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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 »

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 »

The Internet Knows: How We Googled Our Way to Global B2B Market Analysis

The Internet Knows: How We Googled Our Way to Global B2B Market Analysis
My firm, Insight to Action, was challenged by a B2B food ingredient client to create a category analysis of the global reduced sodium market that includes both overt and stealth initiatives.  This category analysis was then translated to prioritized customer targets and marketing approaches. First, we selected the most promising countries and markets for sodium... Read more »
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Walgreens Draws Urban Millennial Consumers for Convenient Trips with Chicago Flagship Store

Walgreens Draws Urban Millennial Consumers for Convenient Trips with Chicago Flagship Store
Wander into the flagship Wrigley Building Walgreens, and you may do a double take just to make sure you’re really in a drugstore. The cleverly designed store features freshly made sushi and soup, an expansive Beer Cave, a bar for creating custom juices, smoothies and milkshakes, along with appealing displays of popular cosmetic brands. Walgreens... Read more »

The Case for More Meaningful B2B Market Segmentation

The Case for More Meaningful B2B Market Segmentation
B2B companies typically look at straightforward approaches to segmenting their prospects and customers, such as size of the customer, spending levels in the business, and the customer’s industry.  For existing customers, further segmentation might include spending by product type, profitability and trends over time. Frequently, the top 4-10 existing customers are defined as “mega accounts”... Read more »

Anthem’s Unconventional Tonik Health Plan Targets Millennials

Anthem’s Unconventional Tonik Health Plan Targets Millennials
It’s rare to see health insurance marketing collateral tout such offhand sentiments as, “Life can be crazy unpredictable, and freak accidents do happen.” But Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (owned by WellPoint) recognized the opportunity to serve the young adult market and launched Tonik, a health insurance plan aimed at uninsured Millennials. Tonik, offered in... Read more »
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Iron Pony Gears Up With Motorcycle Millennials

Iron Pony Gears Up With Motorcycle Millennials
Motorcycle Accessories Retailer Creates Millennial Customer Strategies Iron Pony Motorsports, one of the top retailers in the motorcycle enthusiast industry and named by Dealernews as 2011’s number one motorcycle dealer in the US, understands the Millennial market and its growing importance to their industry. Bridget Johnson, Lead Buyer for Iron Pony Motorsports, explains:  “There are... Read more »

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Earns a 30% Price Premium by Giving Mom Peace of Mind

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Earns a 30% Price Premium by Giving Mom Peace of Mind
The Wall Street Journal called the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day cleaning products line a “surprise retail hit” that carries a 30% price premium. The products are widely available in the US, from big box stores to small, independent retailers. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day has built a brand around helping moms provide natural, safe environments for... Read more »

Kraft’s Breakthrough Innovation with Mio: Marketing to Millennials

Kraft’s Breakthrough Innovation with Mio: Marketing to Millennials
How Kraft’s Mio Brand Built a $200 Million+ Business and Became a Breakthrough Innovation Leader with Marketing to Millennials You probably have known Kraft’s leading beverage and flavor brands such as Jell-O, CapriSun, Tang and Kool-Aid for years.  Since these iconic brands are one of Kraft’s greatest strengths, you might expect that any new flavored... Read more »
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How Gaming and ‘Guy Time’ Connect the Slim Jim Brand with Its Target: Millennial Guys

How Gaming and ‘Guy Time’ Connect the Slim Jim Brand with Its Target: Millennial Guys
ConAgra Foods’ Slim Jim brand had a marketing epiphany—by marketing to its sweet spot of guys 19 to 29 who are at the onset of adult responsibility, they would appeal to guys that are both younger (12-18) and older than this sweet spot (30-39). From the ages of 12 to 17, guys aspire to be... Read more »
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