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  • Writer's pictureMaria Henry

Sweet Success: How Neurolabs' ZIA Technology Empowers Confectionery Brands

In an industry as dynamic as confectionery, success hinges not only on the quality of the products but also on the ability to adapt to changing consumer preferences and market dynamics.

Confectionery brands face a trifecta of challenges in today's landscape: the increasing demand for sustainable practices, the shift towards healthier options, and the evolving behaviours of shoppers. 

However, amidst these challenges lies an opportunity for innovation and growth, and Neurolabs' ZIA (Zero Image Annotations) technology stands ready to empower confectionery brands on their journey towards success.

In this article, we’ll explore how ZIA can help you gain stronger insights into consumer behaviours and strengthen your REX strategy to stay ahead in a competitive market. 

The Challenge: Navigating Consumer Desires 

In today's rapidly evolving market landscape, consumer demand and desires play a pivotal role in shaping the success and longevity of confectionery CPG brands. 

As sustainability concerns gain prominence globally, consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of their purchasing decisions. Confectionery brands are under growing pressure to source ingredients responsibly and adopt eco-friendly packaging practices to align with these shifting consumer values.

Moreover, the rising focus on health and wellness represents a significant paradigm shift in consumer preferences within the confectionery industry. As more consumers prioritise their health, there has been a noticeable trend towards healthier snacking options and a demand for clearer ingredient labelling. 

Shift towards healthier confectionary choices

Confectionery brands that fail to adapt to these changing consumer preferences risk being left behind in an increasingly competitive market. Therefore, to enhance their brand reputation and foster greater consumer loyalty and trust, they should actively observe how consumers choose products and address their evolving needs proactively. 

How Image Recognition Helps Your Brand Adapt to Evolving Shopper Behaviour

Image recognition (IR) is a versatile technology increasingly utilised by Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brands to enhance various aspects of their operations and marketing strategies.

Image Recognition Applications Across the Supply Chain

IR allows brands to see how consumers interact with their products. It allows them to gather data on various SKUs and POP displays, seeing what appeals to customers via data showing their purchasing habits.

Our technology, ZIA, uses advanced IR, computer vision and synthetic data to empower brands to refine product assortment, track shelf placement, manage inventory, and elevate in-store visibility by automating data collection and delivering real-time insights.

Moreover, ZIA offers brands a competitive advantage by providing better visibility into competitor activities, allowing you to make informed decisions and stay ahead in the market. With ZIA, you can gain insights from your competitor's catalogues, giving you the information you need to adapt your REX strategy for continued success. 

ISSU links shelf-level product placement with in-store promotions for both your products and competitors, offering a comprehensive understanding of the entire store environment.
ZIA links shelf-level product placement with in-store promotions for both your products and competitors, offering a comprehensive understanding of the entire store environment.

With the capacity to generate synthetic data and harness advanced computer vision, ZIA provides CPG brands with the insight needed to see how consumers interact with products and what they need to do to form an exemplary REX strategy based on accurate data. 

Transforming Retail Execution with ZIA

By harnessing the power of synthetic data and advanced computer vision, ZIA offers unparalleled accuracy and efficiency in product onboarding, inventory management, and shelf placement optimisation. 

There are numerous advantages to leveraging proactive synthetic data over reactive traditional data.

Some of the key benefits include:

Rapid Product Onboarding: 

ZIA's 'Universal Artwork Approach' enables the effortless creation of digital twins (3D Models) from existing PDF and PNG files. Simply upload the artwork, and ZIA creates a digital twin for precise product onboarding. With our ZIA Capture app, new products can be onboarded in under 30 seconds per SKU, facilitating swift catalogue updates with over 96% accuracy from day one.

Advanced Training Models:

ZIA continually improves accuracy using an extensive dataset of over 2 billion product images and 72 million shelf images. This robust capability ensures consistent catalogue updates and provides deeper insights, saving valuable time and resources.

Improved Insights: 

ZIA's In-Store Scene Understanding (ISSU) provides brands with comprehensive insights into their product placement, competitor strategies, and consumer interactions, allowing them to make data-driven decisions that drive sustainable growth.

Seamless Integration:

ZIA seamlessly integrates with existing Sales Force Automation solutions, ensuring compatibility across diverse regions and adaptability to industry demands.

ZIA serves as a catalyst for innovation and success in the confectionary CPG industry. By leveraging synthetic data and advanced computer vision, ZIA empowers brands to overcome retail execution challenges, enhance visibility, and drive sales growth.

With ZIA, confectionary CPG brands can unlock new levels of success and establish themselves as leaders in the industry.

Supercharge your retail execution with ZIA

Achieving Confectionary Success with Neuorlabs 

In conclusion, Neurolabs' ZIA technology represents a transformative solution for confectionery brands seeking to navigate the challenges of sustainability demands, health trends, and evolving shopper behaviour. 

By leveraging the power of image recognition, synthetic data, and AI-driven insights, ZIA empowers brands to optimise their retail execution strategies, enhance product visibility, and drive sales growth in a competitive market landscape. 

To learn more about how Neurolabs can help your confectionery brand thrive, book a demo today and embark on a journey towards sweet success with ZIA.

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At Neurolabs, we are revolutionising in-store retail performance with our advanced image recognition technology, ZIA. Our cutting-edge technology enables retailers, field marketing agencies and CPG brands to optimise store execution, enhance the customer experience, and boost revenue as we build the most comprehensive 3D asset library for product recognition in the CPG industry.


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