The coronavirus has infected every aspect of our lives. Our loved ones, small businesses, our global economies, governments, and our entire online discourse. People are on edge and exhausted, but they can’t look away from the screen. Updates are constant and confusing. Misinformation is everywhere. Some companies are cutting hours, some are going out of business, and others can’t keep up with demand as their products literally fly off the shelves from panic purchases.
2013 Shopper Marketing Summit Insights
As I look back at my notes from the Path to Purchase Institute’s Shopper Marketing Summit last week, I realize just how much there is to share. Rather than overwhelming you, I will provide a few bullets for you to think about.
Breaking News: 2012 Shopper Marketing Expo Learnings
Last week was the Shopper Marketing Expo, put on by the Path to Purchase Institute in Chicago, IL. The best of the best in shopper marketing were there sharing valuable information. I attended four sessions and found some common themes running throughout:
Putting The Cart Before The Store
Combining street food convenience and restaurant quality, mobile kitchens are bringing good, cheap food to a pavement near you. And while some industry observers had begun to dismiss food trucks, declaring them promotional ploys or training wheels for brick-and-mortar – they are far from reaching their peak. Food trucks are like a test kitchen on wheels. From tacos, to falafels, to waffles – food trucks are known for their creative ingredients and newly fabricated cuts of meat, and artisan beverages.