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Consumers are increasingly pushing back against the rampant consumerism that Black Friday promotes, which can only be a good thing for retailers and the planet.
Like-for-like sales at Sainsbury’s and Argos were down 1.1% in the third quarter as a decision to offer less promotions around Black Friday, as well as “cautious” consumer spending, hit results.
At the end of every week I look at the key stories, offering my view on what they mean for you and the industry. From P&G’s improvement in marketing effectiveness to the rise in investment for market research, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
While more than a third of marketers expect to see new hires over the next three months, expansion plans have begun to tail off since hitting a peak last year.
Targeting some “fairly lofty growth aspirations” in 2022, Volvo plans to use its “marketing machine” to attract a new generation of customers.
Rising inflation and energy price increases have dampened consumers’ confidence in January, but marketers are warned to “hold firm”.