An innovative, novel ingredient — such as a fermented protein found inside volcanic rock — can be difficult to explain. As a result, ingredient suppliers often find themselves creating or evolving into CPG brands to showcase their unique ingredients before outside brands are willing to commit. It’s a move that can help drive ingredient sales, but also requires new capital, skills, labor and time to execute.
As CPG e-commerce grows, and new brands need to quickly scale, siloed, manual supply chains create a huge issue — one that software hub Anvyl is looking to simplify for brands and suppliers.
The New York-based flavor and fragrance giant announced on Monday its plans to acquire Israeli flavors and natural ingredients firm Frutarom for $7.1 billion — its biggest purchase to date. The deal would boost IFF to a second-place spot in the global natural flavors market, seeing as 75 percent of Frutarom’s sales are in natural.
The Denver-based flour supplier announced earlier this month the launch of its new business unit, The Annex, which is a 15-person team dedicated to providing food companies and foodservice operators with “next” grains and plant-based ingredients. The goal for the “company within a company” is to establish itself as a thought leader and problem-solver in the grain market.
Some of CPG’s most prominent ingredient and flavor suppliers have created purchasing and consulting options for startup companies. Why? It’s not for a lack of business with large brands.
The acquisition will bring Innophos deeper into the branded, functional ingredient space, and help the company launch a new health and nutrition platform of ingredients for brands.
The Fair Trade Certified label means that products are made with respect for people and the planet – empowering agricultural communities who produce and process products to develop thriving businesses and a healthy environment. This has been the mission of Global Organics since 1992.
The extract from this non-GMO proprietary leaf variety provides beverage and food developers a plant-based, zero-calorie sweetener to produce finished products with more upfront sweetness, no bitter linger and a sugar-like taste.
Salt of the Earth Ltd. has cracked the code on creating tasty meat products with less sodium. The company collaborated with leading meat companies to meet sodium-reduction regulations in several types of meat products. Mediterranean Umami, a clean-label ingredient, lowers sodium by 25%-33% or more in processed meats.
Formally part of Agro BioSciences, Third Wave Bioactives, LLC is now operating as an independent company focused on developing novel solutions to help food manufactures compete in the growing consumer space for natural, clean-labeled and fresh foods.