The first chapter of the report tracks changes in consumer confidence between 2005 and 2009, provides in-depth insights into trends affecting the post-recession environment in key areas such as price sensitivity and use of premium brands and highlights key opportunities in the post-recession consumer market. The next chapters contrast the demographics of Anxious and Confident Consumers today, analyze how Confident and Anxious Consumers handle their personal finances and provide an overview of their shopping and spending patterns. Subsequent chapters offer an in-depth view of how Confident and Anxious Consumers shop in supermarkets and drugstores and how they behave when shopping for the home. Another chapter offers an extensive analysis of how Confident and Anxious Consumers spend leisure time, including home entertainment, going out, and using the Internet and cellphones. The final chapter focuses on Confident and Anxious Consumers in the fashion and automotive sectors.
Read an excerpt from this report below.
The New Recession Consumer in the U.S.
May 01, 2010
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