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Unwrapping Consumer Insights: Christmas & The Cost of Living Crisis

As the festive season approaches, our recent survey from members of our consumer research panel, The Taste Collective, provides a snapshot of how UK consumers are adapting their traditions in the face of the ongoing cost of living crisis.   Despite economic pressures, the majority are committed to maintaining the…

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Introducing The Taste Collective

We are pleased to announce that we have revamped our consumer market research service to offer brands an enhanced, engaging, and interactive opportunity to access consumer insights, and to help them shape what they put on supermarket shelves. Our consumer insights panel is now branded as ‘The Taste Collective.’  Identifying…

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The New Qual Era

With AI and machine-learning now transforming the qualitative landscape, a new era of qual has begun. With an array of exciting research platforms now at the end of our fingertips, at HRA, we have been exploring what this means for our clients and how this has enhanced the depth of…

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Help Shape the Future of Food and Drink!

We’re helping our clients re-imagine food and drink for retail, wholesale and foodservice. HRA Global’s FMCG Expert Panel aims to help bring the industry together to help pave the way for a more secure and sustainable future. And if you want to play a role in shaping the future, we…

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What Deep Dive Research Can Offer Food And Drink Brands

Gathering rich insight at scale – are digital ethnographies the ‘holy grail’ of online market research? Up until recently you could have been excused as thinking of the ethnographic method as something best left to academics. The word ‘Ethnography’ brings to mind in-depth studies of populations over time, typically in…

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The Initial Shopper Verdict Is In: What The HRA Consumer Panel Is Telling Us About Changes In Lockdown Food And Drink Habits

What the HRA Consumer Panel is telling us about changes in lockdown food and drink habits: ‘Unprecedented’ is a word we’re all hearing a lot of at the moment, it feels over-used but to be fair it just about sums up 2020 so far. When the Covid-19 crisis began it…

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Running An Effective Online Focus Group

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, running a face-to-face focus group is an impossibility. However, this does not mean that all taste tests and consumer research must be stopped. With the progress of digital technology and most of the population getting used to remote calls for work and seeing…

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Can Online Research Techniques Ever Really Replace Face-to-Face Methods?

In line with the progress of all things digital, there has been a great deal of interest in new high-tech online research methods in recent years. Various articles and luminaries have set out how online methods are able to surpass the value gained from traditional face-to-face techniques. It is certainly…

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Why In-Store Intercepts Should Be On Your Research Radar

It’s a common problem. You’ve designed a product that addresses a real gap in the market, your branding stands out against competitors – you’ve even got some feedback from consumers saying they would definitely buy your product. And yet, when your product hits the shelves, sales are nowhere near your…

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Another Award For HRA Global Research

It’s been a busy couple of months for our research team. After months of preparation, CPD and interviews, I was delighted to be awarded Certified Member Status from the Market Research Society. While a personal award, it is also recognition for Kim, Chloe and the team and a huge endorsement…

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Market Research Services

We teamed up with Rosie Philpott to produce this brilliant animation about the Food and Drink Market Research services we offer here at HRA. Watch below to discover our unique full-service approach, briefly condensed into 60 seconds! If you’d like to explore our Food Market Research services in more detail,…

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Meat Eaters 2.0

According to national data, the vegan trend quadrupled between 2012 and 2017. Waterstones has 2,058 books with titles that include the word vegan as of Jan 2019, compared to 994 in August 2018. As for grocery, in 2018 the UK launched the most vegan products onto supermarket shelves than any…

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