Late eggs-pectations for Easter 2019 in the UK
How will a later Easter affect UK consumer behaviour?
Samsung fights back in EU as iPhone XR tops UK charts
Android accounted for 79.3% of smartphone sales while iOS saw its share fall by 2% points to 20.1%.
St. Patrick’s Day boost for Irish Grocery market share
The latest Irish grocery market share covering the 12 weeks to 24 March 2019.
Out Now: Vietnam’s Insight Handbook 2019
Vietnam’s fourth annual Insight Handbook is out. Don't miss 2019's consumer trends & behaviours.
British supermarkets await Easter sales boost
The latest Grocery Market Share covering the 12 weeks to 24 March 2019.
FMCG in Brazil remained challenging during 2018
Consumption dropped by 2.1% in volume while value grew just 1.5% in 2018 compared to 2017.
Chinese New Year keeps FMCG’s growth robust
Consumer spending on FMCG in China maintained a robust growth of 6.7% in value.
Huawei launches P30 smartphone series
Dominic Sunnebo shares his impressions of the new device and the context in which it's launching.
FMCG in Asia sees an overall positive growth in Q4 2018
FMCG in Asia sees an overall positive growth by 4.3% in Q4 2018, compared to 4.1% in Q4 2017.
Competition heats up for laptop & tablet manufacturers
Laptop service is available in the US, with the first UK dataset becoming available this spring.
Kantar moves to single brand
All Kantar's services and offerings will be delivered under the Kantar brand name.
Rising prices drive grocery sales growth in Ireland
The latest Irish grocery market share release covering the 12 weeks to 24 February 2019.
Kantar Marketplace: New research and insights store
Kantar has launched its new online platform called the Kantar Marketplace in 21 countries.
FMCG off to a good start in China
Consumer spending on FMCG in China made a good start with a value growth rate of 7.7%.
UK: Grocery growth steady as Brexit deadline looms
The latest UK Grocery Market Share covering the 12 weeks to 24 February 2019.
Vietnam shows fastest growth since 2011
A stronger year for modern trade with the evolution of both big & small, on and off retail formats.
How will Brexit affect UK supermarkets?
The whitepaper explores the measures retailers and suppliers are taking to prepare for Brexit.
Kantar Worldpanel launches consumer panel in Bangladesh
The service covers 5,150 households across Bangladesh and provides more granular insights to brands.
New report out: How at-home consumption is changing
In our new report we found out why healthy snacking is on the up or how menus are getting simpler.
Valeria Berlfein: “We consume differently when OOH”
Our Expert Solutions Director in LATAM, looks at the importance of OOH market in the region.
Extending consumer panel to track DA & TVs in Australia
The new survey provides in-depth tracking studies of purchasing and usage trends for DA & TV.
Spanish FMCG grew 0.7% in 2018 fuelled by packaged food
New store formats and takeaway food will be two competitive dynamics to bear in mind in 2019.
FMCG in China maintains 4.3% growth in 2018
Spending in fast moving consumer goods across China grew by 4.3% year on year, the same as in 2017.
Irish Grocery market fends off January blues
The latest irish grocery market share data covering the 12 weeks to 27 January 2019.
Dominic Sunnebo: “People hold onto their phones longer"
Our Global Strategic Insight Director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, talks about smartphone trends.
UK: New Year’s resolutions raise healthy grocery sales
The latest UK grocery market share covering the 12 weeks to 27 January 2019.
Growth opportunities for French FMCG brands
The FMCG and self-service fresh produce markets in France decreased by 1.2% in 2018.
Huawei and Xiaomi near 34m customers in western Europe
The latest smartphone OS data shows Android in the top across the five major European markets.
The surprising source of FMCG growth in China
Young families in low-tier cities contributed 85% of FMCG sales value growth in local markets.
How to measure innovation success beyond sales?
In our new publication "Innovating for growth" we analysed more than 1,800 new product launches.
Kerry Corke: “Measure purchase to optimise media spend”
How using purchase data can help brands make better advertising decisions in complex environments.
New laptop and tablet consumer panel in the UK
Our new laptop and tablet consumer panel measures purchase and usage trends in the US and in the UK.
Delivery and takeaway now reach 2 out of 3 Spaniards
New emerging ways of consumption have already been used in Spain by 22 million people.
Adapting to the changing Saudi shopper
The economic slowdown and tax increases in Saudi are causing a change in shopper behaviour.
Irish grocery market hits record as retailers cash in
The latest Irealnd's grocery market share covering the 12 weeks to 30 December 2018.
Finding growth in the Brazilian beverages market
Finding growth in the Brazilian beverages market covers the market dynamic in In & OOH performance.
Kantar Worldpanel enhances consumer panel in Sri Lanka
We have enhanced our FMCG consumer panel in Sri Lanka in a joint initiative with Kantar LMRB.
UK grocers buck high street with record Christmas spend
The latest UK's grocery market share covering the 12 weeks to 30 December 2018.
Maria Josep Martínez: “70% of coffee spend is OOH”
Our Global Director of Out of Home and Usage Food, considers the scope of the OOH market.
Have a happy and successful 2019!
Do not miss out our experts’ commentary and our insights for a happier and more successful 2019.
Who will be in control of your home this Christmas?
Around 20% of US households own a voice assistant device, with Amazon leading the market.
Ireland: Dunnes leads the run up to Christmas
The latest Irish grocery market share covering the 12 weeks to 2 December 2018.
The new Latam shopper sets the pace of the FMCG market
Market in Latam has contracted for the second consecutive quarter, with a volume decline of -1.6%.
Asia Consumer Insights: overall FMCG growth by 4.2%
FMCG in Asia sees an overall positive growth by 4.2% in Q2 2018, compared to 3.2% in Q3 2017.
Out-of-Home Panel Launched in Vietnam
A new panel measures regularly major convenient F&B purchased for consumption away from home.
UK's Grocery market growth cools as Christmas nears
The Grocery market share update covering the 12 weeks 2 December 2018.
Benjamin Cawthray: “Benchmark within your category”
Our Global Thought Leadership Director talks about brands and setting realistic penetration targets.
Insurgent brands shake up China's FMCG market
China local insurgent brands have captured 6% market share but represent 20% of the category growth.
Generating incremental growth through promotions
Keys for understanding short-term uplifts to achieve success in brands' promotional strategies.
Who is winning more Chinese Consumers in 2018?
21 FMCG companies reached over 100 million urban households during the 52 w/e October 5th 2018.
Global online FMCG sales grow by 13%
Online sales of groceries grew by 13% globally in the 12 months ending June 2018.
Virginia Garavaglia: “Growth needs realistic targets”
Virginia Garavaglia, Marketing Director for Latam, looks at what brands need to do for growth.
Irish shoppers cross the border to spend €65M
The latest Irish grocery market share covering the 12 weeks to 4 November.
Discounters off to a strong start in race for Christmas
The grocery market share figures covering the 12 weeks to 4 November 2018.
David Berry: "Innovation in OOH has been really strong"
As a result of some very strong innovation, Irish consumers have responded well to the new products.
Single's Day: 1/3 Chinese families will buy FMCG online
This year’s Single’s Day in China will break records in terms of shopper attraction.
New consumer panel to track smart speakers in the US
ComTech's new panel will deliver the latest industry insight on smart speakers in the US.
Apple makes strong gains in the US smartphone market
The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech shows a mixed picture for Android.
Connecting with Centennials, the next wave of consumers
Centennials and ‘the experience economy’ are coming of age but what does this mean for brands?
US: The “beauty from within” trend blurs boundaries
One of the latest trends in the US market is the merging of the health and beauty sectors.
Sony finds success in UK's challenging gaming market
The latest data on the physical entertainment market covering the 12 weeks to 23 September 2018.
Stronger growth for China’s FMCG market during Q3 2018
Price was the biggest driver of the growth, up by 4.8% in Q3 compared to the same period last year.
Jason Yu: “The new retail is a new reality for brands”
E-commerce in China continued to report very strong growth in 2017 across all regions.
Ireland: Dunnes takes top spot & Aldi hits record share
The latest Irish Grocery Market Share covering the 12 weeks to 7 October 2018.
New paper: E-commerce opportunities in Asia
“The dynamic world of e-commerce in Asia” reveals that Asia has taken the lead in online shopping.
Irish Brand Footprint 2018 - out now
The Brand Footprint ranking reveals how consumers in Ireland are buying FMCG brands.
UK's autumn chill puts Sunday lunch back on the menu
The UK grocery market share figures covering the 12 weeks to 10 October 2018.
The French clothing market shows slowing growth
The competitive landscape for clothing in France is changing, mainly online.
Stéphane Roger: “Growth is a mix of online and offline"
In this new edition of Perspectives we talk to Stéphane Roger, Global Shopper & Retail Director.
China FMCG market grew fueled by ecommerce
Consumer spending on FMCG in China remained positive by growing 5.3%.
The rise of social media influencers in the UK
Influencers have engaged audiences who trust them and seek their opinion on beauty and fashion.
Scottish Brand Footprint 2018 - out now
The Brand Footprint ranking reveals how consumers in Scotland are buying FMCG brands.
The dynamic world of e-commerce in Asia
For Vietnam only, online is flourishing seven times faster than FMCG in total modern trade.
Spain: FMCG grows 0.9% from January to August 2018
Mercadona has the highest market share growth, while Lidl is leading the way in acquiring customers
UK: Meat in the red as Summer extends into Autumn
The latest meat, fish and poultry update covering the 12 weeks to 9th September 2018.
Alison Martin: “Growth is about finding new shoppers”
In this edition of Perspectives we talk about brands in the UK and how they can be successful.
Summer grocery growth segues into back to school season
The latest grocery market share figures covering the 12 weeks ending 9 September 2018.
Consumer Insights Latam: A turning point for FMCG
For the first time in ten years, volume consumption in Latin America did not grow.
Consumer Insights Asia: FMCG sees positive growth
FMCG in Asia sees positive growth by 3.8% in Q2 2018, compared to 3.3% in Q2 2017.
Shoppers spend extra half a billion enjoying the summer
The grocery market share figures covering the 12 weeks to 9 September 2018.
Paul Murphy: "People are not that loyal to brands"
In our latest issue of Perspectives, we put the focus on how brands grow.
Out now: How does that make you feel?
Kantar Worldpanel’s insight paper uncovers the power of consumer experiences.
Marketing in between the Blurring Boundaries of People
Kantar identifies the major digital challenges to improve marketing in a stressed digital era.
Chicken outstrips red meat in British barbeques
The latest UK meat, fish and poultry update covering the 12 weeks to 12 August 2018.
Winning through innovation in UK
Our expert solutions team uncovers the winning approach to NPD.
Truths about Indonesian Beauty Shoppers
Indonesian consumers have become highly aware of their physical appearance lately.
K. Ramakrishnan: "India's brands landscape is changing"
Ramki talks about FMCG in India, a changing brand landscape and new consumer panels.
Sunny weather and Love Island boost shopping in Ireland
The latest Irish Grocery Market share covering the 12 weeks to 12 August 2018.
Consumption in Argentina: another downwards review
The year-end forecast for consumption in Argentina has now a projection for a 1.2% decline.
Vietnam: Reaching your target shoppers more efficiently
Understanding Vietnamese shoppers media habits and how this differs by key region.
Sun shines on Co-op and grocery brands
The grocery market share figures covering the 12 weeks to 12 August 2018.
Jo Smith: "Retailers are revisiting promotions in UK"
Jo Smith goes over the most topical subjects in the UK: online shopping, own labels and promotions.
Adapting to the changing face of America
How can beauty brands adapt to the changing needs and behaviours of American shoppers?
Spotlight Indonesia: route to win in disruptive times
¿How can brands in Indonesia gain new category buyers? "Spotlight of Indonesia" offers some ideas.
New game release a godsend for high street retailers
The UK's entertainment barometer for Q2 2018.
Big retail formats in Vietnam: a growth opportunity?
Vietnam FMCG monitor gives some clues about where to find growth opportunities in retail.
Cecilia Alva: Seniors choose premium and spend more
Seniors are key for the FMCG industry in Latin America. We talk about that with Cecilia Alva.
