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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
    $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

    An industrial printing company wanted to gain a new perspective on their brand from different lenses. They hired Vision One to gather as many independent views on their brand from as wide a range as possible.

    "For the vast majority of the project we had a single account manager who was very helpful."

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  • 2
    $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
    IBM
    PBS
    Ogilvy
    Influencer Mindset
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bixa led user interviews to assist with testing a prototype. They developed a discussion guide to prepare for the 10 interviews and turned their findings into thorough documentation, including a summary with actionable items and a spreadsheet with 60 observations. The research process yielded useful ways to further improve the prototype’s design.

    “The team was very attentive to details and always delivered what was promised on time. They made sure things never slipped through the cracks.” – Senior Experience Designer, UX Design Agency

  • 3
    $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
    Rimmel
    iSmash
    JD Sports
    World Vision
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A cosmetics company was releasing a refresh of an old brand and wanted to create a corresponding in-store experience. The Yard Creative researched and provided the client with ideas for the campaign and its implementation.

    "They’re thorough and strategic. When we make requests, they ask us questions about why we think that request will deliver for us. They force us to think about what will get us the results we want—based on the consumer research and sales data, rather than on existing strategies that we may have followed for 10 years but that don’t meet our needs." — Senior Merchandising Manager, Cosmetics Company

  • 4
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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
    Coca-Cola
    McDonald's
    Kellogg's
    Clorox
    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

  • 5
    Undisclosed
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Agios Athanasios Cyprus

    Founded in 2013, Mindy Support is a business services company that is headquartered in Cyprus with an additional office in Ukraine. They mainly work with midmarket and enterprise companies in the advertising, IT, healthcare, and retail industries. The team of 260 specializes in voice services, transcription, and back office services. 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mindy Support offered their expertise to a marketing group that needed to engage with B2B companies through sources like LinkedIn. They provided cost-effect support to engage in business development for the client.

    “It’s very effective. We make great use of communications technology to bridge the time and distance gap. Their effective use of technology to make the time distance entirely irrelevant.” – Owner, Marketing Group

  • 6
    $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
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Estudio Contar provided market research services for an international apparel company. They interviewed customers and internal staff members to gain market insights. The final report featured a lot of quantitative and qualitative information that helped the partner make action plans.

    "They delivered exactly what we wanted. Their team gave us honest feedback about our company and brand that will allow us to grow." –Merchandising Director, International Apparel Company

  • 8
    $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
    BlueCross BlueShield
    Disney
    Nielsen
    ADP
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An internet company hired Key Lime Interactive for staff augmentation when one of its employees went on leave. Key Lime Interactive took over the UX research for the team, and the company extended and expanded its contract after the employee returned from leave. 

    "I’m 100% satisfied. It’s great to work with people that already understand the space." – UX Researcher, Internet Company

  • 9
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York 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

  • 10
    $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

  • 11
    $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
    Play
    T-Mobile
    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

  • 12
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    At Bulldog Drummond, the team of 20+ employees strives to use innovative design, branding, and marketing to solve business challenges. Based in San Diego, CA since 1997, they offer a mix of branding, digital strategy, marketing research, and print and logo design.

    Clients
    Adidas
    Eddie Bauer
    HR Block
    Mattel
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bulldog Drummond led a full rebrand for a large television network to increase ratings, eliminate stereotypes about country music, and attract advertisers. The branding project was both internally and externally focused to ensure employees were positive brand advocates.

    "Bulldog Drummond created a good package for our sales team to take to advertisers. We were able to say, “We are in 92 million homes, and they are not all trailer parks. This is the authenticity and spirit of our audience. What brand does not want to be associated with that?” – Former Senior VP of Marketing & Branding, Television Channel

  • 13
    $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
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Conifer Research recently worked on research and business planning for a sound company. They provided market research management and looked into an expansion initiative for the client. 

