainly changed the face of retail. From innovative payment methods to omnichannel platforms, retailers now have access to a wealth of tools and options that can help them reach customers more effectively while providing better service overall. And after a couple of years of uncertainty for brick-and-mortar stores during the pandemic, […]
  1. Data & Insights
Faced with the highest inflation rates in more than 40 years and macroeconomic uncertainty, retailers urgently need a comprehensive and always up-to-date view of their business. To achieve this, they need in-depth, real-time insights to effectively guide and predict financial performance — and to remain competitive. For chief financial officers, one of the most powerful […]
  1. Media & Marketing
There are a lot of reasons for retailers to be super focused on deals, deals, deals. The economy is tight, inflation is up, and the first half of Q1 is typically a time for clearance pricing to make way for spring merchandise. While low prices and sales are a driver of impulse purchases, sales messages […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
While the cost of living crisis will lead some shoppers to prioritise price over the environment when buying clothing and footwear, almost half of all consumers say that rising prices have made them more aware of the importance of sustainable fashion. In this blog, we examine 3 ways fashion brands can help consumers make more […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Amid “increasing uncertainty” and an effort to “grow the co-op over the long term,” REI Co-op laid off 167 employees this week. CEO Eric Artz noted that REI has made changes at its headquarters to refocus resources in an effort to reach its 2023 goals, including “getting back to profitability as quickly as possible.” This […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Customer loyalty is increasingly sought by retailers and brands in today’s challenged and hypercompetitive consumer landscape. However, attaining that loyalty is easier said than done. Here’s some data to back that up: two-thirds of consumers are open to switching brands if a competitor offers a better experience; a third of consumers will abandon a brand […]
  1. Data & Insights
While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to be in high demand from consumers driving topline sales and bottom-line profits according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Let’s look at some interesting facts about meals: IRI’s Jonna Parker at the ‘Fresh Center’ found, “What we’re seeing happen […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Trend forecasting is an art form that requires analyzing what’s already happened to predict what’s next. Future consumer trends beget much speculation every year — and for good reason: Consumers want to know what the next hottest trend will be, and brands and retailers want to make sure they’re in on the action. 
  1. Corporate Strategy
Why is media planning so important? We’re glad you asked. In today’s competitive global media landscape, effective media planning is vital to saving time while driving greater brand awareness, engagement, conversions, and revenue. The magic words every marketer wants to hear. Choosing the right marketing channels to share high-performing content is key to media planning […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Host Andrew Davidson is joined by technology, travel and consumer trend experts for a discussion about the 2023 Mintel Global Consumer Trend ‘Hyper Fatigue’. The trend predicts that instead of trying to keep up with technology, consumers will be tempted to give up entirely and return to the ease of tactile pleasures. As the pandemic, […]
  1. Holiday & Events
The top five consumer trends impacting sales this holiday shopping season. Brands looking for a return to normal following consecutive pandemic years are undoubtedly disappointed. Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast predicts that sales will increase by 6% this year to total $1.5 trillion, a slight decline from last year. Persistently high inflation, supply constraints and […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Let’s discuss how today’s economic landscape is impacting the consumer mindset by exploring the consumer trends that have shaped the last two recessions, as well as what brands need to prepare for in 2023.  Not every downturn is equal The 2008 recession was an acute economic downturn triggered by the bursting of the housing bubble. […]
  1. Department: Food
When food retailers focus on the consumer, they more often than not win the hearts, minds, and pocket book of the consumer according to Steven JohnsonGrocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. This year, The Fresh Market is gearing up for December holidays focusing on consumer trends garnering the most attention in the food […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its third quarter 2022 results and will update investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.
  1. Shopper & Customer
As in the past few years, the retail sector in 2023 will be heavily impacted by macroeconomic trends such as supply chain constraints and inflation. We remain in a challenging environment characterized by uncertainty. Consumer spending continues to increase, but will it plateau? Inflation appears to be slowing, but will this relief continue? And will […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Looking ahead to 2023, host Andrew McDougall and beauty industry experts Sarah Jindal and Vivienne Rudd share a preview of the three trends Mintel predicts will impact consumer demand for beauty in the coming year, including brand and product examples and recommendations for marketing strategy and product innovation development over the next five years. The […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The global retail industry has grown accustomed to disruption in recent years. Over the past decade, it has witnessed seismic structural shifts as the sector transformed for the digital era. Fast forward to 2022 and the pandemic in particular upended and reinvented shopping habits, thrusting billions of consumers into a more digital world, creating an […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
With prolonged inflation, hiked interest rates, and an economic downturn, it’s no wonder consumers are feeling an increased amount of stress when making purchases or buying services. And with the holiday season upon us, many are rethinking their spending habits even more than they already were. In fact, 60 percent of consumers say their priorities keep changing […]

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  1. Channel: Mass
  2. International
  3. Shopper & Customer
  4. Technology & Innovation
Supermarket giant Tesco came under fire following the announcement that it will be reducing the value of Clubcard reward vouchers from June 2023. The reduction will come into force after… The post Tesco infuriates shoppers as it slashes Clubcard points value appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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  4. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  5. Media & Marketing
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  8. International
  9. Shopper & Customer
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AI powered shopping platform aisle 3 has completed the sale of its Google Comparison Shopping Site (CSS) service to Product Hero. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, other than it being all cash. The sale consolidates market share for CSS service provider Product Hero, which works with the likes of Rituals and Ikea. […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  2. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  3. Shopper & Customer
  4. Technology & Innovation
Get ready because the empty truck cabs in motion are coming. Gatik, which is involved in autonomous middle-mile logistics, has announced a multi-year commercial collaboration to transport customer orders within Kroger’s Dallas distribution network. The operations will launch in a few weeks. Under the collaboration, Gatik’s medium-duty autonomous box trucks will transport fresh, customer-favorite products from […]
  1. CPG: Food
  2. Channel: Grocery
  3. Department & Category
  4. Department: Beverage
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  6. Corporate Strategy
  7. Shopper & Customer
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  10. Merchandising
  11. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Albertsons yesterday unveiled what it said was “the redesign of its Open Nature brand as the company strives to become the brand of choice for those health-conscious shoppers seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Open Nature, which is part of Albertsons Cos. Own Brands portfolio, provides shoppers with tasty foods made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients that […]