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July 2022

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Market research is critical for determining best practices for engaging your target customers, understanding the parameters of a new market, and investing with confidence. Finding the right partner for your needs, however, can be difficult. 

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List of the Best Retail Market Research Agencies

  • 1
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    The Yard Creative is a design innovation house located in south London. It was founded in 2007 and now has a team of 19 that provides branding, market research, graphic design, and more.

    Clients

    • Coty
    • SKINS
    • Converse
    • Bourjois

    Industries

    Notable Project

    The Yard Creative provided branding services for a property development company. They named four products and did an integrated brand campaign that included videos and animations.

    “They had the knowledge of retail and hospitality in a disruptive sense.”

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  • 2
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Alexandria, VA

    Bixa, founded in 2012, is a research studio that specializes in market research and marketing strategy. The two-person team operates out of Alexandria, Va. and provides services such as interviews, observational research, and surveys. They work with large to mid-sized enterprises in IT, advertising and marketing, and business services among other industries.

    Clients

    • Google
    • IBM
    • PBS
    • Ogilvy

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Bixa created a set of workshop activities to help a third-party client identify their target audience and build a customer journey map. They also provided branding recommendations and conducted a SWOT analysis.

    "Sarah and the Bixa team were great partners, and we will definitely be working with them again."

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  • 3
    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      4.3
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Vision One is a market research company. They are based in London, United Kingdom; Liverpool, United Kingdom and Willenhall, United Kingdom and have a small team. The firm specializes in market research.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Vision One was hired to generate quantitative and qualitative research for a management consulting firm. The vendor recruited experts to interview and analyzed the end results.

    "We were impressed by the extent of which they were always available for any questions."

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  • 4
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Lisboa, Portugal

    Kalinax is a big data agency based in Lisbon, Portugal with more than two experts. Founded in 2016, they specialize in big data and business consulting services for clients ranging from startups to enterprises in the industries of telecommunications, transportation, and more.

    Clients

    • Right People Group
    • Oxford University Press
    • Crown Worldwide Group

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Kalinax provides market research services for a wellness and fitness agency. The team is responsible for developing strategies, targeting the client's high-ROI market.

    "Their commitment to learning about our business and doing all the necessary research at the start was impressive."

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  • 5
    • $75,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    Fresh Squeezed Ideas is a global research consultancy headquartered in Chicago, with an office in Toronto. Since 2006, their team of 25 has been specializing in market research, marketing strategy, and branding for clients in the consumer products and healthcare field. 

    Clients

    • Nestle
    • McDonald's
    • Kellogg's
    • Coca-Cola

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Fresh Squeezed Ideas conducted market research for a chocolate company. The work was to strengthen their position among specific brands. Stakeholders in the chocolate company responded very well to the work Fresh Squeezed Ideas completed.

    "The Fresh Squeezed team did a great job of distilling a number of different questions into their simplest form to make the research as impactful as possible." – Consumer Insights, Chocolate Company

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  • 6
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Westport, CT

    Stella Rising is a marketing and media agency focused on driving revenue and profitability for rising star brands and service companies in the consumer products space. The agency and its award-winning team of 60+, mainly located in New York and Connecticut, leverage proprietary market research and analysis tools to solve today’s business challenges. Well-versed in eCommerce, marketplaces, and brick-and-mortar retail, Stella Rising navigates clients through all phases of growth.

    Clients

    • P&G
    • Clorox
    • Charles & Colvard
    • Skechers

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A pet insurance company hired Stella Rising for digital strategy, mainly SEO. Stella Rising formatted and conducted link-building campaigns and maintained the company's blog. Since the partnership began work, the company has seen a 30% increase in enrollments through organic search. The client felt that Stella Rising were hands-on and extremely committed. 

    "Stella Rising is hands-on and committed to the success of the program. They dig deeper and are willing to do more of the grunt work than anyone I’ve worked with." – Senior Vice President, Pet Insurance Company

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  • 7
    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      4.2
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      4.5
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Warszawa, Poland
    Marketing strategy company O11E was established in 2010. Their small team is located in Warszawa, Poland. O11E provides marketing strategy, market research, business consulting, branding, and more.

    Clients

    • Medilage

    Industries

    Notable Project

    O11E provided branding services for a cosmetics and health products company. They did market research, defined the concept and design, created branding materials, designed the client's site, and more.

