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In this episode of Globalcast, Daphne Kasriel, Countries & Consumers Research Editor at Euromonitor International, gives an overview of consumers in 2011 with a look at some surprising trends.
What the consumer looks like in 2011
The importance of consumer trends
This year's surprise and emerging market consumer trends
Download this podcast (mp3) In this episode of Globalcast, Daphne Kasriel, Countries & Consumers Research Editor at Euromonitor International, gives an overview of consumers in 2011 with a look at some surprising trends. Learn about: What the consumer looks like in 2011 The importance of consumer trends This year’s surprise and emerging market consumer trends […]
Music is increasingly being downloaded or streamed to PCs, MP3 players or mobile phones, rather than purchased in a physical format. In an era where everything is consumed on a casual and temporary basis, this may spell the end for CDs and is also the hub of a global debate on piracy. So what do consumers really prefer? And more importantly, are they obtaining music legally?
From New England to Madrid and Tokyo, many consumers now have less money in their pockets after losing their jobs, moving from permanent to temporary positions, taking pay cuts, foregoing bonuses or losing overtime. While many remain relatively comfortable in terms of their overall standard of living, this loss of income has been keenly felt, both materially and psychologically, forcing them to re-evaluate their consumption choices.
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In this edition of Euromonitor International's Globalcast series, Research Analyst Daphne Kasriel explains the recession's impact on consumer spending during the European 2009 Christmas season. This analysis takes a year-over-year comparison of the retail industry, discussing the performance of major categories and predicts which sectors may experience the highest gains in 2010.
Consumer thrift skills and the long-term impact
Which retail sector has mitigated the effects of the downturn
Similarities and differences in consumer behavior from 2008
Which retail segments can look forward to a better year from consumers
Click here to listen – In this edition of Euromonitor International’s Globalcast series, Research Analyst Daphne Kasriel explains the recession’s impact on consumer spending during the European 2009 Christmas season. This analysis takes a year-over-year comparison of the retail industry, discussing the performance of major categories and predicts which sectors may experience the highest gains […]
Although just a few countries in the region actually get to have a white Christmas, it does not deter consumers from celebrating, especially in a commercial way. From fancy Christmas cakes in Japan to extravagant lighting displays in Singapore, to amusingly funny “Marry Christmas!” banners in China to simply 'throwing a shrimp on the Barbie' Down Under, Christmas certainly has a prominent position in the hearts of Asia-Pacific consumers.
In this article picking up on client interest in the impact of the downturn on consumers, we offer a snapshot of the impact of the credit crunch on consumer purchasing attitudes and behaviours with regard to food, drink and tobacco, drawing upon the expertise of Euromonitor International's in-house experts to highlight current and future scenarios in these industries.
George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “If you want to see how a society thinks, look at what it searches for.” Thanks to the explosion in the use of internet search engines over the past decade or so, it is now easier than ever to gain insight into the motivations, hopes, fears and expectations driving consumers.
The Middle East has been moderately affected by the credit crunch in that consumers are more cautious in part. Since Middle Eastern consumers are not as overstretched as those in Western countries, the credit crunch has a shallower bite.
Welcome to the first article in our new monthly 2020 series of comment pieces spotlighting future consumer trends in key consumer markets, starting off with BRIC countries. Some trends are already simmering, some new but all are likely to influence consumers in specific countries in 2020. After a look at current trends, the pieces explore emerging trends and future scenarios
All expectations are that this will be a year of guarded consumption for credit-crunched consumers globally – but consumption is more resilient than people might think and many commentators point out that the global consumer mindset is tuned to recession-spending.
“Back to basics” seems to be the current dieting slogan – or so many dieters would have you believe. Rather than splashing out on specific diet products, consumers say that they prefer to eat healthily as a lifestyle choice. However, this seemingly new healthy attitude to dieting is still accompanied by the resilient size zero debate.
The global consumer romance with mobile phones and other mobile devices has driven a rising interest in mobile advertising, with brands eager to communicate to consumers through their beloved communications channel.
Asia-Pacific consumers are notorious for their penchant for luxury goods and technology. Let's hear from the consumers themselves how the habits came about and most intriguingly, on what's new with these obsessions given the economic backdrop?