With all the media and healthcare community emphasis on healthy eating, how are we doing? For instance, have we turned to healthier snacks?
According to recent research by Nielsen:
“Hungry? The average person reaches for 12 different kinds of snacks in any given month. Why do we snack? That depends on any number of reasons — reasons that differ by gender, generation, and income level.”
“Traditionally indulgent, easy-to-consume snacking staples like chocolate, crackers, ice cream, cookies, and chips dominated sales during the 52-weeks ending June 27, 2015, but the pace of growth is slowing. While sensibly indulgent products with built-in portion control, such as mini pies and mini brownies, have grown by double digits, healthier alternatives have joined the ranks of the most lucrative snacking products. Greek yogurt, fresh cut fruit, and deli dips, such as hummus, combined for more than $6 billion in sales during the 52-weeks ending June 27, 2015. With a combined growth rate of 8.4% over the prior year, it’s clear that consumers are finding ways to satisfy their snacking needs with healthy alternatives.”
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There are a lot of stereotypes about older consumers, especially with regard to their resistance to innovations and new technology.
But, according to a recent study by the Harris Poll, this stereotype is greatly overstated. As reported by eMarketer:
“It isn’t safe to assume smart-home devices only appeal to always-connected millennials. Early adopters of devices may commonly be young (and frequently male), but the wide variety of items that can make up a smart home mean senior Internet users are just as likely to have them as their younger counterparts. Senior Internet users are just as likely as Gen Xers, and more likely than baby boomers, to have at least one smart-home device. Millennials are a few points ahead by this measure.”
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The Asia Pacific regions of the world account for about 60 percent of the global population (compared to less than 5 percent for the United States). However, Asia Pacific countries differ greatly in their population size, demographics, economic emphasis, and more.
First, click the image to see a larger, interactive map of the world from Population Reference Bureau. Then, take a look at the recent video about Asia Pacific consumers from Nielsen.
This television interview of Hofstra University’s Distinguished Professor Joel Evans (of the Zarb School of Business) very recently appeared on Fios1’s Money & Main$Street. The interview was conducted by host Giovanna Drpic. It deals with the luxury market, especially on Long Island, NY. There are many tips and graphics.