The Multi-Cultural Latino Consumer: A Hartman Group & MSLGROUP Study
 

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Insights from our study on Latino consumer trends. Our food & beverage and multicultural teams conducted a webinar last week in association with The Hartman Group and the Hispanic Public Relations ...

Insights from our study on Latino consumer trends. Our food & beverage and multicultural teams conducted a webinar last week in association with The Hartman Group and the Hispanic Public Relations Association in North America.
The webinar was a huge success with 206 registrants and 108 attendees, including executives from Kelloggs, Nestle, Blue Bunny, General Mills, Kroger, Hersheys, PepsiCo, Target and Coca-Cola among others.

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    The Multi-Cultural Latino Consumer: A Hartman Group & MSLGROUP Study The Multi-Cultural Latino Consumer: A Hartman Group & MSLGROUP Study Presentation Transcript

    • C H A R T I N G A C O U RS E F O R U N D E RS TA N D I N G : The Multi-Cultural Latino Consumer A HARTMAN GROUP & MSLGROUP SYNDICATED STUDY
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 2 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Today’s presentation brought to you by
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 3 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 MSLGROUP: Multicultural Practice Overview • In-culture, in-language teams located across the network We guide brands striving to keep pace and stay relevant to Hispanic, African American and Asian American audiences. As the U.S. undergoes historical demographic shifts, our job is to create and amplify authentic, real-time connections and conversations that can navigate and leverage the unprecedented cultural sustainability of today’s multicultural consumers. • Rich, actionable relationships with influencers, media and top CBOs • Ongoing relationships with top bloggers and blogger organizations • Experience launching and managing culturally-relevant online promotions, portals and Facebook pages  Brand strategy  Product launches  Media tours  Content development  Digital marketing  Cause programs  Health /public education  Experiential events  Community relations  Recruitment  Executive media training
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 4 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 The Hartman Group: Looking Through the Consumer Lens As the premier consumer culture consultancy in America, The Hartman Group blends leading-edge primary research with a unique brand of customized analysis to deliver the most comprehensive insights into how consumers live, shop and use products. This influential work informs and inspires innovation, strategy and tactics. We are an organization of more than 40 passionate (yet disciplined) social scientists, ethnographers, analysts, and marketers. Each year, we literally spend thousands of hours immersed in consumers’ and shoppers’ lives and lifestyles.
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 5 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Hispanic Public Relations Association
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 6 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Companies Struggle with Shifting Demographics Feel underprepared to manage shifting consumer demographicsof CMOs 63% However… According to the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies, 57% of the top 500 advertisers allocate less than 1% of their budgets to targeting Hispanics.
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 7 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 TOP 5 DMAs • Los Angeles, CA • New York, NY • Houston, TX • Miami, FL • Chicago, IL Next Generation Hot Spots • Charlotte, N.C. • Raleigh area, N.C. • Atlanta, GA • Orlando area, FL • Ft. Myers-Naples, FL Latinos In the U.S. Are…
    • 2013 Research Highlights
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 9 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Methodology: A two-phase qualitative AND quantitative research approach Phase 1: Ethnography Primary ethnographic research • Fielded in two major U.S. markets – Seattle, WA and Dallas, TX in January 2013 Engagements consisted of: • One-On-One, In-Home Interviews • Multi-Generational, In-Home Interviews • Shop & Talk Interviews • Social Network Parties A range of acculturation levels was represented in each engagement. Phase 2: Quantitative Survey A national online survey • 1,283 Latino origin respondents (representing over 20 countries of origin) reflecting Latino U.S. adults (ages 18-64) • 413 non-Latino reflecting non- Latino U.S. adults (ages 18-64) • Conducted in both English (909) and Spanish (787) • Fielded February /March 2013 • Results were then weighted to accurately reflect the U.S. adult Hispanic/Latino and non- Hispanic/Latino populations
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 10 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 To truly understand the Latino consumer, one must look beyond traditional acculturation models and see Latinos as multi-cultural consumers
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 11 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Traditionally, acculturation has been the model used to explore the Latino culture in the U.S. A6. What language do you usually speak at home? A7. Thinking of your overall cultural identification, would you say you feel...? A8. Thinking of your media habits, including television, radio, newspapers and magazines or the internet, would you say you use... How many years have you lived in the United States? Base: N=307-Acculturated, N=578-Bi-Cultural, N=398-Unacculturated. We also started with the more conventional Acculturation model. Unacculturated 22% Bi-Cultural 47% Acculturated 31% Language spoken at home 97% Spanish dominant 58% Equally Spanish/ English 86% English dominant Media habits 88% Spanish only/mostly 58% Equally Spanish/ English 98% English only/mostly Years in U.S. (median) 97% foreign-born 5-9 years 60% foreign-born 20+ years 88% U.S.-born 20+ years Overall Cultural Identification 91% closer to Latino 45% equally close to both 55% closer to U.S.
