Hy-Vee is a regional supermarket chain operating more than 240 stores across eight states.
Brand Identity & Naming / Package Design / Point-of-Sale Materials / Creative Development
Thousands of brands compete for a place in a customer's shopping cart at the grocery store. Hy-Vee recognized the need for a fresh and modern rebrand to keep an older line of value products competitive, and turned to Meyocks to design and promote the brand refresh.
With so much competition on the shelves, brands have to stay up-to-date to grab customers' attention in the supermarket aisles. Hy-Vee's value product line had received only subtle packaging updates over the last 20 years. The design of the line was due for a refresh. As a food marketing and branding agency, Meyocks was asked to develop a fresh and clean look, along with a name change, that would reinforce the shopping decisions made by price-sensitive customers.
The clean look was carried across a variety of promotional materials, including shelf talkers, window banners, an endcap header and a standee. The products featured in the line are typically placed in different categories throughout the store, but a unique endcap design allowed the entire line to be featured together. This helped emphasize the product line as new — and maximized the visual impact of the new design.
The That's SmartTM brand rollout and transition from the previous value line design were a success. Currently, there are more than 200 That's SmartTM items making their way from the shelf into savvy shoppers' grocery carts. Store data showed double-digit growth in units sold compared to sales of the previous value brand over the course of That's Smart'sTM first year on the shelves.
First year growth percentage
Since its launch, That's SmartTM has won several awards for package design, including a Vertex Award.