Consumer Behavior

Product Desires and Motivations of Millennial Shoppers

Authors
  • Amy Dorie (Iowa State University)
  • David Loranger (Philadelphia University)
  • Nancy J. Rabolt (San Francisco State University)

Abstract

A market segment of particular interest to retailers is the Millennial cohort, those born between 1980 and 1996 (BCG, 2014). There are approximately 80 million Millennials in the U.S. who spend ~$600 million annually, a figure that is predicted to reach $1.4 trillion by 2020 (Donnelly & Scaff, 2013). Millennials demand genuine brand connections and should be marketed to with targeted strategies (BCG, 2014). However, Millennial consumers are not a homogenous group (Debevec et al., 2013). Therefore, the purpose of this research is to segment Millennial consumers by pertinent variables to identify consumer groups for targeted retail strategies.

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Dorie, A., Loranger, D. & Rabolt, N. J., (2015) “Product Desires and Motivations of Millennial Shoppers”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 72(1).

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Published on
13 Nov 2015
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