Chapel
Consumer Insights & Trends
June 6, 2022

Consumer Demand for Convenience Knows No Bounds

Consumers have come to expect convenience in all their dealings--the ‘frictionless transaction’ in online shopping parlance. I recently visited Las Vegas for the first time since before the pandemic. I was driving from downtown to the Strip when I passed the section where all the wedding chapels are. I noticed…
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Media
February 11, 2022

Flavor Meets Fashion: Merch Mania Strikes Food Marketing Creative

Last quarter’s creative review called out a burgeoning food and beverage marketing trend centering on fashion merchandise tie-ins among brands including McDonald’s, Heinz, Goldfish Crackers, and more. Since then, the use of the tactic has increased dramatically with CPG brands including Sunny D and Vita Coco, Commodities like Avocados from…
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Produce Department
Retail
December 30, 2021

How Supermarkets Are Dealing With an Unprecedented Rate of Change in the Industry

John Paul Getty said, “In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.” That sentiment certainly applies in the supermarket industry right now. Changes keep coming faster and faster, and thinking that what has worked well in the past will work well now is a recipe for disaster.…
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Puma X Kool Aid
Food CampaignsMedia
September 27, 2021

Food Advertising Creative Attempts a Return to Normalcy

After struggling to find their creative voice during the pandemic, food advertisers started moving toward a new normalcy in their messaging with the apparent decline of the coronavirus. But with the Delta variant now hot on COVID’s heels, who knows how long this trend will last? At least for the…
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Grocery Shopping
Consumer Insights & TrendsRetail
September 8, 2021

Supermarkets in the Post-COVID World New Shopper Trends Impact Brick and Mortar

At the end of the movie The Candidate, Robert Redford turns to the consultant who just helped him get elected president of the United States and says, “What do we do now?” I think leaders in the supermarket industry probably feel the same way right now. With online grocery sales…
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Gear Stick
Consumer Insights & Trends
August 19, 2021

From Languishing to Flourishing: 5 Health & Wellness Shifts Every Food Marketer Needs to Know

In April 2021, Adam Grant published a piece for the New York Times, “There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing,” in which he succinctly named the collective emotion of 2021. In response, Dani Blum wrote “The Other Side of Languishing Is Flourishing,” providing a proactive step-by-step…
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A Trend That Is Here To Stay : Plant-forward Food Consumption
Consumer Insights & Trends
March 10, 2021

A Trend That Is Here To Stay: Plant-forward Food Consumption

The pandemic has caused many changes in consumer behavior, leading to discussion about how ephemeral those changes are, or alternatively if they are trends that have become 'the new normal'. Will everyone be baking their own bread from now on, or once commuting hours come back, will that fall by…
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Food PR
March 16, 2021

Empower Your Food PR Team to Say “No” When It Counts

No matter how well-oiled the machine, your food PR team simply can’t be everywhere and act on everything. Nor do you want them to. Only a handful of the “opportunities” that cross their desks have the power to truly move the needle for your food brand. And these “big boulders”…
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3 Consumer Value Shifts That Will Have an Impact on Food Marketers in 2021
Consumer Insights & TrendsOther
January 14, 2021

3 Consumer Value Shifts That Will Have an Impact on Food Marketers in 2021

If you’re reading this, it means you survived the most disruptive year in modern history. Profoundly put by Brené Brown, 2020 was the year of the FFT or “effin’ first time.” If there’s anything we learned in 2020 (where do we even begin?), it’s that there were a whole lot…
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Buddy The Elf Breakfast Order Holiday Ad EvansHardyYoung
Food CampaignsMedia
December 16, 2020

Creative Food Advertising All Wrapped Up For the Holidays

The holidays are a time of year folks eagerly look forward to for its special food-related traditions. If you’re like me, one of the traditions you cherish most is all the great creative food advertising during this period. However, you’re probably not much like me, because I’m kind of an…
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