Date(s) - 01/24/18
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network’s Industry Leadership Series: The Changing Landscape of Successful Consumer Innovation-The Rise of the Dark Horse
January 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network for their inaugural Industry Leadership event, to hear from Larry Levin, Executive Vice President Consumer and Shopper Marketing & Thought Leadership at Information Resources, Inc. (IRI).
New product innovation is a cornerstone to success for any company in the consumer packaged goods space. Many companies rely on as much as 10% of their annual sales coming from new product launches. The trend of smaller companies quickly winning in today’s CPG environment has created a new mantra for “failing fast” so that time is not wasted getting new products to market. In IRI’s most recent New Product Pacesetters, 40% of new brands were from small, or “dark horse”, companies. These companies are surprising and delighting consumers across the country with new products that are “designed for me”. These small companies are breaking through with innovation and sparking a consumer innovation revolution.
Over cocktails and appetizers, IRI’s Executive Vice President, Larry Levin, a recognized thought leader in a new product innovation, will share IRI’s thoughts and ideas surrounding the challenging and highly rewarding world of innovation sparked by small, “dark horse” brands.