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Bell Invites Attendees to Experience Nature’s Garden at Natural Products Expo West 2024

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Invites Attendees to Experience Nature’s Garden at Natural Products Expo West 2024

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company to Showcase Citrus and Botanical Mashups at Upcoming Tradeshow in Anaheim, CA from March 12-16 at Booth #1095

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – March 6, 2024 – Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to Natural Products Expo West (Expo West) from March 12-16, 2024 in Anaheim, CA.

Hosted and produced by New Hope Network, Expo West, the industry’s largest trade show, will spotlight the latest product innovations, including natural and organic food and beverages, ingredients and supplements, and clean beauty and home products. Expo West brings together CPG companies, retailers and emerging brands for five action-packed days of networking events and the exploration of new products and technologies revolutionizing the natural and organics world.

Bell’s flavor and fragrance teams have crafted a collaborative taste and scent experience showcasing their global Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® program tracking five key consumer Macro Trends impacting consumers today and in the future. Their booth theme, Experience Nature’s Garden, will lean into “A Better Me,“ a Macro Trend showcasing consumers’ desire to embrace healthy lifestyles and optimize longevity in a quest to achieve the best version of ‘you.’

“At Bell’s booth, you can experience the fusion of botanicals, flavors and fragrances by indulging your senses in the enchantment of nature’s garden. It’s not just an Expo, it’s an indulgence for our senses,” states Joan Harvey and Deborah French Wright, Senior Vice Presidents and General Managers of Bell’s Flavor & Fragrance Divisions.

Today, individuals now look beyond the basics of nutrition, hydration, and hygiene, seeking added benefits from functional ingredients, such as botanicals and essential oils, that support a holistic approach to their health and well-being. In fact, 76% of U.S. adults agree that natural ingredients offer more functional benefits than artificial ingredients (Mintel, 2023).

With consumer purchase behaviors top of mind, Bell will showcase the synergy of flavors and fragrances, debuting concepts that celebrate the harmonious blend of floral, spice citrus, and botanical pairings straight from nature’s garden.

Journey Through Nature’s Garden Via Innovative Concepts

At booth #1095, Bell’s samples will infuse fresh and natural flavors and scents:

Calm & Restore Fragrance

Top Note: Lavender, Bergamot, Ylang

Mid Note: Earl Grey Tea, Heliotrope, Muguet

Base Note: Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood

 

 

 

 

Lavender and Earl Grey Tea Chocolate Bark with Blue Cornflowers

 Featuring Bell’s Earl Grey Tea Type and Lavender Flavors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limequat and Fennel Pollen Snack Mix

Featuring Bell’s Limequat Type and Fennel Flavors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Basil Non-Alcoholic Gin

Featuring Bell’s Strawberry, Basil (Thai Type) and Gin Type Flavors and Heat Sensate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect with the Bell Flavors & Fragrances Team at Booth #1095 

Bell offers 110+ year history in offering cutting-edge, natural and organic solutions for products that let flavors and fragrances shine. Visit Bell’s booth to connect with the company’s Sales, Marketing, Flavor R&D and Fragrance Creative teams and discuss flavor and fragrance solutions tailored to your brand.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 110 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 90 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

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Bell Promotes Top Talent to Fuel Strategic Growth at Global Headquarter

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Promotes Top Talent to Fuel Strategic Growth at Global Headquarter

 

Global Flavors and Fragrance Company Unveils New Leadership Appointments in Northbrook, IL

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – February 13, 2024 – Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) proudly announces strategic promotions within the company’s Flavor and Fragrance divisions as well as Consumer & Sensory Science and Customer Service departments at its global headquarter in Northbrook, IL.

“Bell Flavors & Fragrances continues to grow thanks to the strategic leadership of these individuals and the impact their teams are having on employee engagement and the customer experience,” notes Ron Stark, President & CEO.

FLAVOR DIVISION

Benjamin Stanley, CRC has been promoted to Director of Sweet Applications at Bell’s global headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In his new role, Ben will continue to grow Bell’s Sweet Dairy business and serve as lead technical support. He will also co-lead a cross-functional team leveraging Bell’s more than 110-year-long intellectual property legacy by curating internal technology capabilities and expanding them to new applications.

Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts from Kendall College and a master’s degree in Innovation through Northeastern University’s D’Amore McKim School of Business. He is certified as a Research Chef by the Research Chef’s Association.

Vuk Levakov has been promoted to Senior Director of Beverage Applications at Bell’s global headquarter in Northbrook, IL.

In his new role, Vuk will continue to manage Bell’s Beverage Applications team and collaborate with cross-functional partners to develop and execute strategic plans. His additional responsibilities involve creating efficient processes and procedures for the team and improving the customer experience for Bell’s beverage clients.

Vuk holds a Master of Science degree in food science and human nutrition from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Andrew Petrou has been promoted to Flavorist, Savory Lab Manager at Bell’s global headquarter in Northbrook, IL.

In his new role, Andrew will lead day-to-day operations of Bell’s Savory Lab and spearhead the development of savory innovations and commercial projects to deliver best-in-class results to Bell’s customers. He will also continue training and educating a new generation of future flavorists.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and in 2023 became certified member of the American Society of Flavor Chemists.

FRAGRANCE DIVISION

Melissa Scharoff has been promoted to Junior Perfumer and Fragrance Evaluation Manager at Bell’s global headquarter in Northbrook, IL.

In her new role, Melissa will begin working as a Junior Perfumer, creating fragrances under the guidance of the Perfumery Team while continuing to work as a Fragrance Evaluator within the Fragrance Development Team.

Melissa holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester and was recently accepted as a member of the American Society of Perfumers.

CONSUMER & SENSORY SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Karen Graves has been promoted to Vice President of Shared Technical Services at Bell’s global headquarter in Northbrook, IL.

In her new role, Karen will lead the development and execution of the strategic vision and best-in-class service levels for Bell’s Technical teams. Karen will also co-lead a cross-functional team leveraging Bell’s over 110-year-long intellectual property legacy by curating internal technology capabilities and expanding them to new applications.

 Karen earned her bachelor’s degree in food industry and business and master’s degree in food science, specializing in sensory science, from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (U of I). She also holds a certificate in business administration from U of I.

CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Susan Payton has been promoted to Vice President of Customer Service at Bell’s global headquarter in Northbrook, IL.

Susan will be at the forefront of elevating customer satisfaction in her new role, overseeing and guiding Bell’s customer service operations. Her responsibilities include devising and executing strategies to enrich the customer experience, efficiently addressing challenges and fostering ongoing enhancements in Bell’s customer service processes.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Please join Bell Flavors & Fragrances in celebrating these milestone career moments as they continue to strengthen Bell’s collective expertise and deliver on the company’s commitment to efficiency, quality and excellence for customers.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 110 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 90 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

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Bell Releases 2024 Trend Predictions Via Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Releases 2024 Trend Predictions Via Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform

 

Bell’s Annual Trends Program Spotlights Consumer Behaviors & Trends Seen Across the Globe

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – January 17, 2024 – Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) debuts its 2024 global trend inspirations via the Spark–Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® platform. Since its inception in 2015, Bell’s Spark Trends platform is the essence of creativity and the future of influential trends in the flavor and fragrance industries, providing a unique, one-stop guide to what’s next in today’s ever-evolving consumer landscape.

Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing & Industry Affairs, states, “This year, Bell’s Macro Trends continue to shine, reflecting deep-seated behaviors and trends impacting consumers, customers and the broader industry today and in the future. Collectively identified by Bell’s Global Marketing teams, they represent core behavioral and emotional values shared by all humans, which are applied to various regions and across all product categories. As we move into 2024, these boundless trends hold steadfast.”

“Refreshed in 2024 based on current shifts in consumer behaviors and popular culture, Bell’s Micro Trends represent fads shaping consumer experiences. The Micro Trend ‘Globetrotter’ is inspired by taste explorations from the Amalfi coast of Italy to villages of Japan and regional Chinese provinces like Sichuan (Szechuan), Hunan and Guizhou, all of which offer unique blends of spicy, sweet, sour and savory flavors. Consumers seek unique fusions, bizarre collaborations and multi-sensory experiences. And while they love to indulge and experience the unfamiliar, they crave food authenticity, label transparency, ethical solutions and more functional, clean label products in the everyday,” states David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing.

Explore Bell’s 2024 Macro and Micro Trends:

MACRO TREND #1 – NEW HORIZONS:
THE UNION OF IMAGINATION & TECHNOLOGY

Consumers crave ways to engage their senses in new and unexpected ways, and the evolution of technologies makes it possible via ‘phygital’ formats – the fusion of physical and digital experiences.

The 2024 Horizons Micro Trends are:

CREATIVE FUSIONS: Fusing Unexpected Flavors and Fragrances to Unlock New Experiences
The quest for novel and unforgettable experiences has reshaped industries, and the blend of unexpected flavors and scents is forging a path toward unparalleled fusion adventures.

SENSORIAL SPARKS: Redefining the Boundaries of Sensory Perception
Consumers seek immersive experiences and products that redefine the boundaries of sensory perception. The future holds a world of exciting sensory delights where every bite and every scent tells a unique and personalized story.

GLOBETROTTER: Expanding Culinary Horizons and Unveiling New Senses Through Global Exploration
With the rise of technology, globalization, and a renewed emphasis on the importance of staying connected, consumers can embark on a journey of culinary and fragrance exploration via the comfort of their homes or physical travel.

 

MACRO TREND #2 – NATURE R*EVOLUTION: THE NEW DAWN OF ‘GREEN’ INNOVATION

This trend looks at the new dawn of ‘green’ innovation to safeguard the future of the planet, without sacrificing the familiar scents and taste sensations consumers continue to crave.

The 2024 Nature R*Evolution Micro Trends are:

PLANT INFUSIONS: Creating Sensory Experiences with the Power of Herbs and Botanicals
As part of a current (r)evolution, nature’s variety of herbs, botanicals, and plant extracts pair with advanced technologies to create sensorial experiences in flavors and fragrances.

CLEAN LABEL: Building Trust with Transparent Ingredient Information and Positive Global Impact
Brands are pressed to replace harmful ingredients and manufacturing methods with sustainable alternatives, all the while reducing carbon emissions in search of not just carbon neutrality, but climate positivity.

ENVIRONMENTAL TECH: Preserving Natural Resources and Securing Supply Chains with Science 
Sustainable technology holds the key to enhancing the flavors, smells, and appeal of natural ingredients and finished products. Environmental technologies help to future-proof supply chains and ensure food security on a global level.

 

MACRO TREND #3 – A BETTER ME:
A HEALTH-FORWARD LOOK AT THE BEST YOU

This trend explores a fresh approach to the best version of ‘you’ as consumers demand personalization, natural solutions and an inward focus.

The 2024 A Better Me Micro Trends are:

REFRESHED RITUALS: A New Lens on Life
Consumers have taken on a new approach to life, refocusing, reprioritizing and revitalizing their routines. Products and experiences must align with evolving lifestyles that emphasize balance, consistency and simplicity, all with health and wellness seamlessly integrated.

FUNCTIONAL: Elevating the Everyday with Added Benefits
Individuals look beyond the basics of nutrition, hydration and hygiene, seeking added benefits from functional ingredients that support a holistic approach to their health and well-being.

CUSTOMIZED WELL-BEING: Let’s Get Personal with Health and Wellness
Out with the one-size-fits-all approach and in with customization. Consumers embrace a ‘taking health into my own hands’ approach, demanding solutions that speak to holistic wellness and their ‘healthspan.’

 

MACRO TREND #4 – 360º REWARDS:
TANTALIZING CURIOSITIES AND PERMISSIBLE INDULGENCES

Don’t delay rewards! Consumers are embracing indulgences, ‘newstalgia’ and flavors
and fragrances that spark instant joy – unapologetically.

The 360º Rewards Micro Trends for 2024 are:

FUTURE NOSTALGIA: A Forward Twist on Familiar Classics
Nostalgia has always held a powerful sway over our emotions and choices, transporting us back to simpler times and cherished memories. Future nostalgia emerges to enliven consumer interests by bringing back familiar classics with a new twist.

INTENTIONAL INDULGENCE: Saying ‘YES’ to Premium Finds and Small Splurges
Consumers are counteracting years of giving up simple pleasures and saying “no”, to now saying “yes” to premium finds and small splurges of the flavors that bring the most joy. 

MADE FOR ME: Elevation of Personalization
In an era defined by individualism and the desire for unique experiences, personalization has become a driving force in various industries. Crafting one’s personal brand within these markets is not only possible but increasingly essential.

 

MACRO TREND #5 – TREE OF LIFE: UNITED BY CULTURAL ROOTS

Consumers remain keenly aware of human connections across the globe,
championing diverse heritage, authentic values and sustainable products.

The 2024 Tree of Life Micro Trends are:

NATURALLY SUSTAINABLE: Cultivating Novel Ways to Sustain our Environment
The food, beverage, and fragrance industries are proactively adopting naturally sustainable practices to future-proof their businesses to meet current consumer trends, secure their long-term success and drive sustainability initiatives.

COOLTURA: Mindfully Embracing Human Cultural Connections
This trend entails crafting authentic products that celebrate the rich diversity of global cultures, from traditional recipes in the food sector to culturally inspired beverages and fragrances.

HYPER LOCAL: Rediscovering Local Roots and Authentic Experiences
Hyperlocal emphasizes the sourcing and consumption of products from extremely local sources, fostering a stronger connection between consumers and their immediate communities.

“It’s exciting to be part of an industry that embraces these fast-moving trends, weaving them into communication strategies all the way to product innovation and everything in between,” notes David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing.

Want to learn more? To request a Spark Trends presentation, complete with inspirational flavor and fragrance concepts that bring the Macro and Micro trends to life, please reach out to spark@bellff.com.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 90 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

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Bell Showcases Authentic Tastes Supporting the Industry’s Push for Clean Label Initiatives

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Showcases Authentic Tastes
Supporting the Industry’s Push for Clean Label Initiatives

 

Global Flavor & Fragrance Company’s USDA Kettle Crafted Meat Flavors Enhance Natural
Flavor Profiles and Streamline Ingredients Lists

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – November 30, 2023 – In response to rapidly growing interest in clean label claims, Bell introduces a new line of USDA Kettle Cooked Meat Flavors. These flavors, including Free Range Chicken, Grass-Fed Beef and Organic Turkey, enhance a product’s natural broth flavor profile while maintaining a cleaner label.

