Kantar Futures Blog

Category: consumers

consumers, food, retail

Value and values at Tesco

The sudden departure of Philip Clarke, Chief Executive of Britain’s largest supermarket, Tesco, after three years in charge and 40 with the business, is a reminder of how deep the… Read More »

consumers, financial services, technology

Re-engaging the financial services customer

Andrew Curry writes: I was invited to contribute to a conference panel recently on the future of Operations and Technology in Financial Services. Here are some of the things I… Read More »

brands, consumers, digital, marketing

Five things I learnt at ‘Rethink’

Andrew Curry writes: The Economist‘s “Rethink” conference, held recently in London, put up a range of speakers to talk about the plight of marketing in an age of consumer power.… Read More »

consumers, sustainability

Building sustainable behaviour

Amy Tomkins writes: We’ve been working with Unilever for more than a year now to understand how UK households respond to the challenge of adopting a more sustainable lifestyle, without… Read More »

brands, children, consumers, multicultural

Barbie’s bottom line

Andrew Curry writes: Over at Quartz my colleague Jeff Yang has a post about why Barbie – now a 55-year old brand – is tanking. Here’s some extracts: It’s been… Read More »

consumers, digital, technology

Unpacking CES

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – America’s biggest trade show – is over for another year. 3,000 exhibitors have packed up and gone home, leaving behind a trail… Read More »

brands, consumers, economic downturn

The new world of less (2 of 2)

Walker Smith writes: In my earlier post, I wrote about the new world of less. A world in which possibilities look more constrained, incomes are tighter, and less seems smarter. In… Read More »

consumers, economic downturn, trends

The new world of less (1 of 2)

Walker Smith writes: Less is the future. Some of what’s less is structural. We are facing natural limits of critical resources including key metals and minerals, water, land proximate to economic hubs, and cheap… Read More »

brands, consumers, economics

The changing consumer mood

Andrew Curry writes: We’ve just launched our latest Consumer Outlook survey, of the UK and Ireland – the seventh since the financial crisis struck in 2008. There are a couple… Read More »