SURVEY: How are covid, inflation, supply chain disruptions, impacting food innovation and R&D?

By Elaine Watson

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The past two years have been a rollercoaster for many food and beverage companies, who have had to deal with everything from a global pandemic to rocketing inflation, labor shortages, and massive disruption across their supply chains. So what does all this mean for R&D and innovation?

Have plans been delayed thanks to longer-than-expected lead times? Has the move to a more hybrid model of working increased efficiency and job satisfaction or made it harder to meet deadlines?

How has the pandemic impacted consumer testing strategies, SKU counts, innovation strategies and the interplay between brands and private label products?

Foster City, CA-based food & beverage innovation and product development firm Mattson​​​ is seeking to get a fuller picture of what's going on both at large and small brands via a short industry survey​, results of which will be shared with FoodNavigator-USA and others in late August.

Please give up a few minutes of your time to fill in Mattson’s survey HERE​​.

Responses are confidential and will remain anonymous, says Mattson: "Only aggregated data will be shared."

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