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Deloitte & Harrison - American Pantry Survey Press Release


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Deloitte & Harrison - American Pantry Survey Press Release

  1. 1. 21/11/11 Deloitte | Demand for In-Store Deals has Diminished, Shoppers Expect Discounted Prices: Deloitte … Print this page | Close window Demand for In-Store Deals has Diminished, Shoppers Expect Discounted Prices: Deloitte Survey Savvy consumers research brands and prices before heading into stores NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 — Excitement over unexpected in-store deals has diminished as discounted prices become an anticipated part of the consumer products shopping experience, according to the Deloitte/Harrison Group annual American Pantry Survey. For nearly one-third (30 percent) of consumers, at least seven of 10 items in their shopping cart is discounted. Additionally, 80 percent of them say they do their own research and have a pre-determined price point and a potential savings amount in mind before they step into a store. Furthermore, two-thirds (66 percent) of consumers shop when they know products will be on sale. “Shoppers today expect to get a deal on the products they purchase,” said Pat Conroy, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and consumer products sector leader . “With this mindset it is critical that consumer products companies take measures to enhance brand loyalty by connecting early and often with key audiences in environments outside of the store.” Smarter, efficient shoppers focus on consumer product purchases Three-quarters (75 percent) of survey respondents assert that that they are smarter shoppers than they were a year ago, and nearly nine in 10 (86 percent) believe they are getting more precise in what they buy. Additionally, eight in 10 (80 percent) consumers say they have become more efficient at getting in and out of the store in 2011. “Smarter shoppers know what they want, and how to get it for the best price,” said Conroy. “As they become more efficient – while the consumer products industry increasingly faces a ‘crisis of similar’ – companies looking to thrive must find ways to differentiate themselves from their competition.” Before entering the store, shoppers know shat they’re buying Nine in 10 shoppers know what they’re buying before they arrive at a store, and more than eight in 10 (83 percent) have a set of brands in mind that they will consider. Moreover, eight in 10 (80 percent) shoppers indicate that the recession has caused them to realize what brands they care about and which ones they don’t. “Companies should have a conversation with shoppers prior to the time of purchase,” said Conroy. “With the proliferation of online shopping, smartphones and social networking, it’s vital that consumer product companies consider the use of highly targeted pre-store shopper engagement programs, which could include constant communication through new technology mediums.” Private label and store brands increasingly “been there, done that” for shoppers Nearly one-half (49 percent) of shoppers say they are no longer interested in trying private labels or store brands. Furthermore, nine in 10 (90 percent) shoppers assert that they have already figured out which store brands and private labels work for their families – and which ones do not – while nearly the same amount (88 percent) of consumers claim they have established which store brands and private labels are good, and which ones are not. About the…/854e92a19d2a3310VgnVCM3000001c56f00aRCRD.htm 1/2
  2. 2. 21/11/11 Deloitte | Demand for In-Store Deals has Diminished, Shoppers Expect Discounted Prices: Deloitte … The 2011 American Pantry Study was conducted by Deloitte and Harrison Group. The survey polled 4,086 household shoppers and food preparers in the U.S. from October 6 to October 21, 2011 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5 percentage points. About Harrison Group Harrison Group is a leading market research and strategy consulting firm headquartered in Waterbury, Connecticut. Along with expertise in consumer packaged goods, Harrison Group specializes in the wealth and affluent markets, and the media, financial management and interactive entertainment markets. The firm‘s cornerstone is providing sophisticated market strategy, market analytics and survey and forecasting services. As used in this document, ‘Deloitte’ means Deloitte LLP (and its subsidiaries). Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. RSS Legal Privacy Site map Security Copyright © 2011 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. 36 USC…/854e92a19d2a3310VgnVCM3000001c56f00aRCRD.htm 2/2