February 7th, 2007
Women are widely believed to influence some 80% of all household spending, a figure supported by Euromonitor International’s publication, ‘Who Buys What’, which analyses expenditure by gender, age, wealth and education in over 70 market sectors and 35 countries.
September 27th, 2006
Teens have become key spenders; a much-hyped fact that in terms of beauty products has spawned a new category of fun and funky, fashion-led lines and functional, problem-solving brands. Fine fragrances have formerly stood beyond this market, positioned at an older consumer and priced accordingly, but this is starting to change as the premium segment looks for new avenues to growth.
August 21st, 2006
Health consciousness is one of the dominant drivers of consumer markets in the 21st century. In food markets there are virtually no products that can be marketed without addressing health concerns, and even basic foods must address issues of calorific content, additives, pesticides, organics, salt and sugar volumes.
August 11th, 2006
Americans eat the most fast food, but the Japanese spend the most on take-aways, according to new research from Euromonitor International.
July 25th, 2006
Millions of consumers spend a major proportion of their leisure time living in virtual worlds where their avatars enjoy a parallel existence and buy products in their own right.
August 3rd, 2003
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?
June 13th, 2003
Ready meals are currently one of the most dynamic sectors in the global packaged food market, registering value growth of nearly 4% during 2002. While developed US, UK and Japan markets, which account for 66% of global value sales, clearly dominate, key emerging markets of Eastern Europe, in particular, are also increasingly attracted by the convenience of such products. Per capita consumption in the Czech Republic, for instance, is at over 5kg comparable to that in Germany, and total market value in the region grew by 11% during 2002.
December 20th, 2002
With a plethora of anti-ageing products flooding the market, catering for society’s baby boomers would appear to be at the fore of new trends within the cosmetics and toiletries industry. However, manufacturers have also set their sights firmly at the other end of the spectrum, on the tweens and teens market, as they increasingly segment products across all age groups.
November 26th, 2002
The price battle which formed a large part of the private label war has ended in something of a truce between Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Asda. While competition remains fierce, there has been a palpable shift in strategy from cheap and cheerful private label to private label ranges that offer consumer lifestyle solutions, particularly among the top two grocers; Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
July 29th, 2002
Today sees the publication of a brand new book World Consumer Lifestyles Databook: Key Trends from market research and business publisher, Euromonitor. It has a huge range of valuable, but hard to find lifestyle data for 70 countries, including eating and drinking habits, spending patterns and lifestyle choices.