BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — JPG Resources and the Center for Culinary Development, Inc., generally known as CCD Innovation, are combining to supply a complete suite of innovation, product growth and commercialization providers for the packaged meals and beverage trade. The partnership leverages complementary strengths and an expanded community of specialists to help client packaged items producers of all sizes.
CCD Innovation, primarily based in San Francisco, was based in 1993 by Marc Halperin and Kimberly Egan to supply culinary growth and commercialization experience, tapping into the insights and creativity of its proprietary Chefs Council, comprised of greater than 100 cooks and meals and beverage professionals.
“After founding CCDI, I’m excited to be becoming a member of forces with JPG, a accomplice extensively identified for bringing modern new merchandise to in-market success,” stated Mr. Halperin, chief culinary officer of CCDI. “CCDI plus JPG provides us the power to ascertain the end line from the beginning, and expands our potential to ship worth to shoppers at each stage of the innovation journey.”
JPG Resources, primarily based in Battle Creek, was based in 2009 by Jeff Grogg and has expanded to greater than 70 trade specialists specializing within the growth and commercialization of recent merchandise. The firm additionally presents operations and merger and acquisition providers and ongoing help to meals companies starting from early-stage startups to nationwide manufacturers.
“CCDI is without doubt one of the finest identified and most extremely revered innovation teams within the meals trade, having constructed a stellar repute for culinary-inspired innovation for 30 years,” stated Mr. Grogg, managing director of JPG Resources. “We can’t wait to mix the CCDI Chefs Council and their strategies of making culinary inspiration with JPG’s technical and industrial experience to carry innovation to life.”
As a part of the partnership, D’Anne Hayman is becoming a member of the CCD Innovation staff as key partnerships lead. Her profession spans practically three a long time at Kellogg Co., most not too long ago as international vp of innovation and diet.
“I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of CCDI, a company the place I’ve been a really happy shopper, and serving to to additional construct the bridge between front-end innovation and excellence in execution,” Ms. Hayman stated. “This mixture unlocks the trail to carry actually chef-inspired merchandise to the market in a really environment friendly and aligned method.”