More than 900 IFT FIRST attendees navigated an interactive path toward product development creativity in the Innovation Lab held on the Food Expo floor on the final day of the event. The journey was intellectually stimulating, productive—and fun, participants said.
At the first Innovation Lab station, those who took part got to choose a consumer profile to help them focus their product development ideation efforts. The profile options spanned a range of generations, extending from Sam, a 2…
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Columnist Kantha Shelke makes the case for adopting an appreciative inquiry approach to the science of food.
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Health, welfare, and sustainability concerns have spurred consumers to explore plant-based alternatives. In this sponsored content interview, global ingredients company ofi discusses the forces driving this growing trend, and how it supports product innovation in this emerging category.