IDDBA’s “What’s in Store” report finds customers are increasingly spending money with companies that feature transparency around their products and practices from clean labels to environmental habits.
The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) “What’s in Store 2019” report shows transparency is a major customer demand that is expected to grow in 2019.
Consumers increasingly seek personal, self-betterment while also looking for public, civic or global improvement. They want both self-satisfaction and selflessness. These interests are carried through all aspects of life, including grocery shopping. This customer is searching for:
- Upcycled products
- Consumer “self-care” through companies touting positive messaging/practices
- Environmentally conscious practices
- Sustainability efforts
- Clean labels
These can be seen in specific departments through innovative marketing and products. Corporations have the opportunity to expand integrity, credibility and accountability by leading in being good, by doing good. Brand experiences are built on relationships with customers who feel connected to each other while expressing who they are as individuals. They want to be part of the conversation. Conversation is collaborative: engaging, connecting, interactive and integrative force.
Conversation is also about listening; listening builds trust. Understand the consumer’s communication needs, then listen and use the brand experience to make it meaningful.
We know, at the core of every purchase there’s a need that, as consumers, either have or think they have. Our mission is to discover consumer’s needs, to study them and offer insights to help you better reach them. IDDBA examines the dairy, deli and bakery industries to craft What’s in Store for convenience with valuable information and consumer insights.
What’s in Store 2019 explores hundreds of findings in the latest edition of the annual trends. Figures can be downloaded for presentation at What’s in Store Online, holding more than 150 downloadable graphs and tables.
IDDBA members receive a free copy of What’s in Store as part of their membership. Additional copies may be purchased; the price per copy is $99 for members and $399 for nonmembers.