Friday, January 14, 2011

The Just-in-Time Consumer: How Shopping Trips Align with Economic Woes | Nielsen Wire

The Just-in-Time Consumer: How Shopping Trips Align with Economic Woes | Nielsen Wire

A recent Wall Street Journal article suggested that the trend of U.S. consumers making more frequent shopping trips, but buying less each trip was new, a result of the continuing tough economic conditions and a desire by consumers “to keep cash on hand.” What’s more, the article noted that food and consumer packaged goods companies as well as retailers have been introducing smaller package sizes and changing displays to attract shoppers interested in smaller sizes. Nielsen’s research supports findings in the article and we’ve taken a deeper dive into the issues to identify trends for small and large trips within specific retail channels and consumer segments.



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