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Understanding consumer needs

Providing insight into consumer trends, along with solutions to meet their needs

Meeting consumer priorities

With all of the snacking options lining shelves, consumers are often faced with a choice -- do they pick the snack from the shelf that delivers on nutrition or taste or texture?

We're here to tell you that consumer research shows there are no 'ORs' in the decision making process, only 'ANDs', and consumers are expecting brands to check multiple boxes in order to win favorability. But how do you decide which 'ANDs' are the best ones for your brand?

Our proprietary insights help you speak consumer’s language and find the right 'ANDs' to tell a compelling product story

Ingredion Atlas Global Trends Data  — Ingredion’s unrivalled global database spanning 33 countries and over a decade of data — yields unparalleled insights in consumer awareness and acceptance of ingredients.

From our research, we've highlighted sugar reduction and fewer processed ingredients as two key attributes that consumers are consistently looking for when making purchase decisions.

Sugar reduction

Of front-of-pack label claims, sugar reduction is top amongst consumers.2

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Fewer processed ingredients

Among snack purchases, 43% said they want fewer processed ingredients, with no artificial colors/ingredients listed as the top feature impacting snack sales.2

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Explore our solutions to consumer needs

While solutions are not one-size-fits-all, our expert teams have curated a list of product formulations to serve as a starting point for meeting consumer needs and provide the kickstart for your next snacking innovation.

Indulgence within dietary requirements

Indulgence within dietary requirements

Providing consumers options for their favorite snacks, while meeting dietary requirements and maintaining familiar texture.

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Delivering the ultimate crunch

Delivering the ultimate crunch

Meeting consumer expectations for a consistent crunch with every bite for crispy, baked snacks.

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Leveling-up protein power

Leveling-up protein power

Serving up increased levels of protein in healthy bars, while maintaining stability and taste.

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Snacking news at your fingertips

Visit our snacking news center to learn more from our expert teams as they answer common snack production questions, share updates with current snacking trends, and discuss formulation experience with meeting consumer and manufacturer snacking needs.

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1 Ingredion proprietary research, Sugar Reduction Insights Program Power BI Dashboard, 2021

2 Ingredion, BFY Snacking Report, 2022. Unless otherwise noted, all data in the document is sourced from this proprietary survey.