Context You’ve completed your Category Strategy. You know where you are heading. You have plotted your timed course to get there because you’ve created a quantified set of prioritised Growth Drivers and Activation Platforms and you have a multi-functional set of Strategic Imperatives, which are shaping your corporate and brand plans across the next three… Read More
Are you leaving money on the screen?
A lack of co-ordinated approach can lead to chaos and missed opportunities leaving money on the screen. eCommerce has been on the agenda of companies for many years now, and many are investing significant resource into pure-play, but there are still major opportunities in ‘Grocery’. According to the latest IGD forecast, there will be $257bn… Read More
What should we do next in eCommerce?
eCommerce is here to stay, but within FMCG eCommerce is still quite low in terms of market share at circa 6% in 2019 (source: GfK, Intage, Kantar). However, with eCommerce forecast to reach 10% of FMCG sales by 2025 (if not sooner in my view), should suppliers be complacent with allowing people to simply move… Read More
Do you sometimes need a little nudge?
Like many people, it turns out that consumers also respond well to a little nudge now and then. Whilst Nudge Marketing^ has been around for some time, we still believe it is a great way to help close what we call the “Shopper Purchase Decision Gap”. Our industry has traditionally concentrated on building great emotion… Read More
Have you “executed” any shoppers recently?
I attended the Executing Shopper Insights conference in London last month, and thought two things; has anyone acted on any of the learnings from the conference yet, and WHAT were the main learnings. We thought there were three key themes which connected most of the content: The Paradox of Millennials’ behaviour. The call for Contextual… Read More
Extreme reactions or are some suppliers not facing the truth?
When Sainsbury’s recently announced its strategy to address losses to the discounters, the reactions from some suppliers were extreme. On the news that it was assessing both the ‘emotional’ and ‘functional’ connection to consumers and shoppers of all brands across some 34,000 SKUs, the Grocer reported that Sainsbury’s declares war on brands’’ and that some… Read More