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Brand Wars: Trader Joe’s vs. Whole Foods

Brand Wars: Trader Joe’s vs. Whole Foods

iModerate Author

Nov 02, 2015

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The sheer number of grocery and meal delivery options catering to consumers’ busy lifestyles is exploding. Know what you want and don’t want to go to the store? Instacart. Feeling uninspired and not sure what to make for dinner? Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, or Plated to the rescue. Just really need pizza? Tweet Dominos.

Options are expanding when it comes to physical stores, too. Consumers have a growing number of choices even when in search of healthy food, with giants such as Costco and Walmart throwing their hats in the grocery ring, each offering diverse selections of organics.

With all of this change afoot in the grocery space, we looked at two specialty grocers – Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods – who have successfully carved out a niche for themselves. We asked consumer perceptions of both, as well as gauged reactions to 365 by Whole Foods Market, a new grocery store aimed at millennials that’s set to launch in early 2016. Check out the report to learn the key benefits of both stores, what kind of person shops at each (hint: not all hipsters are created equal), and see what 365 will have to do to succeed in this highly-competitive grocery arena.

Get the full report here, and check out the infographic here.

Have an idea of two brands that you’d like to see go head-to-head in the next Brand Wars? Let us know!

iModerate Author

Our relationship with iModerate has enabled us to quickly and efficiently seek the voice of the consumer or customer, and incorporate it into our business decisions, allowing us to become smarter and faster to market. The team iModerate is, in essence, a virtual extension of the Abbott research team – from them, I know that when I pick up the phone and call, on the other end will be someone who understands my business, knows my target consumer, and will always deliver high quality results.

Kristen McLane, Manager, Shopper Insights & Category Development, Abbott Nutrition