B2b beverage and food industry market research

Research Associates was founded in 1976 and has conducted well over 1,000 studies throughout the world for public and private sector clients.

RA carries out studies in most b2b sectors and has particularly good experience in beverage and food industry market research in UK and international markets.

In these sectors RA has carried out b2b market research projects relating to customer satisfaction and company imagemarket entry and developmentnew products or services, and company acquisition or due diligence.

Food industry business-to-business market research from Research Associates - 40 years of experience in b2b international and UK market research in all industry sectors

These projects have included working in markets such as –

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bakery ingredients
  • Beverage compounds
  • Biscuits
  • Bread
  • Chocolate
  • Drinks packaging
  • Edible gum
  • Flavour systems
  • Food and drink x-ray machinery
  • Food packaging machinery
  • Food processing equipment
  • Food weighing machinery
  • Frozen beverages
  • Fruit juice
  • Liquid glucose syrup
  • Meat recovery machinery
  • Pasta sauces
  • Savoury pies, puddings and pasties
  • Savoury flavours
  • Savoury snacks
  • Soft drinks
  • Sugar confectionery
  • Sweet flavours
  • Tea bags
  • Tinned fruit
  • Wholesale grocery distribution
  • Yeast supplies

Here are some of the many client endorsements RA has received for its studies in beverage and food industry sectors. Please see clients page for a list of some of our customers and international page for a list of countries where RA has conducted market research projects.

“Excellent. We are making good progress with our customers and the way we do business on the back of your research. We will be in touch.”
Managing Director, flavour solutions, UK
“I was very pleased with the work RA presented to us. The goals of the project were met and RA kept us informed of their progress during the project and beat the agreed timeline. Well worth the monetary value.”
Marketing Manager, food and beverage ingredients, USA
“Very good. RA’s was the best presentation and suggested methodology. The final presentation was given in a very professional manner and with great confidence and conviction in the findings.”
Marketing Manager, tea bags, worldwide
“I chose RA for their experience of trade research and assured contacts. Feedback/updates were efficient, prompt and frequent.”
Director of Marketing, pasta sauces, Europe
“Excellent. Fast, reliable insight delivery allowing us to make strategic decisions. Great value for money. Fast and as briefed.”
Managing Director, beverage compounds, Europe
“Very good. I chose RA on recommendation. The final written report was comprehensive and well set out.”
European Marketing Director, fruit and beverages, Europe
“Very good. We chose RA based on our prior experience. The report is comprehensive and delivers the top level information we required. Good value for money when benchmarked to competitors. Excellent follow-up and regular communication on status as we progressed through the stages. Research completed well within established timeframes.”
Executive V-P, frozen beverages, worldwide
“Very good. I chose RA for this work because of good previous work. Well conducted and very professional. I like the comment count. The best thing was the methodology. We will use you again.”
Managing Director, beverage packaging, UK
“Excellent piece of research. Very clear and well processed. Good indicated actions. Good value for money. Clear insight into the job requirements”
Market Research Manager, confectionery, UK
“I chose RA because of their different approach. A very valuable piece of research. Good value for money. The best thing was the quality of the people.”
Commercial Development Manager, chocolate, UK
“Very good. The work was done very thoroughly and competently. The best thing was the way your people managed to get into these companies.”
Managing Director, malted wheat flakes, USA
“Very good. Very efficiently managed, and the results were very illuminating and relevant. Some very useful pointers prised out of customers/non-customers.”
Managing Director, savoury snacks, UK
“Very good, well conducted. Getting the interviews and therefore the information.”
Marketing Controller, fruit juices, UK
“Very competently carried out – intelligently designed and clearly presented – quality of work not available internally in any but mammoth firms. Level of people contacted – way mass of data is distilled down.”
Assistant MD, bakery products, UK
“Excellent. The feeling that the research would tell us the answer and not any preconceived ideas that we or RA might have.”
Joint MD, grocery distribution, UK
“Very good. Impressed by the approach and the handling of our research project. Questioning and clearly understanding our objectives and thereby ensuring that we ourselves clearly understood what we were researching.”
Marketing Manager, ingredients supplier, UK

For more information or if you want to discuss your market research requirements, please contact Richard Brace on –

Tel: +44 (0)1785 813164 . Email: richard@research-associates.co.uk