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Success: Manomasa Tortilla Chips - Understanding trending cuisine and turning it into a more accessible format

Success: Manomasa Tortilla Chips - Understanding trending cuisine and turning it into a more accessible format


Manomasa entered the savory snack market in the UK, going up against snacks giant Doritos. However, the company managed to differentiate itself by presenting its products as more authentic, with premium branding. This worked well in line with foodie culture, as well as the snacking generation. Manomasa demonstrates how a brand's premium positioning can be enhanced by limiting availability, and that understanding what premium means to the target consumer is important.

Key Findings

Manomas's success highlights how leveraging trending cuisine or flavor can offer deeper insight into consumer demand.

For premium products, authenticity plays an important role. Adding a personal touch can offer consumers a real feel to the product. This type of brand image and narrative will allow them to experience an emotional engagement with the product.

Understanding what premium means to the target consumers can play a key role to success. Different types of consumer have different ideas about product positioning in terms of product development. Once this is achieved, a company can gain better idea of how to market their product and where.


Success: Manomasa Tortilla Chips is part of Canadean's Successes and Failures research. It examines the details of and reasons behind the success of Manomasa tortilla chips.It delivers the critical what?, why?, and so what? analysis to teach you crucial lessons that increase your chances of launching successful products.

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