Food makers can benefit from trusted ingredients: survey

By Noli Dinkovski

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Survey: half of consumers will spend more on food containing trusted ingredients
Survey: half of consumers will spend more on food containing trusted ingredients

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Nearly three-quarters (73%) of consumers are prepared to pay more for a food or drink product made with ingredients they recognise and trust, new research has found.

In a survey of 1,300 consumers across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, more than half of respondents (52%) said they would spend over 10% more on a food or drink product that contained ingredients they recognised and trusted. Meanwhile, nearly a fifth (18%) said they would pay 75% or more extra.

More likely to buy a product

In addition, 76% said they would be more likely to buy a product containing ingredients they recognised and trusted.

The findings of the survey, commissioned by PR agency Ingredient Communications, underlined the growing importance of clean and clear labelling and the use of ingredients that were familiar to consumers.

The potential of co-branding

They also suggested that there was a significant opportunity to harness the potential of co-branding between food and beverage manufacturers and their ingredients suppliers.

“Co-branding of ingredients in the food and beverage industry is still fairly unusual, and yet, our survey suggests it would resonate with many consumers,”​ said Richard Clarke, director of Ingredient Communications.

“We have seen the power of the ‘Intel Inside’ concept in the home computer market. If it works for selling laptops, then why not food and drink?”

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