Research

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How have 2020′s food trends changed?

Food marketing agency Nourish updates its predictions to see which pandemic behaviours are here to stay.

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Canadians worry about the pandemic impacting others

Data from Abacus suggests younger people, in particular, spend more time thinking about societal impacts than their own finances.

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Marketers’ remits expected to grow even more complex

Canada’s senior marketers expect duties to increase in data ethics and analytics, among other areas, finds a global survey.

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Which shopping habits are here to stay?

Mindshare’s survey also shows consumers aren’t as eager for major shopping events like back-to-school and Black Friday.

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Which categories were hit hardest at the start of the pandemic?

Ed Strapagiel’s analysis shows clothing and auto are facing the toughest road to recovery.

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What are the new consumer segments?

Jackman Reinvents breaks down changing attitudes that are now driving consumers (and how to reach them).

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Canadians are grappling with more mental health struggles

A survey by Delvinia and CAMH shows unemployment and isolation are having an impact during the pandemic.

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Young people more cautious about economy reopening

A survey from H+K also reveals that nearly half of respondents in four provinces believe ‘business as usual’ is happening too quickly.

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Who is the post-pandemic consumer?

COVID-19 derailed the business world and transformed consumers. Which trends will outlive the biggest health crisis of our time?

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What will make customers feel safe in your store?

The latest IMI research breaks down how to soothe consumer concerns and drive brand affinity as the economy reopens.

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Loyalty programs struggling to stay relevant

A survey by Bond also shows what helps retention during a pandemic and which stores consumers are comfortable returning to.

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Proof launches consultancy to help businesses build trust

Trustlab builds on the PR firm’s existing expertise to help corporations find actionable ways to address steady declines in recent years.

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Is wellness marketing making people more anxious?

Research by Felicity and Ipsos explores the gap between brands’ wellness messaging and consumer sentiment.

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Telco and CPG sectors have gotten big boosts in consumer trust

A pandemic update to Edelman’s annual report shows confidence in business has gone up overall, but areas of improvement remain.

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Economic crunch could lead to depression-like drop in spending

A Deloitte report finds existing weakness in retail will be exacerbated by consumer concerns about unemployement.