New Products Conference

September 30 - October 3, 2018

The Marquette
Minneapolis, MN

Knowledge Partner

mintel    Mintel is the world's leading market intelligence agency. For over 40 years, Mintel's expert analysis of the highest quality data and market research has directly impacted on client success. With offices in London, Chicago, Belfast, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Munich, New York, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto, Mintel has forged a unique reputation as a world-renowned business brand. For more information on Mintel, please visit


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ardent mills Ardent Mills®, the industry’s leading flour-milling and ingredient company, is dedicated to nourishing what’s next in grain innovation. We offer the broadest range of traditional flours and whole grains, organic flours, and innovative solutions, available in custom mixes and blends and backed by unrivaled technical support, food safety solutions and the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network of more than 40 community mills and blending facilities, an artisan commercial bakery and a Mobile Innovation



blueberries Real Blueberries + Great Products = Happy Customers

Our 2,437 highbush blueberry growers in 32 states invite you to place the Real Blueberries seal on your package. The seal identifies at a glance the use of genuine, adequate and optimal real blueberries. Qualifying is simple. This is a great way to get high consumer recognition signaling clean labels, natural goodness, delicious flavor, and all-around enjoyment. Identify your blueberry containing products with the blueberries seal. Show consumers that you use authentic blueberries. For sign up information go to:



 brenntagThe global leader in distribution of specialty and commodity ingredients, we provide world-class expertise to Food Scientists, R&D Teams and Strategic Procurement Professionals. We offer customers high-quality ingredients, tailor-made supply-chain solutions and an unrivaled degree of technical and market expertise. BRENNTAG is the only distributor complimenting a broad global network providing superior local expertise, and is committed to connecting food producers and ingredient manufacturers. For more information



fortitech DSM Nutritional Products is the world’s premier ingredient supplier and solutions provider to food and beverage manufacturers, worldwide. Our extensive product portfolio includes vitamins and minerals, carotenoids for coloration, omega 3 fatty acids, nutraceuticals and fortification expertise provided by our Fortitech® Premixes service. Our broad portfolio of nutrients, combined with consumer insight and market knowledge can help you get to market faster with appealing solutions that work. Phone: 518 372 5155 or visit




Cutting-edge flavours, seasoning blends and a unique expertise for designing sweet to savoury products, combined with an unrivalled knowledge of natural raw materials to bring you the best of nature.

A mix of precious natural essential oils and innovative molecules, resulting from a century of know-how and state-of-the-art extraction technologies, observing trends, giving shape to creation and finding answers to consumer needs.

Synthetic molecules and natural Ingredients coming from remote parts of the world are further elaborated thanks to our in-house technology, partnerships with local producers or internal fundamental research and constitute a comprehensive collection for the most qualitative and thrilling creations.




These are what make the potatoes we grow in the United States of America so special. Our potatoes are the product of generations of sustainable farming knowledge. From the day they are planted to the day they reach the table of food lovers around the world, potatoes from the United States reflect the care and experience of growers like ourselves. Because we grow our potatoes for our own families as well as yours, we are dedicated to growing the best potatoes possible. Learn more at


sopheon  Sopheon partners with customers to provide complete Enterprise Innovation Management solutions including software, expertise, and best practices to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability.

Sopheon consultants possess extensive F&B industry expertise, having worked side-by-side with numerous ‘Food Processing Top 100’ leaders. We propel innovation performance forward with our Accolade® software, a cross-functional, insight-driven decision support system that brings the end-to-end product development lifecycle together – from strategic planning and ideation to automating all phases of development (including gated, iterative and hybrid processes), portfolio optimization, and resource capacity planning and management.

Our patented solutions have been implemented by over 250 customers with 60,000+ users in 50+ countries. To learn more visit



tabascoLiquid, Intermediate Moisture and Dry formulations from McIlhenny Company, TABASCO® brand can be used to develop new flavor profiles and enhance the existing flavors of a variety of food and beverage products, whether sweet or savory.

