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Food Service Market Research: QSRs Preparing for Customers to Move Beyond Meat

Posted by TrendSource on 1/10/19 9:58 AM

Beyond Meat is moving beyond niche, debuting in two QSRs—Del Taco and Carl’s Jr.—over the last several months. Formerly restricted to Whole Foods grocery aisles and pretentious burger joints like Hopdoddy, the entirely plant-based burger patty (peas, faba beans, soy, and beets are the main ingredients), is quite popular. It counts Bill Gates and lifetime ‘it’ boy Leonardo DiCaprio as celebrity investors, to say nothing of General Mills, Tyson Chicken, and even the SPCA on the corporate side.

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Topics: Food Service, CPG, Food, Health Food, Market Research, vegan

Seven Market Research Topics We Can’t Wait to Blog About in 2019

Posted by TrendSource on 1/3/19 9:41 AM

It’s a short week and still relatively quiet in the hallways, so we are gonna bet that not many of you have too much time to devote to your weekly market research fix.

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Topics: C-Store, Alcohol, Beverage, Food, vegan, Retail, CPG, Manufacturing, Market Research

Our 9 Most Popular Market Research Blogs of 2018 (and two that must have slipped under the radar)

Posted by TrendSource on 12/27/18 9:02 AM

Most of you are likely already on vacation as we write this—it’s already pretty quiet in TrendSource’s halls, and just because your humble blogger has nothing better to do on a Thursday-before-Christmas afternoon, doesn’t mean you don’t either.

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Topics: C-Store, Retail, CPG, Manufacturing, Beyoncé, Marketing

The Five Most Tone-Deaf Marketing and Advertising Campaigns of the Last Decade (And How Market Research Could Have Helped)

Posted by TrendSource on 12/20/18 9:36 AM

Marketing is like playing the kazoo—sure it seems, and oftentimes is, easy, but you’re still gonna occasionally hit the wrong note. It happens to everybody (some more publicly than others) but the more advertising and marketing market research put in, the better they safeguard themselves, but it can’t entirely be prevented. We should know. We’ve had the occasional misfire ourselves.

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Topics: Market Research, CPG, Retail, Beyoncé, Marketing

How Bud Light is Trying to Keep Up with Shifting Tastes (hint: Beverage Industry Market Research)

Posted by TrendSource on 12/11/18 11:23 AM

Lately it seems as though Bud Light has fewer and fewer buddies.

Facing challenges from the domestic craft beer revolution, foreign imports, and wine and spirits, brands like Bud Light have seen their sales and market share erode over the past several years.

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Topics: Beverage, CPG, Millenials, Marketing, Tom Brady

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