Developed at Bell’s Technology and Innovation Center, a USDA-certified facility located at the company’s global headquarter that unites diverse expertise under one roof and rapidly produces customized flavors with a clean label, USDA Kettle Cooked Meat Flavors fulfill both consumer expectations and manufacturer needs.

“Bell’s investment into this vertical, bolsters our capability to meet growing consumer demand for clear and simple labels, with flavoring food stuffs made from real meat,” states Peter Gollmer, Bell’s Director of Savory Business Development.

Consumer interest in foods and beverages that present a clean label is at an all-time high. In fact, 78% of U.S. shoppers will pay higher prices for clean label products (Food Navigator-USA, 2023). Today’s consumer expects full transparency on the ingredients incorporated into the products they purchase and demands comprehensive information on the impact of their choices from an environmental, social and health standpoint, with 64% willing to switch brands if a competitor offers more detailed product information (Food Navigator-USA, 2023). Simply put, they’re reaching for products that contain natural, minimally processed ingredients, are free from harmful ingredients and are ethically produced.

In line with consumer desires, Bell’s USDA Kettle Crafted Meat Flavors are made from organic ingredients, crafted in small batches, and cooked “low and slow” for an authentic flavor experience. In addition to being non-GMO and containing minimally processed flavor and color, they can be customized to fit a variety of culinary and application needs, such as soups and broths, seasoning blends, sauces and more.

To validate flavor efficacy and integrity, Bell’s Sensory & Consumer Science team has evaluated each flavor with trained panelists to understand the impact in corresponding broths. The verdict: All broth flavors maintained the shape of the broth profile while enhancing select flavor attributes.

To learn more about Bell’s USDA Kettle Crafted Meat Flavors and request samples, view this educational brochure.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 90 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

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Bell Invests in New Consumer Science Sensory Center at Global Headquarter in Northbrook, IL

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Invests in New Consumer Science Sensory Center at Global Headquarter in Northbrook, IL

 

Leading Flavors & Fragrances Company to Enhance Consumer Product Research for U.S. Customers

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – November 15, 2023 – Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) announces the expansion of their Global Consumer & Sensory Science organization by investing in a fully equipped, best in class Consumer Science Sensory Center at Bell’s global headquarter in Northbrook, IL.

This investment demonstrates Bell’s commitment to its global strategy and heightened focus on putting the consumer first. Consumers experience products via an interplay of their five key senses, allowing them to engage in products in unique ways. This Center will infuse consumer voice into the creation process to inspire memorable flavors and fragrances that fit brand, performance, and emotion.

With its roots at Bell’s Northbrook campus, the company’s Consumer & Sensory Science (CSS) professionals work hand-in-hand with its Flavor and Fragrance teams to foster deep collaboration and creativity.  The Center enhances Consumer Sensory capabilities locally and is integral to Bell’s global CSS team, with locations in the U.S., Mexico, Germany, and Colombia.

The plans for the investment include a new, 6,500 square foot Consumer Science Sensory Center, set to open in Q4 2024. The Center will house Bell’s CSS team and include space for a focus group room with a viewing area, testing booths, kitchen, reception area, and workspaces. Following the grand opening, Bell’s customers will have the opportunity to tour the facility and discuss utilizing the Center’s capabilities.

Karen Graves, Bell’s Senior Director of Consumer and Sensory Sciences, states “Consumers are the final users of Bell’s flavors and fragrances and we are very excited to incorporate their voice throughout the development process.”

Stay tuned for more information about Bell’s Consumer Science Sensory Center opening later in 2024.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 90 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – The Key Ingredient of Your Brand.™

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances to Debut Alcohol-Inspired Flavor Menu at 2023- 2024 Regional IFT Roadshow

Bell Flavors & Fragrances to Debut Alcohol-Inspired Flavor Menu at 2023- 2024 Regional IFT Roadshow

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Aims to Inspire the Science of Food Community with ‘Sippable’ Flavors for Food & Beverage Innovation

 

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – October 30, 2023 –

An annual tradition, Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is hitting the road once again to exhibit at the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2023-2024 Regional Section Suppliers’ Nights/Events. Spanning coast-to-coast across the United States, IFT’s Regional Sections encourage professionals steeped in the science of food to make strategic connections at a local level. These engaging events provide the opportunity for networking and education, while allowing suppliers to debut their latest products and services supporting the science of food community.

Bell recently wrapped up their 2022-2023 roadshow, having exhibited at the Minnesota Section IFT Annual Suppliers’ Expo (October 11) and the Longhorn Section IFT Suppliers Night & Food Industry Expo (October 12). During this time, the team debuted a menu featuring citrus flavors, showcasing concepts that delivered sweet-tart tastes from varietal and specialty citrus profiles to ignite tastebuds and broaden palates.

“The Bell team is gearing up for upcoming IFT Regional Section Suppliers’ Events, and we’re excited to debut our new menu, bursting with familiar yet treasured beer, wine, spirits and hops flavors. And, best of all? You can savor the flavor without the burn,” said Casey Schallert, Senior Corporate Chef at Bell Flavors & Fragrances.

Schallert notes, “We’re starting at homebase for the IFT organization and a city close to our global headquarters, Chicago, and will be making our way across the country, spanning Southern California to the Northeast. As consumers continue to prioritize their own health and wellness journeys, many are exploring sober-curious lifestyles. For our menu this year, we’re leaning into this concept while recognizing that alcohol flavors aren’t just reserved for beverages. We’re here to inspire our industry colleagues to take product development to the next level and explore the inclusion of these flavors in confections, snacks and sweet treats.”

Today’s consumer seeks alcoholic beverage options that fit their lifestyle and support mood enhancement and stress reduction, whether it’s a refreshing ready-to-drink seltzer or sippable, botanically infused mocktail. With 1 in 4 U.S. consumers looking for flavor blends in beverages and showing interest in new and unique taste profiles (Mintel, 2023), exotic, floral and tropical flavors are winning over tastebuds. However, tried and true classics, such as whiskey sours and rich red wines, will never go out of style.

Bell offers a wide variety of alcohol inspired and complementary flavors, ranging from full-bodied bourbon to delightfully sweet mango. Also, individual hop varietals and technologies that support an enjoyable sipping experience, such as alcohol boosters and smoothers. Alcohol flavors continue to be infused in a variety of applications that look beyond the glass, and their versatility. Their ability to be incorporated into familiar foods that consumers know and love is undeniably appealing.

