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Mastering Private Label Manufacturing in the Food Industry

Mas­ter­ing Pri­vate Label Man­u­fac­tur­ing in the Food In­dus­try

Welcome to our exploration of private label manufacturing in the dynamic food industry. This concept, while offering immense opportunities for brand growth and product innovation, comes with its unique set of complexities. Our aim is to guide you through these intricacies, offering insights and solutions for a successful venture in this field.At the heart of private label manufacturing lies the opportunity for retailers and brand owners to create products under their own brand, but produced by third-party manufacturers. This approach allows for greater control over product development, branding, and marketing strategies. However, it's not without its challenges. The journey from product conception to market launch is riddled with potential pitfalls – understanding and managing the supply chain, ensuring product quality and compliance with regulations, and aligning the product with market needs and consumer preferences.A common misconception in private label manufacturing is the underestimation of these complexities. Many assume that simply finding a manufacturer to produce a product is enough. However, the reality is far more nuanced. From crafting a product that resonates with your brand identity to navigating the logistics of supply chains and market introduction, every step requires careful consideration and strategic planning.Our objective here is to delve into these challenges, providing you with the knowledge and tools to navigate the private label manufacturing landscape effectively. We'll uncover the common blunders, introduce you to alternative approaches, and highlight how Cibus Nexum, with its expertise and innovative FoodFlow Method, can be your ally in this journey.Join us as we embark on this insightful exploration, designed to empower you in making informed decisions and achieving success in the world of private label manufacturing in the food industry.

21 July 2024
Plant-Based Manufacturing in Dairy: Embracing Innovation and Overcoming Challenges

Plant-Based Man­u­fac­tur­ing in Dairy: Em­brac­ing In­no­va­tion and Over­com­ing Chal­lenges

Introduction: The Rise of Plant-Based Dairy AlternativesAs the world leans towards sustainability and health-conscious choices, the dairy industry stands at a pivotal crossroads. The traditional focus on animal-based products like milk, cheese, and yogurt is being reevaluated in light of a growing trend: plant-based dairy alternatives. This shift isn't just a fad; it's a reflection of changing consumer preferences and a deeper awareness of dietary and environmental impacts.However, this transition is not without its complexities. One common misconception is that shifting to plant-based dairy is a straightforward process, merely about replacing one ingredient with another. In reality, it involves a multifaceted transformation that touches every aspect of production – from research and development to marketing and distribution. Traditional dairy companies, especially large cooperatives with farmer-owners, face unique challenges. They must navigate technological gaps, resource allocation, stakeholder interests, and the need for rapid adaptability in a market that's drastically different from their standard operations.Understanding these complexities is essential. It's not just about introducing a new product line; it's about rethinking the entire production and business model to meet the evolving demands of the market and the planet. This blog post aims to delve into these challenges, offering insights and solutions for dairy companies looking to make a successful transition to the plant-based realm.

21 July 2024
How Cibus Nexum’s Collaboration with GrowinCo Will Set New Industry Standards

How Cibus Nex­um’s Col­lab­o­ra­tion with Grow­in­Co Will Set New In­dus­try Stan­dards

Amsterdam, Netherlands / Curitiba, Brazil – March 27, 2024Cibus Nexum B.V., the independent partner in the food industry for product development and contract manufacturing, is proud to announce its collaboration with GrowinCo. This partnership marks a strategic alliance with GrowinCo., the leading co-manufacturing platform for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. GrowinCo’s expertise lies in seamlessly connecting CPG companies with co-manufacturers, co-packers, and suppliers of ingredients and packaging.This collaboration leverages GrowinCo’s state-of-the-art technology and extensive network, enabling Cibus Nexum to offer its clients a more diverse and flexible range of manufacturing options. The integration of GrowinCo’s platform with Cibus Nexum’s FoodFlow Method enhances our ability to support our clients throughout the entire product development lifecycle, from ideation to launch. GrowinCo’s commitment to facilitating efficient and cost-effective manufacturing solutions aligns perfectly with our mission to provide innovative and sustainable production strategies for the food industry.This partnership between Cibus Nexum in the Netherlands and GrowinCo in Brazil unites advanced European market expertise with South American technological innovation, creating a unique, global collaboration that spans continents, enhancing service delivery and fostering international growth in the food industry."Our technology, combined with Cibus Nexum's expertise, now offers the most comprehensive network of co-manufacturers and top-notch R&D capabilities. This will empower companies to create superior products in an integrated and much faster manner," says Raphael Traticoski, GrowinCo’s Chief Executive Officer.“The collaboration with the GrowinCo team adds up to both our proposition, supporting brands and scaleups with the best fit co-manufacturing setup. During the entire process from ideation to launch, our clients can rely on tailor-made support and advice. Besides a significantly reduced time-to-market deploying the platform technology, they can still experience the benefits of incognito engagement with potential production partners”, says Arjen van der Wijk, Managing Partner at Cibus Nexum.About GrowinCo:GrowinCo is a co-manufacturing and sourcing platform for the CPG industry. The platform connects CPG companies with idle capacity at co-packers, contract manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and packaging suppliers, enabling CPG companies to bring new products to market more quickly and cost-effectively. Founded in 2019 by two former Mondelez executives, GrowinCo is headquartered in Curitiba, Brazil, with offices in São Paulo and Chicago, USA.About Cibus Nexum:Cibus Nexum is a product development & contract manufacturing consultancy based in the Netherlands. Bringing over 75 years of food industry expertise, it has pioneered innovative solutions to assist food brands and scaleups in successfully developing, launching, and scaling their outsourced production.Media Contact:Stijn de BatsManaging PartnerCibus Nexum 85 4883687

21 July 2024
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