Blog posts • Nov 17, 2017 11:53 GMT
This year shoppers are entering the season of goodwill with a certain amount of angst. Consumers are noticing that their household budgets are under pressure, whether because of reduced incomes or because of increased prices. And the Brexit nail-biting is becoming something of a national pastime.
Blog posts • Nov 16, 2017 10:02 GMT
A lot of what we capture in shopping research can be classed as semiotics – the meaning that signs and symbols add to a purchase decision. For example, if you spend enough time with shoppers who buy pre-packed meats you soon learn how they use visual cues to support price laddering.
Blog posts • Oct 26, 2017 13:15 BST
In a recent Mintel report online grocery sales were predicted to be worth £11.1bn in the UK in 2017 -an increase of £1.1bn since 2016. Other data shows that the online channel accounts for six percent of all grocery sales, and that the proportion of shoppers buying most or all of their groceries online is growing – 14 percent in 2017 vs seven percent in 2014.
Blog posts • Oct 17, 2017 11:51 BST
A collaborative thought piece By Big River Solutions & Shoppercentric Shoppercentric and Big River Solutions have been collaborating for over 5 years, bringing together their expertise in Category Management / Shopper Marketing Solutions and Shopper Insight.
Blog posts • Mar 09, 2017 11:51 GMT
Sales figures are such a huge part of how a category is measured, and yet sales give only one part of the story. What is often lacking is a real understanding of where the missed opportunities or the threats lie, and that is crucial for retailers and brands under pressure to grow sales at a time when price is no longer a clear differentiator.
Blog posts • Jan 11, 2017 09:14 GMT
As things start getting back to normal post-Christmas, I always find myself starting to reflect on the year just gone. It certainly was quite a year, with plenty happening in the wider world of politics, security and the economy.
Blog posts • Sep 09, 2016 15:26 BST
The issue for SportsDirect – amongst others they face such as shareholder hostility – is that all this negative news can and will have an impact on sales. Many of their shoppers may accept the low prices they want or need come at a price elsewhere in the business, and that this price isn’t something they are going to concern themselves with.