Over the course of a very difficult year, one thing that remained a constant source of inspiration and innovation has been creating new products along with our valued clients. While the in-person meetings around a tasting panel inside bakeries has been all but eliminated from our itinerary, the development of new and exciting projects has not slowed down as the baking industry continues to introduce new items to the ever changing marketplace. As ever, Stewart Ingredient Systems flexible and fast paced development services have led to multiple nationwide launches of new items developed post-March shutdown.
According to Mintel’s 2020 in-store bakery report, 89% of consumers said that they purchased a bread or a bakery item in the last 3 months and 70% purchased a cake or a sweet good. While many of our new development projects this year included better-for-you ingredients claims for marketing to attract the younger consumer into the bakery snacking isle, the traditional snacking items remain a source of dependable indulgence.
With our model of custom development in partnership with our clients leading directly to in-plant production of the filling or topping, SIS remains ideally placed to build into 2021 with our valued bakery partners. Do not hesitate to reach out via our Sample Request form or contact Ross Stewart @ rstewart@Stewartis.com at anytime!