Trends: Consumer

General articles on consumer and shopper trends.

  1. Data & Insights
With the introduction of our new Performance Dashboard, we can now thoroughly examine industry performance in real time. This week, we will dive into the evolving shopping behaviors and analyze what recent trends reveal about consumers in 2024. Today’s Rundown Behavior shift: 5 ways consumer behavior is changing with Gen-Zs. Q1 2024 Benchmark report: Download […]
  1. Corporate Finance
In the dynamic world of retail, the ability to navigate seasonal fluctuations can make or break a business. From the bustling holiday season to the quiet lulls in between, managing cash flow during these ebbs and flows is a critical challenge. By implementing strategic financing strategies, retailers can position themselves for consistent growth and long-term […]
  1. Data & Insights
Whether April’s pause is a blip — a downturn before spending picks up again — may be no sure bet. The looming question remains: Was April a temporary halt to consumer spending, or did it signal a continued tightening of budgets, potentially prolonging a downturn for merchants as summer draws near? This week, we will […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Brand health tracking is a huge part of business success. With consumer trends moving at the speed of light, it can be tricky to keep up, and even trickier to innovate. But before you can innovate with new products or campaigns, you need to take stock of your brand health, and understand the areas that […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Drawing on over a decade of industry data, UK wholesaler Epicurium has identified a consumer trend pattern that is set to support retailers and forecourts when planning for the year ahead. On compiling details from sales data, the healthy snack wholesaler has identified four core… This story continues at Epicurium looks to support retailers with […]
  1. Data & Insights
In a departure from traditional beliefs, consumers effortlessly transition between digital platforms and physical showrooms, blurring the lines between online and in-store shopping experiences. This week, we will explore the changing landscape of furniture shopping behaviors and analyze the what Q1’s retail sales say about the consumer in 2024. Today’s Rundown ‘Slow moving’: The latest […]
  1. Data & Insights
Trying to connect with consumers without using an audience insights platform is like trying to nail jello to a wall. No matter how hard you try, nothing you do will stick.  To stand out in a fiercely competitive market, you need to know who your customers are, what they want, and how they behave.  Whether […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
On April 23, 2024, Chicago-based premium convenience stores Foxtrot Market and Dom’s Kitchen & Market permanently and abruptly closed all 35 locations with news of a Chapter 7 filing for bankruptcy. The news sent shockwaves through Chicago and other major cities. In recent years, Foxtrot expanded to new markets in Washington, D.C., Dallas and Austin […]
  1. Data & Insights
MALVERN, Pa. – Cantaloupe Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end technology solutions for self-service commerce, has released its highly anticipated Cantaloupe 2024 Micropayment Trends Report. The report analyzes payment transaction data from a sample of more than 600,000 (out of 1.2 million) Cantaloupe card readers on food & beverage vending and amusement/gaming machines, as well as […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Urban darlings Foxtrot and Dom’s, known for their unique grocery-restaurant hybrid concept, recently shuttered their doors. This surprise move comes just months after their merger into Outfox Hospitality. As the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® let’s dissect six reasons why this innovative concept may not have survived the test of time. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Are you ready to explore the evolved customer journey? The Retail TouchPoints team is reporting on all the news breaking before, during and after the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, taking place June 4-6, 2024, at McCormick Place in Chicago. This year, we’ll hear senior-level executives’ perspectives on how customer experiences are evolving as content, […]
  1. Data & Insights
Join YipitData’s Avi Danda and Arsh Tandon, on April 09, 2024 at 02:00 PM ET for a read into retail spending, wages, and inflation. The team will discuss: Will sticky shelter inflation finally decelerate in March? How strong are US consumption trends in 1Q? Which categories are gaining and losing wallet share? How healthy is […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In modern media, personalization will become increasingly critical in connecting audiences with content and advertising that best align with their interests and preferences. For brands seeking 1:1 relationships with new consumers, quality audience data has become critical as the digital landscape expands and channel engagement fragments. This is particularly relevant across two fronts: traditional digital […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It feels almost quaint to discuss the “digital transformation” of the retail industry. Ten years ago, that mostly meant “have a website” and “digitize inventory.” Now these tools are table stakes, and the true digital transformation is the rapid expansion and harnessing of emerging technologies in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), augmented reality (AR), […]
  1. Department: Food
