Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsSat, 25 Jun 2022 23:11:10 BST Increasing inflation and the cost-of-living crisis having effect on sustainable shopping, survey reveals Increasing inflation and cost-of-living crisis having effect on sustainable shopping: A recent study into people's shopping habits has uncovered that rising costs are having a significant effect on their ability to shop sustainably. However, one in five of UK shoppers said that sustainable shopping was most important to them. In addition, one in five UK shoppers and one in four German shoppers followed through with buying more sustainable packaging or foods with local ingredients. The survey by Quantilope polled 1,200 people from both the UK and Germany to feature in the 2022 consumer trends in sustainability report. They, also, found that three-quarters of respondents said they wanted to start shopping more sustainably. When asked about which food and drinks brands they choose, eight in 10 Brits said they based their choices on price. However, in Germany, the study found that taste was the leading factor when deciding what brands to buy. Another disparity between German and British consumers revealed by the survey was that 39% of Germans prioritise buying food with local ingredients; compared to just 19% in the UK. The study also looked at ways the respondents think they could help support sustainability, with 34% stating they were willing to pay more taxes if the money would be used to help the environment. On the other hand, 39% were opposed to the idea with 27% undecided. In both the UK and Germany combined, around three-quarters say they actively try to reduce waste (77% of Brits and 71% of Germans). Furthermore, just over half (51%) for both countries say they plan to buy less of items with plastic packaging in the future. Peter Aschmoneit, chief-executive and co-founder of Quantilope, said: "While consumers expect brands to take responsibility for the sustainability of their products, they are more than willing to do their bit to save the planet. However, there are barriers that need to be removed, or reduced, to make sustainable behaviours easier." http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Increasing-inflation-and-the-cost-of-living-crisis-having-effect-on-sustainable-shopping-survey-reveals-05120 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Increasing-inflation-and-the-cost-of-living-crisis-having-effect-on-sustainable-shopping-survey-reveals-05120 Almost eight in 10 UK adults want companies to do more to promote sustainable packaging, reveals survey Almost eight in 10 UK adults want companies to do more to promote sustainable packaging: A recent survey by the Chartered Institute of Marketing has revealed that 78% of Brits would like bigger companies to help promote and use sustainable packaging in their deliveries and in-store products. The study polled 2,000 UK adults at the end of 2021, in an attempt to uncover the public's opinions about waste plastic packaging. Furthermore, more people want companies to promote sustainable packaging than in 2020; up from 66% to 78% in 2021. When asked about which companies are the worst for waste packaging, 48% said Amazon products came with the most unnecessary packaging. Tesco was also cited, with 9% saying they should cut down on their packaging. Both ASOS and John Lewis had just 5% of respondents saying they should reduce the amount of packaging they have around their products, with Marks and Spencer's, ASDA and Sainsbury's having just 6% saying they're the worst for packaging waste. This could explain why over eight in 10 (82%) respondents think companies use too much plastic packaging when both delivering and selling in-store items. Many participants think that consumers could do more to combat plastic waste, with a quarter of Brits saying they keep the packaging from purchases to wrap their own presents. This figure is up by 12% from 2020. Gemma Butler, sustainable marketing expert and marketing director for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, said: 'Consumers are far more switched on when it comes to the challenges of excessive packaging, especially plastics, and today's findings show it's having an impact on brand association. Companies that therefore refuse to address their product packaging impacts risk damaging not only the planet, but their reputation too.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-eight-in-10-UK-adults-want-companies-to-do-more-to-promote-sustainable-packaging-reveals-survey-05033 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-eight-in-10-UK-adults-want-companies-to-do-more-to-promote-sustainable-packaging-reveals-survey-05033 FMCG retail increased by 8% in 2020, with lockdown allowing for 78% of markets to grow, reveals survey FMCG retail increased by 8% in 2020, with lockdown allowing for 78% of markets to grow: A recent survey by The Grocer has revealed that Covid-19 lockdowns have had a beneficial impact on the FMCG industry, with almost eight in 10 markets seeing a growth and increase in sales. The study looked into many aspects of the food and retail market and found that, between January and June 2021, Deliveroo made almost 149 million takeaway deliveries; double the regular amount. When looking at the most popular food items, it was uncovered that energy drinks had the highest rise in