New report - Latin cooking: from love to hate
Only if you understand how your product is used, you will understand how to market to consumers.
Hot weather proves thirsty work in Ireland
Our latest figures show sales soaring by 3.1% in the midst of the recent summer heatwave.
Tim Kidd: There's not a single magic formula for growth
In this conversations article we talk to Tim Kidd, European Managing Director at Kantar Worldpanel.
Holistic View Brazil: a journey of change
Leisure has ceased to be a priority on the list of the most significant expenditures in Brazil.
Huawei cracks the British smartphone market
Smartphone OS data reveals a mixed performance for Android in the three months ending June 2018.
Sizzling summer lights up the grocery market in UK
The grocery market share figures covering the 12 weeks to 15 July 2018.
FragmentNation: Health inequalities in the UK
Most people will say they are interested in their health and diet, does this translate into action?
Venu Madhav: Growth in Indonesia is in smaller towns
In this first edition of Perspectives, we talk to Venu Madhav, General Manager of Indonesia.
The role of aggregators for food delivery in Spain
40% of home-delivered food in Spain is ordered via aggregators.
Snacking in Vietnam: an innovative game
Food consumption habits and preferences in Vietnam have reflected extensive changes in Snacking.
Consumer Insights Asia: a visual ride into FMCG growth
Asia Consumer Insights Q1 is now available, with FMCG trends in a variety of categories.
The World Cup quarter finals uplift sales in UK
The World Cup quarter finals this weekend could generate £860 million of grocery sales in UK.
Facebook and TV boost the effectiveness of advertising
The synergic effect of Facebook and TV boosts the effectiveness of advertising campaigns by 10%.
China's consumer goods market rebounds in 2017
China's FMCG market rebounded in 2017, as consumers showed efforts to live healthier lives.
Summer sun heats up the Irish grocery market
Soaring temperatures have increased sales of summer grocery favourites in Ireland.
Consumer Insights Latam: Find the pockets of growth
The brand landscape, channel landscape and economic climate have shifted, having an impact in FMCG.
Grocery market reaches two-year growth milestone in UK
The latest grocery market share figures covering the 12 weeks to 17 June 2018.
An integrated view of Philippine FMCG market in 2018
During the first quarter of 2018, the Philippine economy sustained improvement at 6.8%.
Omnichannel report: Finding growth in reinvented retail
Discover global FMCG and retail trends, and how brands can drive growth through different channels.
E-commerce clinches 5.4% of fashion spending in Spain
Internet gains ground in the Spanish fashion business.
The textile market seeks new momentum in France
Référenseigne Scoop FASHION 2018 is out, an overview of the textile market at the beginning of 2018.
Vietnam FMCG monitor: innovation for growth
Vietnam's FMCG market is expected to grow at +5% in 2018.
China’s beauty market is seeing rapid growth
China’s beauty market is seeing rapid growth, with skin care and makeup increasing the most.
Premiumisation: The answer to declining consumer spend?
Victoria Aspinall, Client Consultant, Expert Solutions, explores the topic of premiumisation.
Game on for TV manufacturers as FIFA World Cup looms
Consumers use the 2018 FIFA World Cup as an excuse to invest in a new television.
Tesco back on top in Ireland for first time since 2015
The latest grocery market covering the 12 weeks ending 20 May 2018.
End of the middle
Our Usage team looks at how brands can find success by appealing to niche customers.
Warm weather and ‘Markle Sparkle’ dazzle grocery in UK
The grocery market share data covering the 12 weeks to 20th May finds the market in 2.7% growth.
What does your oral health say about you?
The Usage Care team looks at the oral care habits of shoppers.
Philippines FMCG Monitor: Q4 2017
Learn more about our latest findings in the FMCG market in the Philippines as of Q4 2017.
New retail in China speeds up integration
FMCG market in the first quarter of 2018 was relatively weak, with value growing by just 2.3%.
Out of home in UK: ingredients for sustained growth
In 2017 Brits spent £49 billion on food and drink bought and consumed out of the home.
17 global FMCG brands in the billionaire club
Coca-Cola is the world’s most chosen consumer brand for the sixth year running.
Follow the shopper: changing retail landscape in Latam
Shoppers in Latin America are more willing than ever to try new retail formats.
Online sales of entertainment reach record share in UK
The latest entertainment retail barometer for the 12 weeks to 22 April.
Seniors in France: an unexpected source of growth
The near future of consumption relies on Seniors, but brands and retailers are forgetting Seniors.
SuperValu returns to top spot
The Irish grocery market continuing to perform strongly, with overall sales up 3.1% on last year.
Changing behaviour of Indonesian consumer
Indonesian households are looking beyond the conventional to areas that offer them new experiences.
Just a dollar a day: Latam families' FMCG spend
Just a dollar a day: Understand Latam families' FMCG spend to win share of wallet.
Xiaomi takes aim at Europe
Competition with Android continued to intensify as Huawei and Xiaomi expanded their global presence.
No more big four?
The grocery market share figures, published today for the 12 weeks to 22 April 2018.
Philippines: The bigger, the better
Study shows that Filipinos continue to Buy Bigger Sizes of their FMCG Purchases
New report out: Out-of-home, out of mind?
Retailers have an opportunity to recognise and consider out-of-home purchases.
Latam: Cash & Carry booming and blooming
Cash & Carry stores are now selling directly to 46 million households across Latin America.
Irish grocery market fends off the Beast from the East
The Irish grocery market brushed off the Beast from the East to post strong sales growth of 3.8%
Report: Finding new shoppers through advertising
By the end of 2018 the global media industry is set to be worth over $550 billion.
The Beast from the East fails to freeze grocery sales
The latest grocery market share data covering the 12 weeks to 25 March 2018.
Promotions in Saudi Arabia:How to avoid a zero-sum game
Promotions in Saudi Arabia have been so significant they’ve eroded value for retailers and brands.
Huawei launches new P20 series
The Huawei P20 series cements Huawei’s ability to proudly stand side by side with Apple and Samsung.
Three opportunities in out-of-home hot coffee
Hot coffee is bought and consumed outside the home by over half the population.
The Thread: The Silver Lining in bricks and mortar
The latest data for 2018 shows it's not all doom and gloom for bricks and mortar.
Peru: ‘Door-to-Door’ consumption shrinks in 2017
Door-to-Door household purchases fell 10.5% in value in the Peruvian market in 2017.
FMCG starts low this year in Argentina
Mass consumption in Argentina saw a two per cent reduction in January 2018 compared to January 2017.
China Shopper continued embracing e-commerce
E-commerce continued its growth momentum since Double 11 in 2017, hitting a record high share.
Dunnes Stores comes out on top of a growing market
Continued positive momentum among Irish supermarkets, with growth hitting 3.9%.
‘New Seniors’, the key for future growth in Latam
A 360° view of the‘new seniors’: who they are, their shopping habits, the brands they choose, etc.
International Women’s Day – female purchasing power!
We uncover insights about modern women shoppers, and how they’re using their spending power.
Starting the day off right
Our Usage team on how the UK's focus on health is affecting our breakfast choices.
Tesco and Morrisons rise to top the big four
The grocery market update for the 12 weeks to 25 February 2018.
The future of FMCG in Vietnam
The FMCG key trends that we can expect this year in Vietnam.
Staying in the game in Vietnam
The FMCG market continues to perform strongly in Vietnam but fine-tuning will always be required.
Grocery spend in Spain rises 1.3% in 2017
Household spending on groceries grew by 1.3% in 2017 in Spain.
Thoughts on the new Samsung Galaxy S9
Thought the Smartphone Camera has peaked? The new Samsung Galaxy S9 thinks otherwise.
The Spanish fashion sector recovers in 2017
The fashion sector stabilised again in Spain after growing 0.4% in value in 2017.
Gaming grows as Call of Duty: WWII hits the bulls eye
The latest entertainment retail barometer for the 12 weeks to 14th January 2018.
New consumer panel launch in Morocco
We continue to grow our presence in Africa with the launch of a new consumer panel in Morocco.
5 predictions for how FMCG will shape up in China
We look ahead to what might happen in China's FMCG market in 2018.
Branded sales outpace own label
In Ireland, sales of branded goods are up 4% year on year.
FMCG spending in China up by 4.3% in 2017
Spending in FMCG in China grew by 4.3% in 2017, which is 0.7pt faster than 2016.
Health hits the aisles as supermarket sales grow
In the UK, grocery sales increased in value by 3.4% compared with this time last year.
iPhone X boosts Apple OS share in key markets
iOS made an overall share gain of 0.7 percentage points to 24.8% across the big 5 European markets,
Grocery market in France grows 1.1% in 2017
In France: more focus on the ingredients of products that are consumed and used in the home in 2017.
Supermarkets get into the Christmas spirit
In Ireland, shoppers spent an extra €90m on groceries over the festive period.
Asian brands continue to outperform their rivals
Asian brands continue to thrive within their borders, rising on top of most of the Asian markets.
Stellar iPhone X performance in GB, China & Japan
iOS performance in urban China continues to impress, gaining 4.6 percentage points.
Bumper Christmas as shoppers spend £1 billion more
Overall supermarket sales increased in value by 3.8%, in the UK.
Finding new shoppers in 2018
Can’t wait to know it all about how to drive brand growth next year?
FMCG in China reported new record recovery
Consumer spending on FMCG in China grew by 5.5% compared to the same period last year.
Dunnes Stores retains top spot
Dunnes Stores remains Ireland’s largest supermarket in the run up to the festive period.
Joining consumers in balancing their nutrition
Winning brands are helping consumers to balance their nutrition, regardless of regulation.
Shoppers splash out as Christmas countdown begins
Supermarket sales increased in value by 3.1% year on year, in the UK.
Later iPhone X Release Hurts Apple Share
Our latest smartphone OS data reveals that iOS share fell in key markets.
Chinese brands winning the most consumers in 2017
Our latest data shows that 21 FMCG companies reached over 100 million urban Chinese households.
E-commerce grocery market has grown 30%
Sales of groceries through e-commerce platforms grew by 30% in the 12 months to March 2017.
Dunnes reclaims top spot in Irish grocery market
Dunnes Stores has returned to the top spot for the first time in nine months,
Prices rising at fastest rate in four years
UK supermarket sales have increased in value by 3.2% year on year in the run up to Christmas.
Apple share firm pre-iPhone X release
iOS share was flat in Europe, but up in the USA and urban China.
Physical entertainment back in growth
The physical entertainment market is back in growth for the first time since August 2014: up 2.2%.
Two-speed trend continues in first half of 2017
Kantar Worldpanel and Bain reveal that FMCG in China continues to face a slow road to growth.
SuperValu and Tesco tied for top spot
SuperValu and Tesco are neck and neck in the race to be Ireland’s largest supermarket.
China’s FMCG market enjoys stronger growth in Q3
The spending on FMCG in China during the third quarter of 2017 grew by 3.6%.
UK fashion market back in growth after 14 months
The British fashion market to growth, increasing by 0.2%.
Grow your brand joining your consumer 24/7
4 facts to prove the relevance of out of home in Latin America.
Supermarkets sweep up 17 months of growth in UK
In UK, supermarket sales have increased in value by 3.1% compared with last year.
Expanding into the United Arab Emirates
Kantar Worldpanel continues to grow its presence in the Middle East.
Samsung at 3-Yr High in GB, Apple Growth Up in US
iOS posted growth in the US, China, Germany, France, and Spain, but performance in UK dropped.
Five ways to create a hit through innovation
5 golden rules to maximize the opportunity of getting your brands into Indonesians’ shopping basket.
How to maximise the value of promotions
The analysis made in France started by measuring how popular promotions are among consumers.
5 principles for targeting brand growth
It is by now a widely-accepted fact that for a brand to grow, it needs to find more buyers
France: FMCG market grows 0,4% in H1 2017
In H1 of 2017, the French grocery market showed a slight increase in value of +0.4%.
Further recovery for China's FMCG market
Spending on FMCG in China grew by 4.6% compared to the same period last year.
Thoughts On: Brand Growth
Four clear rules that should inform how to consider brand growth.
SuperValu on top despite Tesco's strong growth
SuperValu has managed to retain its position as the largest supermarket in Ireland.
