SuperChivas Christmas Promotion

The event consisted of a Christmas promotion together with the SuperChivas supermarket chain to position the Russet potatoes as well as the  “Grown in Idaho”  seal.

The draw was promoted in point of sale with an outdoor canvas in the stores and promotion in cash register, social networks (Facebook and Instagram) and SuperChivas website, posters in strategic points of the city of Mexicali, 40 monthly spots on local television, Mention in local radio and RadioChivas that is reproduced in the 21 branches of this supermarket. 

The promotion  stated that customers had to make a minimum purchase of 350 Mexican pesos in the chain to participate in monthly consumption vouchers for one year. 

There were a total of 21 winners who will receive monthly vouchers and we achieved 100% Idaho presente at the point of sale

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Onion inbound trade mission – Idaho and Oregon

On behalf of the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA), an inbound trade mission was carried out in Idaho and Oregon with 4 buyers from Mexico with the objective of meeting with exporters of onions in both states. The following companies participated in the trade mission: 

• Casa Chávez

• Frescos del Sureste 

• Comestibles Maldonado 

• Coliman 

The buyers visited Idaho and Oregon to meet with 6 exporters and learn about their facilities and the harvesting process. As a result of the trade mission, there were purchases of around 4-6 loads of onion by importers. 

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Mexico added-value Outbound Trade Mission in Mexico City and Monterrey with a Central American and regional buyers delegation.

On behalf of the Western United States Agicultural Trade Association (WUSATA), a trade mission was carried out in Mexico City and Monterrey with 16 US exporters with the objective of creating commercial ties between importers from Mexico and Central America and Western United States exporters. 3 importers from Central America were present at the business rounds in Mexico City; importers visited us from Colombia, Costa Rica and El Salvador. And in Monterrey we were accompanied by 4 regional importers from Tijuana, Mexicali and Chihuahua. 

One on one meetings were held at the hotel facilities, resulting in a total of 275 meetings with an average of 17 meetings per exporter. There were on-site sales. In the Monterrey portion, the US consulate general was present at the meetings and had the opportunity to meet with the exporters and trade members. 

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Sampling activity in Sam’s Club for 2021 season .

For the end of the 2021 season, Imalinx coordinated a sampling session with Sam’s Club to increase the brand visibility of Zespri SunGold kiwifruit. 

The first step was to provide an extensive training to the demo personnel so that they could share the key messages, a little history of the product and its benefits with consumers. 

 In addition we provide brand materials, such as: branded stand, aprons, face mask, tasting trays (just kiwi SunGold), fruit for tasting, banners, Zespri spoons in each of the samplings for our customers. 

Among the comments of customers, it was highlighted that Zespri Kiwi SunGold has a unique and sweet taste,  and as a result of this sampling we had an increase in sales of Kiwi Zespri SunGold of 75%, this comparing to 4 weeks prior to the activity. 

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Idaho’s culinary promotion in Tijuana

On November 24th, in coordination with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, we celebrated a  Thanksgiving dinner  which representatives of supermarkets, restaurants, media in Mexico attended, in addition to Thomas Reott, Consul General of the United States in Tijuana. 

 
“The objective was to show the richness and variety of food produced in Idaho, as a reflection of its natural and industrial characteristics that allows it to create more than 185 commodities and that place it in the top 10 of the main agricultural producers in the United States” (siempre la noticia, 2021) 

The Idaho Russet potato was  highlighted, as well as the yellow onion. 

The  Chef in charge of developing recipes was Javier Plasencia with more than 50 k followers on Instagram. 

Chef Javier Plasencia created a 5-course menu incorporating Idaho ingredients in a unique way:  

  • Mediterranean Mussels in an Idahoan mashed potato fake shell with smoked oysters and russet potato foam 
  • Russet Potato soup with AgroPur cheddar cheese and bacon 
  • The classic table-top Caesars salad with yellow onion croutons and AgroPur parmesan cheese (Tijuana recipe) 
  • Double R Ranch USDA Choice Top Sirloin cooked slowly in a mustard marinade, sweet smoked chili peppers and yellow onions, served with a russet double-baked potato with three AgroPur cheeses, black truffles, and plant-based Melt butter 
  • Apple crisp made with plant-based butter Melt Organic and ice-cream 
  • We had 26 attendees including produce buyers from Calimax, Coliman, Importadora -Exportadora de Tijuana, and Superchivas, among others. Local chefs from the region and local craft breweries also attended as well as nine Tijuana media guests including those from the local press.  Additionally, public relations and key food influencers on social media from the area were among the guests, publishing photos and notes about the event.   
  • SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE 

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Partnership with Costco México for pizza promotion.

