CES 2021: Consumer Electronics Makers Pivot to Everything Covid

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Consumer demand for products that nourish mental health, offer time-saving convenience on the rise

At the same time, online shopping has evolved beyond a nice-to-have convenience for occasionally hectic weeks or the quarantine, to a lifestyle solution that will endure beyond the pandemic and force not just retailers, but manufacturers and even ingredient suppliers, to rethink their online marketing strategy, added experts gathered during Rabobank’s annual Food & Agribusiness…Continue Reading

Consumer NZ lays complaint against Airbnb and Bachcare over cancellation policies

Navigation for News Categories Consumer New Zealand is calling for Airbnb and Bachcare to be taken to court over how they charge people who cancel bookings. Photo: 123RF The consumer advocacy group has laid a complaint with the Commerce Commission, saying the companies could be in breach of the Fair Trading Act. Chief executive Jon…Continue Reading

NZ-based Consumer lending company Harmoney has lacklustre stock exchange debut

Navigation for News Categories Consumer lending company Harmoney has had a lacklustre debut on the Australian and New Zealand stock exchanges. New Zealand based Harmoney, which specialises in personal loans, has made the Australian exchange its primary trading home with the NZX as a secondary market. Photo: RNZ The company’s shares were trading at $AU3.26,…Continue Reading

Consumer confidence lifts on back of housing boom

Navigation for News Categories Rising house prices are lifting consumer confidence, but the positive sentiment is not an even spread across all households. ANZ chief economist Sharon Zollner says booming house prices were good for confidence and spending (File image). Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon The monthly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index was up 9…Continue Reading

Shifting consumer pattern: Indians are spending less on food and more on housing, health & education

In a reflection of a significant shift in consumption pattern among industrial workers, the revised consumer price index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) with 2016 as base year has shown a dip in food expense from 46% to 39%. However, expense on housing has gone up from 15.2% in 2001 to 16.87% now while expenses on…Continue Reading

S.Africa consumer confidence improves in third quarter as lockdown eases

A shopper wearing a face mask waits her turn to pay for her grocery items, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Mall of the south, in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko(Reuters) – South African consumers regained some confidence in the economy in the third quarter after consumer confidence hit…Continue Reading

Consumer confidence in stark contract to housing confidence

Navigation for News Categories The post-lockdown honeymoon appears to be over as the latest Covid-19 restrictions knocked consumer confidence back to levels seen during the Global Financial Crisis. Photo: 123RF The monthly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index is at 100.2 for the month, down 4 points on on July’s result. The index’s historical average is…Continue Reading