The FMCG market makes a recovery in Spain
Modern trade (supermarkets and hypermarkets) is the driver of growth for the sector.
Worldpanel Plus launched in the UK
Worldpanel Plus allows panellists to record their purchases and the motivations behind them.
Supermarket sales not dampened by summer showers
Supermarket sales have increased by 3.6%.
Latin Americans juggle spending
Latin Americans consider their country’s economic situation to be worse than it was a year ago.
Sony & Samsung Pressure Huawei’s Growth in Europe
iOS market share in the EU5 was flat, held back by a resurgent Samsung in Great Britain.
In China, FMCG market recovered in July
E-commerce giants are looking to drive growth in the brick and mortar world.
Is a strong brand enough?
As the fashion market becomes increasingly competitive, is a strong brand enough?
‘OmniMedia’ consumers: how to connect with them
Using consumer behaviour to target your media investment.
Fitbit well-positioned with new Ionic smartwatch
Wearables, activity trackers, and smartwatches live to fight another day
SuperValu remain on top despite Tesco turnaround
SuperValu has retained the position of Ireland’s largest grocery retailer.
Consumption in Argentina shrinks 3%
Mass consumption has once again shrunk by 4% in the second quarter of the year.
Three keys to riding the FMCG wave in Asia
Smartphones, e-commerce and consumer expectations: the trends that will drive FMCG in the future.
Lidl becomes the UK’s seventh largest supermarket
Lidl has increased its market share to a new record to become the UK’s seventh largest grocer
Samsung back to #1 in the US, but share is down
Apple and Samsung continue to dominate sales, each with five models on the top 10 best-selling list
Ed Sheeran provides boost to physical music sales
Sales of CDs in the UK were down only 0.5% year on year.
SuperValu again in first place as growth continues
SuperValu retains the top spot with a 22.1% share of the market despite deepening price deflation.
Is e-commerce the only way to go for FMCG players?
E-commerce scores significant shares in FMCG within Asia markets posting strong annual growth.
China: second quarter stronger FMCG performance
The spending in FMCG in Q2 2017 grew by 3.2% on yearly basis.
Inflation stable one year on from EU referendum
Market growth has exceeded 3% for the fourth consecutive period – the first time since November 2013
Brazilians becoming savvy with their spending
Household expenditure was greater than income in 2016 for 51% of Brazilian families.
The State of Online Grocery in the U.S.
Online grocery in the U.S. is on pace to post $55 billion in sales by 2021.
China FMCG market shows recovery
Latest figures show a slight recovery in the growth rate, up 2.2% compared with previous 12 months.
Hyper and supermarkets lose market share globally
By 2021 hypermarkets and supermarkets will account for less than half of total trade.
Ireland: SuperValu still on top
The latest figures reflect the impact of Easter on consumers and retailers alike
The French Millennial Consumer
Representing 19% of the sales revenue for FMCG goods, Millennials spend less than older age groups.
How (FMCG) markets grow
Markets grow most of all due to gaining more buyers
UK: Highest supermarket sales growth in five years
Supermarket sales growth accelerated to 5.0%
Out of home consumption market in China thrives
Slowdown of home consumption reaches a newlow while out-of-home consumption race ahead
iOS Posts Period-on-Period Growth in Urban China
The latest smartphone OS data reveal Android and iOS continued to increase their share.
The French and their eating habits
Although consumer patterns remain largely traditional, the French are adopting new eating habits
Case study: Actimel. Measuring ROI on Facebook
A partnership to access Facebook advertising exposure across all devices using a single source
Innovation for growth
The report looks at the strategies that brands can employ to achieve a successful new product launch
SuperValu still on top as grocery growth continues
Ireland: The market continues to grow despite continued price deflation.
Global FMCG online sales grew by 26% in 2016
E-commerce now contributes to 35% of global FMCG growth.
UK: Aldi and Lidl grow at fastest rate since 2015
Inflation continues to rise contributing to another period of growth for the grocery market.
Emerging markets overtake developed in FMCG spend
Grocery spend in emerging markets overtook developed markets for the first time in 2016
Local retailers are aggressive in China
FMCG growth remained challenging, while local retailers outpaced the market by opening more stores
UK inflation: What it really means for consumers
UK: Our latest Thoughts On paper looks at how consumers counteract rising prices
Mercadona beats its record in the first quarter
Household spending on consumer goods in Spain has grown 0.5% in the first quarter of 2017
Android 87% Share in China; More Brands Competing
iOS Market Share Growth in the US Continues, Despite Apple’s Weaker iPhone Sales Report
India: Smartphone Market Analysis
India is the next major focal point for smartphone vendors from around the world
Irish shoppers splash out at Easter
Deflation is limiting growth in the grocery market as supermarket prices continue to fall
Decoding beauty market for China today
The current status of Chinese cosmetic market, channels and the interaction of the mobile platform
Britain’s sweet tooth helps grocery sales rise
The latest grocery market share figures reveal the overall market has grown by 3.7%
Spaniards spend € 147 a year on beauty products
Most commonly bought products are oral care, hair care, bath and shower products and deodorants
Out-of-home consumption grows in Spain
Mid-week dinners and weekend meals, booming moments
UK: Do shoppers buy fashion seasonally?
How the fashion market can adapt to changing consumer behaviour?
Is it worth paying more for Costco memberships?
Taiwan: Costco has just gotten a little more expensive, but is it worth it for the consumers?
Discounters in Latam: A growth opportunity of $700M
Discounters now reach more than 60 million families in Latin America's main cities.
Android Market Share Rises in Urban China
iOS Makes Gains in the US, but Apple’s Share in China Falls to its Lowest Point Since July 2014
Samsung focuses on new goodies for installed base
As of February 2017, the Galaxy S5 remained the most popular Samsung device in the US.
Spain: Mercadona and Lidl, a good start of 2017
Mercadona achieved a market share of 22.8% in the last quarter, half a point more than in 2016
Gaming back in growth in the UK
Sales of physical games grew by 0.5% year on year, in contrast to music and video.
Irish grocery market returns to deflation
The Irish grocery market has slipped into deflation for the first time in almost two years.
Shopper behaviour beyond the stereotypes in the UK
Our latest Thoughts On paper looks at how brands and retailers can harness the power of demography.
Inflation continues as ‘free from’ booms in the UK
Supermarket sales increased in value by 1.4% compared to the same time last year
FMCG growth remains soft during Chinese New Year
Local retailers saw a softening growth but were still able to capture well the CNY opportunity.
Brexit and the Implications for UK Grocery
Our infographic looking at what lessons we can learn from the aftermath of the 2008 economic crash.
Walmart reaches new high in Chinese New Year
Hypermarket is often the chosen channel for shopping of preparing the Spring Festival
Mexico FMCG spend is not at risk for 2017
A key question to answer is if Mexic would be facing a challenging 2017 for FMCG spend.
UK: Is branded clothing becoming more important?
Own label clothing and footwear account for 78% of fashion sales and 88% of all units sold
iOS and Android push towards a Two-OS world
Re-born brand names Nokia and BlackBerry make a splash with retro market features and styling
Dunnes, top spot in Ireland for second month
Dunnes Stores takes the top spot in Ireland for second month in a row
10 ways to get a brand on the online shopping list
In a relatively flat market, e-commerce is the one part of grocery shopping that is growing.
UK grocery market grows as price rises continue
Fruit and vegetables saw prices rise by more than 5% during the past 12 weeks.
What’s next for the smartphone industry
2016 will be recorded in history as the year when the smartphone market stopped growing
Connecting People to Content
How telecoms providers will become the most important brands over the next decade
Spain: Mercadona leads once again in 2016
Mercadona, Grupo DIA and Carrefour are at the forefront of Spanish FMCG retail for another year
The Spanish FMCG sector retracted by 1.2% in value
An increase in out of home dining led to 5.7 million fewer meals being consumed within the home.
FMCG market growth hit a new low of 2.9% in China
China FMCG market in 2016 is marking its slowest growth in the last decade
Grocery growth dips following bumper Christmas
Retailers in Ireland have not sustained the same level of strong growth achieved over Christmas
Men using less deodorant and shampoo
Kantar Worldpanel explores how the modern man has changed
More complex beauty regime among Vietnamese women
What can help current manufacturers be more competitive?
A tale of Apple, Samsung and Google...
Mobile World Congress promises more excitement for 2017 and 2018
Apple, top smartphone brand in GB and US in 2016
Samsung maintains US market share, mostly unscathed by Note 7 issues
Aldi becomes UK’s fifth largest grocer
Aldi is now Britain’s fifth largest supermarket with sales up 12.4%.
Black Friday: Is it deserving of all the hype?
Black Friday was affected heavily by the current fashion market decline in the UK
2016: A year for change in French FMCG
In 2016 the French FMCG market grew at its slowest rate in four years
Case studies: Combining TV and shopper data
Combining TV and shopper data to inform effective media campaigns
Middle class pivotal to China’s beauty market
The middle class consumers contribute more than half of incremental sales in the beauty market.
From followers to leaders
Six strategies behind the growing success of Local Brands in Latam
TalkTalk shows signs of recovery in the UK
TalkTalk’s share of new acquisitions rose by 1.5 percentage points in the final quarter.
China's ecommerce grows by 50%
Consumer spending on FMCG grew by 2.2% compared to the same period last year.
Nearly 16% of US consumers now own wearables
Fitness Bands Sales Surpassed Smartwatches in 2016
Tough Christmas for physical entertainment
Music and video both witnessed double digit declines, with sales falling by 11% and 12% respectively
Meat, Fish and Poultry: A strong start to the year
Beef and chicken growth continues and turkey is now the third fastest growing category
Decline deepens for beleaguered fashion market
The British fashion market - including clothing, footwear and accessories - continues to decline
Record Christmas for Ireland's Grocery Market
Shoppers spent an additional €92 million this Christmas period: 3.8% more than last year.
2016’s Early Holiday Sales Show Growth for iOS
Android Remains Dominant in China. iOS Makes Gains in Europe’s Largest Markets
What Happens in Vegas, Ends Up Everywhere
Several technologies we have been promised for a long time may actually be delivered this year.
Checkouts ring up a record Christmas
The fastest recorded growth since June 2014
Expansion of out-of-home consumption measurement
Out-of-home consumption measurement services are now in place in ten markets
A record Christmas for grocery market in the UK
Shoppers spent £480 million more at the tills than in 2015, leading to record sales.
Venezuela's thirst for consumption
While the rest of the world is moving forward FMCG consumption in Venezuela is regressing.
Inspiration for a successful 2017
Do you want to know the key trends that will drive growth next year?
SuperValu joins Dunnes Stores in the top spot
SuperValu and Dunnes Stores draw level to share the crown of Ireland’s largest grocer
Christmas comes early for premium own label lines
Shoppers are spending 13% more on these lines than they did last year
Imported goods grew fast in China
Imported goods grew six times faster than total FMCG in China
Why brands should pay attention to Singles’ Day
Singles’ Day is the world’s largest shopping day.
Sun-Art experiences further penetration loss
Kantar Worldpanel’s latest figures for the 12 weeks ending 7th October 2016 in China.
iOS Share Driven Higher by iPhone 7/7 Plus Sales
iOS achieved year-on-year growth across most regions except Germany and Urban China.
It’s Back! The Nokia Brand Returns to Smartphones
Can the famous Nokia name make a comeback?
The serious business of health
Healthy eating and drinking has never been higher up governmental and consumer agendas.
LatAms' favorite channel faces new challenges
Today, more than 62 million households across Latin America buy from door-to-door sales reps.
Who is winning with Chinese consumers in 2016?
Our latest data from China shows that 22 FMCG companies reached more than 100 million households.
Do you know what you don’t know?
2016 has seen big changes in how retailers promote and how shoppers buy their groceries.
Two-speed in China FMCG continues, also in retail
Online sales continue their decade-long success, and are steadily chipping away at the offline world
Dunnes becomes Ireland’s largest supermarket
Dunnes Stores is now Ireland’s largest grocery retailer
Engaging Latin America in FMCG E-commerce
Latin America is still relatively nascent in terms of e-commerce.