Costco and California Milk Advisory Board teamed up to promote the varieties of pizzas from Costco Service Deli in different key seasons along the year.

Children’s Day

The origin of the cheese was promoted during the celebration of Children’s Day from April 26 to May 2 promoting the varieties:  italian, cheese and pepperoni.

During the promotion, a total of 9,208 units were sold nationwide, with an increase in sales of 3% for pepperoni pizza, 40% for Italian pizza and 166% for cheese pizza. 

Accompanied by publications on Costco’s Facebook page that resulted in 226Kpeople reached. The paid advertising campaign in Real California Milk networks resulted in more than 500, 000 impressions. 

LAUNCH OF BONELESS BUFFALO PIZZA

The promotion ran for almost a month to accompany the festivities in the Halloween season from October 27 to November 21, promoting three varieties of pizza: italian pizza, pepperoni and the launch of the new flavor boneless buffalo.

During the promotion, a total of 76,094 units were sold nationwide, with an increase in sales of 28% for pepperoni pizza, 31% for Italian pizza and with sales of 6,638 units of the new variety boneless buffalo. 

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Campaign “Having fun like a king”

“Having fun like a king” was a campaign created in between Calimax and California Miolk Advisory Board to increase visibility of Real California Milk products, increase sales percentage and communicate the key message “Look for the seal” 

The campaign was targeted to Calimax customers, to participate it was necessary to have a minimum purchase consumption of the products with the seal and the game consisted of answering a trivia related to cinema or TV series in the shortest possible time. The first 10 people to submit their correctly answered trivia were winners of awards ranging from 58 ”screens to one year of membership on streaming platforms. 

The communication of the dynamics was accompanied by a digital campaign with the influencer “The good Leonardo”, posts, videos and stories on different social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Tik tok), as well as Radio and TV Calimax. The launch video of the promotion had 46.3 thousand views. 

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Digital promotion with Sam’s Club

California Milk Advisory Board implemented a strategy through the Sam’s Club digital magazine to promote and communicate the benefits of the seal. 

Editorial content was published promoting the price club’s own brand mozzarella cheese “Member’s Mark” in its two presentations, bar and grated. This effort was accompanied by mobile and static banners on the Sam’s Club website. The promotion period was during the month of June, seeking to promote Member’s Mark mozzarella cheese and the Real California Milk slogan “Look for the seal”. 

During the promotion, a total of $ 2.2million (mxn) was sold nationwide, adding both presentations of mozzarella cheese. We had a total of 3.16M impressions 

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Virtual Trade Mission with added value products

A trade mission was coordinated between 23 exporters and 33 importers in Mexico. 123 business meetings were accomplished between suppliers and buyers with the objective of creating commercial relations. This mission was coordinated on behalf of WUSATA. 

The import of samples from the 23 participating American companies was coordinated to later provide them to the participating buyers, 123 meetings were coordinated as well as support with translation and market information. 

Each company had an average of 5 meetings with importers. 

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Bon Bons ice cream launch in Costco

On April 12 was the launch nationwide in Mexico of Bon bons ice cream, mini bites of vanilla ice cream covered with chocolate.  

The launch was accompanied by the publication of a video on Costco’s social networks which had a reach of more than a million people, on the Real California Milk Facebook the boosted official video resulted in 780, 685 consumers reached and 1,458,149 total impressions. 

In addition, a special influencers campaign was published with more than 70 proposals from Mexican influencers tasting the new product #BonBons. Total results: 54, 700 impressions.  

After the launch of the vanilla ice cream dipped in dark chocolate BonBons in Mexico in April, Real California Milk and Costco decided to make a 25% discount nationwide by late summer. 

The discount boosted sales and was a success, a return on investment of 219% was obtained with a total sale of 2,807. The promotion was valid from July 26 to August 2, 2021. 

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