4 Waves Of Change Are Coming To Grocery Retail In The Wake Of The Coronavirus Outbreak

Wave 1: Hoarding. We are in the middle of Wave 1, (and perhaps starting Wave 2) which involves the hoarding of products and the abundance of needs from consumers driven by both fear and the reality of the crisis     Wave 2: The “Almost” Normal. As the hoarding begins to abate (enough of the toilet paper stocking up, people!), grocery retail is beginning to emerge to a steady state wit [...]

5 Consumer Spending Shifts driven by COVID-19

With the continuing dynamic situation with COVID- 19 food and beverage buying behaviours are changing. See our Top 5 Insights here. 1.There is a decrease in brand loyalty as consumers try new brands due to the low stock environment.     2.Centre store sales are booming with quarantine orders in place, consumers move to shelf stable categories and brands which they continue to stock-up [...]

Pearl’s Top 5 Key Takeaways from the CBD Insights Conference

Pearl attended The CBD Insights conference Feb 27th hosted by Food & Consumer Products of Canada, and here are our key takeaways. We hope you will find some valuable insights to help grow your business. 1. The Market will explode The global CBD market is expected to grow from $1.5 billion dollars to $17.3 billion dollars by 2026 In Canada the CBD market is estimated at $50 million dollars b [...]

Pearl’s “Take” on Future Wellness Trends

We’ve reviewed the Global Wellness Summit’s list of the Top 10 Future of Wellness Trends of 2020 and pulled out key insights along side findings from our 2020 Health & Wellness in Canada study. This is part 1 of our 3 part blog series exploring these trends. Focused Shift From Sleep To True Circadian Health We know sleep is important to Canadians as 84% said “Improve Sleep” is an important [...]

Our Top 5 Picks- from Euromonitor’s Consumer Trends Report

Euromonitor International’s Top 10 Consumer Trends for 2020 report forecasts ten trends that they expect to have a significant impact on the coming year. Below we pull out our Top 5 picks from their report and provide examples of products or services that further support their hypotheses. Inclusion For All – Disabilities in the spotlight Euromonitor International observed that brands are cateri [...]

Pearl’s POV on Hershey’s Kitchen

We checked out the new Hershey’s Kitchen in downtown T.O. Here is our assessment: The Experience The store was bright, fun, and smelled delicious! The storefront was covered in giant cookie decals, which were hard to miss, and the inside featured a “Life is Sweet” burst of candy with the Hershey’s name. They made the process simple by labeling where to order and pay from the moment you walked i [...]

2019-12-10T10:37:55+00:00 Innovation, Strategy, Trends|

Pearl’s Top 3 Picks: Consumer Trends for 2020

Trend Watching just released five emerging consumer trends for 2020. Below we call out our top 3 picks and provide examples of products and services that support their forecast. Green Pressure Consumers are moving from eco-status to eco-shame in 2020. Eco-consumption will become less about the status of opting in, and more about the shame of opting out. We already see evidence of this when it c [...]

2019-12-05T23:43:12+00:00 Innovation, Strategy, Trends|

Pearl’s Top 3 Picks- Megatrends

Euromonitor International’s 2019 Megatrends report focused on eight trends that will have significant impact on a wide range of industries. Below we will drill down on our top 3 picks and provide examples of products or services that are on target with these trends. Healthy Living The study reports that consumers are demonstrating a more holistic approach to wellness, encompassing physical, spi [...]

2019-11-25T22:43:54+00:00 Innovation, Strategy|