Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

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Seven examples of brands engaging in social commerce

Social commerce is maturing. As Accenture states in its ‘Future of Shopping‘ report: “Rather than a handful of big retailers and brands selling to mass markets of millions, we’re now seeing millions of individuals and smaller businesses selling to one another within a vast social commerce ecosystem.” Consequently, social commerce is expected to grow three […]

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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 […]

Stats roundup: Online grocery since Covid-19

The online share of food shopping in the UK was 5.4% in February 2020 according to the ONS. By February 2021, this had risen to 14.7%. However, once restrictions were eased and vaccines were rolled out more widely, online growth declined as grocery shopping habits shifted back to brick-and-mortar. This stats roundup includes figures that […]

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 […]

The beauty industry

What does Beauty Pie’s success reveal about a changing beauty industry?

Beauty Pie raised $100m in funding last September to help further its expansion plans, which it says will involve “more warehouses, pop-up shops and a new membership model (for devotees).” This round of funding follows on from the huge growth Beauty Pie generated during the pandemic, with the brand doubling its number of members and […]

Econsultancy's Internet Statistics Database - Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

Stats on FMCG marketing

 ‌ The Internet Statistics Database contains global charts and statistics related to the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, for you to browse, save and export.

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