NIQ’s 2024 Global Consumer Outlook

Follow along for NIQ’s global view into the changing state of consumer spending, macro-economic shifts and industry trends to guide business decisions in the next 12-18 months. Through a multi-faceted global analysis and assessment of impact, we dive deep into the data evaluating the temperature of today’s consumer eco-system and identify opportunities worth measuring in the months and years to follow. 

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Continue to follow our journey through exploring critical trends and insights that shape the consumer landscape.

Meet our Experts

NIQ’s global thought leaders bring decades of experience to inform and guide on emerging trends and strategic intelligence. Leveraging our global footprint and rich, proprietary NIQ data, this powerful team will continue to guide and inform on consumer behavior shifts in the weeks, months and years to come. 

Get to know the leaders behind the research:

Lauren Fernandes

Global Director of Thought Leadership

Lauren Fernandes is a seasoned thought leader and content strategist, serving as Global Director of NIQ Thought Leadership. Based out of Toronto, Canada, she has a passion for exploring emerging trends and shifting consumer behaviors. Her work has scaled global audiences and clientele, helping manufacturers and retailers make more informed business decisions. For the past decade, Lauren has enjoyed sharing her perspectives and analytic pursuits via thought leadership content, industry publications and to diverse audiences within the NIQ network.  

Carman Allison

VP Thought Leadership, North America

Carman Allison is NielsenIQ’s vice president of thought leadership for North America. He is a member of NIQ’s global thought leadership team, a group of consumer packaged goods (CPG) experts responsible for leading consumer research projects across 23 countries. Carman constantly has his finger on the pulse of the Canadian and American CPG markets, and manufacturers and retailers rely on him and his colleagues to provide solutions they need to make strategic business decisions. He has over 30 years of experience consulting on consumer and retail trends and has been featured in numerous trade and news media, including Grocery Business, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and MarketWatch.

Regan Leggett

NIQ Global Foresight lead​

Regan Leggett drives  foresight work for NIQ’s Global markets. He has a Postgraduate in Strategic Foresight and has worked as a Foresight consultant with a number of  Fortune 500 companies prior to joining  NIQ. Regan has over 20 years of experience in Futures and Foresight practices. He is passionate about encouraging forward focused conversations with clients and colleagues. Regan is a member of NIQ’s thought leadership council and spends a great deal of time understanding emerging change and the implications to consumers, consumer behavior and the broader business environment. He has lived and worked in the Pacific, Europe, North America and Asia.​