RICKI, the Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence, is the nation’s leading authority for kitchen research and trends.



The Trusted Source for Kitchen Research and Trends.


Our team of market researchers and kitchen industry experts are dedicated exclusively to uncovering trends that enable better decisions and smarter product development by today's leading kitchen brands. 

RICKI was founded in 2006 by a group of professional market researchers. The Executive Director of RICKI spent 18 years in the home improvement industry and was a former president and board member of one of the leading associations for the overall home improvement sector, the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI). 

RICKI is a membership-based organization consisting of leading manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and other kitchen-related businesses. RICKI has established itself as the trusted source for kitchen research and trends for well-respected brands like Moen, Electrolux, Miele, KraftMaid, Elkay and others.  



Mission Statement:

To help kitchen-related businesses make smarter decisions and better products by delivering actionable insights, forecasts and trends through dedicated kitchen research.




What We Offer


MEMBERSHIP: RICKI provides various levels of membership offering unparalleled access to an extensive library of kitchen research as well as consulting, input into future studies and special pricing on custom research projects. > View Memberships

RESEARCH STORE: Whether you are working on a strategic business plan or just need a specific piece of information for your presentation, RICKI's research store offers an extensive library of kitchen research reports for purchase. > Browse the Research Store

SMART CHART E-MAILS: RICKI's free SmartChart e-mails provide soundbites of research delivered once a month to your inbox. Each SmartChart e-mail includes a featured chart or graph highlighting findings from one of RICKI's kitchen research studies. > Sign Up Now 

CUSTOM RESEARCH: RICKI knows kitchens. We are the nation's top kitchen research firm. RICKI has unique category expertise and years of seasoning to come up with the right recipe for kitchen market research studies that deliver actionable insights and recommendations. We know how to get at the answers to help you grow your business. The people at RICKI are the key ingredient. All are experienced research and marketing professionals who excel at making sense of data. We offer a variety of tools, including surveys, focus groups, ethnography, ideation and more. > Learn More About Our Custom Research Offerings 

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