Tag: Consumer Understanding

How Hilton’s Tru and Other Offerings Aim to Capture Millennial Traveler Demand

How Hilton’s Tru and Other Offerings Aim to Capture Millennial Traveler Demand
Both Airbnb and Hotels Like Tru Offer a Place to Sleep, But What about Conveniently Eating and Drinking, Exercising, Working or Just Hanging Out? In 2016, Hilton announced their new concept, Tru, which is designed to offer affordable and stylish places to stay, work and eat while traveling. Tru will serve the midscale segment (approximately... Read more »

Stanford and Texas Tech Tempt College Student Taste Buds and Stay Abreast of Top Trends

Stanford and Texas Tech Tempt College Student Taste Buds and Stay Abreast of Top Trends
Over the next three to five years, Insight to Action sees eight macro foodservice trends that are driving demand in the foodservice industry. Colleges and Universities like Stanford and Texas Tech provide good examples of how to meet that demand, so we spoke to leaders in foodservice at these universities. Meeting the demands of today’s... 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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Nasacort Combines Consumer Understanding and Science for a Winning Market Strategy

Nasacort Combines Consumer Understanding and Science for a Winning Market Strategy
Nasacort Allergy 24HR entered the highly-saturated and competitive OTC allergy market in 2014. With low brand awareness and consumer wariness of nasal sprays, the brand’s launch was risky. But Nasacort is now one of Sanofi’s top-ten consumer brands and won a 2016 Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Award. The science behind Nasacort is a key competitive difference... Read more »

‘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 »

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 »

Which Millennials? Selling to the Stereotype Ignores Realities for Many of These 75 Million Consumers

Which Millennials? Selling to the Stereotype Ignores Realities for Many of These 75 Million Consumers
A recent SNL skit on Millennials humorously portrays the workplace generation gap, with Millennials (defined as “twenty-somethings”) expressing their expectations for career advancement. What A Difference 5 Years Can Make Often overlooked, however, is that during their 20s, Millennials transition through dramatically different lifestages. By the time they are 25-29, fully 45% of women are... Read more »

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 »
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From Egg McMuffin to Eastman Egg: America’s Insatiable Appetite for Breakfast Sandwiches Keeps Growing

From Egg McMuffin to Eastman Egg: America’s Insatiable Appetite for Breakfast Sandwiches Keeps Growing
For on-the-go consumers who can’t eat breakfast at home, breakfast sandwiches are a popular choice. In 2013, NPD noted that breakfast sandwiches made the Top 10 list for both at home and away from home morning foods. There are many reasons for breakfast sandwich popularity, including taste, portability, ease of eating, a satisfying and filling... Read more »
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