sales seeing a £205.5 million rise between 2020 and 2021. Furthermore, chocolate and fish saw big sale rises by £147.7 million and £131 million, respectively. The coffee industry also saw an increase in sales in 2021, with roast and ground coffee sales increasing by 44%. Companies in the coffee industry, therefore, also benefitted, with Starbucks seeing a 37% increase in money going into the company. Chilled ready meals also saw an increase in popularity as more people returned to work and Covid-19 restrictions eased, where prior to this there had been a decrease in sales. In 2021 there was a sales rise of £80.4 million, in comparison to a decrease of £74 million in the years prior. While more people spent money at supermarkets during the pandemic, once lockdown rules eased sales in supermarkets fell by 7%, found the analysis, with the average cost of each shop dropping by 19%. The report also explained how analysts had investigated pre-pandemic trends, finding that half the grocery shopping taking place was online before the pandemic, than since the beginning. In 2021 it was revealed that just 12% of supermarket shopping in was carried out remotely. When consumers were asked if they plan to shop online after the pandemic, nine in 10 of those who were already doing so, said they would continue to do so, with 13% of UK shoppers choosing to use quick commerce. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/FMCG-retail-increased-by-8percent-in-2020-with-lockdown-allowing-for-78percent-of-markets-to-grow-reveals-survey-05047 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/FMCG-retail-increased-by-8percent-in-2020-with-lockdown-allowing-for-78percent-of-markets-to-grow-reveals-survey-05047 Just Co-op and Morrisons have stopped supplying plastic bags at tills, finds survey Just Co-op and Morrisons have stopped supplying plastic bags at tills: A survey asking supermarkets about the measures they have adopted, or plan to adopt to help climate change, have found that while single-use plastic bags are largely no longer in use, only the Co-op and Morrison's have stopped supplying plastic bags at tills, or plan to do so imminently. The 'Time to Shelve' research surveyed nine of the leading supermarkets in the asking the questions that Metro readers wanted to know in relation to fighting climate change. The study also found that 87% of UK consumers regularly shop at these nine supermarkets: Sainsbury's, Tesco, ASDA, Co-op, Morrisons, ALDI, LIDL, Waitrose and Marks and Spencer's. When asked about their opinions on having glass milk bottles instead of plastic ones, only Sainsbury's and Morrisons said they are currently changing away from plastic packaging. However, all other supermarkets gave an acceptable reason as to why glass bottles would not work in their stores. Plastic waste is one of the most important issues facing the planet today, so many of the questions in the questionnaire were based around reducing plastic waste. Many people wanted to know if the major supermarkets would consider shrink wrapping their multipack items, with none of the nine stores saying they are currently doing so. On the other hand, only ASDA and ALDI said they have no plans to shrink wrap their multipacks. Many questions were also based around reducing the amount of energy used in a store; with all of the supermarkets having turned down, or committed to turning down the aircon in their store. Furthermore, none of the supermarket chains said they were against the idea of reducing the number of open refrigerators in favour of closed ones. 10 things Metro readers asked supermarkets to do: Replace plastic bags at till with paper ones Remove all plastic packaging on fresh fruit and veg Swap plastic milk bottles for glass Stop selling multipacks in plastic shrink-wrap Only use energy efficient light bulbs Reduce usage outside of shop hours Swap open refrigeration units for closed ones Turn down the aircon More options to buy food individually rather than multipacks Reduce food waste http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-Co-op-and-Morrisons-have-stopped-supplying-plastic-bags-at-tills-finds-survey-04987 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-Co-op-and-Morrisons-have-stopped-supplying-plastic-bags-at-tills-finds-survey-04987 Four in 10 Brits are concerned about the amount of plastic packaging in their food and drink items, reveals survey Four in 10 Brits are concerned about the amount of plastic packaging in their food and drink items: A survey has revealed that four in 10 UK shoppers have concerns regarding the level of plastic surrounding their food and drink items. Furthermore, 51% of 55-64-year-olds have expressed their concern about the impact that plastic is having on the environment and themselves; making the age group the most outspoken about plastic pollution. The study, by Harris Interactive, polled 1,000 UK shoppers and highlighted the biggest issues in reducing the number of single-use plastics. A quarter stated they don't believe the alternatives are as good, with a further 46% saying they don't believe there are enough alternatives to rival plastic packaging. The lack of alternative packaging was the third biggest issue; behind ocean (65%) and land (54%) pollution. Just under three-quarters of the participants polled said brands and manufacturers have the most responsibility to help the plastic problem; with 54% saying that consumers have more responsibility than the government (52%). When asked about which supermarkets have made the most progress in the past five years, nearly three in 10 said 'none of them', while 15% said Tesco. In comparison, just 3% believe Iceland has reduced its single-use plastics well, with only 4% believing Lidl has made significant progress. The survey highlighted that nearly a quarter of participants are willing to attempt cutting out single use plastics completely, with 23% saying they have tried a plastic-free challenge. 