New Product Development: Best Practices in Foodservice

By Michelle Jones

Downloadable PDF | 54 pages
Published by Stage-Gate International & International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), 2013
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$99.00 US

With data and input from 45 business leaders and innovation professionals from 25+ companies in the foodservice industry, this report is the quintessential guide for new product development in the foodservice industry. It is the culmination of a 3-phase research initiative between Stage-Gate International and the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) as part of the Center of Innovation Excellence (CIE), established to develop a standardized innovation framework for foodservice. The study was professionally designed and facilitated by Stage-Gate International, with advisory support from world-renowned innovation management expert Dr. Scott Edgett.

Top performing foodservice companies achieve considerably greater new product success than their average performing counterparts.

  • They enjoy 22% better sales
  • Their new products are 20% more profitable
  • They are 7 times more likely to launch commercially successful products
  • They are 3 times more likely to meet their market share and distribution objectives.

Discover how to drive faster speed-to-market, improve new product collaboration, and help your leaders and teams navigate the new product development process. This report provides leadingedge insights into what practices drive successful new product development in foodservice, illustrated with numerous company examples. It also includes ready-to-use tools and frameworks that your executives and teams can implement immediately.

  • Discover how to establish effective project selection
  • Develop a clear product innovation strategy
  • Unlock significant value through new product collaboration
  • Gain a competitive advantage through continuous learning

Participating Companies:

Founding Members of IFMA’s Center of Innovation Excellence

Barrier Safe International
Basic American Foods
Bunge Limited
C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston
CSM Bakery Products

General Mills
Hobart (Illinois Tool Works)
Insight Beverages
International Paper
J.M. Smucker Company
J.R. Simplot
Kellogg Food Away From Home

Kerry Foodservice
Land O’Lakes
Lyons Magnus
McCain Foods Limited
Nestle Professional
PepsiCo Foodservice
Procter & Gamble Professional
Rich Products Corporation

Sara Lee Foods
SCA Tissue North America
Schwan’s Foodservice
Surlean Foods
Sweet Street Deserts
The Bama Companies
The Original Cakerie
Unilever Food Solutions
Ventura Foods


Buffalo Wild Wing Grill & Bar
Brinker International
Culver’s Franchising System
Del Taco LLC
Dunkin’ Brands

Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc.
Red Lobster
Starbucks Coffee Company
The Wendy’s Company