The Innovation Barometer, powered by BASES Innovation Measurement, quickly identifies, categorizes, and measures innovations, to bring you a monthly update on the most active players in CPG innovation, what’s up, what’s down, who’s winning, who’s losing and more.
August 2023 edition
What is the current state of innovation in the CPG industry?
BASES Innovation Barometer uses NIQ sales data to give you an overview of innovation activity and performance across six key super-categories: food, confectionary and snacks, beverages, alcoholic beverages, home care and personal care.
In our latest update, we continue to see a steep decrease across the total market with 900 less innovations launched compared to our previous update. When looking into individual categories, we see that innovations are down across the board compared to 12 weeks and a year ago – with Non-Alcoholic Beverages being the only category showing an increase.
When looking at the highest number of innovations sold on promotion, Non-Alcoholic Beverages holds the top spot in our latest update. Personal Care is showing the highest innovation average in velocity while Home Care is leading all categories with the highest innovation contribution to total sales.
Category with highest number of innovations sold on promotion
Category where innovations have the highest average velocity
Highest innovation sales contribution to total value sales
Innovations have contributed to 7.7% of total sales between all six key super-categories, an increase from our last update. We must also highlight Home Care once again as innovations in this category have contributed to over double the industry average at 18%.
Looking at Innovation Sales on Promotion, between all the categories, 28% of total innovation sales came from promotional pricing. This is an increase from our last update.
Looking at the most active brand owners in innovation over the past 12 weeks, L’Oréal enters the Top 5 and leads the pack with 111 innovations launched. General Mills and Conagra Brands also enter the top 5 of active brand owners in this month’s update.
5 most innovation active brand owners
Food + Confectionery & Snacks
Non-Alcoholic Beverages + Food
Food + Confectionery & Snacks
Home Care + Personal Care
Innovation market at a glance
Overall, in comparison to the previous quarter, consumers are spending less on consumer-packaged goods with decreases in total sales by 4.1% and innovation sales at 11.8%.
The total number of products available in the market across all categories dropped in this update at a rate of 1.6%, while innovations saw an 1.5% increase in product availability.
The average eq price, in both total market and innovations, has seen a slight increase in Q1 at 0.4% and 0.1% respectively.
Overall, average item velocity and innovation item velocity both showed decreases this update at 1.6% and 6.8%.
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