FDBusiness.com

Ingredients supplier prepares for NPD push

 Breaking News
  • Nestlé to Sell US Confectionery Business to Ferrero Nestlé has agreed to sell its US confectionery business to Ferrero, the third-largest company in the global chocolate confectionery market, for SFr2.8 billion ($2.8 billion) in cash. Nestlé’s 2016 US confectionery sales reached about SFr900 million. The transaction is expected to close around the end of the first quarter of 2018 following the completion of [...]...
  • Asahi Super Dry Re-launching in the UK Asahi UK, the UK subsidiary of Asahi Europe, is boosting its strong portfolio of beer brands by re-launching Asahi Super Dry in Britain in its authentic form. For the first time in Europe, full access to the exact Japanese brewing standards have been given to Asahi Europe and these innovations will bring the authentic taste [...]...
  • Natural Preservatives Extend Frying Oil Shelf Life Arjuna Naturals Extracts has launched its natural preservative formulation for combating oxidation, thermal degradation, hydrolytic rancidity and extending the frying cycle of vegetable oils. The new, all-natural preservative formulation contains a few simple ingredients and enables a clean label. It is GMO-free, oil-soluble and vegan. Initial response was so strong, Arjuna Natural Ltd. decided to [...]...
  • Alison Unveils New UK-made Bread Basket Dolly Alison Handling Services (AHS), Europe’s largest stockist of plastic containers and boxes, has introduced a new bread basket dolly designed for standard (762 x 508 x 216mm) 12-loaf stack nests. Capable of holding up to eight nests and available in grey or purple (to match Alison’s distinctive trays and baskets), the dolly has been designed [...]...
  • Irish Supermarkets Benefit From the Christmas Spirit The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 31 December 2017, reveal that shoppers spent an extra €90 million on groceries over the festive period. David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “Over the Christmas period the average household spent a record €1,532 on groceries – an increase of [...]...

Ingredients supplier prepares for NPD push

Ingredients supplier prepares for NPD push
June 02
10:24 2013

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

The facility, operating in Sevenoaks, Kent, is based on the same trading estate as two other factories run by the company, which supplies ready meal manufacturers including Greencore and Hain Daniels Group.

FoodManufacture.co.uk revealed plans for the plant in September last year .

Jardox makes wet and dry stock, pastes and seasonings for foods such as barbecue products and ethnic dishes. Md Alex Gardener told FoodManufacture.co.uk the new factory would enable the company to expand current production in readiness for business growth with existing customers.

“We have taken on a new innovations manager who is ex-Premier and we are looking to develop the team.”

The recruit in question is Brendan Raynor, who was a new product development manager at Premier Foods.

Further product lines

Gardener said he expected to announce more details about further product lines within the next six months. FoodManufacture.co.uk has already revealed Jardox’s work on expanding into ready-to-eat foods and sandwich fillings.

He mentioned few details, but admitted that products with all-British provenance were proving popular in the wake of the horsemeat controversy.

He added that the business had plans for more investment to come. “We plan to continue growth. We’re going to do that … by growing our skills base, investing in people, plant and equipment.”

Well-equipped kitchens

The new factory incorporates well-equipped development and presentation kitchens to aid the development of new product concepts. In addition, on-site presentation and conference rooms are included to allow customers and Jardox development chefs and technologists to collaborate on NPD.

There are also disaster recovery facilities, warehouse space and offices.

The creation of the factory had not resulted immediately in any new jobs, a spokeswoman for the company said, as existing staff would be deployed across the three sites as needed. However, the firm anticipates growth in personnel as it expands.

“We are delighted with the new site, which has now given us the capacity to expand to fit our development needs,” said Gardener in a statement. “We feel we are in a strong position to offer an even more streamlined operation that will fit the demands of this competitive market.”

Jardox works with supermarket and foodservice customers in addition to food processors.

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • January 16, 2018Sival Plant Production Trade Show
  • January 17, 2018Anfas Food Product
  • January 17, 2018Dutch Organic Trade Fair
  • January 19, 2018International Green Week
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements