Trends: Consumer

General articles on consumer and shopper trends.

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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 […]
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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 […]
  1. Data & Insights
Regardless of where consumer habits bring people to shop, whether that be online or in-store, consumers are demanding consistently great retail experiences. This week we discuss evolving consumer habits and why conscious purchases are on the rise. THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS Impulse buys reach new heights: Why consumers are spending more on impulse purchases. Evolving consumer […]
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Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has today (15 Nov. 2023) announced three key consumer trends set to impact the global beauty and personal care industry in 2023, with implications over the next 5+ years: Beauty Rx: The medicalisation of beauty is leading to more demand for proof behind claims, creating value […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
WASHINGTON – An estimated 166.3 million people are planning to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. This figure is almost 8 million more people than last year and is the highest estimate since NRF began […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has today released the new edition of APAC Food and Drink Landscape. Centred on three themes: Inflation and Value, Physical and Mental Wellness and The Next Gen of Sensory Experiences, it explores the latest consumer trends and market developments in the region’s food and drink industry […]
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Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has today released the new edition of APAC Beauty and Personal Landscape, which looks at the latest consumer trends and market developments in the region’s beauty industry over the past 12 months and beyond. A key driver is the heightened and expanded focus on health as […]
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Retailers have reason to be positive about the holiday season — Americans are still planning to spend about the same or more than last year on gifts, despite the fact that 93% are concerned about the economy and rising living costs, according to EY’s latest Consumer Future Index. Some retailers will still feel pain, with […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Host Andrew McDougall is joined by the brilliant minds behind Mintel’s new 2023 Global Food and Drink Trends to discuss their predictions for the future of consumer behaviour and what that means for food and drink brands around the world. Centred around global crises, climate change, mental performance, the overwhelmed consumer and space, this year’s […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food had been driving customer adoption and migration in every sector of retail food sales for the past 9+ years.  Combine that with forced home confinement during the pandemic and now inflation is there are you asking your self What Next? If your year over year customer […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As October ends and the winter holiday season comes around, Americans start to get excited for a few things: pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving, and of course, Black Friday. Since Q3 2021, 36% of Americans think the US economy is going to get worse, and 66% think their personal finances are going to do the same. But […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has today announced five trends set to impact global consumer markets in 2023, over the next five years and beyond. Centred around seven core drivers of consumer behaviour—Identity, Rights, Surroundings, Experiences, Technology, Wellbeing and Value—the trends are: Me Mentality: Consumers will be eager to re-focus on […]
  1. Data & Insights
With the 2022 World Cup only a month away, new data released from retail data app Reapp predicts pizza will be the top choice for consumers while they watch the football from their sofa this winter. Using insights from the last World Cup in 2018, Euros 2020 and the latest consumer trends – Reapp expects […]
  1. Data & Insights
This move further democratizes a unified view of retail insights, making it easier for suppliers of all sizes and merchants to grow their businesses
  1. Technology & Innovation
Among its multiple impacts, COVID-19 accelerated an elongation of the holiday shopping season that was already underway. Rather than being limited to a jam-packed four to five weeks from Black Friday to Christmas Eve, consumers are beginning their shopping as early as October (with a few doing so even earlier than that). But despite the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Little bit of hostility out in the MNB community this week… Yesterday we noted that the latest dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker (CTT) is out, and underlines the fact that “Americans believe that food-at-home inflation has hit 22.8%, 9.7 points higher than the 13.1% annual rate reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.” One MNB […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The latest dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker (CTT) is out, and underlines the fact that “Americans believe that food-at-home inflation has hit 22.8%, 9.7 points higher than the 13.1% annual rate reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.” Other key findings: •  “Sixty-four percent of U.S. consumers report they would have difficulty covering an unexpected […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO – Americans believe that food-at-home inflation has hit 22.8%, 9.7 points higher than the 13.1% annual rate reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to the latest dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker (CTT) released Monday. The perceived rate of food at home inflation is 5.1% higher than the dunnhumby Consumer Pulse report from February […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Since the beginning of the pandemic, interest in buy now, pay later (BNPL) services has grown rapidly. From retail giants such as Amazon and Walmart to banks like Citizens Bank and Citi, we have seen multiple players enter the BNPL space. And now it’s Apple’s turn to steal the limelight. The global behemoth will go […]
  1. Data & Insights
We consistently get loads of requests from clients wanting for help with creating shopper insights. And as data becomes more and more available this demand seems to increase. When we speak, they share their frustrations: conducting research only to be disappointed by what the agency presents, and what their team is able to do with […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands and retailers strive to strengthen their relationship with the consumer, particularly in a retail climate increasingly affected by inflation and supply chain issues, there are two converging trends to consider — enriching the omnichannel shopping experience and meeting specific consumer need states in new ways.  These aren’t new trends, but […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
One of the first references to Christmas in July was in an 1892 French opera when in response to children singing Christmas carols during the summer a character says, “When you sing Christmas in July, you rush the season.” For retailers, the idea of planning Christmas in July is anything but rushing the season. A […]
  1. Department & Category
Fuel and convenience retail solution company TLM technologies has announced its flagship EPOS software, evoPOS, has just become the first fuel & convenience EPOS globally to integrate and be approved by Deliverect. This will allow thousands more retailers to manage their online and delivery orders, a key revenue stream in a delivery on-demand consumer trend […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Consumers do not want to cook dinner. While wages are up; we ask are they keeping up with prices? Today it seems as price continue to creep up for everything that consumers want or need including restaurant meals, gasoline, electricity, water, produce, and bakery items. If restaurants want to continue to operate, they must […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]