Category: News

Unpacking AI Driven Innovation: Applications and Roadblocks for CPG brands

Artificial intelligence (AI) has truly progressed triumphantly around the globe over the last year and has notably seeped into mainstream use unlike anything we have seen before. This progress is undoubtedly owed to ChatGPT, a conversational AI tool powered by machine learning (ML), the fastest-growing user application in history, beating out TikTok, Amazon, Facebook, Google and every other digital consumer engagement channel. While representing just one area of AI, ChatGPT has opened up the conversation on the wider possibilities of AI applications in our daily lives – a conversation that also impacts CPG brands.

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Karen Rickers Karen Rickers

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

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 Goes IRL

Time online has hit a ceiling, first beginning to slip in 2019, and then seeing a momentary increase during the pandemic; we are now back to nearly pre-COVID levels, with the most marked decrease since pre-2013. This, coupled with fact that foundational internet behaviours like searching for information and reading news are all slipping, is an indicator that we may be ready to step offline. In this blog we take a deep dive to see how this trend manifests for the younger generation. We highlight four key areas, connecting each to a key learning for CPGs.

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Gabrielle Carruthers Gabrielle Carruthers