The biggest direct-to-consumer brands still only achieve around half the search volume of established competitors, according to exclusive data from Google, but the fastest risers are catching up quickly.
The number of direct-to-consumer brands is ballooning, as are predictions of the traditional FMCG sector’s demise, yet people underestimate the resilience and capability of the established giants.
FMCG firms are using their brand equity to up prices, but in a tough consumer economy, will it win or lose them revenue?
Barnaby Dawe is leaving Pret at the end of the year to return to the world of media and ecommerce, with the brand as yet unclear how it will fill his role.
Story of My CV: Always on the look-out for the next challenge, Katie Evans developed a love for the fast-paced world of FMCG that took her from Heinz to Krispy Kreme to Burger King, with a brief spell launching her own fashion business.
Shortening the fashion industry’s global catwalk calendar would be a trendsetting statement of intent that shows the couture houses are ready to take responsibility for their environmental impact.
As attitudes change, brands old and new are changing the way they measure corporate success, with non-financial KPIs becoming an increasingly important part of the mix.