Nepra Foods and Scoular announced a manufacturing and distribution partnership for specialised plant-based ingredients. The partnership will provide for co-development and collaboration on sales and marketing for Nepra and Scoular.
New product development under the co-branded partnership will utilise Nepra’s innovative research and development team in addition to specialty ingredients from both companies. The partnership also enables Scoular to offer Nepra products through Scoular’s global supply chain network, which will benefit both companies.
“This partnership with Scoular represents a transformational step for Nepra and its ability to continue pushing the boundaries of novel food development and broadening market access,” said Chadwick White, CEO of Nepra Foods. “Scoular is a leader within the agricultural supply chain and a pioneer in bringing new, healthy, clean-label ingredients to market. With this partnership, Nepra is able to penetrate previously inaccessible markets and brands both domestically and internationally.”
“Our partnership with Nepra is a great example of Scoular boosting our gluten-free product development capabilities,” added Brian Hansen, Scoular General Manager for Food Innovation. “It is also an example of the how the food industry is becoming increasingly collaborative, enabling companies to combine their expertise to bring new products to the market.”
This news follows on from the announcement of Nepra’s first partnership with a national bread company, which will oversee the company deliver the first products containing Nepra’s allergen-free and vegan egg replacement. The product is designed to remove eggs and animal products from the ingredient label, and represents gluten-free bread with a shelf life of 28 days.
The specific formulation developed by Nepra’s Research and Development team for the commercial partnership is gluten-free bread whose shelf life will enable bakeries to move products from costly freezer sets to the centre store shelf and bakery aisles.
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