End of the middle

A report by Kantar Consulting shows that “Mass markets are splintering. Differences of tastes, preferences, lifestyles and identities have exploded. In every market around the world, consumers are more fragmented than ever.” In such a divergent market, the task facing manufacturers is two-fold: first, they need to truly understand what needs and preferences ...

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Warm weather and ‘Markle Sparkle’ dazzle grocery in UK

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks to 20 May 2018, reveal that the recent hot weather combined with the Meghan Markle effect sparked strong market growth in UK – up 2.7% on last year.  Chris Hayward, consumer specialist at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “The ...

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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% in the last 12 weeks compared to the same period in 2017. China’s GDP grew by 6.8% in the first quarter of 2018, which is consistent with the last two quarters in 2017.  Modern trade ...

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What does your oral health say about you?

Our dental health habits are changing. The number of individuals reported to have bad oral health has been dropping consistently since 2013.   Is this because we are treating our conditions more effectively, with ever-improving oral care products? Or is there a growing number of people who are unaware of their ...

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Philippines FMCG Monitor: Q4 2017

The Philippine economy grew at 6.7%, exceeding the projected growth figure at 6.4%, on account of the strong performance in the services and industry sectors. In-home FMCG sales stabilized in 2017 - coming from an aggressive growth during the 2016 national elections. Despite that, basket size of Filipinos continues to grow at ...

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