ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, USA [30 April 2018] – Edlong Chief Commercial Officer Beth Warren and Chief Financial Officer David Starr will present at industry-leading Houlihan Lokey’s 2018 Consumer, Food & Retail Conference, to be held May 8th, 2018 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
At the conference, Warren and Starr will discuss the demand to create new plant-based and healthier foods, with less allergens, sugar and fat, but without sacrificing taste. Their presentation, subtitled Inspiring New Taste Options, will show how Edlong’s unique line of dairy-inspired flavors are solving challenging innovation opportunities in a wide range of food and beverage products.
“It’s an exciting time for the food industry,” says Starr. “With the explosion of plant-based and gluten-free foods, the need for authentic taste is rising. The demand for Edlong’s innovative formulations has never been higher, or more vital.”
Warren and Starr will also examine how consumer trends continue to inspire Edlong’s new technology innovations. Edlong balances science and artistry to create “The Science of Delicious.” The only company focused exclusively on dairy flavor technology, Edlong is dedicated to creating products that deliver the authentic taste consumers expect.
Adds Warren, “Consumers are demanding more lifestyle options, including plant-based foods and beverages with the indulgent taste profiles they expect from the traditional foods and beverages they love. Edlong is on the forefront of these trends. We’re always looking to shorten the innovation cycle by delivering the science and art to complete the targeted culinary experience.”
Now in its seventh year, The Consumer, Food & Retail Conference will feature a variety of industry leaders presenting an overview of their businesses, along with sector-specific panel discussions. The Conference is being held from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the New York Marriott Marquis, located on Times Square at 1535 Broadway. To attend, request registration at events.hl.com.
Experience the science and art of authentic taste. Edlong has the broadest global portfolio of dairy flavors and is the only certified woman-owned flavor house in the food manufacturing industry (WBENC). Founded in 1914, we are committed to world-class service in custom flavor development, applications and culinary support, regulatory compliance and supply chain performance. Our broad portfolio of dairy and dairy-free flavors improves classic taste profiles for Cheese, Butter, Sweet Dairy, Cream and Milk. We also deliver unique functional value in the flavor and mouthfeel of sugar-reduced products, and mask nutritional ingredients in foods and beverages. edlong.com.