WASHINGTON – To kick off the 2024 Annual Meat Conference, the Meat Institute and FMI – The Food Industry Association announced 10 winners for the 2024 Leaders of Tomorrow Program. The winners are: Kaylee Russell, Tyson Foods; Michael Yeater, Albertsons Companies; Tammy Gonzales, Cargill; Mike Van Drie, SpartanNash Co.; Nicole Koch, Seaboard Foods; Liz Holt Welnhofer, Pre Brands; Hillary Niblock, Superior Farms; Marie-Pier Labarre, Cascades; Zachary Stadler, Associated Wholesale […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The New York Times had a piece over the weekend about how young people, largely because of the impact of TikTok and other social media sites, have turned Sephora into a “retailer of choice.” According to the story, “Teenagers in the United States have said Sephora is their favorite beauty retailer, surpassing Ulta, according to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The days of undereye baking, matt lips, intense smokey eyes and cut creases are a thing of the past. The trend of cosmetic minimalism has started taking over in the last few years. This shift is seeing beautiful nude tones making a comeback and base make-up that promises a ‘glow from within’ rather than a […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Comments from Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen. "Kroger achieved strong 2023 results, in line with our long-term growth model and built upon three consecutive years of historic growth.
  1. Shopper & Customer
From brand and product options to the methods to purchase, consumers have more choices than ever in how their shopping experience comes to life. The most recent shift in consumer mindset and shopping preferences happened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because so many retailers were forced to shift to online-only during this time, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The UK homeware market has shown remarkable resilience and adaptability in recent years, having faced the extended hiatus of the COVID-19 outbreak and a cost of living crisis which squeezed budgets back to the essentials. The high interest rates of 2023 also impacted homebuyers – a key target market for this sector. Despite these challenges, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The scary and exciting concept of the future may already seem to be dawning on us, with AI suddenly accessible and able to think for us and VR worlds that are becoming more sophisticated and convincing. The entire fabric of society will be affected by the rapidly changing technology we’ve seen in a relatively short […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by James H. Dickerson, PhD, former Chief Scientific Officer at Consumer Reports. Follow James on LinkedIn at: James answers these questions: Would you walk our audience through some of the pivotal professional experiences in your career that have led you to AMTIL? Can you share your […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
One of the most promising changes in the retail market has been the regrowth of consumer confidence. At the end of 2023, both financial well-being and future financial confidence hit the highest levels in two years. This has been facilitated by the easing rate of inflation and while, consumer attitudes are not back to where […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
You’ve just sat down. VR Headset on. What now? This article aims to get you inside the head of your consumer. As a gaming brand, it can be tough to keep up with the constantly changing landscape of what the video gaming industry is doing. What do gamers want from brands? How can non-gamers become […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Record-breaking Success for Premium Private Label Ranges In line with the growing number of those in difficult financial situations, we found that 97% of shoppers can be described as discounters. This holiday season, Aldi and Lidl both experienced record-breaking sales. Lidl reported a 12% increase in sales year on year and an 11% increase in […]
  1. Data & Insights
Join YipitData’s Director of Research, Nate Harmon, on Wednesday, February 21st at 1 pm ET for a ‘Future of Consumer Package’ webcast, where he will provide an overview of the product roadmap for the Consumer Sector, followed by a live Q&A. The team will discuss: Our coverage of key retailers and brands, as well as […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Sustainability in Festival Fashion As sustainability becomes more of a priority for festival goers, with initiatives like using turf to generate electricity at the Isle of Wight Festival, or Green Man Festival’s solar-powered stages, and hydrogen and hydrotreated vegetable oil power; fashion will experience similar trends. Many consumers are turning to renting a summer wardrobe […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As we are 45 days in 2024, the echoes of pandemic-driven shifts and emerging economic realities continue to shape consumer behavior. While some consumer trends may fade, others are poised to solidify and transform the way people shop, interact with brands, and prioritize their well-being.  Value-driven purchasing The economic environment will remain a key driver of consumer trends. Affordability […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Joining us for a deep dive on creating remarkable brand stories and driving powerful customer engagement are two industry veterans who will also be gracing the stage at next month’s Shoptalk event in Las Vegas. Christiane Pendarvis, co-CEO of Pattern Beauty, Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair care brand, and Andrea Moore, Chief Digital Officer of NEST […]

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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  2. Channel: Delivery
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at for […]
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  11. Holiday & Events
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  14. Stores & Formats
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]


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