Tesco continues to grow market share in the UK
The latest grocery share figures published today for the 12 weeks ending 6 November 2016
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Boost iOS Share in the US
The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Smartphones in the USA: A Two-Year Retrospective
Another holiday season is approaching and many consumers planning to purchase their next smartphone
The cost of the common cold in the UK
New research from Kantar Worldpanel reveals the cost of the common cold in the UK.
Have fashion retailers gone overboard in the UK?
Have fashion retailers gone overboard in trying to stand out amongst the crowd?
Hypermarkets grow in China’s lower tier cities
FMCG spending in China grew 3.6% in the third quarter of 2016.
HMV becomes UK’s largest physical music retailer
HMV has overtaken Amazon to become the UK’s largest music retailer
Mini-stores The future of modern trade in Vietnam?
Vietnamese consumers are still attached to the traditional shops and wet market.
Meat & Poultry volumes frozen in the UK
Meat & Poultry volumes frozen as the weather turns in the UK
New panel launched in Ivory Coast
Kantar Worldpanel expands its presence in Africa with a new consumer panel in Ivory Coast.
Dunnes, Ireland’s second-largest supermarket
Dunnes Stores continues to be one of the biggest success stories in Irish retail.
Spain: retailers reinvent due to growth in freshs
Fresh food products continue to be key in the evolution of FMCG.
Steepest decline for fashion market in the UK
The British fashion market has witnessed its steepest decline since 2009
Tesco wins market share after five years
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show Tesco increasing sales by 1.3%.
China’s beauty market remains buoyant in 2016
Kantar Worldpanel reveals most chosen cosmetic brands in China.
Argentina expands its consumer panel
The expansion will be effective on January 2017.
Android Grows in Major Markets; iOS Rises in China
The last three months ending August 2016, market share for both Android and iOS grew in EU5.
A Brief History of Google’s Flagship Smartphone
Google’s hardware launch event on October 4 unveiled a host of new devices
Global e-commerce grocery market has grown 15% to 48bn
E-commerce growth outpaces the overall FMCG market in the 12 months to June 2016.
Sun-Art sees slowdown
In China, modern trade grew by 1.4% while eCommerce grew by 60.1%
Dunnes now Ireland's joint no.2 supermarket
The latest figures show strong growth for Dunnes Stores with sales up by 6.3%.
Brits toast sporting success as sales grow
Despite continued deflation of 1.1%, supermarket sales increased by 0.3%.
Apple Still Leads in Smartwatch Sales
15% of US Consumers Own a Smartwatch or Fitness Band, 8.1% in EU4.
The denim market: Is it all Blue Monday for Jeans?
Kantar Worldpanel data explores the current state of denim sales in the UK.
Kantar unveils a new corporate identity
Unified look and feel reflects more collaborative working approach across all operating brands.
Ahead of iPhone Launch, iOS Continues Growth
Android Experiences Year-on-Year Decline in US While iOS Continues in Decline in China.
The Beat Goes On: iPhone 7 Is Here (Almost)
Crunching our data and exploring the rumors ahead of the Apple event on September 7.
E-commerce in Vietnam: Is it time to invest?
Online shoppers tend to spend three to four times more than they would on an average shopping trip.
Irish grocery growth reaches 3.5%
The latest data shows stellar growth for the grocery market with sales increasing by 3.5%
UK grocery market heats up while promotions cool
The market grows at 0.3% as an upturn in the weather spurred consumers into increasing their spend.
The next breakfast icon in China: cereal?
The cereal category continues to boom in popularity in China
LG flourishes while Moto struggles in the US
Status of smaller players reflects market trends around prepaid and modular.
Innovative light-flavour beverages grow in China
Despite the weak performance of the beverage market, manufacturers are seeking new opportunities.
iOS Returns to Growth in the US, EU5
Apple iPhone SE Is the Top Selling Smartphone in Great Britain.
Modern trade returns to growth in China
FMCG spending in China grew in the Q2 of 2016 by 4.6% year on year.
Fresh Meat & Poultry products break through
Summer's heatwave finally hit in July but did little to drive additional sales of Burgers & Sausages
Euro 2016 boosts Irish grocery retailers
Ireland’s involvement in the Euro 2016 looks to have had a positive impact for major supermarkets
UK: Amazon hits highest share outside Christmas
Over a third of shoppers in the market made a purchase at Amazon in the 12 weeks ending 3 July
FMCG in Spain stabilises in the second quarter
After beginning the year in the red, FMCG recorded +0.0% in value growth in the second quarter
Grocery market fails to feel impact of Brexit
The Brexit has had no immediate impact on the prices or the sales volumes.
Young American mums' conundrum
Young mothers more concerned about looking older than young women without kids, but less likely to do something about it
Yummy mummies spending more time and money on beauty
Research compares beauty habits of women with kids with those without
Spanish spend on wine grows by over 3%
Take-home wine spend grew by 3.3% while out-of-home sales rose by 3.9% in Spain.
Apple versus Samsung is over
Huawei and India loom as the next great challenges for the world’s largest smartphone vendors
Android Share Tops 75% in Europe’s Largest Markets
Apple iPhone SE Joins Top 10 List in US, GB, France, and China
Wal-Mart’s share growth accelerates in China
The consumer spending on FMCG grew by 2.4% in China, experiencing further slowdown.
Irish grocery market growing, but uncertain future
Continued growth for the grocery market with sales rising by 2.5% compared with last year
UK discount retailers hit record market share
Supermarket sales fell by 0.2% as like-for-like grocery prices declined by 1.4% on last year.
Report: Dealing with two-speed China
Kantar Worldpanel and Bain&Company's China shopper annual report finds FMCG operating at two speeds
2016's FMCG growth in China hits its lowest point
Consumer spending on FMCG in China grew by 0.6% this period, the lowest rate of growth 2016 so far.
Partnership with Facebook to expand ad measurement
Working with Facebook will allow us to inspire even better decisions to maximise advertisers’ ROI
The Challenge: Sustaining Winning Growth
The FMCG industry has shifted to a competition that is driven by innovation.
Android Share Growth Slows
In GB, iOS Returns to Growth for First Time Since October 2015
Smart assistants, the stars of WWDC and i/o
Dual announcements from Apple and Google suggest the home will be their next front
Grocery spend continues to rise in Ireland
A record 72.4% of all Irish households shopped in a Lidl store in the last quarter
UK: Big four retain shoppers despite competition
The latest grocery share figures show the market to be flat, posting value growth of just 0.1%
Discover Vietnam’s most chosen brands
Unilever, Vinamilk and Masan are the Top 3 brand owners in both all Urban 4 cities and Rural Vietnam
UK’s most chosen brands
Fourth annual barometer of the nation’s most chosen FMCG brands
China’s most chosen brands ranking
Local brands are especially prevalent in China, where they comprise 75% of shopper decisions
Ireland's best loved brands
Half of the top 50 are traditional Irish brand names, with dairy specialist Avonmore leading the way
Local brands command 60% of FMCG shopper choices
Brand Footprint reveals global FMCG brands' challenge as local players grow by $41 billion in 2015
Android growth: highest in EU5 in over two years
In the US, Android share increased 7.3% points to 65.5% while it rose 6% points to over 77% in China
Galaxy S7 cracks Top 5 for the quarter in the US
Sales data shows that for its latest model, specs and promotion are important for Samsung
Modern trade in China hit by e-commerce
The penetration of e-commerce in county level cities saw the fastest gains, growing 48.9%.
Grocery spend rises in Ireland
The overall grocery market increased by 3.8% as shoppers bought more fresh ingredients.
UK: Bricks and mortar outshine online retailers
High street spend declines 2% while online falls 12%
Quarterly Report for Wearable Technology
Baseline Data Shows Broad Differences in Adoption Between US & EU4
UK Consumers reap the rewards of cheaper goods
All the major supermarkets posted a decline in their rate of growth.
Filipino Shoppers are ‘Upsizing’
Filipinos are ‘upsizing’, or buying FMCG products in bigger sizes.
UK: TalkTalk fights back to regain market share
The provider’s share of new customers in the overall home services market increased by 3.2%
Retailers fight against consumer caution in Spain
Spanish households approached the start of the year cautiously reducing their FMCG spending by -0.8%
Early Easter boosts supermarket sales in Ireland
Supermarket sales have grown by 4.6% when compared with the same period last year
Android OS Share gets boost in China
iOS Share Declines in Urban China for First Time Since August 2014
Four-inch iPhone fans, rejoice
58% of current US iPhone owners own 4-inch models and might see their next iPhone in the SE
Early Easter boosts British supermarket sales
Supermarket sales have grown by 1.1%, the fastest growth rate the British sector has seen all year.
High-speed growth of the cosmetics market in China
Cosmetics market in China grew an impressive 12.8% while economy grows at its slowest pace
Growth opportunities for the Chinese dairy market
Dairy market is one of the fastest developing sectors in China
Sun-Art market share hits a new high in China
The continuous deceleration of the last few years has continued into the beginning of 2016
Stagnant start to the year for Spanish FMCG
Retail in 2016 has begun with the specialist channel dropping a share point in January
Price inflation continues in Ireland
This is the third successive period where growth has been above 3% for the Irish grocery market.
2015 year-end shows positive signs in Portugal
The end of the 2015 financial year finally shows evidence of modest growth (+0.7%) in FMCG.
Challenges for Modern Trade in Vietnam
2016 is expected to be a key year for Modern Trade development in Vietnam
iOS Growth Slows in China
Apple’s iOS continued to grow share in urban China
Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge opportunity in the US
3/4 of Samsung users stuck with the same phones in the past year, creating an opening for upgrades
UK's supermarkets: fastest growth in five months
The growth of the British Grocery market is being held back by price war and falling grocery prices
Thoughts On... Eating and Drinking Out of Home
Understanding the consumer relationship with food and drink outside the home is vital for brands and retailers alike.
Sugar now the UK’s number one ‘nutrient concern’
Among the most health conscious, fruit juice consumption has fallen 25% in a year.
Thoughts On... Rationalising your Range
With space on the shelf at a premium, how do you decide what to keep?
Double Digit Smartphone Market Growth is over
Mobile penetration in the US and Europe‘s Big 5 Countries has reached 91%
China: Opportunities in a decelerating economy
FMCG in 2015 grew by 3.5% year on year, as the Chinese economy grows at its slowest pace in 25 years
Irish grocery market continues fast growth in 2016
Strong growth has continued for the Irish grocery market following its Christmas performance
Spanish FMCG set to remain stable in 2016
The market, however, has grown in value during the last year, as a result of increasing prices.
Health drives mean growth for the British grocery
The British grocery market returns to slow growth after a disappointing Christmas period.
Individual personal care panel launched in China
Kantar Worldpanel reports a strong 11% value growth of beauty categories.
The Spanish Out of Home sector regains momentum
The recovery of the HORECA channel has been critical to stabilising the whole Out of Home industry in Spain.
Starbucks to open 500 new stores in China
The slowdown of Chinese economy affected the performance of most FMCG categories but fresh coffee
Apple tops in China
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech on why strength in both markets is critical to overall brand success.
Apple Ends 2015 as Leading Brand in U.S. & China
Android’s steady growth continued in the U.S. and EU Big 5
Adele bucks the trend in the UK
Video games gave the high street a welcome boost in the run up to Christmas.
FMCG online sales grew 30% in 2015 in Portugal
Around 6.1% of Portuguese families purchased online during the last 12 months.
British consumers respond to TalkTalk data hack
The latest figures show the extent of the impact of the TalkTalk personal data hack in October 2015.
Spanish shopper spend in modern trade increases
Spanish households increased their expenditure in FMCG products by 2.7%
Christmas boost for Irish retailers as shopper spend rises
Shoppers relaxed their purse strings over Christmas, resulting in an overall market growth of 3.5%.
British shoppers pocket the change over Christmas
Waitrose, the Co-operative and Sainsbury’s successfully grew ahead of the market over Christmas.
CES 2016: not much to want or buy today
Every year, we look to CES to get a better understanding of what's in store when it comes to tech.
Sun-Art Group consolidates its leadership in China
The growth of the Chinese FMCG market continues to grow slowly with 2.6%
SuperValu remains Ireland’s largest grocery retail
The latest share figures show that SuperValu remains Ireland’s largest grocery retailer
Happy and Successful 2016
Meet Maria and discover how through our panellists we will continue inspiring our clients’ successful decisions.