    “Their ability to think outside the box and be nimble stood out. They brainstormed and were involved in the work, which allowed them to find creative ways to get at the answers we wanted.” – Former Creative Director, Sound Company

  • 14
    $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
    Nestle Waters
    University of Texas
    Pancreatic Action Network
    Tradewinds Tea
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Springbox was hired by a legal software developer to do some work on their digital marketing. By analyzing the competition, Springbox looked for areas where the developer could top their competition. They also helped with branding and improved their Google search rankings. Springbox provided the developer with enough help to get the new business off the ground.

    "Springbox was head and shoulders above the other agency." – Manager, Legal Software Developer

  • 15
    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
    Everlane
    drybar
    Canyon Ranch
    Johnson & Johnson
    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

  • 16
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Willoughby OH

    JMS Elite is a voice services and market research firm based in Willoughby, Ohio. Founded in 2002, their team of over 20 employees serves firms of all sizes across a range of industries, including business and financial services, education, and healthcare. 

    Clients
    Zeiss
    Beckman Coulter
    Logility
    Amazon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    JMS Elite delivered voice services to a SaaS company, performing both inbound and outbound marketing calls. Their services have resulted in an unprecedented increase in annual growth. 

    "Their team has exceeded in helping us hit our metrics. We’ve had two years of record growth since working with them." — CMO, SaaS Company

  • 17
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Detour UX is a user experience design agency headquartered in Toronto. Established in 2015, Detour UX has 11 employees who specialize in implementations of the Sitecore CMS. Their services consist of UI/UX design and testing, market research, web design, and more.

    Clients
    PWC
    Delvinia
    Heart & Stroke Foundation
    Deloitte
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Detour UX provided interface and experience design for a medical foundation's website. The client was migrating their data to Sitecore, and needed an agency to create the best visual assets and user flows. The Detour UX team reworked the client's information architecture and user experience, which has improved their user engagement and boosted returning visits.

    "They were very collaborative and responsive. Whenever we reached out to them, they worked well with our timelines. Overall, it was a very good experience and the communication was very good." — Project Manager, Medical Foundation

  • 18
    $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
    Atopia
    Boiler Room
    Darwin & Wallace
    Backyard Cinema
    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

  • 19
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Bogura Bangladesh

    RI Digital Research is an online-based agency founded in 2013 in Bogura, Bangladesh with no more than 10 employees. They are experts in digital strategy and market research solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of advertising, business services, and financial services.

    Clients
    Lucidworks
    The American AI Forum
    REalyse
    Industries
    Notable Project

    RI Digital Research provided data research solutions for a marketing team. The solutions were provided for multiple projects and vendors. RI Digital Research’s work has resulted in sales of over $1 million in certain cases.

    “RI Digital always delivers, on time and accurately.” - Head of Growth, Marketing Team

  • 20
    $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
    Housesimple
    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

  • 21
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    North Haven CT

    ProntoLogic is a digital marketing and strategy agency in North Haven, Conn., that was founded in 2001. ProntoLogic is a small company with fewer than 10 employees and focuses on web design, digital and marketing strategy, market research, and branding. Its clients are mainly small businesses across a variety of industries.

    Clients
    North Haven Police
    La Jolie Salon & Spa
    StampTech
    Medicare CT
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A wealth management company wanted an online outreach strategy to reach its target audience. ProntoLogic built and designed the company's WordPress site and provided blogging and social media training, content marketing, and market research.

    "ProntoLogic is very good at what it does. I've had experiences with other developers, and ProntoLogic is great at putting in the extra effort. Because their skill sets are so broad, not only is ProntoLogic's team technically savvy, but they also do good design work." - Founder, Wealth Management Company

  • 22
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Funworks is a creative agency based in Oakland, Calif. They were founded in 2014 and have a team of 45 employees. The company specializes in advertising, branding, marketing strategy, and social media marketing for larger businesses.

    Clients
    ESPN
    Google
    Credit Karma
    Uber
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Funworks developed a creative campaign for a sports media company. They conducted several advertising workshops, which included input from stakeholders, the internal team, and professional comedians. With those ideas in mind, Funworks implemented a unique campaign.

