Making News

15 Aug

Summer Festival: Asia’s Affluent Consumers

For our final article in the Summer Festival fashion week we look at the online shopper from Asia who values quality, exclusivity and uniqueness when buying luxury. They research online, and are also looking for a brand experience. The competitiveness of the online retail landscape means that online luxury retailers need to address these key consumer concerns and consider these as fundamental requirements to fulfill.

28 May

What You Need To Know About The Affluent Asian Traveler

The affluent Asian Traveller presents significant potential for brands wishing to participate in the real sustainable surge in Asian luxury and premium travel.

To uncover their travel patterns and behaviour, Agility Research & Strategy conducted a survey in six fast-growth Asian markets – China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. A total of 1003 respondents participated in the online-administered research initiative in the second quarter of 2013.

23 May

Top 3 Tips For Luxury Car Brands, Luxury Brand Research Asia

High luxury motor car manufacturer Rolls-Royce kicked off ‘The Icon Tour’ on April 22, at the Flower Dome in Gardens by the Bay to celebrate 110 years. The tour showcased the exemplary company history and renowned icons Ghost, Wraith and Phantom, with factory artisans present. Rolls-Royce places great emphasis on the bespoke business as the majority of ultra-high net worth customers (UHNWI) seek extensive personalization. Rolls-Royce is eyeing the Asian market for its good potential; the tour is set to make further stops in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Seoul.

7 Feb

Why Chinese luxury consumption continues to surge

A study by research and consulting company Agility Research & Strategy shows Chinese luxury consumption continues to be a highly lucrative market segment, representing business for brands all over the globe.

The study shows that all Chinese E-commerce shoppers are having some form of investment apart from real estate, and 51% having investments worth at least US$ 300,000. The top investment is fixed deposits:

23 Jan

Alcohol and Tobacco Top Duty Free Purchases, Luxury Research

Alcohol & Tobacco, cosmetics and confectionery emerged as the top categories in duty-free purchases in a recent study done by Agility Research & Strategy.

Tapping into the duty-free purchasing patterns of the affluent consumers in Indonesia, Affluential, Agility’s DIY survey platform for affluent consumers, released the top categories that consumers tend to buy from duty-free. Alcohol & Tobacco, cosmetics and confectionary emerged as the top categories in duty-free purchases. It also observed heavy favourability for promotions in gadgets. To start your own survey, click here:

1 Jan

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8 Oct

SE Asian Women Are Prudent Shoppers, Agility-Research.com

SINGAPORE: While women in Southeast Asia are generally prudent in their purchasing decisions, a new survey has found Vietnamese women to be the exception.

Hakuhodo, the Japanese agency, analysed data from its most recent Global Habit survey to examine the lifestyles and shopping perceptions of Southeast Asian women aged 20–34 in the six southeast Asian cities of Jakarta, Metro Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

31 May

Young Asians Seek Luxury Brands, Asia Brand Research

SINGAPORE: There are 100m affluent young Asians in the 18-35 age bracket who represent increasing opportunities for luxury brands and gadget manufacturers, a report has found.

A survey by Agility Research & Strategy of 2,452 respondents in this age group across China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam identified this group as “Generation AAA”, standing for aspirational, ambitious and affluent.