    "Their engagement and dedication to looking for solutions to the brand's success were impeccable."

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  • 8
    • $1,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • New York City, NY

    TechSci Research LLC is a marketing firm founded in 2008 with over 50 employees. They provide business consulting, market research, and marketing strategy solutions from their office in New York. They work with both small and medium-sized companies.

    Clients

    • OLA
    • Samsung
    • IBEF

    Industries

    Notable Project

    TechSci Research LLC provided market research services for a consumer product. The research was needed for a seven-year forecast. TechSci Research LLC contributed to the success of the product’s website launch across multiple countries.

    “I discussed with many other companies owner and manager regarding this company, they gave good feedback.” - Sr. Manager, Consumer Product

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  • 9
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Oakland, CA

    Rainfactory is a full-service digital marketing agency based in Oakland, Calif., with a secondary location in Seattle. Founded in 2014, this company has 22 employees. Services offered by Rainfactory include social media marketing, PPC, and advertising for small to mid-sized businesses.

    Clients

    • OneWheel
    • CLIQ Chair
    • Segway Robotics
    • Atari VCS Reboot

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Rainfactory assisted with an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for a smartphone accessory, providing project management support and setting up a pre-launch email list.

    "They were able to scale our crowdfunding campaign while keeping an eye on sustainability."

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  • 10
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Elmira, Canada

    Grierson Consulting is a business consulting company in Toronto, Canada. They provide consulting and coaching for businesses around the globe and have a unique matrix that identifies opportunities to increase revenue and customer satisfaction while growing companies. The firm was established in 2015.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A cannabis retailer company hired Grierson Consulting to provide business consulting. They help the client make important decisions to jumpstart their project, including retail and legal deals, among other tasks.

    "It feels more like a friendship than a business relationship."

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  • 11
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Zapopan, Mexico

    Estudio Contar is a market research company in Guadalajara, Mexico. Founded in 2013, they have about 14 employees that service mostly small-business clients in the real estate, retail, and business services sectors. Services include market research and content marketing.

    Clients

    • Levi's
    • Nielsen
    • Tracsa
    • Caterpillar

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Estudio Contar provided market research to a multi-industry firm to measure the loyalty of consumers to one of their brands. They conducted quantitative and qualitative studies on behalf of the company.

    "Their skills were impressive — they were experts on their craft."

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  • 12
    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      4.5
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Sapience is a market research company headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Established in 2015, the small team provides market research.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Sapience 

    "The team has steered us in the right direction that's more profitable for our customers."

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  • 13
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    VOR Market Research is a market research company. They are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and have a small team. Their services include market research.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A fitness company hired VOR Market Research for business support. They were responsible for conducting an online poll and data collection to understand the market and its values.

    "They were easy to communicate with and keen to comply with our demands and deadlines."

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  • 14
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      4.7
    • Cost

      4.2
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Austin, TX

    Founded in 2004, Springbox is a digital marketing agency headquartered in Austin, Texas, with an office in Signal Hill, Calif. With close to 100 employees, the agency works with companies that are in need of help with digital and marketing strategy and content marketing.

    Clients

    • University of Texas
    • Pancreatic Action Network
    • Smart Flour Foods
    • Nestle Waters

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Springbox redesigned a federal library's website. They integrated over 50 years worth of content into new sites, updated the UX with data driven decisions, and provided SEO services.

    "They’re great to work with."

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  • 15
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Effective Marketing is a Chicago-based marketing agency founded in 2009 with more than two members. They specialize in market research, social media marketing, and media planning and buying for clients in the fields of arts, business services, and consumer products.

    Clients

    • AMA
    • Amlactin
    • Banfield Pet Hospital
    • Bob Evans

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Effective Marketing creates Facebook and Instagram ads to promote videos for a novelty pillow company. They send monthly reports to the client about the ads’ performance and make adjustments when needed.

    “They do exactly what I need from them on time, and they’re making me money.”

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  • 16
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Full Fat is a communications agency located in London that specializes in web design, advertising, and SEO services. They were founded in 2011. They have a team of more than 20 employees who support clients in various industries including arts, entertainment, and arts as well as media, and hospitality and leisure.

