New Product Opportunities

New Product Opportunities

Situation

Operating in a highly competitive market, a confectionary company was tasked with developing new product strategies that would increase their relevance within an evolving snack food market.

 

Approach

To identify where new opportunities existed in the snack food market, a comprehensive examination of consumers’ snacking attitudes and behaviours was completed. Using layered analyses, we provided a segmented illustration of what drives consumption. This formed the basis for understanding:

  • The nuances of consumer needs
  • How well types of snack foods meet consumer needs
  • How well the client’s brands meet consumer needs
  • Where opportunities exist to improve brand positioning
  • Where new product opportunities exist to meet consumer needs

 

Outcome

By framing an understanding of why and how consumers satisfy their snacking needs, we were able to clearly indicate where the client’s brands had a strong hold and where there were opportunities to improve brand positioning and relevance. The research also looked beyond the current market scope for confectionary and provided clear direction on potential areas for new product development.