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ΧΕΝΙΑ KOURTOGLOU AT THE 10th E-BUSINESS & DIGITAL MARKETING WORLD BY INFOCOM

The 10th E-Business & Digital Marketing World Conference by Infocom was held on September 28 & 29, 2021, with the tagline “Every Business is e-business”. As a regular guest speaker, Xenia Kourtoglou, founder of Focus Bari  presented the latest insights of Greek Citizens and their digital lives at the opening session on September 28. The presentation  focused especially on the latest trends and newcomers in e-commerce among Greek consumers.  Also, highlights by Focus Bari | YouGov BrandIndex were shared in public, centering around the performance of the large retailers during all the lockdown periods of the last 12 months, grouped in the “purely digital” and the “omnichannel big” ones.

See the presentation here

HUGE INCREASE IN CONSUMPTION OF PRIVATE LABEL BRANDS SALES IN 2021

Consumption of private labels at the Greek supermarkets has skyrocketed at 94% in 2021 according to the latest study conducted by Focus Bari via the Focus Bari | YouGov private online panel. The market of private labels seems to have grown tremendously within the last twenty years, comparing results of three national studies : Το 2000, ο ένας στους δύο Έλληνες καταναλωτές (50%) αγόραζαν τακτικά/συστηματικά τουλάχιστον ένα είδος σε private label. 

  • In 2000, one in two Greeks (50%) regularly purchased at least one product category of private labels.
  • This proportion is found at 77% in the study of 2010, and has reached 94% in the July 2021 study.
  • What also seems impressively increased is the variety of different product categories that consumers prefer to buy in private labels : with toilet paper and napkins at the top, followed by detergents and cleaners, around 40 different product categories are purchased in private labels at the Greek supermarkets.
  • Interestingly, both in the 2010 and the 2021 studies, the majority of consumers perceive private labels as “value for money products”, yet…
  • If a branded product is found at an offer or a price approaching that of the private label, the majority of consumers tend to prefer the branded one.

Key Learning : brands hold their power, provided they approach consumers with empathy in view of the squeezed economic & pandemic conditions

Download the full presentation of the study here

2 out of 3 Greeks positive towards Covid 19 vaccination - New Focus Bari study

According to the latest results of Focus Bari | YouGov survey conducted in 21 countries in June 2021, and also according to all the “waves” of the study which has been conducted systematically by Focus Bari in Greece, it is found that:

  • 68% of Greeks say they have had the covid vaccine or have a set appointment to have it or are definitely going to have it soon.
  • The proportion of “refusers” is impressively higher among younger ages, while a steady proportion (slightly above one in ten) is observed among all age groups.
  • In comparison to 20 other countries around the globe that were covered in the survey, Greece is found at the lower end in terms of proportion of vaccinated population/overall positive population towards the covid vaccine..

The presentation of results can be found here

PANDEMIC CHANGES DRAMATICALLY SUPER MARKET SHOPPING AND FOOD CONSUMPTION HABITS

According to a new global survey conducted by Focus Bari | YouGov in 17 countries, the pandemic year has brought about new shopping habits as well as consumption of specific food categories and food delivery habits among the Greeks.  Actually, the survey showed that:

  • Four out of ten Greeks shopped supermarket goods online at least once during the pandemic, and one out of three intend to keep this habit in the future.
  • 13% say they prefer the online channel as their main one for supermarket shopping, while 9% intend to adopt this habit in the future, as well.
  • As far as specific sources are concerned, nine out of ten have shopped at least once directly from the e-shop of their supermarket of preference, while one out of three have also shopped supermarket goods via the app of a food delivery service.
  • More than one in three Greeks have increased consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables during the pandemic, as well as that of house cleaning products.
  • On the contrary, the survey notes a considerable drop in the purchase of pre-cooked meals, ready meals and alcohol.

You can see or download the full presentation of the study here

 

RESEARCH NEXT! Let’s open the dialogue

The virtual event on The Next Day for MRX organised by SEDEA and the Institute of Communication took place on March 24th

Guest speaker was Anne-Sophie Damelincourt, Blue Lemon Insight & Strategy – Founder & Owner | former ESOMAR Council Member I Treasurer.

In the same panel there were also:

  • Valeria Tsamis, President of SEDEA | Managing Director, FOCUS BARI,
  • Angela Stathopoulou, ESOMAR Representative | Partner-Research Director, METRON ANALYSIS,
  • Maria Chryssicopoulou, Head of Customer Research & Customer Insights, OPAP, 
  • Kostas Houndas, Strategy and Business Analytics Officer, TEMPO-OMD
  • Aimilia Tseimazidou, President of IoC | Chairman attp group

The event was attended by 57 companies and more than 75 participants in several sectors.

The video of the event and key take-outs can be found here  

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Valeria Tsamis, Elected Member of the Board of EASE

The members of EASE elected the new Board of Directors for the years 2021-2023 during the annual General Assembly hybrid meeting, which was held on Wednesday, February 24 2021 in the Amphitheater of OTE Academy.

Valeria Tsamis, Managing Director of FOCUS BARI, was re-elected and continues to contribute to EASE, this time as a Full Member of the Board. Between 2018-2020, Valeria served as an alternate Board member and Head of the very dynamic Task Force for Equal Opportunities in Leadership dealing with the issue of employment exclusion of 50+. In her speech as a candidate, Valeria mentioned: “I still feel the same enthusiasm and I really want to have the opportunity to contribute more in the coming 3 years because I know – both through my previous participation in the Board as well as though the studies that FOCUS BARI has conducted on behalf of EASE – that the needs of the members are multidimensional and the challenges even greater due to the pandemic”.

During the General Assembly Meeting, Valeria Tsamis presented the results of a survey conducted by FOCUS BARI on behalf of EASE among its members.

See more about the General Assembly in which the Minister of Finance, Mr. Christos Staikouras was the guest speaker.

See the Press Release about the new EASE Board of Directors.

 

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