Understanding taste is key to the success of new food products. Most of us assume we can taste the same as everyone else but this is not the case. Challenging these assumptions is crucial to new product development. So what myths about taste are most prevalent? 1. The notion that the tongue is mapped into … Read more 3 Key myths about consumer taste debunked
In these uncertain times, daily life has been turned on its head and we’re all adjusting to what people are calling “the new normal”. In an effort to better understand these changes and how they have affected us here in Ireland, we decided to put our vast and diverse database of testers to good use. … Read more GOING SHOPPING IS THE NEW “GOING OUT” SHOPPING AND EATING IN THE AGE OF COVID-19
Today Gen Z are challenging companies to the core. Understanding the key trends of Gen Z behaviour is key to understanding how they will respond to new food products. They are very quick to separate “fake” from “authentic.” They have a strong focus on quality and authenticity and they are not easily swayed by marketing. … Read more GEN Z: How to make food that Gen Z will crave – ‘A flavour combination in a new format’
Working from home has led to new patterns in consumer behaviour. During the past few weeks, we are seeing a dramatic rise in Ireland in snacking from home, an increase in home cooking, coupled with an increased demand for dry storage products such as beans, cans and pulses. In many ways, the consumer, based … Read more Conducting food & drinks research whilst consumers are at home
According to Nielsen research over 80% of products fail after launch. The odds it would seem are stacked against any brand launching a new product. So what are food innovators getting wrong? “People don’t always tell the truth; people don’t think how they feel and people don’t always do what they say.” A neuroscientist once … Read more When you launch a new product it is more likely to fail than to succeed. How muti-sensory testing can enable success.