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Bell Flavors & Fragrances introduces “Spark,” a new trend program that conveys Bell’s 2015 flavor and fragrance trend inspirations. Bell’s trend program has evolved over the years to become a dynamic program that analyzes different data points and generates trend insight for flavor and fragrance predictions and concepts.
“We wanted to find a name for our trend program that communicated a clear benefit for our customers and found ‘Spark’ to be fitting as it ignites limitless creativity,” says Kelli Heinz, Bell’s director of marketing and industry affairs. “That said, Bell would like to officially introduce Spark – Short, fiery, to the point and, we think, a perfect description for Bell’s trend program. Like a spark, which ignites or fizzles out, consumer trends come and go. But you are left inspired all the same.”
Bell’s Spark program will be a resource for analyzing consumer trends to influence flavor and fragrance inspirations. Using a unique process, Bell has uncovered new “Sparks” for 2015 that will provide insight for flavors and fragrances to translate into winning concepts.
Heinz explains how the Spark process combines the following research techniques to materialize flavor and fragrance inspirations:
WORLD – “We’re family run and firmly believe the most successful families constantly communicate. Our seven worldwide locations collaborate on market trends identifying the big picture and subtle market nuances, giving new meaning to “keeping it in the family.”
LENS – “Exposure to industry product development innovation leads us down creative paths to discovering consumer and industry trends. Some think of it as a unique way of identifying trends– we think of it as putting on our glasses to see things through our customers’ eyes.”
PAGES – “Call us bookworms, but reading, studying and analyzing industry publications and websites helps keep our finger on the pulse of fragrance and ingredient trends.”
STATS – “Our 100+ years as a flavor and fragrance company have given us pretty good gut instincts on trends. But we are careful to support our intuition with secondary databases and market research.”
PARTNERS - “Our marketing and R&D groups are allies in flavors, fragrances, botanicals and trends. They recognize their success lies in collaborating to support our customers’ successes.”
“Bell is excited to launch our official trend program,” says Heinz. “Stay tuned for our 2015 flavor and fragrance trends.”
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