Turning on Gen Z in an Era of Attention Deficit and Post Political Correctness

Turning on Gen Z in an Era of Attention Deficit and Post Political Correctness

After years of everything ‘Millennial’ taking centre stage, the focus is shifting to a new Generation – ‘Z’; Those born between 1996 and 2010 will make up 33% of the world population by 2020. Much has been said about the millennial spirit but ‘millennialism’ isn’t just about millennials. It is a mind set that drives […]

Trust Your Gut: Three Food & Beverage Innovations We’re Backing Right Now

Trust Your Gut: Three Food & Beverage Innovations We’re Backing Right Now

It’s probably no accident that the majority of entrepreneurs which successfully pitch for expert investment on the BBC television show Dragons Den run food and drink businesses. It’s a sector that’s familiar to many of the dragons who know they can open the necessary retail doors without too much upfront capital investment on their part. […]

Is a Craft Revolution on the Horizon for the Soft Drinks Industry?

Is a Craft Revolution on the Horizon for the Soft Drinks Industry?

Before the craft drinks revolution, genuinely tasty beverages that were founded on taste and creativity, rather than global branding and mass-production, were hard to come by. Fortunately, flavour and brand character now abound in beers and spirits, and the big global brands are scratching their heads, or just buying up the craft brands to compete! […]

Brandon Consultants’ Richard Taylor On Refreshing Established Food & Drink Brands

Brandon Consultants’ Richard Taylor On Refreshing Established Food & Drink Brands

We are emotional beings when we buy food and drink brands. However much we deny it, our instinctive behaviour tells a different story. In a crowded and noisy supermarket aisle, our brains are inundated with information overload, which we struggle to rationally compute at speed. Our modus operandi default position is to buy brands that […]

Parker Williams’ Tamara Williams Discusses if it’s Time to Recapture the Real Meaning of ‘Artisan’?

Parker Williams’ Tamara Williams Discusses if it’s Time to Recapture the Real Meaning of ‘Artisan’?

Artisan brands. They’re everywhere. Our supermarket shelves, local high streets and online retailers are full of brands and products claiming craft credentials. Indeed the use of the term has become so pervasive how do we know what’s real? We all know the customer is king. We’ve been brought up on the marketing principle that it’s […]