ESTABLISH TRUST. BE RELEVANT. BUILD BRAND LOYALTY.
Transparency is a big, complex issue. It is the one word that captures the swelling chorus of consumer demands in the sustainability marketplace. Today's consumers want to make better purchase decisions, and to do this they want to be better informed. They want to know "what's inside" before they buy. And what they want to know extends well beyond product and packaging characteristics.
Quality information, then, lies at the heart of what motivates purchase.
The Hartman Group's Transparency 2015 report provides an in-depth understanding of transparency from the consumer's perspective. It is a comprehensive exploration of key topics that cover:
Transparency 2015 updates several key sustainability-related changes since our last report in 2013. Sustainability issues covered include:
The report also takes a deep-dive into transparency as it relates to consumer trust in terms of:
The report delivers a broad understanding of what consumers want to hear from companies to earn their trust. It identifies companies consumers think are doing a good job and which have room for improvement.
The report's findings, insights and recommendations help guide packaged goods companies, retailers and food service operators in their efforts to be relevant in today's complex, wired environment and to build brand loyalty among their customers.
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Since 1989, The Hartman Group has mapped consumers' evolutions, adoptions and aspirations in the environmental and social values marketplace. We have seen that a great many consumers believe their purchase decisions are at least as important as their votes in effecting social change, and in many instances, they feel their purchasing power has a greater impact on society than their voting.