Industry Trends

5 Challenges Widening the Gap Between Brands and Consumers

Data clearly shows that brands are increasingly missing the mark when it comes to delivering products that consumers love, are willing to buy at full price, and want to keep. Brands that don’t focus on actively bridging this gap and finding ways to get closer to their current and aspirational consumers will continue to face shrinking profit margins and growing waste. 

This guide breaks down the top 5 challenges currently driving a wedge between brands and consumers and the initial steps product creators and consumer insights teams can take to overcome these risks, including:

  • Navigating economic uncertainty with pricing optimization
  • Accelerating assortment development through digital transformation
  • Cutting the long tail with confidence using SKU rationalization
  • And more!
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Industry Trends

5 Challenges Widening the Gap Between Brands and Consumers

Team MakerSights

September 20, 2022

Data clearly shows that brands are increasingly missing the mark when it comes to delivering products that consumers love, are willing to buy at full price, and want to keep. Brands that don’t focus on actively bridging this gap and finding ways to get closer to their current and aspirational consumers will continue to face shrinking profit margins and growing waste. 

This guide breaks down the top 5 challenges currently driving a wedge between brands and consumers and the initial steps product creators and consumer insights teams can take to overcome these risks, including:

  • Navigating economic uncertainty with pricing optimization
  • Accelerating assortment development through digital transformation
  • Cutting the long tail with confidence using SKU rationalization
  • And more!

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