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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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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Grocery Delivery Drone
Consumer Insights & TrendsRetail
November 3, 2020

How Top Food Brands Can Unlock New Opportunity Amid Changing Shopping Habits

In 2009 Phillippa Lally conducted a study, reported in the European Journal of Social Psychology, to determine how long it took people to turn a new behavior into a permanent habit. She found that it ranged from 18 to 254 days. Today’s consumers are fast approaching that 254-day mark in…
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Chowbotics Sally the Robot Grocery Trends
Consumer Insights & TrendsOther
August 20, 2020

The Mother of Invention: Pandemic Induced Innovation in the Food Industry

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the pandemic has produced the mother of all necessities. Innovation has accelerated to levels never even dreamed of in the retail food industry because rapid and dramatic change is currently essential to survival. Forty-five percent of consumers have changed at least one brand preference since…
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2020 Loading Bar Editorial Calendar Reboot EvansHardy+Young
Food PRMedia
July 30, 2020

This Sneak Peek at Upcoming Food Editorial Calendars Could Help Retool Your Fall Marketing Strategy

When planning media, food marketers rely on relevant editorial in order to be more strategic with their tactics and implementations. Editorial content calendars are an important tool for the purpose of intentionally scheduling and assigning content for marketing, advertising, public relations and social media strategies. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, planned…
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