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Research and Development

Gehl Food & Beverage and California Natural Products are more than just a traditional contract or private label manufacturer -- we do it all. This 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 ensure our products continue to deliver consistent flavor and superior quality expected of your brand. 

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

We also work to develop similar products to popular branded items that consumers already love. Our experts can develop any flavor formulation that will work for current consumer trends. Through solid research and product development, we are able to spot 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 partners to optimize formula and processing techniques to guarantee consistent product quality and performance over time.