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Food & Beverage Market Research and Business Solutions

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NPD is the definitive source for information on food and beverage consumption at home and away-from-home. We monitor a wide range of critical food industry trends and track consumer behavior, attitudes, and usage motivators – from diet and nutrition to food safety and brand awareness.

Leading companies depend on our information, insights, and industry expertise to understand what consumers are actually eating and drinking. In addition to providing this unique information, we can combine our data with your information or third party data to address specific business issues.

Tracking Services

Eating Patterns in America

Our annual report, Eating Patterns in America, is the only source of more than three decades of trended information that provides in-depth insight into actual consumption behavior — and, more importantly, how it is changing.
EPA examines in-home and away from-home food and beverage consumption, and addresses the impacts of health, nutrition, demographic shifts, and economic factors on consumer behavior related to foods and beverages. Included with purchase is a live presentation by report author, Chief Industry Analyst and Vice President Harry Balzer.

For more information contact us or visit www.npd.com/epa

National Eating Trends

National Eating Trends® (NET®) monitors thousands of individuals’ eating habits each year to provide a complete view of food and beverage consumption in the US. This information goes far beyond supermarket scanner and purchase panel data to focus on consumers’ actual eating situations. For nearly 30 years, NET has captured preparation and consumption situations for foods and beverages, reporting on who consumes particular food and beverage products, when and where they consume them, and how they are consumed.  This information can be used in research and new product development as well as in marketing mature brands.

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SnackTrack

SnackTrack® is the go-to source for US snack food consumption information. SnackTrack’s ongoing consumer data collection presents a complete picture of snack and convenience foods to help you understand critical trends in behavior, attitudes, and usage. It captures who, when, where, why, and how specific snack-oriented foods and brands are consumed, and examines situational and motivational dynamics that affect snack food consumption. Leading snack and convenience food manufacturers rely on SnackTrack to provide insight beyond conventional purchase databases.

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Dieting Monitor

Examine the top-of-mind dieting and health issues facing consumers today. Dieting Monitor helps companies understand dieting patterns, perceptions of dieting and health, and the influence these factors have on consumers. It also reports on awareness of and participation in specific diets, including all of the programs consumers and the media talk about most.

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Food Safety Monitor

Understand the strong influence consumers’ food safety concerns can have on your business and your industry. Equipping your company with a clear view of consumers’ food safety worries, this tracking tool provides unprecedented insight into consumers’ food safety concerns, food safety knowledge, and future eating intentions, allowing for strong and strategic decision making.

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International Food & Beverage Habits

Get a complete view of consumers’ food and beverage habits, both in-home and away, in Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, and China (“BRIMC” countries). This report reveals the structure of eating and drinking occasions throughout the day and how food and beverage categories fit into those occasions. Based on a consistent survey methodology across these emerging markets and the US, itudy delivers the insight needed to uncover the most promising opportunities for food and beverage marketers.

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Kitchen Audit

An inventory of American kitchens representing a key “ingredient” in recipe development Since its inception in 1993, The NPD Group’s Kitchen Audit study has offered food and housewares manufacturers a comprehensive profile of the foods, beverages, appliances, cookware, utensils, and other cooking materials kept on hand in American home kitchens. It also identifies who uses recipes and where they source them from.

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NET Hispanic Study

Explore eating habits of Hispanic consumers, both at home and away from home. The study reveals new details about the cooking, eating, and dining behaviors of Hispanics in the US. It also explores the many segments of the U.S. Hispanic population and their unique characteristics and needs that influence food behaviors, including detail on US Hispanics by country of origin, acculturation, language, and first/second/third generations.

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Analytic Solutions

Category Management

For years, the packaged goods industry has benefited from category management practices which facilitate collaboration and drive category growth and profits for both retailers and manufacturers.Now, we are bringing the same advantage to the general merchandise industries by providing retailers and their approved vendors with Account Level Reports (ALRs), one data set to guide business decision making and improve results by:

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Opportunity Identification

Identify what drives brand and category growth or decline. Profile your brand and gauge relative health compared to category and competition.

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Marketing Evaluation and Testing

Select the best product or support program and improve program execution. Understand performance of all marketing programs relative to each other.

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Forecasting

Understand how future market size and growth will change the landscape in your business, generating both challenges and opportunities.

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Consumer and Shopper Behavior

Consumers have more choices than ever leading to changing buying habits and attitudes toward brands and products. Assess performance and brand composition relative to competition.

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Custom Research

Custom market research lets you go straight to consumers for answers to your product development, advertising, packaging, and other business questions. Many of our clients say the best part of doing custom research with us is that they 
don’t need to spend money and time building a sample and doing the fieldwork – we do it for them.

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Americans express concerns about what's in their food and they are concerned about GMO's.

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Industry Expert

Harry Balzer
Chief Industry Analyst and Vice President

Not many people in the United States have followed Americans’ actual eating patterns as long as Chief Industry Analyst and Vice President Harry Balzer. A national expert on food and diet trends, Harry is the author of our Annual Report on Eating Patterns in America, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010. More than 90 percent of the nation’s food and beverage manufacturers and restaurant operators rely on Harry and our data. He is widely known within the industry as a consistent source for information on actual consumer eating habits – not just what they say they are doing, but what they really do!