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Research and Development

Gehl Food & Beverage and California Natural Products are more than just traditional contract or private label manufacturers -- we do it all. Our comprehensive approach includes innovative research and development aimed at improving products and streamlining business processes.

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Our research and development (R&D) expertise gives us the ability to act as an extension of your company. Not only do we bring your ideas to life, but we help you grow by identifying what’s missing. Using market research, we offer more than ideas. We deliver evidence and hard facts, identifying areas for potential growth.

We don’t stop there, though. We continue to stay on top of consumer trends and industry advancements by expanding our resources and state-of-the-art technology. This allows us to perform at optimal levels while accommodating your needs. Our new innovation center provides the resources to deliver the consistent flavor and superior quality expected of your brand. 

We may be known for our cheese sauce and beverage manufacturing, but we produce a variety of products that fit our customers’ needs and provide opportunities for growth. Our market research shows what products you could be successfully developing in advance, providing extra peace of mind as you move into new markets or launch new flavors.

We also work to develop products similar to popular branded items that consumers already love. Our experts can develop most any flavor formulation to meet current consumer trends. Through solid research and product development, we are able to spot opportunities and build robust pipelines for our clients.

Our R&D team regularly monitors market trends and innovation to identify areas for potential growth.   

We collaborate with our customers to optimize formula and processing techniques for consistent product quality and superior performance over time.