    Clients

    • Suzuki presents @TheDriveIn
    • Backyard Cinema
    • Boiler Room
    • Blue Tit

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Full Fact conducted tests that identified a target audience for a feminine hygiene product company. After developing knowledge of the client’s selling proposition, they created strategic messaging. They managed multiple campaigns and tracked performance to decipher the audience’s interests. The targeted campaigns generated brand awareness and increased sales.

    “...they saved us money in doing the hard work and finding our niche demographic.”– CEO, Feminine Hygiene Product Company

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  • 17
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Conifer Research is a research and design agency that has been offering market research, UX/UI design, and business consulting services to their enterprise and mid-market clients in the consumer products, health care, and hospitality industries since 2001. Their team of 50 employees is based out of their office in Chicago.

    Clients

    • McDonalds
    • Sonos
    • PepsiCo
    • Samsung

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Conifer Research managed market research and exploration ahead of an expansion initiative for a sound company. They provided prototypes, reports with user insights, and video assets to explain the process.

    “They brought a high level of coordination and organization to the entire body of the work.”

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  • 18
    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Wrocław, Poland

    YourCX is a customer experience analytics company based in Wroclaw, Poland. The company, founded in 2016, has a team of less than ten that provides market research, conversion optimization, and other marketing services. YourCX serves mid-market and small companies in the telecommunications, retail, e-commerce, and arts & entertainment industries.

    Clients

    • CCC
    • Leroy Merlin
    • Multikino Vue
    • Play

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A multiplex hired YourCX to provide market research services to learn more about their clients. YourCX worked with the multiplex in designing and launching the research, handling data analysis, and handling report preparation. Because of this ongoing engagement, the Net Promoter Score (NPS) of the multiplex's cinemas increased by more than 20%.

    "Their swift adaptation to changing expectations, proactive approach, and fast development despite having a small core team." - Digital Media & CVM Director, Multiplex

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  • 19
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Doral, FL

    Key Lime Interactive is a digital agency based in Doral, Fla., with another office in Brooklyn, N.Y. It was founded in 2009 and has 25+ employees who provide UX/UI design, market research, digital strategy, and logo services to enterprise businesses.

    Clients

    • Google
    • Amazon
    • Microsoft
    • GE Healthcare

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Key Lime provides staffing for a large UX team. Starting with a maternity cover, staff now contribute to multiple projects.

    “We’ve built a friendship relationship that’s difficult with a large company. I value that a lot.”

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  • 20
    • $1,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Research Max is a market & social research company founded in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2002. With over 50 employees, they specialize in market research and marketing strategy solutions for clients in the fields of retail, advertising, and media.

    Clients

    • Bengal Cement Ltd.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Research Max conducted a marketing survey for a cement manufacturing company. The company wanted to better understand the Bangladeshi cement market. The project was successful.

    “It was [a] very good and skilled team.” - Deputy General Manager, Cement Manufacturing Company

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  • 21
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Quito, Ecuador

    LeQuiz is a market research firm based in Quito, Ecuador. They have a team of around 5 employees and were founded in 2018. Their services included market research and business consulting. 

    Clients

    • Cámara de Comercio Italiana
    • Sertecpet
    • Didelsa
    • AWT

    Industries

    Notable Project

    LeQuiz provided market research support on two projects for a textiles company. They helped refine questions for a survey and offered focus groups and both quantitative and qualitative methods. 

    "Their guidance was good and they helped us adjust our ideas to be more efficient."

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  • 22
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Beijing, China

    Daxue Consulting is a market research and management consulting firm based in Huangpu, China. Since 2009, their team of over 10 members offered their services in market research, business consulting, and branding for clients ranging from small firms to large companies.

    Clients

    • Samsung
    • Carrefour
    • L'Oreal
    • Lancome

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Daxue Consulting ran a market survey for a digital agency. The survey was a benchmark consumer test that would give the agency a strategic advantage. The results helped the agency have a clearer vision of their target market.

    “Effective, capacity to manage problems. The report was really professional and look nice.” - Employee, Digital Agency

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  • 23
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • New York, NY

    Jungle Media is a media agency based in New York with over 10 members. Since their founding in 2010, they have provided media planning and buying, market research, and digital strategy solutions for small and mid-market firms alike.

    Clients

    • Nike
    • IKEA
    • Hendrick's Gin

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Jungle Media provided media planning and buying services for an online mortgage company. The company was looking to lower their cost-per-customer acquisition. Jungle Media’s services were good enough that the company considers Jungle Media as an extension of their marketing team.

