Consumer Decision Trees

Develop Shopper-Driven Category Strategies

Consumer Decision Trees provide a deeper understanding of your shopper’s behavior and motivations. While traditional decision tree methods are primarily product-focused and based on historical data, Decision Insight’s proprietary approach is forward-looking and shopper-focused.

Decision Insight’s unique CDT methodology brings the context of the store into the exercise, measures substitutability, and allows for the inclusion of next generation innovations. Shoppers develop their own definition of brand/product relationships, thus allowing DI to delve directly into the core of their decision making process. DI’s CDT results indicate what factors most influence shopper choices; how shoppers define the overall category; and what trade-offs shoppers will make when shopping the category.

DI Consumer Decision Trees provide:

  • Specific learnings on how to structure or restructure a category
  • A blueprint for store planograms and aisle adjacencies
  • Meaningful insights into merchandising
  • Identification of potential assortment gaps and whitespace opportunities

A Consumer Decision Tree from Decision Insight will provide the foundational knowledge necessary to develop educated hypotheses for a shopper-preferred aisle profile. Potential solutions are then tested in a proprietary virtual shopping study to better understand optimal strategies for maximizing sales for your brand – and the retailer.



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ShopperIQ Proprietary Solutions

ShopperIQ, Decision Insight’s proprietary suite of virtual shopping research solutions, provides the go-to-market confidence required in today’s competitive retail world.

Best-In-Class Research

Our best-in-class research and insights specialists reliably transform consumer insights into successful retail solutions. By testing alternative in-store initiatives in the context of an actual store environment with a full category assortment, we are able to measure sales impact – and the important “whys” behind the sales activity.

Cost Effective

Making the case for retailer implementation and going to market with confidence has never been easier, faster or more cost effective. And, DI ShopperIQ results correlate to in-market data at 90% or better.