Of everything Unilever has learned about the New General Market, the most resounding lesson is that consumers in this group are savvy, know when they are being “marketed to” and consequently demand authenticity in any communication.
Conair's Virtual Hairstyle Makeover Tool allows consumers to engage with the brand while shopping, seeing how they look with different hairstyles, as well as experimenting with and customizing their own looks. They can then purchase the appropriate styling tool to replicate the look or looks they created at home.
The vitamin/mineral/supplement category was up 4.6% for the 52 weeks ended April 17 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI. When you add the related adjacent wellness categories, the total business tops more than $12.8 billion on a similar middle-single-digit growth rate.
Consumers are driving change in the snack category with their ever-increasing demand for organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and other more natural snacks, and major CPG companies are following up with commitments to remove artificial ingredients.
The retail store is an ecosystem, according to Dan Mack, managing director of Mack Elevation. “More than ever before, all of us are investing in the shelf. That experience matters. It is as much a part of the brand as your brand is [part of] the category.”
Transactional business is over; brands must connect heart and soul. Today’s new consumer is more informed, more independent, more curious and more conversational than ever before. They want to be talked with — not talked to. It is about “share of heart,” not just “share of wallet.”
ARP and Abbott surveyed 1,480 Americans ages 50 years and older and found that while a majority see themselves as being in good health, 1-in-2 reported that they wished they had more strength or energy.
If ever a beauty brand resonated with the times, it’s Milani. In an age of increasing diversity and inclusivity, and a time when millennials and multicultural consumers have emerged as major buying forces, Milani is making the right moves.
Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report, IRI and MarketTrack to create a series of exclusive reports; this one highlights the market performance of major manufacturers in the minerals and supplements segment within the vitamins, minerals and supplements category.
Pinterest is not a social network. It’s a future-oriented network, and a valuable one for brands and retailers to use as a gateway to understanding the New General Market, according to Pinterest partner manager Brian Johnson.
The specialty channel, including natural grocery and vitamin retailers, has long been a fair prognosticator of what might be coming down the line in the natural health space for mass, food and drug retailers.