Inspired by consumer trends and marketing insights, Bell will debut the following menu items featuring alcohol-based flavors at booth #105:

New York Sour Trail Mix
Featuring Bell’s Malbec Type, Bourbon and Lemon Lime Flavors

 

 

 

 


Cocktail Gummy Worms
Featuring the following Bell flavor profiles:

Tequila + Lime: Tequila Type, Peruvian Lime Type and Alcohol Booster Type Flavors
Paloma: Tequila Type, Peruvian Lime Type, Alcohol Booster Type and Ruby Red Grapefruit Type Flavors
Tequila Sunrise: Tequila Type, Alcohol Booster Type, Cherry and Blood Orange Flavors


Spicy Mango Mezcal Tepache Mocktail
Featuring Bell’s Pineapple (Fermented Type), Mango and Tequila (Mezcal Type) Flavors + Heat Sensate

 

 

 

 

Mango IPA Popcorn
Featuring Bell’s Mango IPA Beer Type and Hop (Hallertau + Tettnang Type) Flavors

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Stout Oatmeal Bar
Featuring Bell’s Chocolate, Beer (Stout Type) and Butterscotch Type Flavors

 

 

 

 

 

Take a Bite (and Sip!) Out of Alcohol Flavors at Booth #105 in Chicago, IL

Bell’s presence at the Chicago IFT Annual Expo & Symposium will not only offer buyers and key decision makers a one-stop-shop for networking and collaboration, but the unique chance to engage in a multi-sensorial experience featuring alcohol flavors.

Visit Bell’s booth to connect with our Sales, Marketing and Beverage, Sweet and Savory Applications teams. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample must-try creations, pick up educational flavor and taste technology resources, and get a whiff of delicious scents via our alcohol flavor box.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 90 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

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Bell Spotlights ‘Newstalgic’ and Health-Forward Menu at SupplySide West & Food ingredients North America

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Spotlights ‘Newstalgic’ and Health-Forward Menu at SupplySide West & Food ingredients North America 2023

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Inspires Industry to Lean into Flavor Trends at Upcoming Show in Las Vegas, NV from October 23-27 at Booth #3082

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – October 19, 2023

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to SupplySide West & Food Ingredients North America 2023 from October 23-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

SupplySide West & Food ingredients North America brings together 1,400+ exhibitors as well as health and nutrition professionals to engage in educational and event programming, and learn about the latest trends, strategies and scientific insights driving innovation in global finished products development. This year, Bell will join over 18,000 attendees, including ingredient manufacturers and ingredient suppliers as well as distributors from a variety of industries such as beverage, personal care, dietary supplements, functional foods, and sports nutrition.

At SupplySide West, Bell debuts snack and confectionery concepts that lean into wellness with a healthy dose of ‘Newstalgia.’ These concepts align with the company’s global Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® program, which tracks five key consumer Macro Trends impacting consumers today and in the future. These Macro Trends, collectively identified by Bell’s global marketing teams, represent the core behavioral values shared by all humans.

”We’re excited to showcase savory snack and confectionery concepts that not only support wellness and provide our audience with a memorable ‘throwback,’ but also deliver on the number one purchase driver – taste,“ said Tamara Gabler, Research Chef, Confectionery & Sweet Applications at Bell. “We hope that our flavor-packed creations continue to fuel food, beverage, and supplement innovation that stays true to what’s trending in today’s marketplace and provides consumers with the power duo of health and comfort.“

This trend explores a fresh approach to the best version of ‘you’ as consumers become immersed in holistic wellness and prioritize mental health, self-care, and less crowded calendars. Bell’s health-forward menu includes:

Mead Snack Mix
Featuring Bell’s Chevre Cheese, Honey and Lambic Beer Flavors

A lip-smacking savory snack replete with mixed nuts, beef jerky and parmesan crisps, combined with lambic and honey flavors.

 

 


Kiwi Twist + Blackberry Lavender Adaptogen Gummies
Featuring Bell’s Kiwi, Apple Cucumber, Blackberry and Lavender Flavors with a Vitamin Flavor Modifier

Not-your-average gummies incorporating Lion’s Mane, reishi, and chaga mushroom powder for functional benefits.

 

 

Consumers have been searching for silver linings and are now giving themselves the permission to embrace escapism, indulge unapologetically and spark joy in unique ways. As part of this Macro Trend, ‘Newstalgia’ enters the conversation. It‘s the twist that everyone loves, blending the familiar with the excitement of something new and drawing inspiration from pop culture and refurbishing retro phenomena from different decades. Bell’s ‘Newstalgic’ confectionery creations include:

Banana Salted Soft Caramels
Featuring Bell’s Ripe Banana and Vanilla Flavors

These delightfully sweet and soft caramels blend the fresh flavors of banana and vanilla, topped off with a sprinkle of flaky Maldon salt, to recreate grandma’s banana bread in confection form.

 

 

Tropical Citrus Edible Slime Candy
Featuring Bell’s Tropical Citrus Flavor

This edible slime candy is a throwback to ‘90s kids game shows and a cross between the classic ‘ghostly’ beverage from this era. It’s oozing with nostalgic ‘90s fun.

 

 

Get Inspired: Catch the Bell Flavors & Fragrances Team at Booth #3082                   

Bell’s presence at SupplySide West and Food ingredients North America will not only offer unique networking opportunities but encourage buyers and key decision makers to achieve wins in product ideation and innovation with flavor as well as technology that allows taste to shine.

Visit Bell’s booth to connect with our Sales, Marketing and Sweet Applications teams. It’s your chance to collect flavor and taste technology resources in professional toolkits and grab Bell swag.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 90 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – Get in touch with taste.®

About SupplySide West & Food ingredients (Fi) North America:

“Food Ingredients North America and SupplySide West is the premier gathering of health and nutrition professionals in Las Vegas, bringing together buyers and suppliers from throughout the industry. SupplySide convenes ingredient buyers and suppliers from the dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care and sports nutrition industries to network and explore industry trends, scientific innovations, and top performing products. Fi North America is the latest branch of Fi Global events that serve the global food, beverage and dietary supplements markets, offering food, and beverage manufacturers direct access to the widest range of ingredient suppliers from around the world.” www.west.supplysideshow.com

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Bell Launches Citrus Campaign to Inspire Food, Beverage & Fragrance Marketplace Innovation

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Launches Citrus Campaign to Inspire Food, Beverage & Fragrance Marketplace Innovation

 

Citrus Fruits Provide Ripe Opportunity to Explore Flavors & Fragrances Beyond Iconic Tastes and Scents


NORTHBROOK, Illinois – September 21, 2023

Citrus, a beloved and refreshing fruit family, is prized by chefs and perfumers across the globe for its versatility, sweet-tart profile, and ability to elevate the food, beverage, and fragrance marketplace. And, consumers continue to lean into the squeeze! In the United States, 59% of consumers indicate that they like or love citrus and one-quarter (25.7%) of menus feature it (Datassential, 2023). With 56% of global consumers actively look for healthy ingredients in food and beverages (Euromonitor International, 2022), citrus flavors resonate particularly well among those looking to support their immune systems, boost vitamin C intake and elevate their mood.

Consumers are most familiar with orange-, lemon- and lime-based flavors and fragrances, which offer an approachable starting point for marketplace innovation. As they seek novel and sensorial experiences from products, they take interest in new citrus flavors and fragrances, but won’t follow through with a purchase unless they know it’s worth the spend. The industry can ease purchase decision stress and transition newer flavors and fragrances to mainstream palettes by pairing them with and relating to familiar, ‘hero’ elements that consumers know and trust.

