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How To Conduct Market Research In The Packaged Goods Industry

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Testing product names
Name function tests aren’t really about names but the effect of the name on the consumer’s expectations of the product. This article—an excerpt from a chapter in the book Making Names—discusses using adjectival analysis to compare consumers’ expectations of a product with one name versus expectations of the same product with another name.
Trade Talk: Consumers unsure how to solve packaging waste problems
Pollution has become a hot topic. This article discusses packaging waste problems and factors in resolving the problems, including consumer involvement.
Research encourages a comprehensive redesign of Blue Nun packaging
After conducting taste tests that confirmed that packaging was a factor in declining sales, Blue Nun wine held extensive focus groups with current and past consumers and competitive brand purchasers, as well as shelf tests, in its package re-design process.
Using tachistoscope, semantic differential and preference tests in package design assessment
Taken from the book Handbook of Package Design Research, this article discusses a research methodology that measures consumer response to test package/label designs in terms of three decision criteria: impact, imagery, and preference.
Trade Talk: Study finds that may consumers want to buy American-made goods
In the wake of the the Persian Gulf war,, "buying American" is a rising trend.

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Incorporating qualitative into package design research
The author shares some basic ideas and best practices for the use of qualitative research as a component in the package design research plan.
Make a splash! A quick look at the waves of market innovation
Based on trends established over the past three decades, this article provides an overview of the five waves of innovation and stresses the importance of getting to the fifth wave of market disruption.
Family research: Keep on trying 'til you reach the highest (common) ground
This article discusses the modern American family dynamic that elevates children's opinions, requiring researchers to rethink the established methodologies for evaluating family consumption and consider the family as a unit.
The right message for the right category: Using social influence at the shelf
Building on a previous Quirk's article on behavioral economics, Decision Insight's Valla Roth details an experiment conducted to explore how social influence impacts shopper behavior.
The value of tracing the shopper’s path to purchase
The shopping process may be undergoing bewildering changes but real insights can still be gleaned by a close examination of how your customers move from consideration to purchase.

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