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Why manufacturers should tell ‘a story about food’

By Mike Stones+

29-Mar-2016
Last updated on 30-Mar-2016 at 10:28 GMT2016-03-30T10:28:59Z

Food and drink manufacturers could benefit from telling a story about their products

Food and drink manufacturers could benefit from telling a story about their products

Telling a good story about the provenance of food and drink products could benefit manufacturers, Mintel’s David Jago told the innovation conference New Frontiers in Food and Drink.

In this exclusive video interview, Jago told FoodManufacture.co.uk that telling customers stories about how and why food and drink products were produced could deliver significant business benefits. Those included boosting sales by raising a product’s profile and strengthening customer loyalty to a particular brand.

“It’s about romance,said Jago. Brands that re-romance the consumer by making an emotional connection.”

But Mintel’s director of insight and innovation acknowledged that the process was easier for small manufacturers than for very large scale businesses.

Could backfire

He also warned that such initiatives could backfire if not carefully managed. Find out what those pitfalls are by watching our video interview, filmed during the one-day conference. 

Meanwhile, discover why industry experts believe edible insects could be coming  to a food or drink factory near you before too long.

The Food Manufacture Group conference – New Frontiers in Food and Drink – was staged on Thursday March 17 at etc. venues St. Pauls, London on Thursday March 17.

The event was sponsored by Lloyds Bank and legal specialist Roythornes Solicitors.

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