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 12 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 What does it even mean to be American? You have so many different cultures here. How can you define it? – Tammy (COO Mexico) A “multi-cultural” focus helps map the story in more detail Multi-Cultural Consumer Globalization Country of Residence Country of Origin Lifestyle and identity of ALL Americans are defined by three primary influences
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 13 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Unacculturated More unacculturated individuals struggle with integrating all three cultural influences, instead preferring to rely more heavily on their country of origin (when possible) as a reference for how to determine the appropriate behaviors for consumption activities such as shopping and eating. Bi-Cultural Those who are bi-cultural see all three as more equal players, however, each influence is still unique – consumers feel the need to turn one influence “off” before being able to turn the other “on”. Acculturated The fully acculturated seamlessly move through all three cultural influences in their every day lives. Latinos are also multi-cultural; navigation of these influences determines one’s position on the acculturation model
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 14 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 For Latinos, Health + Wellness is not just focused on the physical, it is about balance with the emotional and spiritual as well
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 15 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 72% 69% 65% 60% 58% 53% 45% 42% 37% 28% 15% 65% 69% 66% 72% 64% 61% 49% 50% 53% 35% 22% Being physically fit* Feeling good about myself Not being ill Being happy and cheerful* Not being overweight Being able to enjoy time with my family* Maintaining a spiritual balance Consuming natural and wholesome foods* Being confident about achieving my goals in life* Being in tune with nature* Donating time or money to my community* To Me, Health + Wellness Means… Non-Latino Latino Much like their counterparts, Latinos are interested in pursuing a balanced approach to H+W If health is sleeping eight hours, wellness is having a nice home to sleep in. – Alis W1. To me, health and wellness means... Select all that apply. Base: N=413 Non-Latinos, N=1283 Latinos. * significantly different at 95% confidence.
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 16 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 U.S. media and values bring attention to the more measurable aspects of Health + Wellness Latinos feel that Americans place more emphasis on the physical (diet and exercise) aspects of health. As Latinos grow more accustomed to the American take on health, they begin to focus more on: Weight Latinos are very aware of the obesity problem in the U.S. and how easy it is to become a part of it. • Easy to access packaged foods • Less physicality in day-to-day lives Many Americans feel the need to read labels in order to ensure they are indeed getting what they want. More acculturated Latinos do the same. Trust (a highly regarded Latino value) starts to wane the more they are exposed to American culture. In the U.S., health + wellness feels like a series of legal claims. – Thania (COO Mexico) W2. Are you or anyone in the household concerned with or treating any of the following health conditions? – Concerned (Preventing or Treating). Base: N=413-Non-Latino, N=1283 Latinos. * significantly different at 95% confidence Non-Latinos Latinos Concerned about weight management* 43% 53%
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 17 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Latinos seek a more holistic approach to Health and Wellness Although they are not averse to seeing doctors, Latinos prefer to: • Listen to one’s body for overall feel and energy • Eat fresh and organic (although does not have to be certified organic) and avoid processed foods when possible • Use food as medicine • Canella, pollens, spices/herbs, bitter melon, chia seeds • Engage in massage and/or acupuncture Canella tea is a cure-all Kombucha for digestion Aloe for hydration
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 18 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Food serves as an important social conduit for Latinos—fostering connection with one another and their culture and traditions.
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 19 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Family is a key facet to Latino culture Family values are recognized in a variety of ways: Recognizing a large variety of celebrations • Large national (American) holidays • Holidays from Country of Origin • Celebrating religious holidays Using more intimate settings as a venue for enjoying family as well • Family dinners Indirectly supporting family values through: • Language • Food and drink 86% of Latinos consider eating with family important C1. Among the following aspects of your cultural background, how important are they to maintain or celebrate? Base: N=1,283
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 20 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 94% 92% 62% 62% 66% 64% 55% 79% 55% 53% 95% 89% 74% 68% 67% 64% 54% 62% 52% 48% 58% 77% 84% 62% 44% 43% 55% 23% 17% 20% Teach my children how to speak Spanish* Eat together with family at meals Celebrate US national holidays (e.g., Fourth of July, Thanksgiving) Eat foods or drink beverages from my cultural heritage Celebrate Hispanic/Latino national holidays Celebrate important birthdays of Hispanic/Latino culture Attend religious events such as Christmas midnight Mass Follow the latest Hispanic/Latino news Follow my favorite Hispanic/Latino sports teams (e.g, soccer) Follow the latest Hispanic/Latino entertainment (e.g., movies, tv shows) Important Cultural Aspects to Maintain Unacculturated Bi-Cultural Acculturated Social and family events are important aspects maintaining a connection to one’s Country of Origin C1. Among the following aspects of your cultural background, how important are they to maintain or celebrate? Base: N=307-Acculturated, N=578-Bi-Cultural, N=398-Unacculturated. * Among parents only, Base: N=93-Acculturated (small base size), N=239-Bi-Cultural, N=196-Unacculturated.
