Category: Millennials

Whole Foods And Amazon: The Lovers, The Haters And What It All Means

There are apparently two kinds of people: Whole Foods lovers and Whole Foods haters. The lovers (me), are about as devoted as consumers get. The haters, not so much. Can the Amazon acquisition narrow the divide? And does that mean opportunity for all of the brands that are sold at WF and on Amazon? And what can we as marketers learn from this incredibly polarizing brand? Whole Foods is already just plain Irresistible In our latest I-Factor™ study, benchmarking 7 leading retailers and 1400 consumers, we uncovered fascinating insights about Whole Foods.  It was no surprise that Whole Foods...

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How is the Amazon – Whole Foods Market Acquisition Affecting these Two Brands? And Everyone Else?

Amazon’s Whole Foods Market takeover is the buzz that keeps on buzzing. This deal is affecting Amazon and Whole Foods, as well as all the grocery competitors who are already in the midst of a pricing war. The acquisition is changing the way consumers shop in store and online. Here’s a top line of how Amazon is impacting Amazon, Whole Foods, and everyone else: 1) Will AmazonFresh change for the better? Amazon has been working hard to grow its online grocery service, AmazonFresh. It’s been a slow growth as the concept of online grocery remains a “logistical puzzle.” This...

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Healthy Food Marketing: How did Rosé go all the way?

The Skinny on Rosé Marketers, did you know that Rosé is a confirmed “Certified Food Trend” by the beloved Millennial news source, Refinery29? This isn’t just a wine, it’s full fledged phenomenon. Rosé infused cocktails, Rosé themed t-shirts and purses, and foods are flooding the hearts and minds of consumers. Rosé is made when red grape skins touch the wine for a short time, creating  the incredibly lovely pink color that has Rosé everything flying off the shelves.. This is a trend that marketers might want to keep in mind as we enter the season of Rosé. So What’s...

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Healthy Marketing Lessons from the Elite Fitness World

Group Training is super trendy and getting trendier. People love it. And it’s not just SoulCycle. Innovators like Pure Barre, Orangetheory and CrossFit have added to the already Irresistible community class category. These brands turn consumers into “Groupies.” They turn marketing into full-on lifestyle inspiration. Marketers, if you want lessons that can help your brand experience the unparalleled consumer loyalty, get ready to learn. Here’s what the health and wellness elite are doing right now.  SoulCycle took a spin class and turned it into an uplifting experience with great music and a passionate instructors. Students in the class work...

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Health Food Marketing: Tea is HOT Right Now

It’s no secret that coffee is my first love. But  right now I have a big crush on tea. And seeing the tea market explode is pretty exciting. Tea is on the rise with 15% growth in the last ten years. Marketers, here’s what you need to know about this hot, hot trend. Why is tea so irresistible right now? Everything about tea aligns with the priorities of today’s consumers, especially millennials. And millennials love of tea is not new. The statistic is amazing: 87% of millennials choose tea. Why? Gone are the days of sugary drinks being number...

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Healthy Food Marketing: Reviving Legacy Brands

Can you feel it? Consumers are pulling away from legacy brands. They’re following the lure of newer, sexier brands. The ones that seem to really “get” them,  and make them feel seen and heard. In this crazy, fast-changing environment, the love consumers have for legacy brands just isn’t not enough. Because in I-Factor™ study after study, one thing keeps coming through: This relationship may just be a result of longstanding habit, not a conscious purchasing decision. Although it’s a very common mistake,we marketers can’t assume consumers will love our brand just because they always have.  It’s time to create...

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Healthy Food Marketing: Is The Health Food Store King Being Dethroned and can other marketers learn from it?

As a Whole Foods Devotee, it pains me to write this, but it’s a good marketing lesson. So what happens when the brand you’ve been aspiring to be for years starts to slip? ALDI, Wal-Mart, Albertson’s and Target have been taking cues from the success of Whole Foods Market for years. And now, they are actually starting to hurt the category creator. Despite its strong cult following and innovative practices, Whole Foods stores are closing and sales are down. The Washington Post reported this is the worst it’s been for the company in a decade, “its sixth quarter of...

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Healthy Food Marketing: The Irresistible Chickpea

  When I was a kid, I thought chickpeas were “old lady food.” My grandmother always put them on her salads at the salad bar. How things have changed. Hummus has become a staple in my diet and my fridge. And it’s not just me, America loves hummus. This didn’t happen on its own. Chickpea marketers brought this tiny bean to the United States and catapulted it into an ever-expanding industry. Marketers, here’s what you need to know to apply THIS success to your brand. Make magic by launching a movement Many brands tried to bring hummus to America,...

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Healthy Food Marketing: An Unlikely Love Story, Millennial Parents and Club Stores

By now you know millennials are obsessed with locally sourced, hand crafted and artisanal brands. So it makes perfect sense that they love… Costco?! It’s surprising and true. Whether it’s Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s, the generation that’s redefining shopping and retail “are on the rise at clubs.” So why then, do millennial parents love “clubbing”? Even though millennials are willing to spend more on quality, priorities shift when they have kids. Reality sets in and their budget shrinks to adjust. According to Jeff Fromm, co-author of Millennials with Kids: “there are more than 15 million millennial families in...

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Healthy Food Marketing: What makes a brand truly irresistible?

Chop’t, Aleve, So Delicious, RiteAid, Happy Baby/Happy Tot, Larabars, Polar, Nutella, Baskin Robbins, Goldfish, Snapple. What do these brands have in common? High consumer knowledge and the highest I-Factor™ scores in their category. I love figuring out what makes a brand irresistible. It’s not just cool (which it is), it’s crucial. It’s information a brand absolutely needs to survive and grow in this crazy digital age. And it’s why we created I-Factor™. I-Factor™ is a revolutionary brand-building tool that digs into the three dimensions of the unique relationship consumers have with brands right now. We’ve done 60 proprietary studies...

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