Product Strategies

What you mustn’t leave out of your marketing plan for 2018?

Posted on 21 November, 2017

The marketing plan is a basic tool used by all companies to communicate the message, the values and the essence of their product through the various channels, in order to attract new buyers and increase sales. In the case of the food and beverage industry, the marketing plan must include a detailed strategy that focuses on the end-use customers, the consumers. It is essential to know what flavours they like, what sensations they are looking ...

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From the edible landscape to the glass: vegetables drinks, yogurts and ice creams

Posted on 24 October, 2017

  Soya, coconut, oats, almonds and even rice. The market for  vegetables drinks has expanded beyond fruits and vegetables to include legumes and nuts in the last few years. This trend has been driven by the rise in popularity of veganism and healthy food, as well as increased lactose intolerance. In particular, it has opened up a wide range of possible innovations in the sector as regards the development of new healthy products adapted ...

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How will water be sold in the supermarkets of the future?

Posted on 18 October, 2017

Billions of bottles of mineral, spring or just drinking water […](Read More...)

United States and Latin America, two possible new markets for fruit-flavoured beers

Posted on 19 September, 2017

Demand for beers with a touch of fruit is spreading like wildfire in the United States. Although the beginning of the decade saw numerous launches for new fruit beers in Europe, demand for it here has now stalled. But the trend has now arrived with a bang in the Americas, both in North America and further south, with Brazil leading the boom in Latin America.

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The secret of chocolate’s success

Posted on 29 August, 2017

What are the reasons that make consumers choose certain products or certain brands over others? Basically the things that attract us to a particular product are its unique sensory properties. Depending on whether these fulfil our "ideal" levels of sensory satisfaction to a greater or lesser degree, we like them more or less.

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The value of the optimum management of sensoriality

Posted on 26 July, 2017

Long ago, Peter Drucker, the father of management theory, affirmed: “Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two – and only two – basic functions: marketing and innovation”. As part of this formula, we find the key drivers, the key sensory attributes of a food product, an intangible that both Marketing and R&D departments must watch closely.

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The future of coffee is sensory

Posted on 21 June, 2017

In a cup of coffee or an espresso, the crema – or layer of creamy foam – is considered more than just an aspect of the texture of the drink: it is one of the keys to the sensory experience of drinking coffee. Here, sensory assets or attributes come into play, the organoleptic characteristics that give different coffee varieties their sensory specificity and which are so valued by consumers. (more…)

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