Today’s consumer packaged goods (CPG) landscape bears little resemblance to that of 1990. There are currently 9,000 more products in U.S. grocery stores than there were back then, but the average retail store is almost 7,500 square feet smaller. Organic, gluten-free, heart-healthy and sustainable products are everywhere in today’s stores because consumers demand them. And with a new product hitting the shelves approximately every two minutes, the list is growing.

The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that trust has changed profoundly in the past year with “my employer” emerging as the most trusted institution. Globally, “my employer” (75 percent) is significantly more trusted than NGOs (57 percent), business (56 percent), government (48 percent) and media (47 percent).

For decades, Hispanic grocers and Hispanic products in mass market grocers have been dominated by food which comes either directly from Latin America or U.S. based companies that try to emulate those of Latin America, like cheeses, spices, and canned goods.

Demographics, automation and inequality have the potential to dramatically reshape our world in the 2020s and beyond. Our analysis shows that the collision of these forces could trigger economic disruption far greater than we have experienced over the past 60 years.

According to the survey, 40% of the general population and 53% of Hispanics, who are Spanish dominant or speak both languages equally, respondents age 18-24 reported watching the news while at work. Although the internet has given consumers the opportunity to get their news on the go, that's not their only source. Viewers are turning to linear TV out of their homes to catch a glimpse of the news ticker or get the latest weather report before they leave the office.  

Expect the Hispanic and Latino community’s contributions to the U.S. economy to be nothing short of monumental in the coming decades. Not only is this demographic expected to make up a more than 25% of the U.S. population by 2050 — translating into large buying power — this group is also creating businesses at 15 times the national rate.

Over 100 years after women in the UK won the right to vote, women’s sense of self-empowerment still lags behind that of men. Women with lower self-esteem are motivated by different values then their high self-esteem peers. Closing the self-esteem gap could help improve how all women feel about themselves… but also change the brands they buy.  by Amy Cashman -co-CEO Insights Division UK Kantar

According to Forbes’ 50 most influential CMOs of 2018, most are grappling with three important issues that center on understanding changing relationships between consumers and brands, defining ways to offer the very best customer experience, and defining how to make their brands more human and approachable.  By Terry Soto

Economic losses due to bot fraud are expected to total $5.8 billion globally this year, but for the first time ever more fraud will be stopped in 2019 than will succeed, according to the fourth Bot Baseline report from White Ops and the ANA (Association of National Advertisers).

Latin America’s FMCG industry ended 2018 at a low point. Q4 was the third consecutive quarter to record a drop in consumption across the region, with shoppers buying 0.9% less than they did in Q4 2017.

One of the frequently asked questions about the “plumbing” that enables the multi-touch attribution process to function is how individual users are tracked.

The Circulo Creativo just announced the winners of the 2019 U.S. Hispanic Young Lions Competition.

LBI Media announced that it has appointed Wynette Gallegos Ortiz as director of sales for the Houston market.

The world is filled with people that are of different nationalities, religions, ethnicities, races, languages, sexual orientations, cultures etc. In America, a lot of those differences that embodies a person are what makes the U.S. different from other countries as more people are breaking free to be their authentic self in a multicultural society.  By Quenitra Knight, - Multicultural Marketing Communication Certificate, Student

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc. /

  • A few days later, mi friend spots a suspicious post on Instagram: Mickey devouring a towering stack of waffles, piled high with a ½ lb of colorful toppings.
  • Plus a ½ gallon açaí berry smoothie on the side.
  • That very night mom and dad staged an intervention: how on earth had he paid for that shamefully instagrammed feast of sugary carbs & junkie proteins offset by a healthy beverage full of antioxidants?
  • His explanation will surprise you.