How Can You Ensure Your New Product Will Be The Next Big Thing? In our last report, we discovered how emerging trends such as Vegan don’t necessarily make products more popular when they hit the mainstream shelves of retailers. So, how can you predict when your product or NPD concepts will tip from being cool with the minority to adopted by the masses and commercially successful?
According to this year’s BDO Food and Drink Survey, 92% of manufacturers stated that NPD will be the most important factor determining revenue growth, with 66% of respondents looking to technology and automation to improve efficiency. There are two key challenges that need to be considered in this context: 1) finding the right tech to streamline your NPD/EPD process and 2) taking the right steps to better assure certainty of NPD performance. Here’s how we can help.
This week, we’ve tested some of the new and imaginatively named products hitting our stores: Gigglewater Secco (prosecco in a can), Honest Tea, The London Essence Company Low Cal/Low Sugar Mixers Range from Britvic, Prohibition Brew from Budweiser and Mincepie Popcorn from Mackie’s. It can be difficult to decipher what is truly driving purchase behaviour in store and the results suggest that we’re perhaps asking too much of consumers when making decisions.