Sun World Announces Opening of New Center for Innovation

December 1, 2020 Sun World International

For more than three decades, Sun World researchers have worked diligently to develop new and more flavorful fruits and vegetables. Beginning this month, they now have an impressive new home from which to breed, assess and introduce new produce varieties.

Deli Star Corp. to Move Innovation Hub to City Foundry

Officials with the Fayetteville, Illinois-based company said the Food Discovery Center will comprise 16,500 square feet and feature two fully equipped test kitchens and four research-chef stations, an instructional space for culinary and food-nutrition classes, conferences and demonstrations, an employee café and farmers market; and a 4,500 square-foot customized “ghost kitchen” production facility.

Hostess Brands Invests in Future Product Development with New Innovation Lab

August 7, 2020 Hostess Brands

Located in Lenexa, Kansas, the Hostess Innovation Lab employs around 20 researchers, product testers and bakers whose mission is to create new snack cakes that resonate with consumers and bring moments of joy to daily life.

Avocados From Mexico Named to Fast Company’s List of 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators 2020

August 4, 2020 Avocados From Mexico

Avocados From Mexico has been named to Fast Company’s second annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, which honors businesses and organizations worldwide that demonstrate a deep commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels and where innovation is a key part of the culture.

The Greatest Thing Since Sliced (Organic) Bread: Innovation in the Bread Aisle

March 16, 2020 Rabobank

Bread consumption in the US is growing at marginal rates. In the retail segment, packaged sliced bread has lost share to artisan-style products, including those from grocery stores’ in-store bakeries, according to Rabobank’s “The Greatest Thing Since Sliced (Organic) Bread.”