Sensory and Consumer Research in Food Product Design and Development
February 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Sensory and Consumer Research in Food Product Design and Development is the first book to present, from the business viewpoint, the critical issues faced by sensory analysts, product developers, and market researchers in the food and beverage arena. The book’s unique perspective stems from the author team of Moskowitz, Beckley, and Resurreccion, three leading practitioners in the field, who each combines an academic and business acumen. The beginning reader will be introduced to systematic experimentation at the very early stages, to newly emerging methods for data acquisition/knowledge development, and to points of view employed by successful food and beverage companies. The advanced reader will find new ideas, backed up by illustrative case histories, to provide yet another perspective on commonly encountered problems and their practical solutions.
Aimed toward all aspects of the food and beverage industry, Sensory and Consumer Research in Food Product Design and Development is especially important for those professionals involved in the early stages of product development, where business opportunity is often the greatest.
1 Emerging Corporate Knowledge Needs: How and Where Does Sensory Fit?
2 Making Use of Existing Knowledge and Increasing Its Business Value—the Forgotten Productivity Tool.
3 Understanding Consumers' and Customers' Needs—the Growth Engine.
4 Innovation's Friend: Integrated Market and Sensory Input for Food Product Design and Development.
5 A Process to Bring Consumer Mind-Sets into a Corporation.
6 Developing Relevant Product Concepts.
7 High-Level Product Assessment.
8 So What Can Sensory Do for Me (or for My Company)?
9 What Types of Tests Do Sensory Researchers Do? And . . . Why Do They Do Them?
10 So What Are the Practical Considerations in Actually Running a Test? What Do I Need to Know? What Does the Rest of the Company Need to Know?
11 Evolving Sensory Research.
Jacqueline H. Beckley, M.B.A., is the founder of The Understanding & Insight Group, LLC, Denville, NJ, an innovative business development and strategy firm working with both large and small companies to integrate traditional approaches with new concepts and tools for business growth. Previously, Beckley held positions within industry and consulting, including director of consumer perception at Nabisco, Inc., group manager of sensory research and R&D for the Quaker Oats Company, and research scientist for Amoco Chemical Company.
Anna V.A. Resurreccion, Ph.D., is a professor of food science and technology at the University of Georgia. She has published 128 refereed journal articles reporting her research on sensory evaluation, consumer acceptance, and food quality evaluation. Resurreccion is a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists and serves on editorial boards for the Journal of Sensory Studies and major journals. Previously, she was associate scientific editor for the Journal of Food Science and chair of the Product Development Division of the Institute of Food Technologists.
- Covers critical issues faced by food and beverage sensory analysts, product developers and market researchers
- First book to take a business viewpoint to sensory and consumer research in the food and beverage arena
- Three authors are leading practitioners in the field
- Special focus on early stages of product development, where business opportunity is often the greatest
- Illustrative case histories, commonly encountered problems, and practical solutions