Meat Product Development | IMS of Smithfield

Product Development

Creating and innovating

Embracing Full-Carcass Utilisation in Product Development

In an era where consumer demands are rapidly evolving, the meat industry faces a unique challenge: how to innovate while minimising waste. This challenge has led to a surge in collaborative efforts between clients and suppliers, aiming to add exciting new products to their portfolios. A key strategy in this innovative product development process is the concept of ‘nose-to-tail butchery’. This approach focuses on utilising the entire carcass of the animal, thereby reducing waste and maximising the utility of parts that traditionally held little retail value.

The Nose-to-Tail Approach: A Sustainable Move

The nose-to-tail butchery method is not just a trend; it’s a sustainable approach to meat consumption and production. By using more parts of the animal, businesses can significantly reduce waste, a crucial aspect in today’s environmentally conscious market. This method aligns with the increasing consumer demand for sustainable and ethical development practices.

Differentiating the Market through Product Development

The main goal of adopting such innovative practices in product development is to create a distinct presence in the market. Today’s consumers are more informed and discerning than ever before. They seek variety, transparency, and, above all, value for money in their food choices. By incorporating unique meat products into their offerings, businesses can cater to these evolving consumer preferences. This strategy not only attracts a broader customer base but also fosters loyalty among consumers who appreciate the innovative and sustainable efforts of a brand.

Meeting Consumer Demands: More than Just Products

In the realm of product development, especially in the food industry, meeting consumer demands goes beyond just offering a variety of products. It involves a commitment to transparency and value, aspects that are increasingly important to modern consumers. By openly sharing sourcing and production practices, businesses can build trust and a stronger connection with their customers.

Onsite Development Days: Fostering Innovation

A unique aspect of our approach to product development in the meat industry is the concept of onsite development days. We open our factory doors to teams of executive chefs, allowing them to work hand-in-hand with our development team. This collaboration facilitates the creation, testing, and sampling of various meat primals that may have been overlooked in the past.

The Benefits of Collaborative Development

These onsite development days are not just about creating new products; they are an opportunity to build stronger relationships between suppliers and customers. This collaborative environment has proven to be an effective tool in creating cost-effective, innovative dishes. The synergy between chefs and our development team leads to groundbreaking ideas and solutions in product development, catering to the ever-changing demands of the market.

Contact Us for a Unique Product Development Experience

We are committed to driving innovation in the meat industry through sustainable practices and collaborative efforts. If you are interested in exploring new possibilities in product development and want to learn more about our onsite development days, we invite you to contact our team. We look forward to collaborating with you to create unique, sustainable, and consumer-focused products.

For more information and to start your journey in innovative product development, please call our team at 020 7383 3080.

IMS - Product Development
IMS - Product Development