Product Development

Evolva to axe almost half its workforce in restructuring overhaul

Evolva to axe almost half its workforce in restructuring overhaul

By Niamh Michail

Evolva will cut its workforce by 43% and spin off its Indian R&D laboratory to become a product-based company. "Technology will always be the backbone at Evolva but we've reached the point where we need to be laser focused on commercialising...

Spain’s OSI ‘improves product development’ capabilities

Spain’s OSI ‘improves product development’ capabilities

By Katy Askew

US-based protein group OSI Food Solutions has “doubled” its chicken production capacity in Spain and expanded its product development capabilities in the country as it looks to expand in the Iberian retail and foodservice space.

The right software solutions means companies can 'successfully manage the special and complex aspects of product development in the global competition for attractive products,' says SpecPage. © iStock

How can you streamline your NPD process?

By Niamh Michail

From recipe reformulations to changing regulations, there are multiple factors to take into account during new product development (NPD). One company is offering a master data capturing service to streamline the process for firms that don't have the...

Professional tasters provide the most accurate answers but are expensive and time-consuming for small companies developing new products for the market. © iStock

Sensory profiling just got simpler, faster and cheaper: Nofima

By Niamh Michail

Sensory profiling and product testing can be complicated, but Norwegian researchers have developed methods that are simpler, faster and cheaper, allowing smaller companies to carry out their own new product development, they say.

Gluten-free taste improvements spur market growth

Gluten-free taste improvements spur market growth


The gluten-free foods market has continued to grow as new ingredients and technologies have significantly improved the taste of products, according to experts at the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting.

The factory incorporates well-equipped kitchens

Ingredients supplier prepares for NPD push

By Rod Addy

Ingredients firm Jardox has recruited innovations talent from Premier Foods to spearhead a new product development (NPD) push after opening a £3M new plant.


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