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The category appeals largely to Young Families, with differences observed when looked at the different types of beer. Regional differences are mainly observed when local products are considered but this would deserved further analysis before concluding on the performance of such products. Cross shop analysis reveals that premium products are only a occasional purchase for beer consumers who have bought it along with other beer products. Barrier to repeat purchase other than price should be considered as this may generate increase in sales.
Analysis Composition of Beer Category
Ales and Stouts Lager Premium Beer Bottles Premium Beer Cans Regional Beers
Analysis Shopper Segmentation
Shopper profiles are presented in index form, with 100 representing the average for all supermarket shoppers Over-indexing segments purchase a disproportionately high share – they find them appealing Under-indexing segments purchase a disproportionately low share – they find them less appealing. In looking for potential target segments (those which are under or over performing) attention is drawn to those which over-index or under-index by at least 10% Further segmentation, by geo-demographics and detailed lifestyle can be provided upon request
Lifestage segmentation: Beer – total (12 wks to 27 Jul 08) Looked in general the Beer category appeals the most to Young Families and does not attract as much Pensioners
Lifestyle segmentation: Beer – total (12 wks to 27 Jul 08) Finer foods shoppers seem to be the most attracted by beers
Regional segmentation: Beer – total (12 wks to 27 Jul 08) Regional differences are not so pronounced, East England slightly over perform the other regions whilst London and Northern Ireland are the worst performing regions
Lifestage segmentation: Beer – Ales, Stout and Lager (12 wks to 27 Jul 08) Young families over index over the different subgroups Pensioners prefer Ales and Stout in comparison to Lager and Regional Beer
Lifestyle segmentation: Ales, Stout and Lager (12 wks to 27 Jul 08) Lager seem to have an equal appeal to all lifestyles whilst less appealing to Traditional shoppers Finer Foods and Healthy shoppers interested in Regional beers
Regional segmentation: Ale, Stout and Lager (12 wks to 27 Jul 08) Regional beers have bee grouped all together so many regions tend to over index die to their local products, however Northern Ireland is the worst performer there which means they may be opportunity to launch a product with regional attribute
Lifestage segmentation: Premium Beer(12 wks to 27 Jul 08) Cans appeal more to Older Adults than Bottles whilst the opposite is observed for Young Families.
Lifestyle segmentation: Premium Beer (12 wks to 27 Jul 08) Finer food and Healthy are orienting their purchases towards Premium beer products.
Regional segmentation: Premium Beer(12 wks to 27 Jul 08) The performance of regions varies greatly depending on the format of the product, however it is important to note that products may not match in both groups
Analysis Cross Shop Analysis
Premium beer consumers are buying different types of beer Over performing segments: Young families Finer foods East England 1.23% of total customers Over performing segments: Pensioners Traditional Northern Scotland Over performing segments: Young families Convenience
Conclusions There are always opportunities for suppliers and retailers who are a) willing to look and b) able to make changes in order to exploit consumer demand that is not met by the existing offer Analysis reveals that different subgroup appeals to specific customers. Increase in the number of customers resulting form a larger distribution of products has produced an incline in volume sales Lager still leads the whole category, generating the highest volume of sales. Consistently over-indexing shopper segments (young families, and finer foods shoppers) are good targets for increasing purchase frequency. Consistently under-indexing shopper segments (young adults, and price sensitive shoppers) represent potential customers that may be appealed in the category by special offers and marketing activities.
the dunnhumby data 2yrs of weekly supermarket purchases 1.4 million shoppers Representative of 40% of UK households Over 30,000 food products Segmented by; Lifestage (young adults, young families, older families, older adults, pensioners) Lifestyle (Up-market, Mid-Market and Less Affluent shoppers) Region (13 TV advertising regions)
The dunnhumby data: Lifestage Segmentation Lifestage segment Young Adults Older Adults Young families Older families Pensioners Mixed Age & family Adults aged with no children Adults aged with no children Adults with all children under 10 Adults with one or more child over 10 Adults over 60 with no children Multigenerational households % shoppers 16% 14% 15% 16% 9% 28%
The dunnhumby data: Lifestyle Segmentation Lifestyle segment Finer Foods Healthy Convenience Price Sensitive Mainstream Traditional Key Characteristics time conscious, enjoy luxury products and are willing to experiment interested in organic, environmental benefits, low fat/sugar and calorie conscious regard food as fuel, are busy and rely heavily on the microwave look primarily for value and rely on staple foods enjoy the art of cooking but rely on a fixed shopping list so less likely to buy on impulse % shoppers 17% 9% 22% 16% 26% 10% have broad tastes, favour established brands and are influenced by the needs of children
The dunnhumby data: Regional Segmentation ISBA (TV advertising) regions North Scotland – STV North (Aberdeen, Dundee) Central Scotland – STV Central (Glasgow, Edinburgh) Borders – Border Television North East – Tyne Tees Television North West/ Lancashire – Granada Television Northern Ireland - UTV Yorkshire – Yorkshire Television Midlands – Carlton Central East England – Anglia Television London – LWT Wales and the West – HTV Wales & HTV West South and South East – Meridian Broadcasting South West – Carlton West Country
The dunnhumby data: Regional Segmentation Region London Midlands Southern England Lancashire (NW) East of England Wales & the West Region Scotland Yorkshire South West North East % shoppers 20% 15% 11% 10% 9% % shoppers 9% 8% 4% 3% Northern Ireland
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