Innovation and Product Development
Innovation is a cornerstones of New Zealand Functional Foods.
Both the building and the plant are designed support us to innovate, develop new consumer propositions while we achieve Carbon Neutral status by 2025.
Innovation forms a key part of our sustainability framework, contributing to UN SDG Goal 9 - building resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industry and foster innovation. We aim to foster an innovative, dynamic and diverse plant-based beverage sector.
We have relationships with plant-based beverage research and development experts in New Zealand and around the world. New Zealand is a renowned food processor and manufacturer and has an enviable food innovation eco-system, through the Food Innovation Network (Food Bowl, Food Pilot, Food South and Food South Otago), Otago and Massey Universities, Plant and Food Research and a range of private sector companies and consultants.
Our innovation line allows us to run small commercial pilots and production runs. This allows us to innovate and try new formulations, products and packaging without having to do a full-scale production run.