7-Eleven Uses Social Media To Test Lemon Daze Snapple

When market data indicated that lemonade consumption was on the rise, particularly among those under 18, 7-Eleven took to social media to investigate the trend, explained Laura Gordon, vice president of marketing and branding innovation for the c-store chain, during last week’s Brand Activation Association’s Marketing to the Omni-Channel Shopper event in New York, according to Supermarket News.

“(Users) told us that it wasn’t just lemonade that they were drinking, but blended flavors. That armed us with the right information to go and talk about this to Dr. Pepper Snapple," she explained. “We said summer is coming and if we can create something together that would make the summer ‘awesummer,’ because that was our promotional program for the summer.”

The companies co-created an exclusive limited-time, all-natural drink called Lemon Daze Snapple in Lemonade, Pink Lemonade and Mango Lemonade flavors, which sold two for $2.22 from June 24 to Sept. 5, 2013.

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