CPG

Inflation may be taking a bite out of candy sales, but there are still sweet spots.

Krystal Walker, Director of Beauty Development and Customer Experience at CVS Health, spoke with Insider Intelligence about the launch of Skin Care Centers.

Though the beauty category may not be inflation-proof, L'Oréal had a great first half of the year as the return to in-person life continued.

Walmart’s profit warning signals tough times ahead for retailers: But Unilever and The Coca-Cola Co. reported strong earnings due to higher prices as CPGs continue to thrive.

CTV and upper-funnel campaigns see the biggest cuts: Economic uncertainty is causing advertisers to pull back their spending.

PepsiCo and Costco take opposing approaches to inflation: The CPG giant is relying on higher prices to mitigate cost increases while the retailer focuses on retaining cost-conscious shoppers.

Despite rapid grocery’s well-documented struggles, companies continue to invest in the space: Retailers see value in quick commerce even as Gorillas, Jokr, and others scale back their ambitions.

Industries focus on savings and comfort as inflation bites: Marketers design messaging to help consumers cope with higher prices.

Kellogg looks to snacks for growth: The CPG company will spin off its weaker cereal and plant-based divisions into separate entities to increase profits and return value to shareholders.

Rising prices have US adults lowering their costs, and 51% of these cost-cutters are spending less on dining out. Other expenses are in their crosshairs as well: 47% are shelling out less for clothing, toys, travel, and entertainment.

Soaring food prices are causing consumers to rethink their spending: Consumers are changing both where and how they shop for groceries, as well as what else they buy.

Food delivery platforms in China struggle to maintain their pandemic gains: As consumers venture out to restaurants and stores, platforms like MissFresh and Meituan are looking for new ways to keep customers on the platform.

Price-conscious consumers are economizing at the grocery store as inflation takes hold. Among US adults who are cutting back on groceries, 41% are buying fewer items from name brands, and 29% are spending less on alcohol and spirits.

Insider Intelligence spoke with Gefen Skolnick, founder and CEO at Couplet Coffee, about what it means to create a brand catering to the interests of the Gen Z consumer.

CPG brands are struggling to compete with private labels: As the industry reaches a "breaking point," companies like Procter & Gamble are shifting tactics to appeal to price-conscious consumers.

Big-box retailers are aggressively upgrading their beauty offerings to attract returning in-store shoppers and younger, digital-first consumers.

Insider Intelligence spoke with Kate Lubenesky, president at W&P, a food and beverage essentials brand that sells sustainable packaging for everyday food items.

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) ecommerce growth has slowed since 2020, but the leading digitally native brands remain popular. In December 2021, the Peloton website raked in 6.7 million visits worldwide, far more than the sites of Warby Parker, Casper, and other top digital natives in the D2C space.

Southeast Asia emerges as a mobile-first consumer economy: Online food delivery, grocery sales, and digital payments to benefit as internet accessibility expands in the region.

The US labor market is a tale of two halves: While retailers with a strong brick-and-mortar presence are intensifying their hiring efforts, startups are taking a more cautious approach to recruitment as VC funding dries up.