Category: Generation Z

Pickle Kits and Vodka Pasta – What can CPG brands learn about Gen Z from TikTok Trending

We’ve all seen the weird and wonderful food combinations that go viral on TikTok. While they are often unusual products, they command the attention of Gen Z consumers and drive sales through the roof. Consider the pickles wrapped in fruit roll ups, stuffed with Takis, and drizzled with Tajin that have been going viral lately – #pickle now has upwards of 4 billion views on the social media platform. In this article, we dive into what CPG brands can learn from TikTok about Gen Zers’ tastebuds.

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Gabrielle Carruthers Gabrielle Carruthers

An introduction to Gen Alpha – what CPG brands need to know now

Gen Z has had a tight grip on CPG brands over the last few years, bringing with them new trends, consumer behaviours and brand relationship dynamics. In 2024, brands are turning their heads to the generation following in Gen Z’s footsteps, born from 2010-2024: Gen Alpha. In this blog post, we want to explore what makes this generation so unique and find answers to some burning questions.

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Karen Rickers Karen Rickers

Keeping up with a ticking trend cycle in the TikTok era

In the past, a trend cycle could be anywhere from 5-10 years, with new trends introduced by public figures, celebrities and corporations. However, with the introduction of social media and particularly TikTok, trends are fast and fleeting, more aptly described as ‘microtrends’. This can be difficult for brands to navigate, and almost impossible for trend forecasters to pin down, as by the time a trend arises it is already too late to develop new products. In this article we consider ways that brands can gain Gen Z attention without chasing every trend that passes by.

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Gabrielle Carruthers Gabrielle Carruthers

Global Consumer Trends to Look Out For In 2024

Hey brand owners! What do you most need to know about Gen Z heading into the New Year? Read on to find out. We have compiled the key trends to look out for in 2024, when you are looking to attract or sustain your relationship with the next generation of consumption. These trends reflect and build on our learnings of Gen Z and consumer insights over the past year, signifying a change in attitudes and consumer behaviour that continue into the new year.

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Karen Rickers Karen Rickers

Gen Z is Losing Steam: The New Role of CPGs

Generation Z are the most diverse generation yet, typically pitched as activists, driven by values and keen to make a difference in the world. This has impacted their interactions with brands, demanding stronger ESG commitments and social justice action. Lately we’ve noticed a shift in Gen Z’s behaviours, which influences brand strategy for CPGs; for example Unilever have already taken the decision to stop ‘force fitting’ purpose into their brands. In this article we explore how this plays out in 4 key areas: Technology, Politics, Sustainability and Economy.

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Gabrielle Carruthers Gabrielle Carruthers