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 21 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 The Hartman Group’s 2010-2012 Eating Occasions data shows how acculturated Latino eating occasions differs from those Non-Latinos Non-Latinos Latinos Alone eating occasions* 47% 38% Family eating occasions* 22% 32% Savoring occasions* 38% 48% Eat within 1 hour of purchasing* 10% 16% Eat on-the- go* 5% 6% Latinos prioritize social, mid-day eating occasions on the weekends to fit with American schedules A meal structure compromise is necessary. Latinos usually have to bend their traditional meal structure to meet American demands on time and schedules. The result is a very American style of eating Monday through Friday and a very Latino emphasis on the weekends. Packing large lunches to bring to work is one way to maintain the late afternoon meal in any setting. With kids at school and us at work we have to eat this way. We don’t have much of a choice. – Tammy HOBM Compass, 2010 - 2012 (n=36,339 adult eatings). Base: N=31,849-Non- Latinos, N=4,490-Latinos. * significantly different at 95% confidence.
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 22 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Fresh is a strong determinant of quality for Latinos.
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 23 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 More acculturated Latinos are more accepting of packaged goods. Purchase of Canned Beans Latinos place great emphasis on eating fresh foods This includes: • Deep understanding of the growing process • A desire to cultivate one’s own food through home gardens • A preference for whole foods • Packaged foods are seen as poorer quality and for Americans • Seeking foods with no preservatives or other additives; grass fed/cage free are added bonuses • Organic is a distinction Latinos want but don’t always prioritize; price and freshness are of greater value “Canned foods make me feel sick. I always make my beans from scratch because of that.” – Alis (COO Colombia) 7% Unacculturated 31% Bi-Cultural 55% Acculturated B9. Purchased CANNED BEANS during the past 3 months. Base: N=307-Acculturated, N=578-Bi-Cultural, N=398-Unacculturated. 63% of Latinos consume “organic” foods W6. How often have you USED ORGANIC foods or beverages in the PAST THREE MONTHS? Base: N=1283 Latinos.
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 24 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Latinos favor quality food experiences over health Flavor and experience are the most important aspects of food. • Ingredients need to be fresh. • How the ingredients are treated might make the final product unhealthy. • Enjoying these foods in the company of others is very important and speaks to Latinos’ emphasis on family and community. F2. As much as possible, I choose fresh foods over canned- frozen-packaged varieties. – Agree. Base: N=1283-Latinos. 82% of Latinos choose fresh foods over packaged
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 25 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Eating out is a great way for Latinos to experiment with global flavors 65% 27% 3% 38% 6% 73% 26% 22% 3% 51% 66% 45% 5% 31% 14% 64% 17% 17% 7% 36% American classics Chinese Indian Italian-American Japanese Mexican Spanish Tex-Mex Thai Latin American Types of Cuisines Latinos have Consumed in Past 3 Months Home Cooking Dining Out 2.1 # of times Latinos “eat out” in a week (2.0 times for non- Latinos) F7. And what styles of food have you cooked or prepared at home in the past 3 months? D1. Which of the following best describes the style of food you had at restaurants, cafés, etc. in the past 3 months? Base: N=1283-Latinos. D3. How many times do you eat out in a typical week? Base: N=1283-Latinos, N=413-Non-Latino
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 26 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 The pantry demonstrates the multi-cultural Latino’s diverse food culture Latino Preferences – fresh, homemade, represents their country of origin American Constraints – quick, convenient, brand names Global Experiments – flavorful, new, fun American constraints and Latino preferences mix with global experiments to create a full and diverse pantry.
