Across the pond, companies struggling to get shoppers to purchase brand-name produce

Produce brands not only have fierce competition from other brands, but also from private-label fruit and vegetables. In the last two years, inflation has impacted the cost of produce, further challenging brand-named produce. Companies need to fully understand the impact of inflation on consumers, and what they are looking for in their products to convince […]

Changing behaviours among consumers could have deep impact on companies through 2024

Uncertainty keeps UK supermarket consumers cautious about spending

How does the consumer products sector respond to the new financial realities faced by their customers? To find out, AlixPartners conducted an in-depth consumer priorities study, The Critical Consumer 2024, across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. More than 10,000 shoppers from France, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, UAE and the UK, were […]

Asda: Families still feeling pinch of inflation as disposable income plummets

Most households in the UK are struggling with affordability and have less disposable income to spend, even on essentials including bills. More than a third of British consumers, in fact, are falling short of remaining level with their pay and debt, according to the newest Income Tracker report from supermarket Asda. The message: retailers should […]

Consumer spending power increases, but Asda tracker shows cost concerns still high

ASDA celebrating Veganuary with trial vegan butcher counter in store

Although spending power has increased and inflation decreased, new insight from Asda shows that shoppers are still struggling with affordability. The rising cost of food and other items actually means that the amount customers can spend per week fell by £3 from March to August. That data point offsets somewhat upbeat news and is among […]