“As consumers continue to seek out unique flavors and exotic fruits, our extensive line of citrus varietals offers a way for manufacturers to provide authentic taste experiences without the hassle or expense of sourcing these hard-to-find offerings. Our team of Flavorists and Perfumers have gone to extensive lengths to provide flavors and fragrances that take consumers on a journey around the world without leaving the comfort of their homes. We are excited to bring to life an international collection of rare citrus flavors that may never see the light of day due to their short shelf life or availability,” states David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing.

Citrus Flavor Solutions
While citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and limes continue to be go -to staples, consumers seek more niche and nuanced citrus flavor profiles and unique varietals from around the world to ignite their taste buds and broaden their palates. Bell offers iconic citrus flavors, such as Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange and Meyer Lemon in addition to specialty citrus flavors, like Buddha’s Hand and Peruvian Lime.

These flavors are available in a wide variety of formats and formulations (e.g., natural, organic) to meet product development needs and regulatory standards for a multitude of applications, ranging from baked sweet goods to ready-to-drink cocktails.

For more sweet-tart inspiration, view Bell’s featured citrus flavor list.

Citrus Fragrance Solutions
With its refreshingly tangy and fragrant profile, Bell features citrus in a variety of natural, plant forward offerings:

  • All Natural Blends: 100% natural fragrance creations – including bergamot, calamansi, kumquat and more
  • Aromatic Infusions: natural plant essence with a slight scent – including orange and grapefruit
  • Botanicals: natural plant essence with no scent – including lime, mandarin, tangerine and more

Bell’s unique fragrances and botanicals can help to differentiate products aesthetically and functionally in a wide array of applications, including personal care, home care and pet care.

Digital Promotions
Citrus Microsite

Bell’s citrus packed hub features a wide variety of educational resources for clients to tap into, including what’s trending in the world of citrus, flavor technology solutions for even the toughest R&D challenges, such as sugar reduction and bitterness masking, Bell’s Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® 2023 top consumer trends and much more.

Citrus Booklet
Included as part of Bell’s microsite, this citrus booklet offers insight into Bell’s unique approach to citrus flavor and fragrance development, highlights a plethora of citrus profiles ranging from buddha’s hand to pomelo, and spotlights featured citrus flavors and fragrance lists to get creative juices flowing.

Social Media Promotions
On Tuesdays through the end of October, Bell will share a weekly social media post featuring a unique and often overlooked citrus varietal across Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Follow Bell on social via the links below and stay tune for more sweet-tart goodness delivered straight to your social feed.

Get in touch with your Bell representative or reach out to our Sales team to discuss the opportunity for an in-person or virtual presentation featuring citrus flavor/fragrance demonstrations. To request citrus flavor or fragrance samples, please submit your request here.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with over 90 operating sales offices worldwide. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – The Key Ingredient of Your Brand.

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Bell Validates Global Spark Trends at the 2023 IFT FIRST: Annual Event & Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Validates Global Spark Trends at the 2023 IFT FIRST: Annual Event & Expo 

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Confirms 2023 Trend Forecasts at the World’s Leading Food Industry Showcase in Chicago, IL from July 16-19  

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – August 3, 2023

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) confirmed key trend predictions and forecasts at the 2023 Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) FIRST: Annual Event & Expo from July 16-19 inside McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  

 Attracting 17,000 international visitors and 1,100 exhibitors, the annual convention, hosted by the Institute of Food Technology (IFT), once again proved its value as the place for trendspotting and networking in the global food industry. 

What’s more, the products and technologies on display at McCormick Place confirmed key forecasts from Bell’s global Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® program. Specifically, IFT FIRST showcased innovative methods to enhance natural ingredients and resources ( ‘Nature R*Evolution’), support healthy lifestyles and longevity (‘A Better Me’) and spark joy with impactful flavor experiences (‘360-Degree Rewards’). 

Every year, Bell Flavors & Fragrances invests considerable resources to capture the most important dynamics impacting consumers across the globe. It was reassuring to witness key trends from this year’s forecast confirmed by technologies and innovations displayed at the 2023 IFT FIRST: Annual Event & Expo.” – Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing and Industry Affairs

 

“IFT FIRST confirmed our central Spark Trends predictions for 2023 and beyond. We see it as a true testament to the accuracy of the global Spark Trends platform and the immense value we provide every single year to Bell customers. Bell returns from IFT FIRST inspired and encouraged by the level of innovation and forward-looking research to support the future of the global food system, with our Spark Trends program leading the way.” – David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing

 

Key observations from attending IFT FIRST 2023 include the following predictions featuring three Spark Macro Trends: 

As the central theme of IFT FIRST 2023, the show evaluated solutions to current challenges in the food supply asking, “Innovation in a Time of Crisis: Can We Future-Proof the Food System?” In the process, unmodified ingredients and technologies for enhancing nature provide much-needed answers. 

Seeing the Trend at IFT FIRST 2023: Nature R*Evolution figured prominently in a vast variety of alternative protein products, using the latest tech for masking, neutralization, and mouthfeel enhancement alongside natural flavors. Also trending, extenders and replacers provided powerful solutions to challenges in global supply chains, most importantly, honey and citrus varieties. Plus, a new slew of natural sweetness enhancers and upcycled byproducts (e.g., coffee fruit) squeeze more value out of strained food supplies.   

Speaking of enhancing value, the quest for healthier lifestyles presented the number one leading consumer trend at IFT FIRST 2023. True to Bell’s Spark Macro Trend, ‘A Better Me,’ consumers demand functional benefits and tangible health improvements from their food. The trend that took the proverbial cake at IFT FIRST? Sugar reduction! 

Seeing the Trend at IFT FIRST 2023: The health-focused trends resonate with the mission of IFT FIRST, which is short for “Food Improved by Research, Science, and Technology.” Featured functional ingredients and technologies sought to boost of alertness, immunity, and sleep via mushrooms and probiotics. Collagen for healthy aging and low-carb starches for weight management were also in the spotlight. 

The industry demands serious answers to serious challenges, but flavor is still the number one factor influencing purchase decisions. In line with our Spark Trend for ‘360° Rewards’, consumers increasingly use delicious foods to treat themselves with delight and experience culinary escapes. Based on research presented at IFT FIRST, most consumers want familiar flavors with a slightly new twist. According to Bell’s Micro Trend, ‘Newstalgia’, right now is the time to score big with beloved classics, as 59% of U.S. chocolate consumers enjoy familiar flavors in new product releases (Mintel, 2023). 

Seeing the Trend at IFT FIRST 2023: The show featured familiar flavors and recipes with their volume turned up to the max. Whether it was extra-stuffed chocolate cookies, explosive umami snack mixes, double-glazed meatballs, BLT-flavored potato chips, and extra hot pepper sauces – companies are serving comfort foods without stepping beyond the comfort zone. 

Want to learn more about the Spark Trends platform from Bell Flavors & Fragrances? Click here to dive into this year’s Macro Trends impacting consumers in the here and now. 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 60 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

About Bell’s Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Trends Program: 

Bell’s Spark Trends platform tracks five key consumer Macro Trends impacting consumers today and in the future. These Macro Trends, collectively identified by Bell’s global marketing teams, represent the core behavioral values shared by all humans. 

