Blue Yonder is the world’s expert R&D insight agency. For the past 20 years, Blue Yonder has focused on partnering FMCG innovation and commercial teams to create winning innovation. It has worked with some of the UK’s most famous food brands.

Blue Yonder supports innovation across the full R&D process:

  • Igniting pipelines: Examining markets, products and experiences in precise detail. Where and how to innovate to get and edge. 
  • Develop winning products: Agile testing for ideas and products globally. HUTs, CLTs, Shopper. Wherever you need your product to succeed, Blue Yonder creates agile tests to make sure it works. 
  • Deliver to market: Building and validating the right claims to win in market, Shopper testing, Shelf planogram testing, in market feedback post launch. 


‘Innovation in insight’. Blue Yonder invests at least 10% of profit in research tech innovation annually. As well as helping clients create winning innovation, Blue Yonder loves to create its own. It’s the company’s ethos. It’s also fun! 

Blue Yonder also owns Sense:lab, the UK’s newest product testing and viewing facility ( For those on a tight budget or with in house analytics capability, Sense:lab offers high quality fieldwork and data only service utilising its own 10k strong UK panel.

EXBERRY® is a leading global brand of plant-based, sustainable colors for food and drink. The EXBERRY® portfolio includes a complete spectrum of shades created from non-GMO fruit, vegetables, and plants. They are available in a wide range of formats and suitable for almost any application, including confectionery, dairy, bakery, soft and alcoholic beverages, cereals, snacks, sauces, savory, and plant-based meat, seafood, and dairy. EXBERRY® colors are trusted by many of the world’s leading food and beverage manufacturers for their vibrancy, versatility, stability, ease of use, and strong sustainability credentials.

Human insight, inspired thinking, super-charged by bespoke AI is a cultural insights agency with a difference – we don’t conduct focus groups or online surveys, instead we harness proprietary AI to explore the rich and stretchy world of online content, to unearth cultural insight and opportunity spaces for some of the world’s biggest brands in an accelerated and cost-efficient way. AI facilitates us, but the thinking is all human – our technology exists to help us get from A to B in an accelerated way, but it’s our sharp-minded Strategists who do the job of joining the dots, making the creative leaps and offering up the strategic steer.

At, we believe in the transformative potential of AI to redefine how businesses learn and grow. We can support across a whole range of insight challenges from the tactical to the strategic; whether it’s a need to understand the human needs that underpin your category, or insight-backed inspiration to drive innovation, through to understanding cultural shifts playing out through a semiotic lens, we can help.

Since our inception 6 years ago, we have partnered on 200+ Food & Beverage projects, across more than 50 markets, for circa 100 different brands and businesses. Get in touch today to learn more:

The FIS Group is a family of four businesses specialising in F&B innovation, research & growth acceleration. Comprising of Food innovation solutions, Cambridge Market Research, Good Sense Research and KICR Innovation. These businesses come together to provide a suite of complimentary services in food and beverage innovation, strategic support and consumer research. Established in 2010 by Mike Faers, we currently operate out of our offices in London, Cambridge & Bury St Edmonds with fieldwork reach across the country. We are the largest independent food & drink innovation & research agency in the country. Trusted by the UKs biggest brands, our mission is to re-imagine the future of food & drink.

TraceGains is revolutionising supply chain agility for food and beverage brands around the globe, through an innovative Networked Ingredients Marketplace. The ability for ingredient suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to seamlessly connect with partners through a networked marketplace is essential for collaborating to solve today’s unprecedented supply chain challenges. Information about ingredients and supply chain partners flows instantly using intelligence and automation. Our patented PostOnce™ technology allows authorised stakeholders to share and receive vital information, precisely when, where, and how they need to operate efficiently and remain competitive.

Brands collaborate on over 484,000 ingredients/items from more than 69,000 global supply chain locations, with over 7,900,000 supplier items and documents,  creating greater agility, resilience, and joined sustainability within the business ecosystem that masters the modern supply chain.

IRCA Group is an international leader in chocolate, creams, and high quality ingredients. With a solid history of over 100 years in the sector, the Group has its Headquarters in Italy (Gallarate) and a strong global footprint with 22 production sites and over 2000 employees in Europe, the United States and Vietnam. Through its brands IRCA, Dobla, JoyGelato, Ravifruit and Cesarin, IRCA Group offers an unparalleled “one-stop shop” approach for delivering quality solutions for all ingredients needs, through a broad range of innovative products. IRCA Group. Extraordinary made simple.