Posts tagged "Nielsen"

From Cauliflower to Tomatoes, Fresh Innovation Spurs Growth in Produce

From Cauliflower to Tomatoes, Fresh Innovation Spurs Growth in Produce
Dollar growth in the fresh departments in Grocery Stores was 5.5% compounded annually from 2012-2015, eclipsing growth in frozen (0.5%), grocery (1.6%) and dairy (2.4%) according to Nielsen’s recent produce-focused study. Unit growth has also been a strong 3% or more in most fresh areas (including produce, deli, bakery, and seafood) from 2014 to 2105.... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

At the Grill and in the Kitchen, Men Are Cooking it Up Cross-Generationally

At the Grill and in the Kitchen, Men Are Cooking it Up Cross-Generationally
Men Stepping Up for Thanksgiving and Other Holidays With Thanksgiving just around the corner, my thoughts are turning more frequently to cooking and meal preparation.  In 2013, I had the pleasure of sharing consumer insights trends with the Butterball team, who had just welcomed the first men as official brand spokespersons. The Butterball brand recognized... Read more »
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Mini Market Strategy: The Era of the Skinny Sandwich

Mini Market Strategy: The Era of the Skinny Sandwich
Sandwiches are experiencing a renaissance in American consumer appreciation. Food Business News reports that 2014 has been one of the best years since the recession for bread sales, and Irene Chang Britt, president of Pepperidge Farm, Inc., attributes this growth to, “the growing popularity of sandwich behavior.” She continues, “In all cases, people are looking... Read more »

I Want Candy: How Nestle’s Skinny Cow Won Over Weight Conscious Women

I Want Candy: How Nestle’s Skinny Cow Won Over Weight Conscious Women
Nestle’s new Skinny Cow Candy brand, a 2013 Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation winner, achieved a two-year revenue of $115-125 million by selling candy to weight conscious women.  Since 1994, Skinny Cow has marketed and sold ice cream snacks to “dessert lovers who know that looking good and staying healthy doesn’t mean a life without indulgence.” Skinny... Read more »

How Procter and Gamble Sniffed Out New Markets

How Procter and Gamble Sniffed Out New Markets
Segmenting for Scent-Lovers Reaches 40% of Consumers When Procter & Gamble first launched Febreze as an odor-eliminating product, it failed. In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg relates the story of how Febreze came back. Consumer psychologists learned that consumers didn’t just want to eliminate odors—they craved a sense of accomplishment from making their environments... Read more »
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Why a Focused Product Portfolio was Critical to Talking Rain’s Sparkling ICE $350 MM+ Brand

Why a Focused Product Portfolio was Critical to Talking Rain’s Sparkling ICE $350 MM+ Brand
Nielsen’s Breakthrough Innovation Report 2013 named the Talking Rain Sparkling ICE brand as a winner with a “Marathoner” activation strategy. The brand posted two-year revenues in excess of $200 million, and the brand is reportedly on course this year for over $350 million is sales. According to Nielsen’s report: “Marathoners take a more deliberate approach.... Read more »
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