Analyze consumer opinions through food and nutrition research to help you predict what items people will want next, why certain items are preferred and what adjustments should be made to improve future products.
These companies offer various benefits including consumer product testing and 3D interactions. Maintaining a competitive advantage is difficult but these companies offer insights that will help you stay on top!
Founded 2001 | 30 employees
Lisa McGurk, Vice President
A full-service marketing research consultancy, Blueberry combines expertise in sensory, product and marketing research. With fresh perspectives, high-touch service and 20 years of experience, we go beyond the numbers to find the story behind the data. Leveraging quantitative, qualitative and sensory techniques, Blueberry’s research illuminates your product’s landscape, uncovering the true motivators behind consumer choices, so you can build the best products. We’re innovative. We’re agile. We’re storytellers. But, above all, we’re darn good researchers! Our insights help you delight your consumers, guide your innovation pipeline and bring clarity to your marketing and product development efforts. It’s clarity to inspire action.
Founded 1987 | 100+ employees
Carolyn Corbett, Vice President of Sensory Services
CSS/datatelligence offers sensory and consumer insights in both quantitative and qualitative arenas. We utilize our 35+ years of experience and our top-notch team to give our clients expert advice on test design, best practices and insightful reporting. From sensory scientists and a consumer psychologist to senior PMs, in-house DP, tables and analyses, we work as an integrated partner with our clients. Our research expertise focuses on consumer product testing – food and beverage, personal care, fragrances, cosmetics, etc. CLTs, HUTs and hybrid methodologies are the core of what we do. Our test studios include sensory booths, laundry facilities, test kitchens and focus and viewing rooms.
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Founded 2017 | 108 employees
Sean Bisceglia, CEO
Curion provides world-class insights. From quantitative to qualitative research, we apply proven industry-leading, innovative methods to service over 65% of Global 100 companies. A full-service product and sensory insights firm, we work with clients to determine not what products consumers prefer but why they are liked and how to make optimizations. Clients mitigate risk of marketplace failure by ensuring only quality products are introduced, providing repeatable delight for consumers. We accomplish this with our expert employees, sensory processes, fully equipped facilities and data insights. In 2019 alone we tested 105,000 consumers across San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas and New York. The result of a merger between Q Research Solutions and Tragon Corp., Curion pioneered many sensory methodologies considered industry standards today, including Quantitative Descriptive Analysis (QDA)® and Partnership Solutions™.
Evaluative Criteria, Inc.
Founded 1973 | 20 Employees
Jason Steeg, President
Patty Bien, Executive Vice President
Evaluative Criteria Inc. (ECI) utilizes collaborative thought leadership and a highly communicative partnership to develop an inventive yet thorough research design to provide the insights needed to drive business decisions. We are staffed by research experts in specific business sectors, including food/nutrition and food service/restaurants. Our category and research expertise allows us to provide clients with a best-in-class experience and provide strategic insights for innovation, brand and marketing team decisions. ECI’s capabilities include executing research both in person and online and range from small to large engagements. ECI is a CRG Global company.
Founded 1980 | 250+ employees
Steve Raebel, President
Our specialties include B2B, consumer and global research. For over 40 years Fieldwork has recruited the highest-quality business, medical and consumer respondents both through and far beyond databases, using proven methods to reach your audience. We believe in a customized approach to recruitment. Fieldwork provides unsurpassed project management, hosting and complete guidance through in-person, remote/online and hybrid research sessions. Our technically versed support staff will confidently guide you through the logistics from large online to multicountry project execution. Fieldwork is your qualitative research partner. Focus on the research. We’ll do the rest.
Founded 1957 | 250 employees
Richard Popper, PhD, CEO
Consumer product companies rely on us to deliver the data and insights needed to launch new products, evaluate existing markets and competitors and develop new formulas and features that save money or grab an increased market share. We’re an end-to-end research partner providing qualitative and quantitative research (CLT testing, IHUT testing and online research) through our company-owned facilities in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York and our field alliances across the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Our roots are in food and beverage, but our category expertise includes restaurant, personal care, home care and OTC medicines. P&K Research: partners in creating the world’s best products.
Founded 1966 | 1400 employees
Mike Sullivan, President - Schlesinger Group
Simulate a real-world, in-store shopping experience in a controlled research environment with Virtual Aisle by Schlesinger Group. Virtual Aisle displays life-sized, high-resolution images of shopping environments, allowing researchers to quickly test merchandising placement, POS signage and branding elements and pricing strategies. Using a 3D interactive touch screen, customers examine products in more detail, just as they would in person. Gain a deeper understanding using mixed methods by collecting quantitative data before, during or after your shopper research when you add eye-tracking, post-shop surveys or shopper observations. Leverage this solution for your next food/nutrition research study at any of our U.S. locations. Connect with us: Qual@SchlesingerGroup.com.
TasteMakers Research Group
Founded 2010 | 10 employees
Andrea Poe, CEO
Consumer product testing reinvented. Located in Culver City, Calif., TasteMakers Research Group is a next-generation market research provider of high-performance consumer product testing solutions. With TasteMakers Research Group’s proprietary PopUp CLT™ (consumer location testing) methodology, we reach hundreds of targeted on-the-go consumers effortlessly and seamlessly throughout the course of their daily lives. The PopUp CLT™ is the first product-testing solution developed to be both data-driven and consumer-focused to achieve fast, affordable and flexible consumer research for numerous business segments from start-ups to blue-chip companies. Our COVID-adapted agile research methods are ideal for safely conducting high-volume, quantitative in-person product testing with authentic qualitative insights. TasteMakers Research Group is a member of ASTM E1958-21 Standard Guide for Sensory Claim Substantiation.