So, How Much Is Vegan Truly Converting Consumers? In our latest study, we sought to test how much emerging concepts hitting the mainstream are likely to translate into trial, purchase intent and commercial success. Vegan is a trend that has fast been adopted by restaurateurs, food manufacturers and retailers across the UK. It’s perceived to be a highly-lucrative area for new product development. However, aside from the noise being made in the FMCG sector and trade press, how ready are mainstream UK consumers to adopt it into their everyday lives and how differentiating and value-adding is Vegan to product ranges? Our latest research suggests that simply introducing or reformulating a product as Vegan doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be onto a commercial winner and VYPR is helping brands to identify the pitfalls to avoid.
Is your category at risk from a new breed of “insurgent” brands? According to Bain’s analysis of over 90 fast-moving consumer goods categories, a new breed of “insurgent” brands has outpaced category growth rates 10 fold in the last 5 years; capturing 25% of total growth in sales from 2012 – 2016. The data is from the USA, but the analysts are seeing similar trends globally in developed markets, including the UK.
Is your product research missing a trick? VYPR research suggests that better in store contextual insights could further enhance your category and purchase intent understanding. Propensity to purchase modelling and predicting commercial success from NPD and promotions can be an expensive and complex exercise. The latest results from VYPR research indicates that a critical component could be missed: that final moment when a consumer chooses to pick up your product and put it in the basket.
We’re delighted to announce that VYPR Founder and CEO Ben Davies has been named in this year’s Maserati 100 list of leading entrepreneurs. Now in its fourth year, the awards recognise Britain’s entrepreneurs who have made valuable contributions to the economy. Voters can put forward names of businessmen and women to be included in the prestigious list. Winning candidates are described as people with a big idea that converted into a successful business.