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Research : Household cost-cutting hits two-year high

Research : Household cost-cutting hits two-year high

by Will Corry on August 18, 2017

Buying cheaper grocery brands is most popular way to save money

The number of Britons changing their spending habits to cut down on household expenses has hit its highest level for two years, according to Nielsen’s latest Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions.

Over half of Britons (53%) admitted to taking cost-cutting measures in the second quarter of this year, the highest level since 56% did so in Q2 2015. This is in stark contrast to last year when household cost-cutting activity hit its lowest level on record (40%), two months after the Brexit vote.

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FMCG industry’s first truly open, cloud-based and highly scalable technology platform.. Nielsen

FMCG industry’s first truly open, cloud-based and highly scalable technology platform.. Nielsen

by Will Corry on June 30, 2017

Nielsen has unveiled a ‘Connected System’ to help FMCG and retail companies spot emerging trends and act on them by integrating FMCG client data with Nielsen’s own retail POS, consumer panel, e-commerce, fresh food and cross platform media data.

Essentially, it enables FMCG and retail decision-makers to see 'what's happening in the market from every angle and spot what's next.

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Nielsen launches Everyday Analytics

Nielsen launches Everyday Analytics

by Will Corry on May 10, 2017

Today, Nielsen announces the launch of Everyday Analytics in the UK and a number of other European countries (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain).

This new suite of analytics enables fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers to keep up with the constantly changing, daily conditions of today’s fragmented marketplace. By reducing the time, cost and resource demands of traditional analytics, coupled with simple and intuitive tools, the new offering will make sophisticated analytics more accessible for everyday decisions across all FMCG growth drivers, including price and promotion, advertising and innovation.

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Research   : “Leaver” consumer confidence down slightly after Article 50 triggered.. Nielsen

Research : “Leaver” consumer confidence down slightly after Article 50 triggered.. Nielsen

by Will Corry on April 13, 2017

“Strong support” for Brexit among leavers has steadily declined

Consumers expect price rises in every major category of goods - from groceries to cars to housing

The first study gauging British consumer confidence immediately after Article 50 was triggered reveals confidence among those who support Brexit has fallen.

The latest Nielsen Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions revealed that although British consumer confidence, overall, remained stable at 102, the level among “Leavers” dropped from 109 in January to 106 in early April, whilst “Remainer” confidence increased one point to 97.

A score over 100 indicates degrees of optimism, below 100, degrees of pessimism.

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Brexit has affected consumer fears not spending – Nielsen

Brexit has affected consumer fears not spending – Nielsen

by Will Corry on February 21, 2017

British consumer spending confidence is at its highest level on record but a huge rise in concern about the economy saw it overtake terrorism and immigration as the nation’s biggest concern, according to Nielsen's latest global report on consumer confidence and spending intentions.

British consumer spending confidence has hit its highest level on record but a huge rise in concern about the economy saw it overtake terrorism and immigration as the nation’s biggest concern.

The latest Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions revealed that across 2016, the economy saw the biggest rise in the amount of Britons citing it as their 1st or 2nd biggest concern. The proportion doing so rose 12 percentage points to 28%. Political stability saw the next biggest rise, jumping eight points to 10% – five times higher than at the end of 2015.

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Lidl & Nielsen: British women among the most likely to find Christmas stressful

Lidl & Nielsen: British women among the most likely to find Christmas stressful

by Will Corry on December 16, 2016

British women are among the most likely to find Christmas stressful according to a 25-country study by Lidl and Nielsen on roles around Christmas. It includes sales data showing December's grocery bill is 20% higher than the rest of the year, we make 6% more trips and which products see the biggest uplift in sales due to Christmas [more…]

Research : Nearly half of online ads miss target audience … Nielsen

Research : Nearly half of online ads miss target audience … Nielsen

by Will Corry on December 15, 2016

Mobile tends to be more accurate than desktop when targeting narrower groups

Only 53% of ad impressions served in the UK were viewed by people of the age and gender advertisers intended, according to a study of more than 44,000 campaigns across 17 countries by measurement company Nielsen.

The accuracy of ad targeting varies widely by sector, with travel marketers currently the most likely to reach their desired audience in the UK (doing so 66% of the time) followed by entertainment (64%). On the other hand, FMCG (40%) and retail (42%) marketers are most likely to struggle hitting their target audience.

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Nielsen unveils “dark horse” behind best product launches

Nielsen unveils “dark horse” behind best product launches

by Will Corry on December 12, 2016

Package design, one of the least heralded aspects of marketing, is a major factor behind the most successful product launches over the last two years.

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British retail “drowning in sea” of unrewarding loyalty cards

British retail “drowning in sea” of unrewarding loyalty cards

by Will Corry on December 7, 2016

Only Finland has more but, paradoxically, British shoppers among least likely to use them

Although British shoppers are the most likely in the world to have a loyalty card, with the exception of Finland, they’re among the least likely to see or utilise the benefits, according to a Nielsen study of 63 countries.

Two-thirds of shoppers globally report being a member of a retail loyalty scheme, compared to 89% in Britain. Only Finland is higher (94%). The average British loyalty card holder has 3.6 of them, behind only Japan and Lithuania.

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Research : Britons among world’s least likely to try mobile-only banking

Research : Britons among world’s least likely to try mobile-only banking

by Will Corry on October 26, 2016

They’re 50% more likely than the global average to prefer going to a branch

Despite the number of mobile-only banks set to launch in the UK this year, Britons are among the least likely in the world to use them.

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of Britons aren’t likely to use mobile-only banks – those which don’t have a physical location and are serviced entirely via smartphone apps. Only four countries – France, Belgium, Hungary and New Zealand – are less likely than Britons to use these types of banks, according to a global study of 63 countries by Nielsen.

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