    "They were committed to solving creative alignment challenges. They weren’t set in their ways and understood that each challenge is different from the next, so they’re constantly evolving their processes as a result." —Vice President of Marketing Solutions, Sports Media Company

  • 23
    $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
    Segway Robotics
    Atari
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rainfactory was responsible for social media marketing for a product startup. They worked to raise awareness of the client's company and draw attention to the client's crowdfunding campaign. They handled social media management, content creation, and web development. The client reported that their crowdfunding and sales goals were surpassed as a result of working with Rainfactory. 

    "Our results were astonishing—we far surpassed our crowdfunding and sales goals. While we were initially shooting for $50,000, we raised $1.5 million dollars. Our original goal was to produce 1000 chairs, but we ended up selling 23,000." - VP Marketing, Product Startup

  • 24
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Future Platforms is a London based digital agency. Founded in 2000, Future Platforms employs a team of 39 specialists that provide e-commerce,​ ​​​​​​mobile app, and wearable app development.

    Clients
    Premier League
    Domino's Pizza
    EE
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A telecommunications wanted to create a mobile app to improve their customer's experience. Future Platforms developed two mobile apps for both iOS and Android that assist customers attending large-scale events. 

    "...I can say that from the results we can confidently say that the apps have made our customers experiences better. We also closely monitor app store ratings, which are typically excellent." — Senior Brand Manager, Telecommunications Company

  • 25
    $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

  • 26
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Minneapolis MN

    Ciceron is a digital agency based in Minneapolis with an office in Los Angeles. The agency, founded in 1995, has a team of more than 30 that provides media planning & buying, digital strategy, market research, and UX/UI design services to midmarket and enterprise companies, organizations, and institutions in the medical, arts and entertainment, financial services, and retail industries.

    Clients
    Warner Music Group
    Activision/Blizzard
    Securian Financial
    Be The Match
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A children's healthcare organization hired Ciceron to re-platform, redesign, and rebuild their 7000-page public-facing website, overhauling and upgrading the content management system (allowing for easier management over time) to reduce site complexity, making the content mobile-responsive, and overhauling the content strategy and information architecture to improve the content's ranking in search, social, and SEO. Ciceron accomplished this in 12 months, reducing the number of pages by half. Because of this engagement, the organization's staff operational effectiveness significantly improved and enabled the internal teams to manage changes and content in the platform more quickly.

    "They even set up a war room during the long days of the site build, making it easy and efficient to push out a huge amount of work in a short period of time." - Former Director of Digital Marketing, Children' Healthcare Organization

  • 27
    $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

  • 28
    $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
    Platinum Guild International
    Los Angeles Patients and Caregivers Group
    Seeker
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Furtive Collective established a digital strategy for a handmade boutique eCommerce store. The client was at a critical growth point and needed a more complete understanding of its market position and analytics. Furtive Collective performed an extensive analysis of traffic and search data and determined that the client should specialize in a specific market. Since the project, the client's revenues have nearly doubled on each sale. 

    "They [Furtive Collective] were very efficient and knowledgeable. They presented other strategies that they’ve used with other clients. So, all of those things gave me the confidence in making my decision." — Owner, Boutique e-store

  • 29
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Dallas TX

    Reed Design Group is a digital design freelancer based in Dallas. Founded in 2002, he offers web design, graphic design, UI/UX design, logo, and branding services to small business clients.

    Clients
    Sinsational Cakes Bakery
    Next Level Entertainment
    Viking Moving Services
    Pyro Punks
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Reed Design Group built a website and designed a logo while also performing SEO and social media marketing efforts. The goal of the project was to increase business. The client spoke highly 

    “I receive many compliments about my site. It’s been very well-received, and I’ve seen an increase in traffic and sales since the site has launched. I loved [his] work, and I’ve already referred him to others.“ –Owner, Stationery Company

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