Process – A newer addition to the traditional 4Ps

So you have a great product and you have defined and validated your target audience(consumer segment). How do you deliver your brand/SKU to the customer(brick & mortar/online) and make it available for your target consumers to buy? The next P, Process, covers this aspect. The sales process followed in any organisation influences execution in store …

Product – the most important element of retail execution & the marketing mix

Product is, probably, the most crucial component of the 6Ps. It originates directly from your consumer through an unmet need that they have. This can be a physical item, a service, a platform or software. It is produced at a cost and is made available to the target audience at a price to help fulfil …

Reducing stock outs in stores

This blog focusses on how sales people can reduce out of stocks at supermarkets by considering their target consumer behaviour over the last year and how likely this is to change.

12+ months after Covid fuelled panic buying

More than a year after Covid fuelled stockpiling of necessities and grocery staples, we still see empty supermarket shelves. Many assume this is because of an increased focus on online sales by the large grocers, especially in the US, as evidenced by this article in Insight Grocery Business in March 2021. We’ve also seen similar …

The FMCG industry & data

The fast moving consumer goods industry needs data driven decision making in every function on a daily basis to ensure a sustainable advantage vs competition. However, this industry is very sporadic in its use of data.

Top reasons why Food & beverage start-ups and NPDs fail (continued)

So last week we spoke about what could go wrong with new product launches and we are continuing that theme this week. You’d be surprised how many things can trip you up close to launch date, after launch or even well after launch. Bad customer experiences: Your customer has been very specific about the configuration …