Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

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How Amazon continues to win in beauty ecommerce

Beauty ecommerce has continued an upward trajectory over the past few years, with growth in the market nearly quadrupling between 2015 and 2022. As well as the impact of influencers and social selling, a spike in demand during the pandemic, and direct-to-consumer innovation – one factor in the sector’s growth has been the expansion of […]

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How are beauty and cosmetics companies using generative AI?

From healthcare to travel, multiple industries are investing in generative AI technology in order to enhance products and services. Beauty and cosmetics is no different – an industry already at the forefront of innovation, where ‘beauty tech’ and virtual shopping tools are shaping an all-new type of customer experience.   Now, generative AI – which […]

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Retail media: Walled garden or integrated channel? We ask the experts

We recently spoke to some media experts about measurement in retail media. We’ve been talking to them again this week, about the nature of retail media networks – are they walled gardens? Or do new partnerships and integrations make retail media an integrated part of wider campaigns? How to achieve scale and efficiency is a […]

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Fulfilment and delivery trends in grocery and FMCG

From order picking to last mile delivery, grocery retailers and FMCG brands are increasingly looking for ways to improve speed and efficiency in omnichannel fulfilment. With rising consumer expectations, the goal is to give customers what they want, exactly when they want it, even amid wider challenges in the supply chain. A large number of […]

How FMCG brands are getting the most out of first-party data

The coronavirus pandemic has formed new consumer habits around buying fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG, also known as consumer-packaged goods or CPG). While the astronomical spike in online purchasing that was seen in the early days of the Covid-19 lockdowns (and again in late 2020 and early 2021) proved to not be permanent, many more consumers […]

FMCG brands are re-evaluating media strategies as consumers shift to online grocery shopping

 ‌ With shoppers now turning to ecommerce channels as part of their everyday purchase journey, FMCG manufacturers are suddenly having to re-evaluate how they create and convert demand for their products and re-consider how and where they invest in brand advertising and marketing. There is a growing need to divert more spend towards digital media to influence their target audiences closer to the online point of purchase.

How FMCG brands are adapting products in response to the shift to ecommerce

 ‌ The shift to ecommerce has been particularly noticeable within FMCG. In December 2020, 8.5 million UK households shopped for their groceries online – up from 5.7m households the year previously.

In response to this, and to capitalise on new consumer behaviour, many FMCG companies are re-assessing their product portfolios, and expanding into new categories and channels.

How can FMCG brands make the most of their hard-won first party data & deliver more effective digital advertising?

 ‌ During the coronavirus pandemic, many FMCG brands have established new channels and relationships with consumers. How can they use these to gather first-party data and put it to effective use in their advertising and marketing campaigns?

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Diageo on D2C strategy, owning search and adapting to new consumer moments

For brands who primarily sold to or interacted with customers via a physical venue, the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown that it brought prompted an abrupt shift towards finding ways to interact with customers in the digital realm instead. This was particularly true for beverage company Diageo, which owns drinks brands like Guinness, Baileys, Smirnoff, […]

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Six lessons from Mars Petcare’s dive into D2C during the pandemic

When you hear the brand name ‘Mars’, what is the first thing that springs to mind? Chances are, it’s probably sweets, since Mars is best known as the company that owns confectionery brands like Galaxy, M&Ms, Snickers, Twix and many more. Far less widely-known is the fact that Mars is one of the world’s largest […]

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