A Peek Into The Future Of Retail

A Peek Into The Future Of Retail

From forecasting the outright death of retail as we know it to anticipating the "Singularity" (where physical and digital retail worlds merge completely), the future of retail has been heavily debated among experts for several years now. What most speakers and attendees at the Shopper Insights conference ultimately agreed upon is that, despite rapid change, the fundamentals of retail remain the same as ever: consumers continue to look for a balance between value and convenience, while embracing unique and positive experiences - prompting them to explore new channels as they emerge.

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Top Retail Trends of 2018

Top Retail Trends of 2018

What retail and consumer shopping trends are having an impact in 2018? And more importantly, which ones are poised to have a lasting effect in the years to come? Amid the recent upheaval of the retail landscape, many are predicting a continuation of the "retail apocalypse" with more store closings and depressed retail sales. However, Murphy Research expects to see a retail comeback driven by changing shopper behavior, evolving brand positioning, and powerful new technologies. Murphy Research has assessed the landscape and tapped into our in-house shopper and retail experts to pinpoint the trends to watch in 2018 and beyond. Understanding and acting on these consumer, brand, and retailer trends will enable marketers to not just survive in the coming years, but to truly thrive.

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The Doctor Is In...The Kitchen

The Doctor Is In...The Kitchen

We live in a culture increasingly steeped in health and wellness. The messages radiate through the airwaves, pop up on social media feeds, and materialize on store shelves. And whether people are juicing, detoxing, and Soul Cycling or simply cutting down on soft drinks and sugary cereals, their amplifying aspirations are reshaping the consumer landscape.

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Top Trends Influencing Purchase Behavior in 2018

Top Trends Influencing Purchase Behavior in 2018

The mass adoption of digital technology has created almost unlimited options when it comes to research sources, influencers, decision-drivers and purchase options for today's shoppers. Understanding key trends among shopper segments is your key to success!

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The Purchase Is Political

The Purchase Is Political

In 2017, the personal became political in a big way, with many people taking to the streets to protest for the first time. Politics have become a part of mainstream culture, from the #MeToo movement to the entrance of more and more celebrities into politics -- and into the White House. In this increasingly political climate, writers at Ad Week, Forbes, and many more, have argued that brands can no longer afford to remain apolitical.

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