Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/17/2012 -- Marketers in the Suncare market face a major challenge. Understanding market size and segmentation is valuable, but the keys to effective targeting is knowing just how valuable specific consumer groups are, and being able to quantify the impact of consumer trends.This report solves these problems by providing integrated survey-based data on consumer trends, consumer groups and market data which show exactly the size of consumer groups, how much of the Suncare market they account for and which consumer trends drive their behavior.
What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
As consumer confidence increases proportionally to economic recovery, consumer trends will be directly affected. Since the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 the retail market has been characterized by an increased amount of discount and own-brand products. After-sun, self-tan and sun protection are not considered essential items and therefore consumption patterns have been comparatively affected. As economic and market recovery continues over 2012, consumption patterns will record a positive trend in both the Medium and Heavy frequency bands and the amount of Non-users should decrease.
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What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Consumers' uptake of products and the influence of consumer trends are fundamental causes of change in markets - making knowing what these trends are and the extent of their influence crucial.The survey-based data provided in this report examines over 20 consumer trends that affect the market and examines the share of sales across 26 consumer groups - providing through the data a detailed insight into exactly who the consumer is and just how much impact the latest consumer trends are having.
What makes this report unique and essential to read?
The data provided is unique in the market as it tracks consumer behavior through to its actual value impact on a product market. This provides readers with a unique data analysis of the market allowing marketing tactics and strategy to be updated in line with the very latest consumer behaviors.
Medium frequency consumption of After-sun products is most common across all age groups, with particularly large numbers of these consumers present in the Kids & Babies, Tweens & Early Teens and Mid-Lifers age groups. These age groups should therefore be targeted with strategies to increase their Medium frequency consumers into Heavy frequency consumers.
The importance of the youngest and oldest consumers in the Suncare market is evident from the large market share help by the Time Rich Busy Lives group, 35% of the market by value. Exposure to the sun increases with leisure time, while the youngest and the oldest are most at risk from the effects of over-exposure.
Companies Mentioned in this Report: Carrefour, Auchan
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