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New Product Pacesetters: The Fuel to Accelerate Growth

New Product Pacesetters: The Fuel to Accelerate Growth

IRI's April 2013 Times & Trends report reveals the most successful CPG product launches of 2011-2012.

IRI's Times & Trends highlights new developments and critical events across all major CPG categories and channels, providing powerful benchmarking data to help guide your strategic decisions. This issue of Times & Trends provides insights into the most powerful CPG product launches of 2011 and 2012, and reveals some of the key secrets that led to their successes.  These products are best-in-class examples of how to beat the daunting new product odds.

April 2013

IRI Times & TrendsThroughout the past several years, the United States weathered a wide variety of storms, both literally and figuratively.  The Great Recession was followed by a long and very unsteady recovery.  All the while, employment and underemployment continue to be a considerable challenge, and gas prices are once again inflated, leaving consumers tentative about today’s economy.  Mother Nature has unleashed her own flurry of storms.  Drought conditions, hurricanes and super storms around the world in recent years have dealt a sizable blow to crops, driving up cost of inputs and, ultimately, consumer prices.

Click here to see an infographic about the CPG pacesetters

It is not surprising, then, that consumers continue on a relentless pursuit for value.  They simply have no money to waste on products that do not provide value.  It’s critical for CPG marketers to understand, though, that value does not necessarily mean CHEAP.  In the end, value means different things to different consumers, and it means different things across different categories. 

Explored throughout this report, CPG marketers are successfully embracing “the new,” whether it’s ingredients, technologies and ideas, to deliver enhanced value to consumers and drive growth across their own brands.  Success is not confinedto the “big players” in the industry.  Smaller companies can, and do, play a big role in driving industry change by bringing to market unique products that really identify and deliver against critical consumer needs and wants.

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Food and beverage new product pacesetters.

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New product pacesetters in non-foods.

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See the complete report in the "New Product Pacesetters: The Fuel to Accelerate Growth" pdf.

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