The brands are showing shoppers the tastiest way to celebrate the world's biggest soccer event with good times, good guac and soccer stars Landon Donovan and Rafael Márquez
DALLAS, Aug. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's biggest soccer event kicks off this November and Avocados From Mexico™ (AFM) and Takis® snacks are scoring big with their new shopper marketing campaign, "Guackeepers Keep it Good," helping fans bring the goodness of guac to their soccer viewing parties.
The number one selling brand of avocados and the Mexican brand of rolled corn tortilla chips are partnering to recruit two iconic soccer legends: Landon Donovan, one of the greatest American male players from the United States team, and Rafael Márquez, former Captain of the Mexico National team, described as the best defender in the team's history, having played in five World Games soccer tournaments. The two will be the official "Guackeepers" by always bringing delicious guac made with Avocados From Mexico and Takis snacks to the party. And since nearly half of the world's population (3.5B) watched the 20181 World Games matches, this is the perfect moment for AFM to make soccer celebrations #AlwaysGood.
According to a Numerator Study, there is a 1.8x basket2 increase when avocados and Takis snacks are purchased together. And, 2022 will be the first time the World Games will take place in the fall – which is a priority season for AFM, as the brand has majority share of the avocado category October – December, with a 9.1% growth in volume sales from 2018 – 20213 during this time frame. Because Avocados From Mexico bloom year-round in Michoacán and the region sends Hass avocados to the U.S. 365 days a year, they are perfect to bring and enjoy at soccer match viewing parties this fall.
The new "Guackeepers Keep it Good" promotional program includes in-store displays, consumer savings, digital engagement, and innovative recipe inspirations for fans, bringing the good times and good guac to life. Additionally, one lucky shopper will have the chance to win the ultimate Guackeepers sweepstakes, a trip to see any professional soccer match in the U.S. plus spending cash. Retailers are encouraged to request free "Guackeepers Keep It Good" promotional and merchandising materials from AFM while supplies last.
"What better way to celebrate soccer's biggest event than with the good flavors of AFM and Takis snacks?" said Stephanie Bazan, Vice President of Shopper and Trade Marketing for Avocados From Mexico. "Our Guackeepers Keep it Good in-store merchandising strategy is designed to excite the soccer-obsessed and spark good times, elevating sales during this priority time period for our brand."
The program offers shoppers a top-scoring combo including:
- Savings with On-Pack Coupon: Shoppers can save $1 when they buy two Avocados From Mexico and one 9.9oz bag of Takis Rolled Tortilla Chips.
- Sweepstakes: One lucky shopper will have the chance to win a sweepstakes for the ultimate Guackeepers event, a trip to see any pro soccer match in the U.S. plus spending cash.
- Digital Engagement: Shoppers can interact with AFM and Takis snacks via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, by scanning the QR code at display to receive tasty recipes.
"Watching the world's most intense soccer event wouldn't be complete without the right snacks, which made our decision to partner with Avocados From Mexico the perfect match," said Sandra Peregrina, Marketing Director of Salty Snacks for Barcel USA. "As our favorite teams get ready to face the intensity of the games, we're excited to invite fans to enter the ultimate Guackeepers sweepstakes and take their winning shot at a once-in-a-lifetime experience."
To learn more about Avocados From Mexico's robust year-round promotional activities and marketing efforts, visit www.avocadosfrommexico.com/shopper.
About Avocados From Mexico
Avocados From Mexico (AFM) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA), formed for the purpose of advertising, promotion, public relations and research for all stakeholders of Avocados From Mexico. Under agreements, MHAIA and the Association of Avocado Exporting Producers & Packers of Mexico (APEAM) have combined resources to fund and manage AFM, with the intent to provide a focused, highly- effective and efficient marketing program in the United States. AFM is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Takis® is the most well-known brand of Barcel USA, the US snack division of Grupo Bimbo. An exciting, young and fast-growing consumer packaged goods company headquartered in Coppell, Texas with a strong presence in the largest markets within U.S. territory. Takis snacks are no ordinary snacks; they are the most intense snacks in the world. With different varieties, such as Takis Rolled Tortilla Chips, Takis Waves (ridge potato chips), Takis Hot Nuts (double crunch snack nuts), Takis Stix (corn snacks), Takis Pop! (Ready-to-eat popcorn), Takis snacks are for the strong. The brave. The daring. www.barcel-usa.com/Takis.
1 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Global Broadcast & Audience Summary
2 Numerator 5/3/2021 to 5/1/2022
3 Nielson xAOC, OND 2021 w/e 10/2/2021 to w/e 12/25/2021; OND 2020 w/e 10/3/2020 to 12/26/2020, OND 2019 w/e 10/5/2019 to 12/28/2019, OND 2018 w/e 10/6/2018 to w/e 12/29/2018
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