McIlhenny Company’s newest product—TABASCO® Chipotle Spray Dry Flavoring—features the rich-bodied flavor of TABASCO® Chipotle Pepper Sauce and is crafted to offer craveworthy flavor in a spray-dried format and enhance everything from snacks and dairy to beverages and beyond.  For samples or to schedule a demonstration, contact your local broker at



tastepoint Tastepoint is the newest name in taste, backed by more than a century of experience.
In the past, you counted on us as David Michael and Ottens Flavors. Today, we’re one company, fueled by passion and enhanced by the technology and insights of IFF. We’re better because we’re small enough to care and big enough to make it happen. Our purpose is to be the spark that advances our customers. We’re an agile, energetic partner with a fresh perspective. Together, we'll create a fresh take on taste. How does your imagination taste? Let’s find out together. To learn more visit



treetop  Tree Top Fruit Ingredients

With our headquarters in the heart of Washington state’s bountiful fruit country, Tree Top remains committed to our co-op’s small town roots and rural values. Hardworking and caring growers and employees are what make Tree Top special. Since 1960, we’ve been producing delicious fruit products and ingredients.

Today, Tree Top is one of the world's largest producers of fruit ingredient products (from dried apples, fruit juice concentrates to fruit purees and formulated fruit preps) and the primary supplier to the U.S. market, providing food ingredients to over 20 of the nation's top 25 food companies. A key element of the growth of our business has been our superior technical support capabilities. Our experienced scientists and food technologists are readily available to work with customers on the development of new products and unique applications. Visit us at and explore our complete list of capabilities and fruit ingredient offerings.


Silver Sponsors


 comaxComax Flavors is a world leader in proprietary flavors technology. We offer a full range of traditional flavors, but we are also flavor innovators, specializing in flavor improvements for healthy foods and customized solutions to every food and beverage flavor challenge.

Ours is an organization driven by passionate, talented people who work diligently and with great determination to deliver what our customers require.

We offer highly-advanced quality control protocols, exemplary customer service practices, a strong commitment to ongoing research and development and a focus on marketability. To keep our flavors in tune with our customers’ application needs, we continuously conduct consumer sensory research studies to stay ahead of flavor trends and consumer flavor preferences and interests.


edlong  Experience the science and art of authentic taste. With over 100 years in business, Edlong has the broadest global portfolio of dairy flavors and is the only certified woman-owned flavor house in the food manufacturing industry (WBENC). Our dairy flavors improve classic cheese, butter, cream and milk profiles in all applications. We also provide unique functions that enhance mouthfeel and taste of reduced sugar or fat formulations, while masking the flavor of plant proteins and nutritional ingredients. Edlong is one of the Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® (2014-2017). Let’s Innovate together. Contact us at or visit



fdiFlavor Dynamics is a leading provider of high-quality food and beverage flavors developed by a team dedicated to innovative products and personalized customer support. We are committed to the technical mastery of the art and science of flavor chemistry, creative product innovation and the kind of service that you deserve.

From working with you on your initial flavor applications to making sure that every order is of consistent, reliable quality, our experienced team is up to any challenge. Contact a salesperson today to find out how we can help make your products better - to help make your business grow.



plthomas  PLT Health Solutions is a discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredient solutions for the natural products, food & beverage and cosmeceuticals markets. Our goal is to bring innovative and impactful solutions that help our consumer products customers develop new concepts, new products and grow successful brands. An important part of our ability to serve our customers is our network of global strategic partnerships. Our partners are some of the world’s most innovative people, and we help bring them and their companies to market via proprietary ingredient brands with the type of support services that are required by leading consumer products companies. This dual role of solution provider to health & wellness consumer companies and commercialization partner for international ingredient suppliers is one of the things that make us unique in the industry.


 roxlor  The Roxlor Group headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware with operations in the United States, Europe and Asia, manufactures high quality two-piece hard gelatin capsules for the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement markets AND manufacturers innovative nutraceutical and cosmeceutical ingredients for the North American, European and Asian dietary supplement and food markets.

Roxlor specializes in identifying innovative ingredients and bringing them to market around the world either by partnering with manufacturers or through its own manufacturing resources. The product line is limited to unique ingredients that offer innovative and versatile solutions to the food or dietary supplement industry. All products offered by Roxlor are backed by sound scientific evidence proving their safety, quality and efficacy.


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