Sainsbury’s stands out in the run up to Christmas
Latest grocery share figures show total grocery market sales up by only 0.1%
Android returns to growth in EU5 markets
Samsung returns to growth in the US for the first time in 2015
Which is the Fairest iPhone of All?
iPhone 6s drove 24% of all iPhones sold in the US in the 3 months ending October 2015
Dia and Lidl, Spain's fastest growing retailers
Modern trade continues to gain ground over specialists and traditional trade.
Who Are Winning More Chinese Consumers in 2015?
P&G maintained its lead, while Yili and Mengniu advanced to the top spots.
China: Sun Art Group expands its national lead
The growth of total Chinese FMCG market continued to slow as this quarter grew by 4.3%
SuperValu reclaims top spot as spend grows
SuperValu has grown its market share to become Ireland’s largest grocery retailer again
Aldi and Lidl reach 10% of the British grocery
Lidl’s market share reached a new record high of 4.4% while Aldi grew sales by 16.5%
The growth path of pet food in China
The pet food business will increase dramatically in the future.
Huawei emerges as 2nd largest Android brand in EU5
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus make up 11% of 3Q15 iPhone Sales in the US
Samsung and Apple account for 66% of US sales
Samsung and Apple models represent 66% of all smartphones sold in the US.
UK's High Street Entertainment Retailers Back in Favour
The past quarter saw 68.4% of all physical entertainment sales came through the high street – up from 64.6% last year.
China FMCG market hits a new low growth
Chinese FMCG market only grew 2.7%, which hits the lowest growth rate over the last 3 years.
Six key trends in LatAm in shopper behaviour
Fewer trips and more units per occasion is one of the new behaviours adopted by shoppers in LatAm
US Smartwatch Market Not Ready for Prime Time Yet
Ninety-Two Percent of Those Intending to Purchase Associate Apple with the Category.
The bath isn’t dead yet
It looks like soaking in a bath isn't dead just yet, at least not in Britain, Russia and Poland.
Irish grocery competition increases in run up to Christmas
The latest supermarket share figures show a year-on-year growth in sales of 2.1% across the Irish grocery market.
Tell me where you live and I’ll tell you how you shop
Shopping habits reflect a country’s demographics, geography and infrastructures. Values and lifestyles also play a role.
China FMCG market offline to online rebalancing has started
The 2015 China Shopper Report V.2 focuses on how retailers and e-tailers have been impacted by the FMCG market slowdown.
UK Consumers reap the benefits of ongoing grocery price war
The latest grocery share figures show overall supermarket sales growth up by only 0.8% compared to a year ago.
Asian FMCG gain ground on global brands in their home market
Asia’s FMCG slowdown has been felt most acutely in China, where growth declined from 15.8% in 2011/12 to 5.4% today.
Chinese FMCG brands assert their dominance at home
This report showcases the region’s most game-changing brands
Chinese male grooming: both functional and emotional matters
Possessing a distinguished personal brand, being charming both inside and outside is what matters for Chinese men.
iOS Hits Twelve-Month Low in U.S. Ahead of iPhone Launch
87% of U.S. iPhone Owners Planning to Upgrade in the Next Three Months Prefer Apple.
High-End Smartphone Sales Unhurt by Installment Plans
In the three months ending August 2015, 47% of the smartphones sold in the U.S. were linked to installment plans.
5 things about out of home market in China
Kantar Worldpanel reveals the five key insights relating to the OOH market in China.
How can Chinese offline retailers win in the “New Normal”
Over the past few years, hypermarkets in China struggled to grow as overall retail sales growth weakened.
Ireland's number 1 retailer grows for first time since 2013
Tesco – Ireland’s biggest supermarket – has returned to growth for the first time since March 2013.
Grocery price war continues to stall market growth in the UK
This is the sixth consecutive month that sales among the grocers have grown by less than 1%.
Brand Growth: A roadmap
What Brand Footprint data tells us about growing brands and shopper behaviour.
British kids’ lunchbox favourites revealed
New research has found a shift in the contents of children’s lunchboxes since the millennium.
Filipino shoppers now more self-conscious
The increasing interest of Filipino shoppers in personal care does not come as a surprise.
Multi-format is developing in China
The retail channel is developing fast towards multi-format model.
Android Share Loss Continues in EU5
In the U.S., both the iOS market share decline and Android share gain decelerated.
Apple’s Replacement Opportunity is Far From Over
Nearly 1/3 of both US and urban Chinese iPhone users still own models that are at least 2 years old.
Dunnes sees sales boost but Tesco remains on top
The latest supermarket figures show growth in sales of 1.4% across the grocery market.
Slow retailer growth continues as prices continue to fall
Industry growth of around or below 1% has now persisted since summer 2014 and has become the new normal.
Outlook brightens for sales of UK's physical entertainment
The latest entertainment data shows a brighter picture for the physical entertainment market.
Baby Category Returning to Growth in China
Total sales of baby sector in 27 major Chinese cities reached 35.5 billion RMB
58% of US smartphone owners also own tablets
With tablets, Apple’s challenge is to show that being different from a PC is not a bad thing.
Apple iOS returns to growth in EU5
Apple iOS returned to growth across EU5, while its share dropped in the U.S.
Strong growth for Lidl as Tesco's decline slows
Lidl increased sales by 8.1% in the past 12 weeks.
Chinese FMCG growth recovered slightly in Q2
Modern trade grows ahead of the market at 5.3%, boosted by greater development in lower cities
5 opportunities to grow the makeup market in China
China urban makeup market witnessed a significant 12% growth
Co-Operative back in growth ahead of British grocery market
Sales have increased by 0.8% compared with a year ago, with stronger growth being enjoyed by the smaller retailers.
Signals of Recovery in Vietnamese Grocery Market
Urban & Rural are suffering from the slowdown in growth yet modest recovery came back in short term
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech adds India to Country Coverage
Projections show that India will soon be the second largest smartphone market in the world after the US.
Great Taste, rising brand in Philippines
Nescafe and Lucky Me, still the most chosen brands in Philippines.
FMCG online sales to reach $130 billion by 2025
Online’s share of FMCG purchasing in advanced e-commerce markets will double in the next 10 years.
Dunnes’ vouchers boost growth while Tesco remains at top
Dunnes demonstrated a strong performance, growing sales by 6.3% in the past 12 weeks to reach a market share of 22.2%.
Winning over shoppers in China's "New Normal"
FMCG market growth continues to slip to just over 4%.
Samsung GS6 US Sales Bode Well For Android June Quarter
In Urban China, Huawei Becomes the Best Selling Android Brand.
Morrisons growth continues in the UK
Morrisons growth continues as Aldi and Lidl show no sign of slowing #GroceryMarketShare
Samsung Back on Top of the US Smartphone Vendor Ranking
The New Galaxy S6 was the Third Best-Selling Smartphone in the US for the Three Months Ending May 2015.
Regional retailers continue to challenge national players
Sun Art Group has secured its leader position with 7.0% of the market share nationally.
Top grocers in China striving to maintain their position
Most leading hypermarkets continue to lose shoppers to e-commerce and smaller format stores.
Tesco reclaims top spot as Ireland’s number one retailer
Tesco has reclaimed its position as Ireland’s number one retailer, having lost out to SuperValu in previous months.
Android Needs Hero Flagship Device to Regain OS Market Share
Android gaining market share in the US, where it increased to 62.4%, but continuing to struggle in the Europe “big 5”.
Apple Pay Not Hindered by Lack of Trust or Understanding
We asked US smartphone users if they had used Apple Pay. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners provided some interesting data.
UK: Morrisons return to growth and Lidl reach new share high
Continued slow growth in the British supermarket sector with sales increasing by just 0.2% compared to a year ago.
Best of British: Home-grown favourites lead the way
Four out of the top five FMCG brands are home-grown UK favourites.
Chinese brands lead China’s most chosen FMCG brands
Chinese brand Master Kong hold No.1 for three years as China's most chosen FMCG brand.Mizone is the ranking's top riser.
Colgate bought by over half of the world’s households
Brand Footprint reveals the most chosen and fastest-growing FMCG brands across the world.
The Value of a Digital Ad
How Delivery and Brand/Sales Effectiveness Can Drive Digital Advertising ROI in a Cross-Media World.
Competition for grocery top spot intensifies in Ireland
Intense competition for Ireland’s grocery top-spot with Tesco and SuperValu level on market share.
Android Switchers Drive iOS Growth in Europe's Big Five
The popularity of Apple iOS continued to grow in Europe's five largest countries, reaching a 20.3% share.
British consumers win with lower Grocery prices
Supermarket sales have slowed to a revenue growth of 0.2% compared to last year.
US phablet market soars
In OS market, Android holds its lead while Windows remains stalled.
Competition becomes tougher in the Chinese slowdown economy
Official statistics also showed China’s economy grew in the first quarter at its weakest pace since early 2009.
Physical music tops the entertainment charts in Britain
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, shows HMV returning to first place among music retailers.
Minor FMCG consumption improvements in Vietnam
Vietnam’s economy expands at an annual rate of 6%, the highest growth rate recorded in the last 5 years.
SuperValu New Number One Supermarket in Ireland
Change at the top as SuperValu becomes Ireland’s largest grocery retailer.
Aldi moves up the ranking
Aldi has become Britain’s sixth largest supermarket.
Our Apple Watch Sneak Peek
53%t of French consumers and 47% of British consumers cited notifications as the most important function of wearables
US: Seeking the perfect smartphone
Just 33% of US buyers did no research at all before purchasing their device.
Exploring growth through transformation in China
China is seeing its lowest inflation levels for over a decade with the latest official release reporting a rate of 1.4%.
Chinese New Year brings a new record for iOS sales in China
Apple’s iOS sales have reached an all-time high in urban China where it captured 27.6% of the smartphone market.
The thriving mask market in China
The focus on inner beauty is driving the growth of skin care market in China.
India: 'Lets Up the Ante: Go Premium'
The Premium landscape today in India is experiencing strong evolutionary undercurrents.
China: The neglected bottom of the pyramid
Low income families used to account for 9.6% of total urban China in 2012 but it decreased to 7.6% in 2014.
How Coke capitalised on the synergy between TV & Facebook
Kantar Worldpanel France worked with Coca-Cola to measure the impact of its iconic Polar Bears campaign.
Should brands list at the discounters?
Does listing in a discounter actually add to revenue? To answer this, we need to look closely at shopper behaviour.
Kantar Worldpanel, an employer of choice
Kantar Worldpanel has been recognised as an outstanding employer in the UK, Ireland and Greater China.
Grocery Market Competition Intensifies in Ireland
The latest data show contrasting fortunes among the major supermarkets in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Chinese New Year dates impact on FMCG market growth
The grocery market in China grew at 4.4%, one percentage point below the 2014 annual value growth.
Price war drives grocery deflation to record low
Deflation has reached a new low of -1.6% as price competition between the supermarkets continues to impact the market.
How consumers are juggling their portfolio of mobile devices
This paper describes evolving consumer trends in mobile device markets and relevant results from consumer surveys.
Apple reaches highest ever sales share in urban China...
Apple’s iOS reached its highest ever share in urban China with one in every four smartphones sold being an iPhone.
Mobile consumers have the answer
We picked the most interesting mobile questions from our Twitter followers and asked our panels in the US and GB.
UK’s most successful new launches of 2014 revealed
Kantar Worldpanel announces the best-selling grocery product launches of 2014.
The British Great Grocery Revolution
The austerity-busting pattern of growth that supermarkets enjoyed since the financial crisis came to an abrupt halt.
Growth Continues for Irish Grocery Market
Positive picture for the Irish grocery market with sales up by 1.2%.
China: Driving quality growth in the era of ‘New Normal’
Kantar Worldpanel reports that China FMCG market has entered a new era with a mild single digit growth rate around 5-6%.
Market accelerates and Tesco returns to growth
The latest supermarket share figures show the grocery market growing at 1.1%, the fastest rate since June 2014.
Apple iOS leads US OS share for the first time since Q4 2012
Apple’s share of sales grew across the US, Europe* and China during the important Christmas period.
