Category Archives: Consumer Science

Certified Food Scientist Achievement

Congratulations to Braeden Knight, a Product Researcher at Consumer Science for the past 6 years, for becoming part of an elite group to be a Certified Food Scientist. She joins another Product Researcher, Kasturi Chitre, who achieved it last year. … Continue reading

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TCU Experimental Food Science

Senior students in the Experimental Food Science class from Fort Worth neighbor Texas Christian University kicked off their fall semester by spending an afternoon with us in the laboratory. Students gathered in groups and met side by side with Consumer … Continue reading

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Announcing joint venture with S4RB

Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB) has announced a new joint venture with Consumer Science, a division of MMI (Marketing Management, Inc.). Together, the organizations will combine their resources and expertise to bring private brand retailers improved product performance assessments, better … Continue reading

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Consumer Research explores Perceptions of price gaps

In recent primary research done for PL Buyer magazine, on health and beauty items, we found that a 20% price discount of store brand over national brand seemed to provide the optimum balance of discount and quality perception. The data … Continue reading

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Sustainability low in needs hierarchy

In recent primary research we did for PL Buyer magazine using our national panel, we took a look at how sustainability influences the grocery consumer. We found that although consumers express the importance of sustainability they are not really willing … Continue reading

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Hispanic Opportunity Growth

Are you getting your share of the Hispanic market growth? The facts are that Hispanics fueled 50% of the growth in U.S. in the past decade. Hispanics are dispersing across all of the U.S., driving job growth¬†while holding onto language … Continue reading

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Facebook for Consumer Research

Facebook announced earlier this week it has reached 900 million members. This massive audience is a magnet for business and extremely attractive to research companies! Here is a quick recap of the different ways Facebook can be used to capture … Continue reading

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Using Children in Consumer Research

Children are becoming more and more influential in purchase decisions and may have the final say in whether or not a product becomes a household favorite. Their insights can be extremely valuable, and not just for products aimed specifically at … Continue reading

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Consumers drive new products innovation

Store Brand Decisions today shared highlights from some research stating “Today’s empowered consumer wants to be involved in the decision-making process, whether that is simply providing feedback or suggesting entirely new product lines’ Read the story here This is what … Continue reading

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Do consumers want American food?

Seeing the words “Made in the USA” on a grocery store product is a breath of fresh air to a skeptical American Shopper. A product of any other country equals a heightened fear of the unknown and complex supply chain … Continue reading

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