The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
Vol. 84 No: 6
An inventory of recent innovations in fruit and fruit products
JOANNA ZAJĄC and IVO A. VAN DER LANS
The goals of this study were to make an inventory of recent and ongoing fruit and fruit product innovations, to assess what novelty or improvement they offer, and whether consumers could identify and/or recognise them.
Researchers from 11 European countries submitted 386 examples of fruit and fruit product innovations.
The list of innovations obtained has been coded, categorised, sorted, and reduced in subsequent stages.
First, the examples received were categorised according to the Oslo Manual definitions.
Second, product and marketing innovations were selected, as they are the only ones that were likely to be recognised by consumers.
Next, analysis revealed that the novelties these innovations offered related to Convenience, Health, Differentiation, Target Group, Information, Sensory Characteristics, In Home and/or Out of Home Quality.
Some innovations offered only one novel aspect, whereas others offered multiple aspects.
Interrelationships between novel aspects are discussed for those innovations that offered a combination of aspects.
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