    “They’re very collaborative, and I like working with them.” - CoFounder & CEO, Online Mortgage Company

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  • 24
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Holden, MA

    First Pulse is a Holden, Massachusetts-based video production agency. The firm provides video production, business consulting, other design, market research, and more and is small.The firm was established in 2020.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    First Pulse Consulting conducted market research for a wedding services company. The team helped the client understand the current trends and their market by listing questions and theories to gather data. 

    "Their commitment and passion to learn our industry and business were impressive."

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  • 25
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Colchester, United Kingdom

    Agile Research is a user research agency established in 2016. Working out of Colchester, England, the team of under 10 provides market research and UX/UI design services to small and mid-market companies.

    Clients

    • NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
    • Healthwatch Essex
    • Provide
    • Orbital Witness

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A healthcare provider tasked Agile Research with improving the onboarding process for their new service site. Agile Research conducted multiple usability tests, interviewing target users and holding focus groups. Resolving the identified issues greatly improved the site's UX, which was a testament to the team's technical knowledge.

    "Our digital team was impressed by how Agile understood digital development, met the tight deadlines, and effectively communicated with them." – CEO, Healthcare Provider

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  • 26
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Kyiv, Ukraine

    User experience company Craft Innovations was established in 2019. The firm specializes in ux/ui design, product design, market research, web design, and more and has a small team.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Craft Innovations provided customer research and value proposition research for Mastercard. The project included three phases: research, a value proposition workshop, and validation.

    "They take note of strategic goals of the bank and existing limitations while focusing on customers' needs and wants."

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  • 27
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Seoul, South Korea

    KOISRA Co., Ltd is a business development, consulting and outsourcing firm based in Seoul, South Korea; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Taipei, Taiwan. Founded in 2009, they comprise 13 employees experienced with business solutions to help start-ups, multinational corporations, non-profit organizations, and government entities enter the South Korean market. Services include locating partners, business management, negotiating, recruitment, HR, legal support, and visa and relocation support.

    Clients

    • Volo Mobile Marketing
    • IDE Technologies
    • eTeacher Group

    Industries

    Notable Project

    KOISRA Co., Ltd set up an e-learning company in Korea, handling marketing and PR for appealing to the Korean market. They translated campaigns, created copy, and sold and provided the actual service. Thanks to KOISRA Co., Ltd, the client was able to establish the company and a fully-functional office in Korea.

    “We felt that we were in good hands the whole time with KOISRA Co., Ltd and they helped us establish a functioning office in Korea. They advised us and gave us what we needed, acting independently from us and doing things that we wouldn’t normally do in order to better grasp the Korean market.” – Vice President of Sales, E-Learning Company

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  • 28
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Kharkiv, Ukraine

    Shoot Agency is a small web design agency. Launched in 2021, the company is headquartered in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Their services include web design, ux/ui design, graphic design, market research, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Shoot Agency provided graphic design services for a sales engagement platform. They were tasked with creating infographics, templates, PDFs, and other media content for the client's marketing needs.

    "They were entirely dedicated to delivering the best possible results for us."

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  • 29
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Furtive Collective is a branding and marketing agency based in Los Angeles. Furtive Collective was founded in 2016, and has just 3 employees. Its services include digital strategy, UI/UX design, market research and business intelligence.

    Clients

    • Auto
    • Activewear
    • CPG
    • Cannabis

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Furtive Collective provided digital strategy for a boutique clothing and candles shop. Using Google Analytics, Furtive gave them recommendations to improve their online brand and revise their target market.

    “Their availability and quick responses were impressive ... They were very efficient and knowledgeable”

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  • 30
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Oakville, Canada

    Founded in 2015, East & West Inc is a personalized branding and messaging agency with a small team. Based in Oakville, Canada, the team specializes in market research, advertising, marketing strategy, conversion optimization, and more for primarily midmarket businesses. Their clients are in the real estate, retail, and consumer products industries. 

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An online insurance platform hired East & West Inc to design and develop their website. They also managed social media campaigns for the client. Their consistent and high-quality delivery makes them a trusted partner.

    "I also appreciate their flexibility in adapting to my needs." –CEO, Online Insurance Platform

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