More than any other consumer industry, beauty and personal care are driven by trends. New trending ingredients, formulations, colors and brands come around every season. Walk into your average drug store and you’ll see this reflected on shelves. In fact, here in the U.S. there are more products on shelf in the average cosmetics aisle
“Actionable Insights” — is there any bigger cliché in the category management and shopper insights world than those two words? Usually you see these words in the context of a service provider making claims about its unique ability to provide value. “We translate data and reports into actionable insights that help you grow your business.
KANSAS CITY – Hallmark is partnering with retailers to drive profitability by bringing the greeting card aisle to the online marketplace. This focus on delivering new and innovative solutions comes at a time when the grocery industry is experiencing growth in online sales. A Food Marketing Institute-Nielsen report states that U.S. online grocery spending could
NEW YORK — It is a pivotal juncture for the beauty care category in the drug channel. Retailers and brands need to devise a game plan to wrest the business away from prestige power players. Sales in cosmetics, skin care and grooming are firing on all cylinders — but sadly, not in the mass beauty
NEW YORK — Store-brand sales growth in the mass retail channel approached 10% last year, according to new Nielsen data reported by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA). In 2017, private-label dollar sales at mass merchant, warehouse club and dollar stores totaled $54.9 billion, up 9.3% from $50.2 billion for 2016, while unit sales rose
MIAMI — Within five to seven years, 70% of U.S. consumers will be doing at least some of their grocery shopping online, according to research findings released by the Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen at the FMI’s Midwinter Conference here. The second-year findings of the “Digitally Engaged Food Shopper” study estimates that American consumers will be
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A resource tool originally designed to help Global Market Development Center (GMDC) members track and understand marketplace data has been upgraded to provide a more intuitive user experience and deeper levels of analytics. The updated GM Hierarchy was launched on Wednesday by GMDC in partnership with Nielsen and Retail Insights LLC.
It’s no secret that the U.S. retail landscape is experiencing one of the greatest seismic shifts in decades. Each day brings new challenges to navigate, such as consolidation, price wars, channel fragmentation and major shifts in when, where and how consumers shop. Drug stores are not immune to these dynamics, and in many cases they
NEW YORK — Nielsen has renewed its data insights and analytics services pact with Fred’s Inc., expanding the companies’ long-term relationship. Under the agreement, Nielsen will become the exclusive account-level data provider for Fred’s Pharmacy, covering metrics for all 601 Fred’s discount general merchandise stores in 15 states across the southeastern United States, as well
NEW YORK — Fred’s Inc. and Nielsen recently announced an expansion of their long-term relationship with the renewal of data insights and analytics services. With this agreement, Nielsen will become the exclusive account-level data provider for Fred’s, covering metrics for all 601 Fred’s stores in 15 states across the southeastern U.S., as well as future
CHICAGO — While purchases by multicultural Americans over-index across beauty care categories, major brands are just now starting to look seriously at this growing consumer segment and put forth novel products to meet their needs. That is the assessment of Courtney Jones, vice president of multicultural growth and strategy at Nielsen. Higher-end and niche brands
Across the retail space, there’s certainly no shortage of channels to help shoppers meet their health and wellness needs. While Nielsen data shows that spend per trip by drug store consumers is up slightly, the number of trips is declining. As more retailers ramp up their health and wellness offerings, and the lines between the
NEW YORK — Efforts that mass market retailers started last year to brush up their beauty departments and court new shoppers are starting to register. Mass market beauty care sales rose only 2% in 2016, according to NPD Group Inc. (lower than prestige at 6%), but several categories recorded impressive results. Skin care, for example,
WASHINGTON — More allergy sufferers are opting for over-the-counter medicines to alleviate their symptoms as more prescription products switch to OTC status, according to new research Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and Nielsen. CHPA said Thursday the study found that 60% adult allergy sufferers use only OTCs for treatment, up from just more than half