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – Get in touch with taste.®

About the Institute of Food Technologists:

“Since 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has been a forum for passionate science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn, and contribute all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world. IFT envisions a world where science and innovation are universally accepted as essential to safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply for everyone. As a scientific community grounded in purpose, which includes scientists, technologists, manufacturers, policy makers, marketers, and more, IFT feeds the minds that feed the world.”  www.ift.org

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Flavor Sales, Culinary & Beverage Applications Teams Acquire New Talent at Bell Flavors & Fragrances’ Northbrook Headquarter

Flavor Sales, Culinary & Beverage Applications Teams Acquire New Talent at Bell Flavors & Fragrances’ Northbrook Headquarter

 

Global Flavors and Fragrance Company Reinforces Innovation and Business Development with New Hires

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – June 26, 2023

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is pleased to announce three new hires who recently joined the company’s Flavor Sales and Culinary and Beverage Applications teams.

Jeremy Egle joins Bell as the Southwest National Account Manager – Flavor Sales based out of Denver, CO. In this role, Jeremy will manage a diverse portfolio of accounts and expand Bell’s pipeline throughout the Southwest territory.

Jeremy commands years of sales experience where he’s managed North American customer relationships and spearheaded global account growth. He also commands over 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry working for multiple consumer packaged goods companies.

Jeremy earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University at Albany. He then went on to earn a second bachelor’s degree in culinary nutrition in addition to an Associate of Science degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University.

Senior Vice President & Commercial General Manger of Bell’s Flavor Division, Joan Harvey, notes, “We are thrilled to have someone of Jeremy’s caliber join our team. With his wealth of experience in sales, we know he’ll make an immediate impact at Bell Flavor & Fragrances.”

Jared Goldstein joins Bell’s Culinary Applications Team as a Culinary Technologist. In this new role, he will work cross-functionally to create remarkable customer experiences that showcase Bell’s flavors and technologies in savory applications.

Jared worked as a Chef De Partie at an award-winning restaurant group in Chicago where he gained experience with plant-based applications and worked alongside Chef Grant Achatz to create a pop-up restaurant with a multi-sensory menu.

Jared earned his associate degree in culinary arts and a bachelor’s degree in culinary science from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Following his college education, Jared completed his internship at a global spice and flavor company in Hunt Valley, MD.

“Our organization values professionalism and a customer-centric approach, which aligns perfectly with Jared’s background. We believe his skills and insights will greatly contribute to our continued success,” said Joan Harvey, Senior Vice President & Commercial General Manger of Bell’s Flavor Division.

Justin Kozlowski joins Bell as a Vice President of Beverage, Flavor Creation & Application. In this role, Justin will be responsible for all beverage development, technology and innovation.

Justin brings a 20-year career in the flavor and beverage industry. He’s a certified flavorist and Society of Flavor Chemists board member. In past work experiences, he’s lead Analytical, Operations and Flavor Teams, and most recently served as a commercialization leader for flavor and beverage launches.

Justin earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from DePaul University, master’s degree in food science from the University of Illinois and Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Senior Vice President & Commercial General Manger of Bell’s Flavor Division, Joan Harvey, exclaims, “We are excited to bring Jeremy’s talent our team, as his experience and expertise in the flavor and beverage industry provides immense value to our organization.”

Please join Bell Flavors & Fragrances in congratulating Jeremy, Jared and Justin as they strengthen our commitment to delivering excellent service and care to our U.S. customers.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 60 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – The Key Ingredient of Your Brand.

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Bell Showcases Nineties-Inspired Tasting Menu at 2023 IFT FIRST Annual Event & Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Showcases Nineties-Inspired Tasting Menu at the 2023 IFT FIRST Annual Event & Expo

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Leans Into ‘Newstalgic’ Flavors at Upcoming Show in Chicago, IL from July 16-19 at Booth #S1624 Inside McCormick Place

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – June 19, 2023

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to the 2023 Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) FIRST Annual Event & Expo held in person from July 16-19 inside McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

IFT FIRST is the largest business-to-business food innovation expo, bringing together professionals from across the globe with the collective vision of improving food through research, science and technology. Over the course of four days, exhibitors will showcase new innovations, global trends and the latest cutting-edge research and technology, complemented by strategic networking and business prospecting opportunities.

This year, Bell’s booth (find us at #S1624) showcases food and beverage concepts tied into their global Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® program. Bell’s Spark Trends platform tracks five key consumer Macro Trends impacting consumers today and in the future. These Macro Trends, collectively identified by Bell’s global marketing teams, represent the core behavioral values shared by all humans.

At IFT FIRST 2023, Bell leans into ‘Newstalgia,’ a Micro Trend within the broader 360° Rewards Macro Trend, featuring a menu and booth design inspired by a decade marked by grunge music, blockbuster movies, experimental flavors and Michael Jordan superfans: the 1990s. Newstalgia is the twist that everyone loves, blending the familiar with the excitement of something new, drawing inspiration from pop culture and refurbishing retro phenomena from different decades.

“We are excited to revisit the ‘90s this year at IFT through Bell’s ‘Newstalgia’ Micro Trend. Our product showings interweave old trends that are still relevant with a modern touch, drawing inspiration from pop culture and refurbishing retro phenomena from our favorite ‘90s staples. Reinventing the ‘90s has been one of the most exciting trends Bell has put forth and we are thrilled to have everyone go back in time for a totally rad experience.” – Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing and Industry Affairs 

 

“This year, our culinary team has created a fun and flavorful trip back to the 1990’s, including adventurous formats that are guaranteed to transport you to the birth of crazy flavors and bizarre eating experiences. Consumers continue to seek the comforting moment of their youth, but with a real-world twist. We are seeing this ‘Newstalgic’ approach increasingly come to life as Gen Xer’s look to relive their youth and crave their childhood favorites with a Gen Z twist. Bell is bringing to life wild formats like edible slime and unique flavors like a Cubano inspired bagel bite. All are guaranteed to get your inner child smiling.” – David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing

Take a sneak peek at a few items from Bell’s flavor-packed menu that will transport consumer tastebuds to their ‘90s favorites:

Get Inspired by Bell Flavors & Fragrances at Booth #S1624 at McCormick Place, Chicago, from July 16-19, 2023

 

 Bell’s presence at the 2023 IFT FIRST Annual Event & Expo will push brand awareness and powerful networking opportunities to new heights while offering Newstalgic flavor inspiration and state-of-the-art taste technology solutions to buyers and R&D teams. These resources help elevate product portfolios and connect consumers with a taste of the past, well-earned escapes and comforting memories.

