Bluegrass Ingredients® launches physical innovation space and digital research hub to infuse consumer trend analysis into new product development
Bowling Green, KY (February 7, 2023) – Bluegrass Ingredients, Inc., a leading R&D-based specialty food ingredients manufacturer and supplier, opens The Agile Kitchen™ at Bluegrass, a product development center and resource hub for acting on ever-evolving consumer food trends in close collaboration with food manufacturers. The Agile Kitchen at Bluegrass exists as a physical space and a digital solution, advancing the company’s commitment to understanding ingredient trends and market opportunities, a cornerstone of its Agile Ingredient Innovation® service model.
The Agile Kitchen at Bluegrass will provide food manufacturers with a state-of-the-art innovation kitchen to craft and pilot test custom applications and recipes. The company’s food scientists, culinary specialists and R&D teams will be available to support on-site creations, in addition to the company’s executive chef, Shane Boling.
Together with its physical location, The Agile Kitchen at Bluegrass will serve as a digital resource hub, informed by the company’s market trend research and discoveries made in the Kitchen. This focus on both analysis and experimentation will allow Bluegrass to rapidly develop and deliver on-trend innovations. In support of this approach and in conjunction with the Kitchen’s opening, the company is sharing its 2022 Trends & 2023 Outlook eBook, available for download here.
“The Agile Kitchen at Bluegrass is purpose-built to wholly support our customers and prospects in their product development journeys,” said Hoyt Huffman, Chief Executive Officer at Bluegrass Ingredients. “There’s no substitute for hands-on collaboration in creating great food. Armed with the latest insights and findings, the Kitchen gives our customers and our team a state-of-the-art space to roll up their sleeves and get to work inventing and improving the future of food.”
Bluegrass Ingredients partners with customers and prospects to craft tailored formulations across a variety of applications, including Bakery, Beverages, Desserts, Prepared Meals and Snacks.
About Bluegrass Ingredients®
Founded nearly a quarter century ago, Bluegrass has evolved from a boutique dairy ingredients provider into one of the nation’s leading R&D-based specialty ingredients suppliers to the food industry. The company has production facilities located in the heart of bluegrass country in Glasgow, KY and Springfield, KY, and R&D Innovation Centers in Springfield, KY and Bowling Green, KY. Bluegrass serves and supplies some of the world’s biggest brands in niche ingredient sectors like custom dairy blends and specialty powders, fruit/citrus powders, clean label alternatives and more. Through its Agile Ingredient Innovation® Model, Bluegrass Ingredients utilizes its deep technical expertise to help leading brands rapidly concept, test and produce the custom flavors and formulations they need to stay ahead. To learn more, visit www.bluegrassingredients.com.