Prepared Foods’ Spirit of Innovation Awards recognize product development teams for excellence in approaches to collaborative efforts
July 22, 2022
Prepared Foods’ Spirit of Innovation Awards recognize product development teams for excellence with innovative new products. Winners are acknowledged for each step of the process: from insights and ideation through formulation and full development of the product. Join the virtual audience on August 9 at 11am EDT.
Danone NA’s Research & Innovation team continues to connect the dots and it forecasts even more market opportunity—enough to warrant substantial new product development. That led to several years of research and development behind Silk Nextmilk, which debuted January 2022 nationwide in Whole Fat and Reduced Fat varieties.
Last year saw Kellogg introduce MorningStar Farms® Incogmeato® Homestyle Chik'n Tenders so restaurant operators could add plant-based protein to the menu. This back-of-house product can be quickly fried or baked and used in any and every daypart.
Here’s a story where you could say the “i” stands for innovation and the “t’s” refer to taste and texture. It took Hormel Foods about two and half years to develop Happy Little Plants Meatballs, one of the foodservice industry’s first plant-based meatball products. Hormel launched the product last July and showcased it at this year’s National Restaurant Association exhibition.
Last year saw Applegate take that farm-to-fork commitment to change one step further. With the October launch of Applegate Naturals Do Good Dog hot dogs, it became one of the first and few to appeal to consumers on the basis of regenerative agriculture.
August Online Celebration Includes “State of Innovation” Roundtable, Winners’ Strategy Stories
June 22, 2022
This year brought more than 120 submissions and after two judged panel tastings, experts selected six items according to a 10-point scale for overall innovation, the team’s problem-solution story and sensory performance (including taste, appearance, texture, smell, etc.)
When broadline foodservice distributor US Foods Holding Corp., introduced as many as 18 “Spring Scoop” products this March, it embraced the theme, “Do More with Less” and emphasized versatile items to help operator customers manage labor shortages and other operational challenges.
Aussie Select Lamb Pastrami Wins Best Alternative Channel Product at the 2021 Spirit of Innovation Awards
July 27, 2021
World Select Cuts LLC, Marietta, Ga., represents a collection of US and Australian experts in the meat, restaurant and retail sectors. And it was back in 2018 that these food industry veterans laid the groundwork for Aussie Select, which today includes a unique Lamb Pastrami and two flavorful Lamb Hams (Agave Rosemary, Tikka Masala) for both in-store deli and foodservice channels.
Field Roast Signature Stadium Hot Dogs are hung in a smokehouse and double smoked using maple hardwood wood chips and a combination of steam and dry heat
July 27, 2021
They say “teamwork makes the dream work.” Yet here’s a case where multiple teams contributed to a home run for Greenleaf Foods, SPC, Elmhurst, Ill. And coincidentally enough, this story involves baseball—with the Signature Stadium Dog now sold both outside and inside the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium.
ON DEMAND: They’ve made new products—now join us as they make history! Prepared Foods’ 20th annual SOI program will honor six food and beverage companies for new products demonstrating excellence in consumer insights, R&D teamwork, cross-functional execution and overall innovation.