Whitepaper:
The New Conversation About Sweeteners: Changing Consumer Perceptions and the Impact on Consumer Purchase Decisions

According to Mintel Research Consultancy, American consumers avoid added sugars more than any other ingredient; however, their focus is not on any one type of sweetener, but rather the amount of sweetener in a product.

For the past several years, some food and beverage companies have been focusing on and changing the type of sweetener they use. But Nielsen sales data over the same period clearly shows that changing the type of sweetener had no significant positive effect on sales.

For manufacturers to meet both the needs of their consumers and their business, smart nutritive sweetener decisions are essential. This white paper outlines expert third-party research and highlights sweetener switching cases that demonstrate that consumers are more concerned about total added sugars than any one type of sweetener—helping food and beverage manufacturers make more informed decisions.

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MINTEL STUDY:
FEWER THAN 3% OF SHOPPERS SPECIFICALLY AVOID HFCS IN 12 HIGH-VOLUME F&B CATEGORIES

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Mintel Study:
Examines Consumer Concern Across 12 Top F&B Categories

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MINTEL STUDY:
CONSUMERS ARE CHOOSING F&B BRANDS BASED ON TOTAL SUGARS

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MINTEL STUDY:
ACROSS BRANDS, CONSUMERS AVOID TOTAL SUGARS MORE THAN SPECIFIC TYPES

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MINTEL STUDY:
More Grocery Shoppers Concerned About Added Sugar Than HFCS

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When it comes to sweeteners, making the right choice is critical to your brand and your bottom line.

At Corn Naturally, we'll help you make informed decisions with the latest facts on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from leading independent experts, including Mintel, Nielsen, NPD and top members and organizations of the scientific community. Come here for the tools and resources you need to make sound sweetener decisions.

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You may have specific questions and concerns related to your industry. Here's how Corn Naturally can help you find answers.

  • Food & Beverage Manufacturers

    Are you considering a change in sweeteners used in your products? Before you act, get the facts. Find out what consumers really think about HFCS, understand the true cost of reformulation and learn the latest on sweetener science at Corn Naturally.

    For answers on the concerns facing your industry, go to the Food and Beverage Manufacturers page.

  • Grocery Retailers

    Wondering how the sweetener debate fits into your retail strategy? At Corn Naturally, you can see what independent, expert research and real-world data reveal about true consumer attitudes toward HFCS and actual purchasing behavior.

    For answers on the concerns facing your industry, go to the Grocery Retailers page.

  • Chain Restaurants

    Will adding HFCS-free products to the menu increase sales? Find out what consumers really think of HFCS and how reformulating can impact your operating costs at Corn Naturally.

    For answers on the concerns facing your industry, go to the Chain Restaurants page.