Empower your promotional strategy in inflationary times
In the face of rising prices, consumers become increasingly price sensitive. Among consumers who suffered and continue suffering of financial security, 36% choose the lowest price products and 31% opt for Private Label or store brands. Understanding cross-elasticities and affordability is vital for businesses to cater to the changing preferences and needs of price-conscious consumers.
Inflationary periods witness a growing attraction towards promotional offers. 47.2% of National brands have had an increase on promo pressure, reflecting more dependence on promotion activities. Moreover, 23.6% of brands have seen a promo pressure increase of more than 10 percentage points. However, it is essential to select the right promotion mechanism rather than solely relying on increasing discounts.
The keys to success
- Understanding cross-elasticities and affordability: In an inflationary environment, consumers compare prices extensively. Businesses need to be cautious and consider both cross-elasticities and affordability factors when setting prices.
- Selecting effective promotion mechanisms: Rather than focusing solely on discount percentages, businesses should concentrate on the uplift generated by promotions. This approach ensures promotional strategies that drive volume without compromising profitability.
- Optimizing assortment combination: A well-optimized assortment is crucial for securing a strong market position. Identifying the products that bring value to the category and drive incremental growth helps businesses stay competitive and meet consumer demands.
In this ever-evolving business landscape, the ability to accelerate growth and secure market position is essential. Donatien Hanssens and Jeremy Cleymans’ explored this topic in a presentation at Gondola Day 2023, highlighting effective strategies to combat inflation and optimize business performance. Download the full presentation and contact us to learn more.
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