18-34-year-olds were most likely to take on the challenge, with two-thirds, of those who took the challenge, saying they managed to complete it. Challenges ranged from a plastic-free month, to a single shop with the aim of reducing the number of single-use plastic items bought. Nearly three in 10 (29%) shoppers stated they felt 'quite concerned' about the number of single-use plastics used to package their food and drink, with a further 22% saying they felt a 'little concerned'. On the other hand, 7% answered 'it doesn't matter', with 3% unable to decide. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Four-in-10-Brits-are-concerned-about-the-amount-of-plastic-packaging-in-their-food-and-drink-items-reveals-survey-04930 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Four-in-10-Brits-are-concerned-about-the-amount-of-plastic-packaging-in-their-food-and-drink-items-reveals-survey-04930 FMCG no longer the best paid sector for marketers, reveals poll FMCG no longer the best paid sector for marketers: A survey of marketers has revealed that FMCG is no longer the best paid sector for marketers, with entertainment coming out on top. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/FMCG-no-longer-the-best-paid-sector-for-marketers-reveals-poll-04815 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/FMCG-no-longer-the-best-paid-sector-for-marketers-reveals-poll-04815 One in five shoppers say they have adopted more environmentally friendly habits during the coronavirus pandemic, reveals survey One in five shoppers say they have adopted more environmentally friendly habits during the coronavirus pandemic: A global survey of shoppers has found that since the coronavirus pandemic began, a fifth of shoppers (20%) have adopted more green habits. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-five-shoppers-say-they-have-adopted-more-environmentally-friendly-habits-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-reveals-survey-04719 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-five-shoppers-say-they-have-adopted-more-environmentally-friendly-habits-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-reveals-survey-04719 45% of FMCG brands report sales being negatively affected by COVID-19 45% of FMCG brands report sales being negatively affected due to COVID-19: A survey has revealed that more than 45% of FMCG brands questioned in a recent poll have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/45percent-of-FMCG-brands-report-sales-being-negatively-affected-by-COVID-19-04643 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/45percent-of-FMCG-brands-report-sales-being-negatively-affected-by-COVID-19-04643 COVID-19 survey reveals experiences of consumers in trying to access essential items COVID-19 survey reveals experiences of consumers in trying to access essential items: A survey carried out by Loughborough University in April has revealed insight into the experiences of people trying to buy essential food items in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/COVID-19-survey-reveals-experiences-of-consumers-in-trying-to-access-essential-items-04640 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/COVID-19-survey-reveals-experiences-of-consumers-in-trying-to-access-essential-items-04640 Global survey reveals 50%of consumers are shopping with health in mind, due to COVID-19 Global survey reveals 50% of consumers are shopping with health in mind, due to COVID-19: A global survey by Accenture has found that half the respondents polled across 15 countries said they have been shopping more health consciously since the pandemic began, and plan to keep doing so when life returns to normal. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-survey-reveals-50percentof-consumers-are-shopping-with-health-in-mind-due-to-COVID-19-04639 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-survey-reveals-50percentof-consumers-are-shopping-with-health-in-mind-due-to-COVID-19-04639 Sainsbury's was the cheapest supermarket of 2019, according to Which? poll Sainsbury's was the cheapest supermarket of 2019, according to Which? poll: An annual piece of research conducted by Which? has found that Sainsbury's was the cheapest supermarket of 2019. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sainsburys-was-the-cheapest-supermarket-of-2019-according-to-Which-poll-04543 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sainsburys-was-the-cheapest-supermarket-of-2019-according-to-Which-poll-04543 Packaging company survey reveals consumers would pay more for food products with less plastic Packaging company survey reveals consumers will pay more for food products with less plastic packaging: A study of European consumers has found that the majority would pay more for food products if they contained less plastic packaging. