Posts in category "Food and Nutrition Strategy"

Beyond Mainstream Pricing: Breyers Goes Super Premium with Gelato Indulgences

Beyond Mainstream Pricing: Breyers Goes Super Premium with Gelato Indulgences
The ice cream market is facing a bit of a meltdown in recent years, with 22% of 2016 frozen treat consumers buying less. Beth Bloom, Senior Food & Drink Analyst for Mintel, writes about the current US ice cream market: “As volume sales in the saturated category decline, dollar gains have cooled. While health leads... Read more »

Giovanni Rana Built its Brand with a Fresh Approach and Wins Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Award

Giovanni Rana Built its Brand with a Fresh Approach and Wins Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Award
With its line of refrigerated, fresh-filled pastas, the Giovanni Rana brand won a 2016 Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation award. Nielsen recognized the brand’s 55% growth in the US, with 2015 revenue totaling 130 million euros. And Giovanni Rana is planning for more growth: “This positive trend convinced the company to make a further effort to meet... Read more »

Successfully Bringing a Foodservice Brand to Retail: Bob Evans ‘Farm Fresh’ Strategy Unifies its Restaurant and Grocery Segments

Successfully Bringing a Foodservice Brand to Retail: Bob Evans ‘Farm Fresh’ Strategy Unifies its Restaurant and Grocery Segments
How Bob Evans Built a Successful Retail Grocery Business, Propelled by its Restaurant Brand Taking a popular restaurant concept and translating it to a profitable retail grocery business is an alluring but tricky path for many brands. In our work, we have seen both successes and failures with these extensions. The market strategy case study... Read more »
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‘Empathetic’ Market Strategy Drives Outsize Growth for Beverage Bai

‘Empathetic’ Market Strategy Drives Outsize Growth for Beverage Bai
Beverage brand Bai has experienced meteoric growth since its 2009 founding, significantly by following a market strategy that focuses on empathy with consumers and distributors. In 2015, an Inc. profile reports Bai’s three-year growth at 2,210%, for 2015 revenue of $119.9M. In 2015, Forbes ranked Bai No. 13 in its America’s Most Promising Companies list.... Read more »

Mainstream, Premium, Super Premium: Pricing Strategy Examples from Gevalia and McCormick

Mainstream, Premium, Super Premium: Pricing Strategy Examples from Gevalia and McCormick
Managing a brand in multiple price tiers requires careful portfolio positioning. These two case examples are brands that have clear market strategies for different price tiers. Gevalia challenged Starbucks by taking its direct-to-consumer super premium brand into the premium supermarket retail segment.  McCormick successfully offers both mainstream and premium products, essentially on the same shelf.... Read more »

Sabra’s Half-Billion-Dollar Hummus Empire Grew One Dip at a Time

Sabra’s Half-Billion-Dollar Hummus Empire Grew One Dip at a Time
Sabra is a revolutionary brand that popularized hummus in the US. As of early 2016, Sabra owned more than 60% share in the US hummus market that it created, representing half a billion dollars in sales. Its full line of products are carried in grocery stores and with food vendors across the country, and the... Read more »
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Mom’s New Dinner Strategies for the Age-Old Problem of the Picky Eater

Mom’s New Dinner Strategies for the Age-Old Problem of the Picky Eater
To Mom, Family Dinner Represents Family Connections Family dinners are important to moms as time for the family to connect, as we wrote about in Tuning into Mom. Mom is ideally looking for both children and adults to get a good ‘balanced’ meal, without spending the whole time fighting over food and eating vegetables. Part... Read more »

Adventure is on the Menu in School Cafeteria Trends

Adventure is on the Menu in School Cafeteria Trends
From Adventurous Choices to Twists on Familiar Favorites, School Cafeterias Fight Kid Boredom with Novelty  Trends in school cafeterias go through one main gatekeeper: the nutrition/foodservice director. Nutrition directors juggle many competing and critical goals in selecting school lunch foods, such are pleasing kids’ palates, offering interest and variety, holding visual appeal and delivering nutrition... Read more »

Surprise! Century-Old McCormick & Company Wins Amazon’s ‘Grocery Vendor of the Year’ Award

Surprise! Century-Old McCormick & Company Wins Amazon’s ‘Grocery Vendor of the Year’ Award
McCormick & Company Spices Up eCommerce with a Fast-Track Market Strategy One might expect Amazon’s Grocery Vendor of the Year to be a manufacturer of highly consumable items, like P&G. But the actual recent winner was unexpected: established herbs and spices brand McCormick & Company. The company’s fast-track ecommerce strategy launched just five years ago,... Read more »
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Kodiak Cakes Disrupts the Sleepy Flapjacks Category with Delicious, Healthy Innovation

Kodiak Cakes Disrupts the Sleepy Flapjacks Category with Delicious, Healthy Innovation
Twenty years ago in Utah, the Clark family started selling “Kodiak Cakes Frontier Flapjack and Waffle Mix” to ski town gift shops. While that doesn’t sound particularly disruptive, it signaled the beginning of the wakeup call Kodiak Cakes was about to give to the sleepy flapjacks category, dominated by big, slow-moving brands. Today, Kodiak Cakes... Read more »
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