Modern Trade Steadily Rising in Philippines
From 34% in 2012 and 35% in 2013, it is reported that today, 36% of purchases for FMCG are made in Modern Trade channels
US: iPhone 6, iPad Air most gifted in 2014 holiday quarter
iPhones represented 57% of all smartphones given as gifts while iPads made up 33.7% of all gifted tablets.
Kantar Worldpanel launches Out of Home panel in China
With the increasing mobility of Chinese consumers, the panel will reveal new insight on real consumer behaviour.
China dairy industry’s challenges and opportunities
China's overall macro-economic growth slowdown continues in 2014.
Rational trade up of Chinese toothpaste market
Driven by trading up, Chinese toothpaste market grew 8% for the latest 52 weeks up to Dec 26th, 2014.
Entertainment: Amazon is Christmas winner in Britain
The retailer was boosted by another rise in online shopping which now accounts for a record 39% of all transactions.
Best Christmas for Irish Grocery market since 2010
Competition for market share remains fierce in Ireland.
Christmas sales a welcome boost for retailers
Increased consumer spending over Christmas helped the grocery market grow at its fastest rate since August 2014.
Your chance to ask whatever you want about mobile....
Leading up to MWC, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech is giving YOU the opportunity to ask our consumer panels three questions.
iPhone 6 tops Fall 2014 smartphone sales
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data show Apple, Samsung claim 5 best-selling models.
Apple market share grows across Europe, US and China
Android’s market share dropped in most European markets and in the US.
Wearables take center stage at CES but not with consumers
Recent US, GB data suggest smartwatches have yet to catch on.
Food safety scare continued to hurt Taiwan’s food market
It's been three months since the latest food safety incident, but the FMCG market is still showing no signs of recovery.
Key trends to look out for in 2015
Our experts review the past year and look at the key trends for future success
Ireland: Competition tightens as Christmas approaches
The battle for market share remains hotly contested as the top three retailers continue to be separated by just 1.5%.
Christmas comes early for consumers as prices fall
The UK grocery market has returned to marginal growth of 0.1%, after last period’s historic first ever recorded decline.
Huge iPhone 6 sales put Apple on course for record quarter
Apple now accounts for 39.5% of British sales, its highest ever level
iPhone 6 Plus captures 41% of US "phablet" sales
Screen size most important driver for choice for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales
Improved outlook for grocery sector as sales growth continue
The Irish grocery market has grown its sales at the fastest rate since June with sales up 1.1% over the past year.
British grocery market contracts in historic first
For the first time since Kantar Worldpanel records began in 1994 the British grocery market has fallen into decline.
P&G, Master Kong and Nestle lead in race to win consumers
Kantar Worldpanel reports 5.1% value growth for the chinese FMCG market over a year ago.
Kantar Worldpanel expands its consumer panel in Saudi Arabia
The new enhanced panel in Saudi Arabia will provide clients greater insights into Saudi Arabian shoppers.
Amazon takes lion's share of the entertainment market
Amazon has continued its strong growth across all areas of the physical music, games and video markets.
China: Evolving behaviors in a challenging environment
The winners adapted themselves to actual shopper behaviours, rather than try to change them.
US: Early iPhone6-6 Plus sales suggest strong holiday season
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data for US smartphone sales show the brand's potential to capture strong sales in holidays.
FMCG sector slows by $8.3 billion as emerging markets cool
FMCG spend in emerging markets has slowed from 8.8% to 7.5% – equivalent to $8.3 billion of lost growth.
Demand for iPhone 6 boosts Apple's sales
Android is continuing its dominance of the European* OS market with a 73.9% share.
Ireland: SuperValu gains ground as Aldi and Lidl gain share
SuperValu is the only major multiple grocer to be in growth other than the discount retailers.
UK's grocery market enters deflation
The latest grocery share figures show like-for-like prices have declined by 0.2% in UK.
Tablets aren't smartphones!
Looking at the US tablet market as we wait Apple’s announcement.
Vietnamese consumers keep tight control of FMCG baskets
GDP growth acceleration not strong enough to boost consumers' spend in FMCG.
FMCG growth in China showing rebound in Q3
Kantar Worldpanel reports 5.7% value growth for the China's FMCG market for the latest 52 weeks up to Sep 5th 2014.
Kantar Worldpanel enhances its consumer panel in Korea
More robust measurement and in-depth understanding of Korea consumers’ behaviour.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech grows global reach
New consumer panel goes live in Russia. Panel size in China increased to over 22,000 individuals.
Apple sales hold steady despite iPhone 6 pre-launch demand
The latest smartphone sales show that Apple’s share in Britain is holding steady ahead of the iPhone 6 launch.
US: iPhone 5s/c demand undented by expectation of new models
In the month of August alone, the iPhone 5S was the second best selling smartphone in the US.
Aldi and Lidl continue to gain ground in Ireland
Aldi and Lidl are continuing to post impressive performances.
China: Creating growth via incremental innovation
The growth of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market continued to slow in China over the last 12 months.
China: Opportunities still abound in a slowing baby market
Market slow down and government regulation are changing baby products' market structure and dynamics.
China: Reality show sponsors reap lucrative rewards
Brands can reap significant rewards from reality shows sponsorship deals, if they choose the right programme.
Low grocery market growth as inflation disappears
Overall grocery market growth slowing to a new record low of 0.3% in UK.
Apple Watch bets on design
To unprecedented hype, Apple revealed its long-rumored wearable device on September 9: the Apple Watch.
FMCG Vietnam: Opting for more drinking occasions at home
Consumers are now less likely to spend their drinks at more costly places such as coffee shops and restaurants.
Irish shoppers benefit from falling inflation
The latest supermarket share figures in Ireland show food and drink prices rising at the lowest level since March 2012.
Xiaomi continues as number one manufacturer in China
Xiaomi surges ahead but not all Chinese manufacturers share success.
Grocery price inflation virtually vanishes
Latest supermarket share figures show price inflation is the lowest since October 2006
Taiwanese care about oily skin, blackheads & bad teeth
What are Taiwanese men's grooming habit and the reason behind it?
ComTech Report: The last mile in smartphone buying
A new whitepaper sheds light on what shapes the final leg of the smartphone purchasing process in the US
FMCG Vietnam: Urban families remain cautious in spending
All key channels remain stagnant while wet market is shrinking over the past quarter in Urban.
Summer boost for Dunnes Stores
Dunnes top performer among the big supermarkets
UK: High street entertainment outlets start to fight back
Traditional high street names such as GAME and HMV are beginning to steal back share from the supermarkets
Xiaomi, Huawei & Wiko power Android growth
The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows Android remains the leading OS in Europe
Familiar trends bring records for Aldi and Lidl
The latest supermarket share figures show familiar trends of market polarisation
Boosting African expansion with launch into Egypt
Kantar Worldpanel continues to grow its presence in Africa with the launch of a consumer panel in Egypt
FMCG growth showing signs of stabilizing in China during Q2
The latest report from Kantar Worldpanel shows that the growth of Q2 FMCG market returns to a level consistent with Q1
Global portfolio aligned around seven capabilities
The new structure will deliver easier access and simpler navigation through its suite of global solutions
Grocery sales growing at their fastest rate for over a year
SuperValu attracting the most additional shoppers across Ireland
Chinese FMCG companies gain share as market growth slows
As single-digit growth settles in, foreign brands face fierce competition
Good news for UK households as inflation falls to record low
Latest supermarket share figures show market growth bouncing back to 2.8% from last period’s historic low of 1.7%
Galaxy S5 attracts some Apple customers in Europe
Samsung Galaxy S5 was the third best selling smartphone in Britain during May
Google I/O 2014: The world according to Android
Loyalty among developers and consumers key to future success
FMCG Vietnam: Growth levels out in both Urban and Rural
FMCG growth levels are at 7% in Urban and 12% in Rural
Silver hair generation, a golden opportunity in Taiwan
Taiwan's aging society: market foe? or FMCG's opportunity?
Global FMCG ecommerce will grow by $17 billion by 2016
Retailers and brands which are slow to adopt the online channel will lose out
Grocery market continues to grow in Ireland
Dunnes top performer among the big supermarkets
Fresh Food Chinese Market: A Breakthrough of Modern Trade
It is the generally accepted that fresh food is vital to store traffic, and thus is key to a supermarket’s success
The changing face of health and beauty in the UK
Research from Kantar Worldpanel shows the growth in the health and beauty sector is with discounters and bargain stores
UK: historic lows in market growth
The supermarket share figures in the UK show a slowdown in grocery market growth to 1.7%
China: bright spots in FMCG market
Kantar Worldpanel in China points out that there is a vast room for new categories to win more consumers
Handicapping the iPhone 6 opportunity
At Apple's developers confab, no hardware but plenty of clues on what's coming later in 2014
One in three pounds spent on entertainment goes online
A third of spend on physical CDs, DVDs and games in the UK is now online.
Smartphone fragmentation in Europe challenges status quo
Across Europe there is an accelerating trend of fragmentation in the handset market as smaller brands gain real traction
Warburtons is the UK's most chosen FMCG brand
Local brands are winning in the UK.
Home grown brands top Ireland's most chosen ranking
Home-grown brands come out on top in our ranking of Ireland’s most chosen FMCG brands.
Unilever and Vinamilk, top brands in Vietnam
The global giant Unilever is the No.1 brand owner in Rural Vietnam.
Local brands grow more in Latin America
Local brands grew by 1.5% compared to only 0.7% for global brands.
Colgate is the Most Chosen Brand in Asia
Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint study reveals the most chosen brands in Asia
Master Kong is the Most Chosen Brand in China
Master Kong is the Most Chosen Brand in China for the second year in Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint ranking
Master Kong is the Most Chosen Brand in China
Master Kong is the Most Chosen Brand in China for the second year in Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint ranking
Colgate is the Most Chosen Brand in Asia
Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint study reveals the most chosen brands in Asia
Only 16 global FMCG brands chosen more than 1 billion times
Brand Footprint 2014 reveals the Top 50 Most Chosen FMCG brands in the world
Global Ranking of the Most Chosen Consumer Brands
Brand Footprint 2014 reveals the Top 50 Most Chosen FMCG brands in the world
Return to growth for the grocery market in Ireland
During the recession shoppers turned to ‘little and often’ shopping, this trend is now changing.
Vietnamese FMCG: Slowdown in Urban, Stagnant Growth in Rural
Observation up to March 2014 reports the continuous slowdown since Q3 last year in FMCG consumption in Urban
Consumer panel enhancement in India completed
MarketPulse rebrands as Kantar Worldpanel to connect the Indian panel to all Kantar Worldpanel’s services
Major retailers forced to change strategy
Low growth has been caused by intensifying price competition among the supermarkets
US carrier loyalty threatened by 1st time smartphone buyers
Carrier loyalty among featurephone owners drops 16 percentage points compared to smartphone owners
FMCG in China continued slowdown in Q1 2014
Weakness in FMCG purchasing has been driven by slower growth in household spending- especially in key 4 cities
Q1 US smartphone sales jump
Last mile in smartphone penetration to come from the low end
Successful consumer panel enhancement in Brazil
Sample increased by 40% to offer a more detailed insight into purchase patterns in the biggest Latin American economy
Time to grow pack sizes in Mexico?
When is the right time to grow the pack size? The latest trends identified in Mexico give some clues
Apple regains momentum as Windows stutters
Apple is performing strongly in the first quarter of the year, with sales bouncing back in Europe, Japan and Australia
Continuous slow-down in Urban, yet growth remains positive
In Vietnam, FMCG in Urban continues to slow down since Q3 last year while Rural market maintains a 2-digit growth
Aldi and Lidl continue to set the pace in Ireland
The latest figures show strong sales growth for both Aldi and Lidl with respective growth rates of 21.9% and 11.1%.
Losses for the big four in the UK
Serious challenges as market structure in the UK continues to change
Eco-system is the key for Smart Device multi-screen strategy
By the end of 2013,for those iPhone users who also own a tablet device,64% of them are using iPad (iOS) in China.