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Packaging-company-survey-reveals-consumers-would-pay-more-for-food-products-with-less-plastic-04493 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Packaging-company-survey-reveals-consumers-would-pay-more-for-food-products-with-less-plastic-04493 FMCG brands make up over 20% of the top 100 Most Connected Brands 2019, reveals survey FMCG brands make up over 20% of the top 100 Most Connected Brands 2019,A survey looking at the brands consumers have the most emotional connection to and are 'the most indispensible to consumers' daily lives' has revealed that amongst the tech brands which dominated the top ten, were Cadbury, Heinz, Walkers and Aldi. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/FMCG-brands-make-up-over-20percent-of-the-top-100-Most-Connected-Brands-2019-reveals-survey-04477 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/FMCG-brands-make-up-over-20percent-of-the-top-100-Most-Connected-Brands-2019-reveals-survey-04477 Men are more likely to think about what a brand says about them than women, suggests poll Men are more likely to think about what a brand says about them than women: A survey for New Macho, part of brand agency, BBD Perfect Storm, looking at the extent to which FMCG brands reflect a person's values suggests that men are almost twice as likely to consider what a brand says about them as a person, than women are. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Men-are-more-likely-to-think-about-what-a-brand-says-about-them-than-women-suggests-poll-04384 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Men-are-more-likely-to-think-about-what-a-brand-says-about-them-than-women-suggests-poll-04384 64% of FMCG shoppers open to trying a new brand, reveals survey 64% of FMCG shoppers open to trying a new brand: A recent survey has found that 64% of FMCG shoppers are open to trying a new brand. The research also found that FMCG shoppers are most loyal to their grocery brand with 41% sticking with their favourite for over eight years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/64percent-of-FMCG-shoppers-open-to-trying-a-new-brand-reveals-survey-04407 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/64percent-of-FMCG-shoppers-open-to-trying-a-new-brand-reveals-survey-04407 Half UK consumers open to paying more for products with eco-friendly packaging, finds poll Half of UK consumers open to paying more for products with eco-friendly packaging: A survey of consumers focussing on their use of plastic packaging has found that 50% would be willing to pay a higher price for goods if they were housed in non-plastic packaging. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-UK-consumers-open-to-paying-more-for-products-with-eco-friendly-packaging-finds-poll-04359 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-UK-consumers-open-to-paying-more-for-products-with-eco-friendly-packaging-finds-poll-04359 Over a quarter of UK consumers planning to stockpile ahead of Brexit, reveals survey Over a quarter of UK consumers planning to stockpile ahead of Brexit: As Brexit uncertainty and the possibility of leaving the EU without a deal intensifies, a survey has revealed more than a quarter of consumers are starting to think about stockpiling groceries and other products, with 10% saying they have already started to buy in additional items. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-a-quarter-of-UK-consumers-planning-to-stockpile-ahead-of-Brexit-reveals-survey-04325 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-a-quarter-of-UK-consumers-planning-to-stockpile-ahead-of-Brexit-reveals-survey-04325 Two-thirds of consumers cutting down on single-use plastics Two-thirds of consumers cutting down on single-use plastics: A Keep Britain Tidy survey has found that two-thirds of consumers are buying less single-use plastics. It also found that programmes like Blue Planet II as well as the wider debate around plastics in the media is helping to change the public's attitudes and behaviours around littering. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-consumers-cutting-down-on-single-use-plastics-04301 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-consumers-cutting-down-on-single-use-plastics-04301 Brits planning to save £1600 by reducing spending in 2019, reveals survey Brits planning to save £1600 by reducing spending in 2019: More than half of those polled (56%) in a spending habit survey have said they plan to cut down on buying products this year - with an average save of £131 each month - equating to £1572 per year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-planning-to-save-1600-by-reducing-spending-in-2019-reveals-survey-04304 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Brits-planning-to-save-1600-by-reducing-spending-in-2019-reveals-survey-04304 British households spend 9K annually on goods they won't use, reveals survey Brits spend 9K annually on goods they won't use: A nationwide survey has found the average annual spend for a household in the UK on items that will never be used, or not used in full, is a staggering £9,051. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-households-spend-9K-annually-on-goods-they-wont-use-reveals-survey-04292 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-households-spend-9K-annually-on-goods-they-wont-use-reveals-survey-04292