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 27 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 American conveniences and a focus on specialty Latino products combine with accessible global items create an ideal store setting
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 28 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Specialty Latino items are usually saved for the tienda The tienda may be less visited by more acculturated Latinos, but it never loses its emotional significance. My dad missed home and didn’t want to forget that piece about him, and I wanted to learn more about where my family came from, so this store is perfect to symbolize my heritage. – Amber The tienda is… A place of evident importance • Not always the cheapest but usually the freshest and with the most authentic products • Not always the most convenient but worth a weekly trip • Not always the answer, but the Latino products they carry are closer than any conventional store • A place to buy quality fresh products but also where native “junk” can be purchased too! A place of emotional importance • A local store that has local owners with a community feel • A link to home and a place to introduce children to culture • A family outing • A place of respect – can converse in Spanish, not looked down upon if ask question, good deals, good quality • A place to browse and learn
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 29 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 The U.S. has a plethora of retail options, and Latinos participate in all of them Unacculturated Latinos are familiar with American stores and brands, so the transition to shopping in America is usually not difficult • Stores/brands exist in their country of origin • Many Latinos cross over to the U.S. to shop while still living in their native country • Learn to shop from their more acculturated network, which helps lessen stress and surprises Latinos shop in ALL retailers though have higher usage rates of visiting Walmart, Target, Club, Dollar, Convenience stores, and Latino stores. $566 total Latino monthly grocery spending $71 average spent per grocery trip by Latinos B14. In the PAST MONTH (30 days), approximately how many visits have you made TO A STORE for food, beverages or groceries? B15. On how many of these STORE visit(s) did you spend the following amounts? Base: N=1278-Latinos.
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 30 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 The Hispanic aisle is a work in progress The Hispanic aisle at most American retailers is a smattering of Americanized Latino products with a few big brand (mostly Mexican) products mixed in. Most Latinos are indifferent to the aisle. • Visit it rarely – when in need of a more commodity type Latino product (dry rice or dry beans for example) • See benefits of it being a higher priority (convenience mostly), but are not interested in shopping it solely – still prefer to go to the tienda • Feel it is mostly for Americans trying to cook a Latin dish “These aren’t really what I would use. I’m sure people who don’t know better would use these, though.” – Sonia
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 31 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Fiesta Mart illustrates multi-cultural Latinos’ need for convenience/accessibility American conveniences and a focus on specialty Latino products combine with accessible global items to create an ideal store setting.
    • Case Studies
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 33 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Case Study: General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios (HNC) Insights Understanding that heart disease is one of the main causes of death in the Hispanic community, HNC wanted to leverage its “Sabroso y Saludable” platform to educate the Latino audience on its heart-health benefits. In order to engage the target audience, HNC secured a well-known Telenovela spokesperson that resonated with U.S. Latinas leveraging a study that states that 43 percent of U.S. Hispanics watch Telenovelas. Objectives • Drive awareness of the brand’s healthy and tasty positioning among Spanish-dominant Hispanic women ages 18-34 • Secure national and local Hispanic media coverage • Engage Hispanic women and entice them to enter the sweepstakes Approach • Launched national sweepstakes for a chance to win “Desayuno con Juan Soler” (family experience) • Conducted Los Angeles media tour leveraging Juan’s celebrity to announce sweepstakes and deliver HNC key messaging • Once winner was announced, invited Hispanic media and mommy bloggers to attend a special meet-and-greet with Juan in anticipation of the winner’s breakfast Results • 4,800 entries • More than 155 media placements reaching an audience of nearly 35 million • Secured media interviews on Univision’s “Primer Impacto” and “Primera Edición,” La Opinión, EFE news agency and Univision radio show “El Show de la Mañana con Omar y Argelia” • 90 percent message inclusion
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 34 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 Insights According to Starbucks research, Hispanic consumers have a high affinity towards iced and blended Starbucks beverages and a preference for sweet flavors like caramel, a favorite flavor from their country of origin. Identifying Southern California Hispanic millennials as the target audience, leverage their want for customization even when it comes to their beverage selection. Objectives • Heighten awareness among millennials that Frappuccino’s are easily customizable and feature their favorite sweet flavors • Drive trial and, ultimately, purchase among Hispanic millennials of Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino Approach • Kicked off campaign with happy hour event at key Starbucks locations featuring live in-store performances by local Latino musicians and samples of new Cookie Crumble Frappuccino • Secured influential Hispanic on-air DJ, JC Cuevas, to serves as the “Barista for the Day” and have him create his own exclusive Frappuccino flavor • Distributed mailers to local influencers • Identified key Hispanic bloggers to participate in initiative by developing culturally relevant posts that included Starbucks key messaging • Developed and customized Twitter handle to support Starbucks Frappuccino summer launch Results • Secured media coverage in LATV’s Esta Mañana, Hoy newspaper, Exitos 93.9 and About.com • Generated more than 46 million impressions • Drove positive coverage on Facebook and Twitter through influencer seeding Case Study: Starbucks
    • © 2013 The Hartman Group, Inc 35 Charting a course for understanding: The multi-cultural Latino consumer | Syndicated Study 2013 35 For more information, please contact: Davey McHenry Director of Client Engagement davey.mchenry@hartman-group.com 425-452-0818 Vickie Allande-Fite Director, Multicultural, MSLGROUP Vickie.Fite@mslgroup.com 310-461-0383 Stephen Chavez HPRA President-Elect stephen@chavezmc.com