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How Consumers Shop in Different Parts of the Country

With the holiday shopping season getting underway, it is imperative that retailers — both chains and independents — know how shopping behavior differs throughout the United States. Here are some conclusions from Nielsen based on its research of “gift splurgers … Continue reading

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The Pre-Store Impact of Digital Shopping

Although the purchase volume of in-store transactions remains dominant (well over 90 percent of consumer purchases are concluded in a physical store), digital pre-store shopping tools are becoming more and more popular. Nielsen reports the following based on its research: … Continue reading

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Retailers Need to Better Understand Asia Pacific Markets

As more and more large retailers expand beyond their home borders, it is crucial for them to better understand these foreign markets — particularly, Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific regions of the world account for about 60 percent of the … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Restaurant Growth

Americans like to eat out, and this was so even during the recent Great  Recession. According to Nielsen: “While consumer confidence and saving trends paint a picture of relative restraint in the U.S., a look at how much we’re spending at … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Growth in Developing Markets

The developed (mature) retail marketplace is seeing relatively stagnant sales growth around the globe. However, many developing markets are witnessing strong sales increases across various retail store categories. In addition, the popularity of different store formats is evolving. This has … Continue reading

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Store Loyalty Down — Even in Australia

We know that many consumers are less store loyal and more fickle than ever before — due to both greater retail competition and higher expectations. So, what do hard data show us? Here’s a Nielsen example from Australia: “Shoppers are prepared … Continue reading

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Retailers Must Respond to the Shopping Needs of the Senior Market

Retailers beware! Seniors not only buy different goods and services than shoppers of other generations, they also shop differently. Consider these observations — and the chart below — from Nielsen: “We’re all getting older, but we’re also living longer. And … Continue reading

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