Visit Bell’s booth (#S1624) for more Newstalgic favorites – including ‘90s trivia, a photo station with the chance to win ‘90s swag and more – that will take you on a trip down memory lane.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 60 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – Get in touch with taste.®

About the Institute of Food Technologists:

“Since 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has been a forum for passionate science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn, and contribute all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world. IFT envisions a world where science and innovation are universally accepted as essential to safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply for everyone. As a scientific community grounded in purpose, which includes scientists, technologists, manufacturers, policy makers, marketers, and more, IFT feeds the minds that feed the world.”  www.ift.org

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Bell Debuts On-Trend Sweet Treats & Savory Creations at 2023 Sweets & Snacks Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Debuts On-Trend Sweet Treats & Savory Creations at 2023 Sweets & Snacks Expo

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Spotlights Annual Consumer Trends Program Insights and Flavor Explorations Via Brand’s Expo Presence

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – May 16, 2023

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to the 2023 Sweets & Snacks Expo, held in person from May 22-25, in Chicago, IL, and hosted by the National Confectioners Association. Every year, the Sweets & Snacks Expo brings together thousands of manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers in the confectionery and snack industry for four days of inspirational insights, cutting-edge product innovations, and powerful connections. This year’s edition features 150+ exhibitors at the Supplier Showcase and 16 eye-opening education sessions taking place at the Innovation Stage.

“Bell’s Spark platform continues to track five key global Macro Trends that are impacting consumer mindsets today and in the future. These Macro Trends, collectively identified by our global marketing teams, represent the core behavioral values predicting the most impactful trends of the future. Each region has curated a unique set of Micro Trends that relate back to the core Macro Trends. In this presentation, we will relate Bell’s Spark trends to up-and-coming snack flavor profiles to be on the lookout for when developing innovative concepts. We’re thrilled to share them with the industry.”
– Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing and Industry Affairs

“We are very excited to be invited back to talk flavor trends in the confection and snack space and apply our unique approach to what is happening in popular culture and the influence this is having on new product development. We’re also excited to provide delicious samples of each Bell Spark Macro Trend to help the audience taste and feel the trend as it comes to life in one yummy bite.” – David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing

 

HIT THE INNOVATION STAGE TO DISCOVER FLAVOR TRENDS IN SNACKS

Bell’s involvement this year spotlights their annual Spark–Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform. This platform continues to track five global consumer Macro Trends impacting consumers today and into the near future, representing core behavioral values shared by all humans. They are seen around the world and serve as the foundation for more granular consumer behaviors on a micro level (Micro Trends). Micro Trends are closely tied to unique geographies, categories, flavors, fragrances, and botanicals in the here-and-now. Bell tracks these trends closely in the U.S. and across regional locations.

Join Vice President of Marketing and Industry Affairs, Kelli Heinz and Senior Director of Marketing, David Banks, as they take the Innovation Stage on May 23, 2023 at 3 pm CST to spotlight Bold Choices: Flavor Trends in Snacks. This discussion will showcase ‘hot’ flavor trends in the snack category and what’s next for snack flavor innovation through the lens of Bell’s Spark–Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform.

Attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in five tastings, each exploring one of Bell’s five global consumer Macro Trends:

New Horizons: The Union of Imagination & Technology
Dark Chocolate Himalayan 5-Spice Cluster
A crunchy, dark chocolate bark indulgence containing quinoa crisps, almonds, and pistachios

 

 

 

Nature R*Evolution: The New Dawn of ‘Green’ Innovation
Mead Snack Mix
A lip smacking, savory snack featuring Lambic and honey flavors

 

 

 

 

A Better Me: A Health-Forward Look at the Best You
Kiwi Twist + Blackberry Lavender Adaptogen Gummies
Not-your-average gummies incorporating Lion’s Mane, Reishi, and Chaga mushroom powder for functional benefits

 

 

 


360° Rewards: Tantalizing Curiosities & Permissible Indulgences
Rainbow Sherbet Marshmallow
A campfire classic meets a dose of nostalgia in this must-try marshmallow delight

 

 

 

 

 

Tree of Life: United by Cultural Roots
Cheesy Mustard Popcorn
Popcorn and savory, cheesy flavors collide in this crunchy, craveable snack

 

 

 

For more information on this unique session, click here.

 

JOIN US AT THE SUPPLIER SHOWCASE (BOOTH #30406) AND EXPLORE TRENDS VIA TASTE

Bell joins 150+ exhibitors at the Supplier Showcase on May 22-23, 2023 from 1-5 pm CST. Attendees will have the chance to connect with Bell’s cross-functional team, featuring Sales, R&D (including both Sweet & Savory Applications) and Marketing. They can load up on educational resources and discover flavor trends and taste technologies (e.g., flavor enhancement, sugar reduction, flavor masking) impacting confectionery, bakery, and savory products.

Bell’s presence at the 2023 Sweets & Snacks Expo will not only drive heightened brand awareness and unique networking opportunities but offer innovative flavor inspiration and state-of-the-art taste technology solutions to buyers and R&D teams. These offerings and insights help elevate confectionery, bakery, and snack product portfolios, ensuring better alignment with consumer lifestyles and preferences, while encouraging consumers to treat themselves to rewards in everyday occasions.

To schedule an in-person appointment, click here.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 60 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – Get in touch with taste.®

About the National Confectioners Association:

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) is the trade organization that promotes the unique role of chocolate, candy, gum and mints in a happy, balanced lifestyle and the companies that make these special treats. Through advocacy and regulatory guidance, communications, industry insights, and retail and supply chain engagement, NCA helps create an environment that enables candy makers to thrive. www.candyusa.com

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances’ Technology and Innovation Center Advances Strategic Developments in Clean Label Flavors

 Bell’s Expanded Flavor Production Capabilities & Expertise at Northbrook, IL Headquarter Continues to Ground Company as Flavor Industry Leader

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – February 20, 2023 – Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) unveils their Bell Technology and Innovation Center (BTIC), a state-of-the-art facility at the intersection of innovation, engineering, technology, research product development, and applied sciences. This innovation incubator and collaborative workspace unites diverse expertise under one roof. Located at Bell’s Northbrook headquarter, the Center connects creative minds among Flavor Developers, Technology, Culinary Applications, Regulatory and Manufacturing, to foster new flavor development and expand Bell’s key capabilities in the industry.

“Bell’s Technology and Innovation Center is a landmark facility for keeping Bell cutting edge, on the cusp of innovation and continuing to provide excellent customer service for our clients. BTIC fosters a seamless flavor R&D pipeline, from ideation to manufacturing, and allows Bell to deliver clean label flavors with speed and precision,” said Joan Harvey, Senior Vice President & Commercial General Manager, Flavors.

BTIC has expanded Bell’s ability to rapidly produce customized flavors that can be incorporated into a wide variety of award-winning food and beverage products with a streamlined ingredients panel, ranging from savory to sweet, alcoholic beverages to mocktails, and everything in between. Today’s consumer is advocating for clean labels with fewer ingredients, with 56% of consumers equating long ingredient lists with unhealthy products and 61% of consumers agreeing that ultra-processed foods are not favorable for one’s health (Mintel, 2022).

Given continued rising interest in clean label claims, Bell has introduced a new line of USDA Kettle Cooked Meat Flavors. These Flavors, including Chicken, Beef and Turkey, enhance a product’s natural broth flavor profile while maintaining a cleaner label, meeting both consumer expectations and manufacturer needs. Bell’s robust team of Regulatory experts commands comprehensive understanding of the flavors regulatory environment, including USDA labeling, policies and inspection requirements, and serves as final gatekeepers for delivering high-quality flavors.

