Press Release

Date: July 02, 2015

TricorBraun Consumer Focus Groups Produce Insights into Consumer Preferences for Handleware

TricorBraun Consumer Focus Groups Produce  Insights into Consumer Preferences for Handleware

For Immediate Release

Oak Brook, IL – TricorBraun Design & Innovation continues its ongoing commitment to exploring consumer preferences with a series of consumer focus groups that inquired into how consumers responded to existing handleware packaging. Participants shared insights into how they carry and dispense product from larger laundry, lawn and garden and household cleaning packaging, as well as voicing their preferences from among the different handle configurations currently available.

“The most effective path to reliable packaging insights is to ask the people who actually use packages what they prefer,” says Becky Donner, TricorBraun Vice President of Design and Market Insight. “This is feedback right from the user’s mouth, in a real-time exchange of opinions.”

While brand owners often conduct focus group research about consumers’ reactions to their packages, TricorBraun takes a more proactive approach to understand consumer preferences for new, innovative packaging elements and technologies. By looking inside the mind of the consumer and understanding a picture of how and why they use the products they do, TricorBraun designers are able to elevate every aspect of how they engage with brand owners and deliver meaningful innovation. The customer benefit is a functionally superior package that outperforms consumer expectations.

“The insights these focus groups produce,” Donner adds, “drive new package designs for our customers that will not only differentiate the brand on shelf but also provide a more delightful consumer experience.”

The focus groups are conducted at the TricorBraun Design & Innovation Studio in Oak Brook, Illinois. Participants are selected that represent typical users of the packaging being researched. The handleware groups, for example, consisted of men and women of between 35 and 60 years of age.

TricorBraun Design & Innovation Group is a business unit of TricorBraun, one of North America’s leading providers of bottles, jars, and other rigid packaging components. The Group’s primary mission is to design, engineer and manage the development, production and delivery of customized rigid packaging solutions for personal care, cosmetics, healthcare, food and beverages and industrial and household chemical products. It is supported by TricorBraun’s more than 40 offices globally, holding one of the largest inventories of rigid packaging components worldwide.

For more information about TricorBraun, contact us at or 800-325-7782.

CONTACT: William Makely Associates 630-960-0821


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