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Finding Insights on Forums

I hear from NetBase customers that although Twitter is all the rage, and blogs have been around since the early 2000s, it’s in forums—the Internet equivalent of the old message board—where one gets the most transparency into people’s lives. Why do people join a forum?...

Wegmans Netnography

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 77-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, employs over 41,000 people, had 2010 sales of $5.6 billion, and is one of the largest...

Trader Joe’s Netnography

Trader Joe’s is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, California. As of December 2010, Trader Joe’s had a total of 353 stores. Approximately half of its stores are in California, with the heaviest concentration in Southern...

Kroger Netnography

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger is the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, employing more than 334,000 associates who serve customers in 2,461 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states. The company operates under two dozen local banner...

Safeway Netnography

Safeway began in 1915 as a Skaggs store, owned by M.B. Skaggs, in American Falls, Idaho. In 1926, the company merged with 322 Safeway (formerly Selig) stores. In the 1930s, Safeway introduced produce pricing by the pound, dating on perishables to assure freshness,...

Publix Netnography

Publix, a privately-held company operating stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee, was founded by George W. Jenkins in 1930 in Winter Haven, Florida. It has grown into a Fortune 500 company with more than 1,000 stores and is one of the...

Ziploc Netnography

Here’s how Ziploc’s parent company, SC Johnson, describes itself: “We make homes better for families. SC Johnson is one of the world’s leading makers of household brands. We’re a 124-year-old family company, and our trusted products can be found in homes around the...

Rubbermaid Netnography

Here’s how the company describes itself on its website: “Rubbermaid is a leader in developing innovative, high-quality solutions that help consumers keep their homes in order. Widely recognized and trusted, Rubbermaid designs and markets a full range of organization,...

Tupperware Netnography

Tupperware is such a well-known brand name that I use it as a generic name for its category, like aspirin, cellophane, elevator, and others. (Even though I’m sure Tupperware wouldn’t like that. And it’s not on the unofficial list of protected trademarks frequently...