Appeal to health-conscious consumers with liquid eggs
The liquid eggs category is growing, with volume sales increasing by close to one million from 2010 to 20111. Liquid egg whites are driving that growth2, bringing in a new, younger consumer. These consumers, who come from larger, higher-income households, are making healthy eating choices every day, and are looking for nutritious, natural alternatives when it comes to protein-based meals. Liquid eggs are a good solution.
Hitting the right price points is key to growing category dollars. Due to aggressive pricing on the whites segment, national brands are growing volume by 3.2 percent, but dollars are growing by only 0.8 percent. Private label maintains the same premium on yellow vs. whites on both sizes while showing growth in volume and dollars.3 Retailers should do the following to maximize both volume and dollar growth: parity price branded Yellows and Whites by size, and maintain an optimal store brand price gap to branded items ($0.60 for 16oz; and $1.00 for 32oz).
Additionally, optimizing the number of options available for consumers can drive velocity. Stocking two brands of whites drives 16 percent more velocity while three brands drives 60 percent4.
Because 20 percent of new consumers enter the category through seasoned varieties5, and seasoned SKUs are approximately 15 percent incremental to the category6, it's important not to overlook flavors as a way to drive growth.