Create the value market segmentation analysis

Assignment – Create the Value: Market Segmentation Analysis and a Value Proposition

Your company has decided to explore the possibility of developing a new retail brand aimed at a specific target market. Please prepare a report that would form the basis of a planning discussion with your senior marketing managers.  The term retail brand refers to a retail store concept, as opposed to a manufacturer’s product or service brand – the retail company is the brand – like Target, GAP or Victoria’s Secret.

Your report should include a detailed analysis of a potential market segment and a description of the proposed value proposition. Your report should be about 1,000-1,250 words and include a minimum of three references. Please use the APA format for your paper and references. Please include the following sections:

1.  Brief Description of the proposed retail brand concept

2. Potential Market Segment

Identify the characteristics of your potential target market. The figure from the Week 2 lecture is helpful – you may also include other variables that you consider relevant. You also need to estimate the size of your target market and the revenue potential.

Major Segmentation Variables for Consumer Markets
Geographic region Pacific Mountain, West North Central, West South Central, East North Central, East South Central, South Atlantic, Middle Atlantic, New England
City or metro size Under 5,000; 5,000-20,000; 20,000-50,000; 50,000-100,000; 100,000-250,000; 250,000-500,000; 500,000-1,000,000; 1,000,000-4,000,000; 4,000,000 or over
Density Urban, suburban, rural
Climate Northern, southern
Demographic age Under 6, 6-11, 12-19, 20-34, 35-49, 50-64, 64+
Family size 1-2, 3-4, 5+
Family life cycle Young, single; young, married, no children; young, married, youngest child under 6; young; married, youngest child 6 or over; older, married, with children; older, married, no children under 18; older, single; other
Gender Male, female
Income Under $10,000; $10,000-$15,000; $15,000-$20,000; $20,000-$30,000; $30,000-$50,000; $50,000-$100,000; $100,000 and over
Occupation Professional and technical workers; managers, officials, and proprietors; clerical salespeople; craftspeople; forepersons; operatives; farmers; retired people; students; homemakers; unemployed people
Education Grade school or less; some high school; high school graduate; some college; college graduate
Religion Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, other
Race White, Black, Asian, Hispanic
Generation Baby boomers, Generation Xers
Nationality North American, South American, British, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Social class Lower lowers, upper lowers, working class, middle class, upper middles, lower uppers, upper uppers
Psychographic lifestyle Culture-oriented, sports-oriented, outdoor-oriented
Personality Compulsive, gregarious, authoritarian, ambitious
Behavioral occasions Regular occasion, special occasion
Benefits Quality, service, economy, speed
User status Nonuser, ex-user, potential user, first-time user, regular user
Usage rate Light user, medium user, heavy user
Loyalty status None, medium, strong, absolute
Readiness stage Unaware, aware, informed interested, desirous, intending to buy
Attitude toward product Enthusiastic, positive, indifferent, negative, hostile

3. The Value Proposition

Describe the bundle of benefits/features that are offered to the target customer. Features are what the company offers and benefits are what the customer derives from these features.

  • Functional Benefits – What basic features are offered?
  • Emotional Benefits – What features are offered that make the customer feel good?
  • Self-Expressive Benefits – What features are offered that help reflect and communicate the customer’s values to everyone in the social environment?

4. Conclusions

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