Unfortunately, a focus on known customers and share of the existing market is ingrained in the processes and metrics of companies. As a result, they have less systematized data about their noncustomers. You can improve the odds on succeeding through innovation if you fix this data problem by treating non-customers as a segmentation problem and apply some of the discipline of marketing research.
The key is to segment according to reasons for not buying products in your category. In my experience, these typically fall into one of six categories:..."