Consumers are continually changing the way they view, interact with and discard packaging. Whether you're a manufacturer or a product marketer, you know how important it is to reflect the changing needs of the consumer in your products.
Amazon.com and Google are expanding into the world of online grocery shopping with convience purchasing and delivery options. How can brick and mortar stores stay relevant and emphasize the benefits and pleasure of shopping in person in this ever changing grocery marketplace?
In the wake of the Greek yogurt craze, yogurt remains a superfood with significant upside, according to a recently released report from Packaged Facts, The Yogurt Market and Yogurt Innovation: Greek Yogurt and Beyond. Packaged Facts forecasts that U.S. retail sales of yogurt will approach $9.3 billion by 2017, up from $7.3 billion in 2012. Even with its recent market growth, yogurt continues to be consumed at a much lower per capita rate in the U.S. than in other countries where yogurt is a staple. Moreover, yogurt is spreading beyond the breakfast daypart, reflecting the "breakfast-all-day" culinary and menu trend.
Appearances can be deceiving. Millennials represent the fastest-growing segment of luxury goods-and-services purchasers, according to a recent study by American Express. Yet they are also giving rise to a new lifestyle that can be characterized in two words: frugal and green.