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Category Archives: New Product Development and Innovation

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Best practices to avoid slowing down innovation processes

By | New Product Development and Innovation | No Comments

Whatever the food and beverage segment, a product is often changing. Change is the rule not the exception. Companies innovate constantly; even “best-sellers” need updates to remain profitable. Launching a new product or going to new markets require companies to take many things into account such as documentation, ingredients, labeling, supply, regulations or safety.

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4 Best Practices to Speed up your Food Product Development

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Streamlining your product development process is essential to ensure that your deadlines are respected and your products hit the shelves on time. It is also important to create a smooth process as it can make the difference between the success and failure of your products. As a Food and Beverage professional, you need to implement the best practices that will considerably improve your product development, hence, minimizing the possibility of product failure.

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Food Software – Which Solution to Facilitate Your Product Development?

By | Cosmetic and Food Software, New Product Development and Innovation | 2 Comments

During a product development, Food and Beverage companies face various internal and external challenges. From shorter time-to-market, through growing number of regulations and fast-evolving technologies to higher consumer expectations, every department faces its own challenges, ultimately impacting the whole product life cycle. Therefore, it is crucial to appropriately tackle those challenges to streamline and speed up a product launch. A dedicated solution is a PLM – food software – helping you simplify and smooth your product development.

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Food Regulations: How to Facilitate Your Product Development in a Global Regulatory Environment

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations, Labeling and Packaging Management, New Product Development and Innovation | No Comments

Food regulations are continually evolving with significant differences from one country to another, impacting each and every department of a company. In fact, those regulations impact every step of a product development, from R&D to marketing through procurement and quality. Non-conformity in product composition, labeling or claims can be both costly and damaging to a brand image.

To ensure an efficient product development with a fast go-to-market for targeted countries, it is essential to set up and follow regulatory frameworks to comply to local rules all along the product life cycle . It requires an international network of regulatory experts in order to share structured information, ensure data continuity from suppliers to consumers, and elaborate an efficient collaboration facilitated by optimized processes.

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Which Tests to Ensure Cosmetic Product Safety?

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations, New Product Development and Innovation | No Comments

When it comes to cosmetics, product safety is one of the biggest concern of either legal administrations, consumers or manufacturers. Indeed, manufacturers have the responsibility of ensuring that each product sold is safe for consumers. It also determines brands credibility and product quality. As consumers expect the product they buy to be efficient and conform to its description. The better the quality perceived is the better it is for brand’s image and sales.

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Making Sense of the Clean Label Concept

By | Formulation and Recipe Management, Labeling and Packaging Management, New Product Development and Innovation | One Comment

Clean Label is there to stay. As said by Lu Ann Williams, Innova Market Insights: “It’s not really a trend anymore, it’s the new rules of the game”. Over the past few years, consumers have been looking more and more for products with cleaner label. It has been a wake-up call for the food industry to create or re-formulate some of their products that fit in consumers' wants. This desire for cleaner label might also go in pair with actions undertaken by governmental authorities to help customers better understand what they are exactly consuming, such as the new Nutrition Fact Label set by the FDA in the US.

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