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For multicultural marketers, the need for real-time research and insights about COVID-19 and multicultural consumers is paramount.  By understanding the impact of Coronavirus on multicultural consumers, brands will be best positioned to formulate and execute plans to address this impact and build long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with multicultural segments who will be critical growth drivers across industries.

NCSolutions (NCS) released new data showing average household grocery spend has fallen since the COVID-19 Extreme Buying peak but still remains elevated at 23% higher than pre-pandemic levels. This marked shift—coupled with a return to a grocery basket mix reminiscent of pre-COVID-19 shopping patterns—indicates consumers have entered a new purchasing stage: Home-Confined Buying.

Faced with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, those of us working in market research are feeling the same uncertainty as everyone else. And yet market research professionals have an important role to play, by putting their management teams in touch with customers and offering sound, evidence-based advice.  by Nigel Hollis

The U.S. population was at 328.2 million on July 1, 2019, up 0.48% since July 1, 2018. Growth has slowed every year since 2015, when the population increased 0.73% relative to the previous year.

A new Ipsos poll, conducted on behalf of The Daily Beast, examines whether Americans are able to sort through recent false claims made about COVID-19 (three-quarters correctly identify that “anyone who wants a test can get a test” is untrue), while examining attitudes around the virus and its impact on the economy. Though most Americans disagree that it is time to end social distancing to get our economy back on track, there is a wide gulf between Democrats and Republicans on this.

Updates and news on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, are changing rapidly. Companies and brands are communicating with consumers about how business is being impacted, how it affects consumers, and what they’re doing to keep everyone healthy. Using Suzy, a real-time market research platform, 4A’s Research surveyed 1000 consumers on March 18, 2020 to understand how consumers feel about brand communication during the pandemic and learn how COVID-19 is changing people’s daily routines.

Just-released research from GfK shows that the novel Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) will have significant short- and long-term effects on brand affinity and consumer purchases in the US.

Hispanics are more concerned than Americans overall about the threat the COVID-19 outbreak poses to the health of the U.S. population, their own financial situation and the day-to-day life of their local community, according to a new survey fielded as part of Pew Research Center’s Election News Pathways project.

Hispanics are on track to becoming the largest ethnic minority group in the U.S. this year. Not only does this have serious implications for the presidential election, but also for brands seeking new markets to combat stagnating sales. But it’s not just Hispanics. Population growth among African American and Asian American consumers continues to rise, as the population of Non-Hispanic Whites flatline.

The decades long tracker we’ve been running? Weakened. Longitudinal data relies on consistency, the assumption that external factors change only slight over time. COVID-19 has proven to be a global catastrophe, changing our daily lives in ways we could have never anticipated from the decimation of global supply chains to the way we interact with each other on a daily basis. Trackers prior to the COVID-19 outbreak will serve as reminders of how life was prior, but new data will be needed to anticipate how consumer purchase behaviors have changed in light of the pandemic.  By Mario Xavier Carrasco - Co-Founder & Principal at ThinkNow

As smartphone ownership edges ever closer to global saturation, it prompts many questions around what the future of smartphones will look like and what future consumers, particularly younger generations are looking for. Coronavirus will undoubtedly have an impact on consumer decisions, which we are currently tracking and should understand better in the coming weeks.

Regardless of whether you call it social distancing, quarantining or retreating to a safe place, heading home amid concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is bound to affect media consumption habits. In fact, staying put in our homes can lead to almost a 60% increase in the amount of content we watch in some cases and potentially more depending on the reasons. Considering that consumers around the globe are already leaning into the growing array of content options and channels, a 60% increase is significant.

Just-released research from GfK shows that nearly all (92%) Americans are aware of the novel Coronavirus (also known as Covid-19). Among those who are aware, 69% (equivalent to 64% of all Americans) are at least somewhat concerned about the illness’s potential impact on themselves or their familie

Our updated report discusses new findings to provide companies, brands, and politicians deeper insight into how U.S. Latinos prefer to describe their ethnicity.

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