Category Archives: Food/Sensory Research

In-N-Out reminds us innovation doesn’t need to be complex

Editor’s note: Hilary O’Haire is the senior associate at Chadwick Martin Bailey (CMB), Boston. This is an edited version that appeared here under the title “In-N-Out serves up a side of innovation.” I’ve recently returned from a vacation to California … Continue reading

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The sugar shift (and why labels are so important)

Dr. Debbie Parker is the associate director, sensory expert at research company Marketing Sciences. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “One lump or two?” Sugar consumption and its effect on public health … Continue reading

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Euromonitor names top wellness trends for 2014

Editor’s note: Simone Baroke is a contributing analyst at Euromonitor International. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “Top 10 global consumer health and wellness trends for 2014.” Simone Baroke – Contributing … Continue reading

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The right food marketing can trigger imagined smells

Looking at a picture of a hot chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven, you can almost smell it. According to new research from Aradhna Krishna, a professor in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, with … Continue reading

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Are there too many choices in grocery store aisles?

A MarketingCharts report, via RetailWire, on a study from Catalina Marketing, shows that on average, shoppers bought just 0.7 percent of products available in grocery stores. An analysis of more than 32 million shoppers across almost 10,000 grocery stores during … Continue reading

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How to avoid the 10 most common loyalty program pitfalls

Editor’s note: Anna Koren is director, Ipsos Loyalty. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “Loyalty programs are everywhere – but are they any good?” Companies have long sought to leverage loyalty … Continue reading

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Juicers and juice-making appliances have lots of, well, juice

Editor’s note: Debra J. Mednick is executive director and home industry analyst with NPD Group. This is an edited version of a post originally published here on April 11 under the title “Drink up!” Thirsty or hungry or can’t decide? … Continue reading

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Substantiate multiple claims at your own peril

Norm Leferman is president of Leferman Associates, a Southborough, Mass., research firm. Bruce Isaacson’s article on claim substantiation studies (“Playing nice with legal”) in the January 2013 issue of Quirk’s provides several very good recommendations for how to best substantiate … Continue reading

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Getting (hyper-)personal with research

Some time ago, we began talking about hyper-personalization in branding, when it first cropped up as a trend we were seeing. Was it here to stay? Would it take off? Would it be a true trend or a fad that … Continue reading

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