Good things can happen when you listen to customers.
Consider Hostess Brands, which “has nurtured retail sales of its products nearly back to their pre-liquidation level of more than $1.3 billion in 2012” as reported by Julie Jargon in The Wall Street Journal.
This summer, the company expanded the Hostess brand product range with white and wheat bread along with hamburger and hot dog buns.
“It’s important that I not be recognized when scouting. I have Bubba teeth to dive to another level. The goofier you are, the more folks don’t care about telling you stuff.”Kent Taylor, Texas Roadhouse CEO
Getting closer to your business operations, employees and even competitors doesn’t require a trip to your local pop-up costume store. Save that for this year’s Halloween shopping.
Packaging is often an under-appreciated and under-utilized marketing asset.
I’m not talking about the marketing joke with the basic theme that every new brand manager wants to change the label design. Rather, let’s explore how packaging (both structure and design) can become part of the actual concept and go-to-market strategy.
A California winery has just launched a new range of wines, that in my view, addresses a fundamental issue with buying wine: more often than not, consumers lack basic wine knowledge and are thus intimidated, confused and uncomfortable buying wine. But it’s not their fault. It’s the fault of the wine industry. I speak as a former wine importer and distributor who used packaging to address this hurdle. Continue reading “CA Winery Blends Packaging & Consumer Insights To Create New Products”→