Consumers’ motivations and expectations toward functional foods
Having a healthier life, living longer, looking fit, having the satisfaction of opening a beautiful package, or simply eating something tasty. What makes people buy functional foods among so many options they find on the market? This article will discuss customers’ motivations and expectations when purchasing functional food products. Furthermore, it will paint a picture […]
Power of open innovation for the food and beverage industry
Many food companies desire to innovate to meet consumer demands and stand out from competitors. But innovation doesn’t always come easily.
That’s why many turn to a little extra help. Read on to learn how open innovation can help boost your business and how to do it the right way…
Virtual NPD Can Improve Your Time to Market
When the pandemic began just under one year ago, new product development (NPD) was dropped from the priority list for many functional food and beverage businesses. The food industry has since adapted to the new normal. And virtual NPD and innovation strategies quickly became part of that. A McKinsey analysis found that companies that invest […]
Developing Functional Foods & Beverages for Preventive Nutrition
Discussions around the subject of preventive healthcare and preventive nutrition have become more prevalent over the past year when the impact of COVID-19 forced us to look at our habits with regards to taking care of ourselves and managing our own health. Preventive health measures aim to look at how we can prevent certain illnesses […]
Sensory Science for Consumer-Centric Product Development
The effective use of sensory science has the power to elevate your product development process and give you that competitive edge to gain success in the market. Putting the consumer first in the new product development process is key to greater success. Unlocking the answers to what it is that consumers want will help to […]
Can a Food Product Development Consultant Help You Innovate?
Developing new food and beverage products can often be an overwhelming task which is why more and more elements of that process are being increasingly outsourced to people like me – a food product development consultant. With this rapid increase in demand for food product development consultancy comes a confusion of what it is we […]
How to create new food and drink products and avoid food product cannibalisation
Cannibalisation can occur across any industry, channel or product portfolio and is something that businesses and brands need to consider prior to launching a new product, running a long-term promotion, or entering a new channel or market. If not researched and carried out correctly, any one of these activities could have a damaging effect on […]