France: private label and discounters lost market share
An European-wide trend has had its exception in France where both private label and discounters lost share in 2013
Motorola back in the game with Moto G success
Android remain the top OS across Europe with 68.9% share
E-commerce: new growth engine not zero sum game in China
Despite the slowdown of overall retail sales, the online channel still enjoyed rapid growth
Premiumisation remaining a bright spot in China
Growing middle class and the pursuit of a better life, food safety and product benefit all help to drive premiumization
Tablets’ Value Proposition Still Unclear to Mainstream Users
53% of US consumers interviewed in 4Q13 said they will not buy a tablet in the next 12 months.
FMCG blooms throughout Tet in Vietnam
Beverages conquer the leading growth with 24% increase in value consumption among Urban households and 43% in Rural
Superquinn rebrand makes SuperValu Ireland's 2nd retailer
Challenges remain for all major players as Aldi and Lidl forge ahead
Unprecedented changes in Grocery Retailing
Aldi and Waitrose post record market shares
Indonesia Economic Outlook 2014
The report gives insight on the key global trends and explores how they will impact Indonesia
Kantar Worldpanel, Recognised as a Great Company to Work For
Kantar Worldpanel has been recognised as an employer of choice in UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Mexico.
Sun-Art extends their lead in China
The Sun-Art Group has seen strong share growth driven by the opening of 45 new RT-Mart stores during 2013
Kantar Worldpanel is within the UK's Best 100 Companies
Kantar Worldpanel UK is celebrating its listing in The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies.
Mobile loyalty challenge
People are less loyal to mobile handsets than to OS.
Mobile Trends that Matter Tomorrow
Kantar Worldpanel publishes an insight report to review the key trends that will shape the future mobile landscape
Android edges toward 70% in Europe
LG, Sony and Motorola look to build on recent success at Mobile World Congress
Five rules for reaching Indonesian shoppers
Kantar Worldpanel and Bain & Company provide an in-depth look at market conditions as well as consumer attitudes
Post-Christmas cheer for SuperValu in Ireland
SuperValu increased its market share to 20.1% from 19.9% despite a slowdown in overall grocery spend
Kantar Worldpanel expands into Africa
Strategic alliance with TNS RMS sees Kantar Worldpanel continue to extend its global position
4G network key to China Mobile-Apple partnership
63% of all Apple handsets in China are already on China Mobile’s network
Grocery Market Share UK - Strong performances
Strong performances from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and the discounters despite overall grocery market growth slowing
Setting targets for growth in China
Setting a reasonable target is the fundamental of healthy brand growth
FMCG growth: struggle in urban vs. steady recovery in rural
In Vietnam, it is a rough ride to gain 2-digit growth in Urban while Rural is stepping up firmly for a recovery
Male Revolution- the Modern Chinese Male
A Kantar Worldpanel survey on 5,300 Asian men has found: 62% disagree that "using grooming products is a women thing"
Android ends the year on top but Apple scores in key markets
Windows holds in Europe, but deteriorating performance in China and US hits Nokia
Game boosted by PS4 and Xbox One launches in the UK
While Christmas gifting leads to Amazon’s highest ever share
A Christmas boost for SuperValu in Ireland
The discount retailers Aldi and Lidl were the other big winners
Navigating the Consumer Journey
How can retailers stand out to increasingly savvy consumers and grow their business
Strong Christmas: online, convenience and premium
Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose continued to record strong growth over the Christmas period
Android leads OS U.S. sales, as LG and Nokia see resurgence
Apple sales grow month on month, however progress is slow
Apple launch momentum continues
But progress is slowed by resurgent rivals
Premiumisation in Indonesia
Premiumisation is becoming more and more hot topic in Indonesia right now and no exception for FMCG business
A struggle to sustain growth in Vietnam
Consumer demand is expected to heat up soon as Tet season is coming.
Grocery sales yet to see a Christmas cheer in Ireland
Despite the improving economic environment shoppers continue to keep a close watch on their grocery spend
Asian men care about appearances not for women
A survey on 5,300 Asian men has found why they want to take care of his appearance: It’s not about women
Over half the UK now shops in a discounter
Both Aldi and Lidl have continued to record double-digit growth
Apple iPhone 5S outsells 5C three to one in Great Britain
iPhone 5C helps drive new customers to Apple in USA
Android gains 3% market share each quarter in China
The latest ComTech report shows that Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi account for 60% of total Smartphone sales
Blossom for FMCG e-tailing in China, Taiwan and Korea
E-commerce growth for mainland China, Taiwan and Korea FMCG market hit double digit for several consecutive years
Food price inflation falls to lowest level for a year
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, show price inflation dropping to 2.9%
FMCG growth flattens out in urban Vietnamese market
FMCG in Rural is stepping up firmly at 14% according to the latest FMCG Monitor for Vietnam
Grocery Market Share UK - Two Directions
Premium ranges prepare for Christmas and yet another Aldi record share
Weak cosmetic sales as cautious customers tone down spending
Taiwan's cosmetic market is facing declining sales, what is contributing to this trend?
Nokia and Windows global momentum continues
Local brands edge out global players in China
LG rockets to third in U.S. Smartphone sales
Value conscious first-time Smartphone buyers boost LG Smartphone share to 7% in Q3 2013
FMCG picks up as economic conditions improve in Vietnam
55% of shoppers make shopping list before going to stores and this ratio is much higher among modern trade shoppers.
The battle for Chinese shoppers intensifies
China Shopper Report 2013 explores winning strategies for global and local brands
Ireland household budget fears lead to market slowdown
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, show a slowdown in grocery market growth
GTA V release pushes games market into growth
Tesco and Asda have benefited the most from the Grand Theft Auto V release
FMCG slowdown stabilises in China
This is the first quarter since Q2 2012 where the FMCG market has not experienced a slower growth rate.
Coca Cola leads ranking of the most chosen brands
Brand Footprint ranking highlights potential for global growth
Grocery Market Share UK - No stopping Aldi
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, show a further step in the remarkable rise of Aldi.
Kantar Worldpanel and IMRB in strategic tie up
The companies enhance their consumer panel service to offer informed insight on the fast-changing Indian market
Accelerating growth in FMCG consumption in Vietnam
After several months of stagnant growth, FMCG market in Urban has reached its 2-digit growth rate for the first time.
Market Share Ireland - A Back To School boost for Dunnes
After losing out in the ‘Back To School’ battle last year, Dunnes has placed more emphasis on beating this year
T-Mobile sees growth in sales on strength of iOS in the US
T-Mobile reverses decline - sees highest sales share over past year
Windows Phone nears double digit share across Europe
Samsung begins to feel pressure from resurgent Sony, Nokia and LG
21 FMCG companies reaching over 100 million urban families
The latest report shows that P&G continues to maintain its leading position on the number of consumers in China.
Grocery Market Share UK - Increasing pressure
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the big four supermarkets under pressure
Appetite for Change? Nutrition & UK’s obesity crisis
Shopper, usage and nutrition data to tackle the issues of the UK’s obesity and nutrition
Android maintains sales lead in the US
Fewer first-time smartphone buyers for Android as iOS maintains share of this key consumer group in the US
A summery boost for the grocery market in Ireland
€30 million uplift in consumer spend as a result of the heat wave compared with the same period the previous year.
Record share for Windows phone
Windows Phone has posted its highest ever level of 8.2% across the five major European markets
Grocery Market Share UK - Sustained Growth for Sainsbury’s
Sainsbury’s has continued to grow ahead of the market over the past 12 weeks, achieving sales growth of 4.9%
Stable FMCG growth yet faint signs of rebound in Vietnam
Though FMCG consumpstion is anchoring its growth, it is premature to say whether a strong rebound will come anytime soon
What if online retail was bigger than Tesco?
Retailers and manufacturers of today increasingly are looking to the online shopping market to engage shoppers
Verizon wins out across the OS brand set for Q2 2013
Only carrier to increase share, with a 1.9% increase over last year
Apple rebounds as iPhone 4 pulls in smartphone first-timers
Apple’s iOS has surged 5.2 percentage points to 30.5% of the British smartphone market.
Slowdown in China’s FMCG growth for another quarter
The figure is lower than the 8.4% growth for Q1 and also the lowest quarter-on-quarter growth in the last 2 years
Consumption have not yet rebounded in Vietnam
Lower income groups are particularly hard hit, with a decline in their average spending for total FMCG.
Families feel the heat and make further cut backs across Ireland
Aldi and Lidl’s combined share expected to hit 15% by December
Penetration is paramount, but it is also a leaky bucket
Top five brands in a product category lose 30-60 percent of their shoppers every year in China
Grocery Market Share UK - Big four under pressure
The latest grocery figures show the big four supermarkets under pressure as a result of long-term polarisation
The next golden decade of China baby market
China's growing new population and the upgrading of baby products entail a huge potential for baby market
Vietnam: 85% of the population purchase FMCG under promotion
New report provides understanding of the Vietnamese behaviour towards promotion in the FMCG market
Amazon and Tesco, top of the entertainment retailer league
HMV has slipped to fifth position as Tesco takes over the reins and Amazon dominates the top spot.
Apple, closer to Android in the US as Carrier Distribution Grows
While smartphone sales have remained stable in the 3 months ending May 2013, iOS has grown with a 3.5% increase.
Samsung, 50% share in Europe
The latest data show that almost half of all smartphones sold in Europe are a Samsung.
FMCG Monitor Vietnam - Dairy sector wins Hot Categories
Kantar Worldpanel Vietnam reports a modest growth of FMCG market during the latest 12 weeks up to May 19th 2013.
Grocery Market Share UK - No let-up in polarisation
Polarisation continues, with Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose all stealing share from the big four retailers.
Kantar Worldpanel Grocer Share app is back!
The latest grocery share figures and expert opinion for the GB, Ireland, Spain and Portugal markets.
FMCG’s Stagnant Growth and Shopper Reaction in Vietnam
Kantar Worldpanel Vietnam reported a slow-down in growth of FMCG during the latest 4 weeks up to April 21st 2013.
Android Leads in the US, but iOS and Windows are Growing Faster
Windows growth fueled by share gains among 25 to 34 year olds.
Sony and LG Boosted by Faltering EU Economies
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows Sony and LG making gains as consumers across Southern Europe opt for cheaper handsets.
A key milestone for Android in China
ComTech reports Urban China Smartphone penetration reached 42%, an increase of 1.2% compared to Q4 2012.
Myth of the Less Developed Lower Tier Beauty User in China
Kantar Worldpanel provides a unique understanding on the current status of beauty habits across China.
Challenging Times Ahead for Traditional Multiple Retailers
The market is becoming increasingly tough for the traditional multiple retailers
Grocery Market Share UK - Aldi Breaks Records Again
Retailer posts highest ever market share and sales growth.
Kantar Worldpanel Dairy Talk in Vietnam
Kantar Worldpanel Vietnam held their Kantar Worldpanel Dairy Talk on May 8th, 2013, at Sheraton Saigon Hotel.
FMCG & Fresh Foods, the Core in Consumer’s Wallet
Steady growth of FMCG market in Vietnam during the latest quarter up to March 24th 2013.
Coca Cola leads global ranking of most chosen brands
Brand Footprint ranking highlights potential for global growth.
Windows sees steady growth in the US in Q1 2013
While Android and iOS remain the top contenders, Windows and Nokia steadily move upwards.
Android set to spike with HTC One and Samsung launches
The latest sales data from ComTech shows Android continuing to dominate the number one OS spot in Great Britain.
Grocery Market Share Ireland - Record Share for discounters
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show Aldi and Lidl continue to set the pace.
Grocery Market Share UK - Market Polarisation Intensifies
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show an increasingly polarised grocery market.
China FMCG market reporting only 8.4% growth in Q1
...yet RT-Mart continued its unstoppable march.
Skyfall Boosts Supermarket’s Share of Entertainment Market
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel shows a strong performance by the supermarkets in the entertainment market.
FMCG Market Blooms In Tet Season
Healthy growth of FMCG market in Vietnam during the latest quarter up to February 24th 2013.
Superquinn Outperforms Market for First Time Since 2007
The latest supermarket share figures show Superquinn growing ahead of the market for the first time in five years.
Android, Sprint and Samsung Increased Share In Early 2013
Price drops on Sprint in U.S. result in share increases for both the carrier, Samsung and the Android OS.
