CPG


Beauty retailers like Sephora and L'Oréal have adopted augmented reality in some form to let consumers try on products without having to leave their home. And according to recent data, more companies are planning to embrace the technology within the next two to five years.

Nishat Mehta, president of the Media Center of Excellence at IRI, talks about the rise of targeting based on in-store purchases and what's currently attainable for CPG marketers.

As ecommerce ramps up in the packaged foods sector, CPG marketers must enter this new playing field where the competition for consumers’ attention is fierce. eMarketer’s Tricia Carr spoke with Marc Seguin, CMO of snackmaker popchips, about how the brand balances first-party and third-party ecommerce so it can effectively and efficiently fight to stand out in the digital aisle.

The consumer packaged goods sector faces tough hurdles in 2018, as consumers hunt for discounts, buy more private labels and opt for fresh food choices.

The way consumers shop for household products is shifting steadily to an omnichannel approach, according to a new GfK study.

Mike Siemienas, spokesman for General Mills’ Nature Valley, explains why the brand isn’t giving up on organic social media marketing.

Growth of the private-label market in recent years has been driven by demand from lower-income shoppers as well as budget-conscious millennials. But these products are attracting wealthier consumers, creating yet another challenge for national brands.

Data from a Fluent survey underscores the challenges meal kits face in developing a large audience, but it also points up the relative interest in meal kits among millennials. As in other surveys, meal-kit prices remain a sticking point.

Small acquisitions by Nestlé and Unilever are part of a broad move by the industry to cater to shifting consumer tastes.

Health-conscious consumers are spurring growth in the vitamins, sports protein drinks and nutritional supplements category, but this CPG spending bright spot isn't necessarily boosting results at specialty retailers focusing on the vitamins and supplements trade.

Greg Portell, lead partner for consumer industries and retail practice at A.T. Kearney, discusses taking the personalized customer experience offline.

Consumers aren't just rushing to Sephora or Ulta Beauty to replenish their beauty essentials—they're also heading to a less obvious choice: Amazon.

Two consumer behaviors are driving brands' ability to gain insights into purchase behavior: the rise of pre-shopping research on products, and the adoption of ecommerce.

Campbell Soup's purchase of Pacific Foods, a maker of organic broths and soups, is the latest push by an established food giant to rekindle growth with products that consumers perceive to be fresher, healthier and "authentic."

Brandon Rhoten, CMO of Papa John's International, discusses the formula to having an engaging, interesting and consistent brand voice on social media.

Growth of the private-label market in recent years has been driven by demand from lower-income shoppers as well as budget-conscious millennials. But these products are attracting wealthier consumers, creating yet another challenge for national brands.

UK consumers have embraced online food ordering, leading new and established players to enter the market with new apps and services.

Consumers have long been thought to be deeply loyal to their CPG brand of choice. But new research shows that when offered a cheaper or equal quality alternative to their normal brand, consumers can be enticed to spend their money elsewhere.

In its first quarterly earnings report since going public, Blue Apron posted a mixed bag of results that show both the promise and the challenges of the meal kit space.

In the latest sign of the overall malaise in the sector, US unit sales of CPG items dipped 0.4% in the year ended Feb. 19, according to IRI data.