Product Development

Our sales team members are food and meat scientists, with an average of 20 years experience working in product development. This means they fully understand all the issues surrounding creation of new products — especially the need for speed to market — and are ready to help.

We work closely with suppliers’ technical staff to understand all elements of ingredient functionality, such as texture, flavor, shelf life, nutrient fortification, color and heat tolerance. This in-depth knowledge allows us to assist you with any and all technical challenges during product development and reformulation.

You’ll enjoy greater value with Essex, because we don’t just sell ingredients.  We partner with customers to provide the best ingredients for your formulations, and solutions that improve quality. Our huge selection of specialty ingredients, paired with deep knowledge of consumer trends, means we can guide customers to the ideal solution with the perfect ingredients.