Google Branding Helps LG Back Into The Smartphone Market
LG is coming back to life in Great Britain with its share hitting 4.3% in the three months to February 2013.
Grocery Market Share UK -Sainsburys keeps its Strong Run
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show Sainsbury’s is the clear winner among the big four.
Kantar Worldpanel France, a Great Place to Work
Kantar Worldpanel France has become one of the 2013 Top Companies to Work For in France.
Asia Consumer Insights 2013
We compile market information about the latest movements and provide an integrated view of Asian region.
Grocery Market Share Ireland - Horsemeat crisis shifts habits
The latest supermarket share figures reveal the initial impact of January’s horsemeat scandal on consumer shopping habits.
Chinese urban families spent 10% more on FMCG in 2012
Among the categories Kantar Worldpanel monitor, 7 out of 10 enjoyed average family spending level increase of over 3%.
Kantar Worldpanel UK a Sunday Times Best Company!
The company was listed 81st in the ranking of 100 companies.
Tet: a spectacular spending spree
Vietnamese consumers double their FMCG spending during Tet.
Grocery Market Share UK - First Data Since Horsemeat Scandal
The latest grocery share figures reveal the impact of the first five weeks of the horsemeat scandal.
Smartphone Competition Hots Up
...as Windows challenges the OS status quo
Android Regains Lead Among U.S. Smartphone OS Sales
Price reductions for flagship models contribute to Android’s performance.
Slowdown in Chinese FMCG growth halted in Q4
...as local retailers continue to outperform international competitors.
Grocery Market Share Ireland - Dunnes, Strongest Growth
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show Dunnes’ improving fortunes in recent months.
Targeting Your Potential Buyers, Bucket By Bucket
We show you a simple segmentation to help manufacturers identify ways to grow their brands.
Grocery Market Share UK - A Stronger Tesco
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel UK show Tesco maintaining its market share.
Amazon Posts Record Share Over Christmas
...but it’s still an open ball game if HMV closes its stores.
Windows sees strong European growth
...but Android remains dominant worldwide
iOS Maintains Lead For Last Quarter Of 2012
iPhone is attracting an increasing proportion of Android consumers compared to Q4 of 2011.
Grocery Market Share UK - Christmas and New Year
Festive grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the grocery market growing at 3.8% over Christmas.
Dunnes Pulls Out A Christmas Cracker
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show Dunnes increasing its share.
Grocery Market Share UK - Some Christmas premises challenged
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the grocery market growing at 3.2%
iOS Maintains Lead Among US Smartphone OS Sales
iOS sales share tops 50% for the first time due to iPhone repeat buyers and first time smartphone buyers.
Apple achieves its highest ever Smartphone share in US
...while prepay deals help Nokia to see an uplift in Great Britain
FMCG opportunity in lower tier cities
The slowdown for both China's economy and FMCG in 2012 doesn't thwart lower tier cities to shine brighter.
What Chinese shoppers really do - Series 4
The latest China Shopper Report provides insights into how China's retail landscape is quickly evolving.
iOS Regains Top Spot Among US Smartphone OS Sales
Strength of the iPhone 5, as well as that of predecessors, boosts share according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech
Grocery Market Share UK – ALDI, 10% more shoppers
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel UK show the grocery market growing at 3.2%.
Soaring iPhone 5 sales in US knock Android into second place
iOS share growing in 4 out of 5 major EU countries as iPhone 5 sales kick in.
Spotlight on Vietnam - November 2012
Discover the key consumerism trends and see the big picture on how Vietnamese are changing the way they shop.
Online on track? The world of online retail in UK
This insightful discussion paper looks at the world of online retail across our different sectors.
15 FMCG companies reached over 100 million Chinese families
Procter & Gamble reached a staggering 156 million households out of a universe of 162 million households.
Grocery Market Share Ireland - Growth For First Time Since April
The Irish grocery market has grown by 0.1% –the first increase recorded since the Easter boost in April.
Grocery Market Share UK - Differences Among The Big 4
The latest grocery share figures show sharply differing fortunes for the big four supermarkets.
Sainsbury's gains on rivals in entertainment sector
The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show Sainsbury’s is the only supermarket to increase its share.
FMCG growth slows again in China
Kantar Worldpanel China reports 10% value growth for the FMCG market compared to the same period a year ago.
iPhone 5 release slows Android gains
...as US and GB markets drive Apple growth.
Grocery Market Share Ireland - Aldi Fits the Bill for Shoppers
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel Ireland show a growth of almost 30% in Aldi's market share.
Grocery Market Share UK - Paralympic Gold For Sainsbury’s
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show Sainsbury’s has delivered strong growth of 5.6%.
Windows makes progress in Europe
...as low-end Nokia Smartphones drive platform growth.
What Chinese shopper really do - Series 3
This chapter explores the dynamics between foreign and domestic consumer goods companies.
Grocery Market Share Ireland - Shopping More, Spending Less
The latest supermarket share figures show the average shopping trip in Ireland is now €21.30, the lowest level since 2005.
ComTech launches largest mobile consumer panel in Japan
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech is expanding it’s mobile and tablet operation by launching a new panel in Japan this month.
Grocery Market Share UK - Grocery Market Beats Inflation
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the grocery market growing at 3.3%.
What Chinese shoppers really do - Download full report
Understanding the differences in Chinese shoppers' behaviour.
Android maintains its European domination
...while iOS holds firm in US and UK
Scam Alert - Fradulent Mystery Shopper Scheme in the US and Canada
Kantar's name is being exploited to further a fraudulent "mystery shopper" or "secret shopper" scam in the US and Canada.
Grocery Market Share Ireland - Growth Of Own Brand Groceries
The Irish grocery market has fallen by 0.9% over the past year.
Grocer Market Share UK - Grocery Market Bounces Back
The latest grocery share figures show the grocery market has bounced back and is now growing at 3.9%.
Summer success for Samsung
Samsung, buoyed by the release of the Samsung S3, is now the top selling brand across Europe with 45% share.
Grocery Market Share Ireland - Biggest Decline Since 2010
The grocery market has fallen by 1.3% compared with the same period last year, the steepest decline since August 2010.
Amazon Extends Lead At The Top
Amazon has retained its top spot in the entertainment retailer league, growing its market share by 3.2 percentage points
FMCG growth slowing in China's key cities
Kantar Worldpanel reports 15% value growth for the FMCG market for the latest quarter up to June 15th 2012.
Grocer Market Share UK - Austerity Bites
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the grocery market growth rate falling back to 2.1%.
Android maintains Euro dominance
...by attracting first time smartphone consumers
Chinese consumers are rarely loyal to their brands
Analysis of consumer purchase behaviour debunks previous brand impressions when purchasing consumer products.
Grocery Market Share Ireland - Cross-border shopping falls
New grocery market data shows that Irish supermarkets are continuing to capture more of the domestic grocery market.
Vietnam, consumer power at risk
The speed of price increase in Vietnam is now much faster than income growth rate, risking the consumer purchasing power.
UK Grocery Market Share Update Jubilant jump in sales
The market is growing at 3.2% with a dramatic jump to 11.3% in the run-up to the Diamond Jubilee.
Android now holds 60% of the European market
...with share in Spain at 79% and 69% in Germany
China's first continuous mobile phone research panel goes live
China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest smartphone market
Waiting for the jubilee
Grocery market sees sharp decreases in growth this period.
Smartphone competition hots up with slew of new releases
New flagship handsets from HTC and Samsung drive intense competition
China: Yonghui emerges as the fastest growing retailer in Q1
Yonghui is rapidly expanding its footprint across China while overall grocery market showing signs of slowdown.
The Squeeze on the middle
Market grows at 5.0%, the highest level since January 2010, mainly fuelled by food price inflation rather than volume.
Over 50s join the smartphone revolution
Smartphones make up a majority of new phone purchases for 50 and overs
Asda at an all-time high
UK Grocery Market Share Update - March 2012
Spotlight on China March 2012 now published
The latest Spotlight on China newsletter have been publised covering three hot topics
WP7 Outsells Symbian for first time
Android remains the number one OS in Britain, with its share up to 48.5% from 37.8% a year ago.
Full Media Investment Evaluation Suite launched in China
Kantar Worldpanel launches of a new suite of Media investment evaluation research tools for the China FMCG marketplace.
Kantar Worldpanel, one of the best companies to work for
We celebrate our listing on the prestigious Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For, for a second year running.
Competitive pressures limit Tesco dominance
UK Grocery Market Share Update - February 2012
Over half of the GB population owns a smartphone
Smartphones made up a remarkable 71.4% of mobile phone sales in the 12 weeks ending 22 January 2012.
Mixed performance in 2011 for international retailers in China
The top ten FMCG retail groups, in the latest quarter accounted for 39% which has fallen by 1ppt compared to a year ago.
Tesco continues to feel the heat, as Iceland does well in the cold
UK Grocery Market Share Update - January 2012
Apple pips Android to #1 US smartphone slot
Android retains global smartphone crown, however Apple is now growing at a faster rate.
The fight before Christmas - How was it for you?
UK Grocery Market Share Update - January 2012
Apple booms in Britain, but finds life tougher on the continent
Apple has increased its share of the British smartphone market from 21.4% a year ago to 30.9%.
Tesco gains shoppers but takes less cash at the tills
UK Grocery Market Share Update - December 2011
The zero sum game - no winner in the supermarket price war
UK Grocery Market Share Update - November 2011
Android: the battle within
Android holds a 49.9% of the GB smartphone market, followed by BlackBerry and Apple.
China: CR Vanguard’s strategy producing strong performance
CR Vanguard Group has been the star performer last quarter in China seeing a 0.5ppt increase in value share.
Price rules as inflation bites
UK Grocery Market Share Update - October 2011
Think smart, build loyalty
Dominic Sunnebo discusses Apple’s success in Britain and looks at how other mobile brands can build customer loyalty.
Grocery market resilient despite household budget pressures
UK Grocery Market Share Update - September 2011
Tablet sales rocket from their launch pad
The last research from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech's shows that 3.62 million people in Great Britain now own a tablet.
Grocery Spend Comes Under Pressure As Inflation Rises
UK Grocery Market Share Update - August 2011
Great Britain leading global Smartphone adoption
Android holds over 50% Sales share in developed markets, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Inflation Creeps Up As The Growth Of ‘Two Nations’...
UK Grocery Market Share Update - July 2011
Pleasure and pain
New data reveals the mixed fortunes in the smartphone market.
Consumers ‘topping up’ help discounters make inroads
UK Grocery Market Share Update - June 2011
RT-Mart gains share in Q1 2011 while Trust-Mart loses shoppers
The Walmart Group remains the largest grocer in China over the last 52 weeks taking a share of 7.9%.
UK Grocery Market Share Update - May 2011
All-time record share for discounters
UK Grocery Market Share Update - April 2011
Shoppers hit the brakes
UK Grocery Market Share Update - March 2011
Android dominates the smartphone market
Android has increased its share of smartphone sales in Great Britain to 37.4%.
RT-Mart gained strength in 2010 while Carrefour faces...
Walmart group remains in front, while Carrefour struggles.
Kantar Worldpanel UK scoops Sunday Times Award
Kantar Worldpanel UK entered in "The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For" awards.
A market of two halves
UK Grocery Market Share Update - February 2011
Sainsbury's leads a resilient grocery sector
UK Grocery Market Share Update - January 2011
UK: Offer enhancement with a 20% panel increase
Kantar Worldpanel, has announced the expansion of its UK panel to 30,000 households.
China grocery market remains fragmented
The five main retailers only-take 13,4% share of the consumer spend spree
France: 15th edition of Référenseigne Expert published
The leading study on the analysis of food distribution and brands.
UK: Grocery figures now available on the iPhone
We have launched our first app to provide the latest grocery share figures at the touch of a button.
France. Outlook for 2010
Easing tension, rationalisation, simplicity and pleasure. All key elements to succeed in the market in 2010
France: 2009, a tough year for Hard Discounters
Despite the recession and the economic modernisation law, the Hard Discount sector is losing ground...
TNS Worldpanel rebrands as Kantar Worldpanel
TNS Worldpanel announced that it has changed its name and identity to Kantar Worldpanel across its global network