Understandably, it hasn’t been the best time for CPG food and beverage processors to unveil new products to retail customers or their consumers. Yet it doesn’t have to bring an end to strategic innovation—involving insights, ideation or product development.
Company to introduce artificial intelligence line of equipment; remote, live-streaming video services; and mail-in miniature plant trials
June 25, 2020
MicroThermics has been the global leader in small scale, UHT/HTST, and aseptic processing for more than 30 years. Its slogan, “Always Innovating,” is the secret behind its success. But besides its equipment, what does this mean to those in food and beverage new product development?
Farmer-owned cooperative joins the Silicon Valley based accelerator to strategically leverage a global open innovation ecosystem of entrepreneurial partners and startups
June 3, 2020
The partnership will focus on driving strategic and innovative growth for the cooperative by leveraging a global startup ecosystem to solve key business challenges with a creative, disruptive, and agile approach.
Report highlights breakout year for both food and beverage and nonfood launches
June 1, 2020
IRI®, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, announced the release of its 2019 New Product Pacesetters,™ the 25th annual report highlfighting the most successful new product launches across food and beverage, nonfood and convenience store sectors.
Malt Products Corp. introduces innovation lab for ingredients testing, formulation trials and food property analysis
June 1, 2020
Malt Products Corporation (MPC), a Saddle Brook, N.J., manufacturer of malted barley extract and other natural, nutritious sweeteners, has opened an Innovations Lab in Minneapolis to help its food and beverage industry customers test ingredients, experiment with new formulations and gain insight into critical flavor and stability properties.
Orgain engages community to vote for their favorite health and wellness start-up brands
May 18, 2020
Orgain, creator of the first ready-to-drink organic protein shake and innovator of high-quality and convenient clean nutrition products, announced the six finalists that are in the running to receive a total of $150,000 provided by Orgain's Grants for Greater Good program.
By the time I finish writing this sentence, I imagine another industry trade show will have been cancelled. In my 20 years of covering the food and beverage industry, I have never witnessed such widespread disruption to business. I don’t believe any among us have been left unaffected by the current crisis.
Bakeries navigate two months or stay-at-home orders, while evaluating innovation strategies
May 15, 2020
Covid-19 has affected bakery players in different ways. With foodservice representing as much as 70% of their sales, frozen bakery players have seen reduced orders as food consumption changes from restaurants to home kitchens.
Unique products honored with 2020 Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards
May 15, 2020
The National Restaurant Association Show announced the recipients of the 2020 Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards, recognizing food and beverage products that are breaking new ground in taste, creativity, packaging, and profit potential.
Female-founded Stacy's Pita Chips commits to helping women rise across all industries
May 14, 2020
Stacy's Rise Project, the grant and mentorship program created by Stacy's Pita Chips to advance female founders, is back for 2020 and committed to helping even more women rise, in more ways than ever before.
Check out the June 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on creating functional flavors with stocks, bases & sauces, consumers’ appetite for beef and other animal proteins, new dairy and dairy alternative offerings, and much more.