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Retail Case: How are your Halloween promotions really doing?

by Grant Beuzeval on 10/28/2016

Using the latest retail audit technologies, it’s possible to get a complete picture of your in store promotion from any location within hours – here are a few interesting results from a recent nationwide audit in Hong Kong.

(Nationwide Halloween Snacks In Store Promotion Audit in Hong Kong, covering 272 chain supermarkets (Wellcome, ParknShop) + poll of 150 HK shoppers)

  • Significant competition –57% of all supermarkets have major branded Halloween snack displays in place, with each location having an average of 2.1 displays – you need to stand out.
  • Creative execution and positioning are critical – the top reasons for shoppers buying Halloween treats?
  1. “An eye catching display caught my attention” – 47%
  2. “I love to eat candies, chocolates and treats at Halloween” – 34%
  3. “Attractive prices” – 32%
  • Displays need maintenance – 33% of all Halloween displays recorded some form of executional problem. The biggest issues were;
  • Why is this important? Halloween is big business for snack makers and retailers alike;
  1. 58% of shoppers have already or plan to spend money on Halloween snacks and treats
  2. The average spend is HK$79, with 25% of shoppers spending more than HK$100.
  • Who’s dominating Halloween in Hong Kong?

With the right information at the right time, it’s possible to drive a broad based improvement in promotional execution over time – and with it, sales performance.

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