Bell also offers a line of flavors that is certified USDA Organic. And, their proprietary BellTech flavor technologies, such as sweetness modulation, masking and mouthfeel improvements, allows consumer packaged goods companies to perfect their product portfolios. These novel, custom ingredient solutions offer targeted sensory advantages that are valuable to both manufacturers and consumers alike.

Bell prides itself on superior service – both in product development and with customers – as well as delivering quick turnaround times, flexibility in offerings, small batch flavor production and the ability to customize flavors to meet a range of application and regulatory needs.

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 500 Academy Drive, Northbrook Illinois 60062 Phone: +847.291.8300, Fax: +847.291.1217, Web: www.bellff.com

 

For more on Bell Flavors & Fragrances, visit www.bellff.com or follow Bell Flavors & Fragrances on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

For media requests please contact David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has eleven manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 60 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances Welcomes New Hire to Propel the Strategic Growth of Sales Team & Flavor Division

Global Flavors and Fragrance Company Secures Top Talent to Strengthen Business Development

NORTHBROOK, Illinois- January 25, 2023 – Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is thrilled to announce a new hire who has recently joined the company’s Flavor Sales team.

“Johanna is an excellent addition to Bell, possessing expertise that will not only strengthen our team, but continue to expand Bell’s presence across the country, drive new business efforts and further enhance key relationships with clients,” said Joan Harvey, Senior Vice President & Commercial General Manager, Flavors.

 Johanna Kearney is the newest addition to Bell’s Flavor Sales team, joining as an Account Executive. In this role, she will manage Bell accounts in the Southeast region of the United States.

Johanna commands extensive experience in the flavor industry as a beverage scientist with technical sales expertise. She previously served as a Science Educator and most recently as a middle school teacher in Nashville, TN. Johanna’s teaching experience extends to the collegiate level, having taught at Columbia State Community College. Johanna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Education from Auburn University and a Master of Arts degree in Biology Education from the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Please join Bell Flavors & Fragrances in congratulating Johanna as she strengthens our commitment to delivering excellent service and care to our U.S. customers.

For more on Bell Flavors & Fragrances, visit www.bellff.com or follow Bell Flavors & Fragrances on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

For media requests please contact David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing.

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 500 Academy Drive, Northbrook Illinois 60062

Phone: +847.291.8300, Fax: +847.291.1217, Web: www.bellff.com

 

 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 60 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

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Bell Captures Granular, Globally Relevant Consumer Behaviors and Industry Trends in 2023 Edition of Spark Trends Platform

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Captures Granular, Globally Relevant Consumer Behaviors and Industry Trends in 2023 Edition of Spark Trends Platform

 

Bell’s Annual Trends Program Explores Macro & Micro Trends Impacting Customers Here-And-Now

January 12, 2023 –

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) recently announced new trend inspirations via their Spark–Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® platform. Since 2015, Bell’s Spark Trends platform is the essence of creativity and the future of influential trends in the flavor and fragrance industries. Spark provides a unique one-stop guide to what’s next in today’s rapidly changing consumer landscape.

Bell’s Spark Trends platform continues to track five global consumer Macro Trends that are impacting consumers today and into the near future, representing core behavioral values shared by all humans. They are seen around the world and serve as the foundation for more granular consumer behaviors on a micro level (i.e., Micro Trends). Micro Trends are closely tied to unique geographies, categories, flavors, fragrances and botanicals in the here-and-now. Bell tracks these trends closely in the U.S. and across regional locations.

“Predicting the most impactful trends of the future is challenging, but the Spark platform always starts with a common denominator: the essence of what makes us all human. When we think about Micro Trends, they are the phenomena firmly impacting consumers in the here-and-now. Micro Trends shape consumer experiences based on what’s happing in the current world and can be attributed to specific actions or changes in market or consumer dynamics. We’re thrilled to share them with the industry,” says Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing & Industry Affairs.

 

MACRO TREND #1 – NEW HORIZONS: THE UNION OF IMAGINATION & TECHNOLOGY

 

From dreaming of a reality escape to embracing virtual celebrations and new ways of connecting digitally, consumers crave a new era of interconnectedness via physical and digital fusion called ‘phygital.

The New Horizons Micro Trends include:

EXTREME FUSIONS: Bold, new mashups can be found in co-branded meal and fragrance promotions, as well as food trucks and street food restaurants at the intersection of formerly separate cuisines, as consumers break boundaries and disrupt the mundane routines. ​

SENSORIAL SPARKS: There are millions of options to craft immersive experiences and products that redefine the boundaries of perception with titillating flavors and fragrances that engage the senses and create memorable moments.

NEW E-RA: The previous year’s trend towards escapism gains a digital dimension, as consumers’ minds and palates gravitate towards the metaverse as a place to discover and interact with foods, beverages and consumer products.

 

MACRO TREND #2 – NATURE R*EVOLUTION: THE NEW DAWN OF ‘GREEN’ INNOVATION


This trend looks at the new dawn of ‘green’ innovation to safeguard the future of the planet, without sacrificing the familiar scents and taste sensations consumers continue to crave.

The Nature R*Evolution Micro Trends include:

ALTERNATIVE EVERYTHING: Smart alternatives are taking center stage and consumer lifestyles continue trending towards healthier options, with vegetarian and vegan food choices in high demand and ‘flexitarian’ lifestyles as the new mainstream.

CLEAN LABEL: Brands are pressed to replace harmful ingredients and manufacturing methods with sustainable alternatives, all the while reducing carbon emissions in search of not just carbon neutrality, but climate positivity.

VALUE TECH: Nature made even more valuable and sustainable – with technology. Value-adding tech holds the key to enhancing the flavors, smells, and appeal of natural ingredients and finished products.

 

MACRO TREND #3 – A BETTER ME: A HEALTH-FORWARD LOOK AT THE BEST YOU


This trend explores a fresh approach to the best version of ‘you’ as consumers become immersed in holistic wellness and prioritize mental health, self-care and less crowded calendars.

The A Better Me Micro Trends include:

MOOD MODS: As this trend evolves, consumers will continue to gravitate toward natural remedies such as ‘good mood’ essential oils and products containing botanical extracts or food-grade botanicals to change the color on that mood ring. ​

BALANCING BLISS: The quest for achieving ‘health’ with a holistic focus will be intermingled with indulgent allowances as consumers turn to natural fragrances and products made with organic ingredients, while also honoring heritage cuisines and home cooked favorites.

FUNCTIONAL FINDS: Brands will be challenged to continue incorporating functional ingredients and adaptogens into food, beverage and fragrance products while maintaining the familiar tastes, textures and sensorial experiences that consumers know and expect.

 

MACRO TREND #4 – 360º REWARDS: TANTALIZING CURIOSITIES AND PERMISSIBLE INDULGENCES


Consumers have been searching for silver linings and are now giving themselves the permission to embrace escapism, indulge unapologetically and spark joy in unique ways.

 

The 360º Rewards Micro Trends include:

NEWSTALGIA: The twist that everyone loves. By using something new that harkens back to shared pop culture moments, brands can help unglue consumers from digital screens and dive into enjoyments of their own reality.​

LIMITED EDITION: Limited editions are about capturing a passing moment – in exclusive ways that motivate consumers to stand in line or make purchases at fleeting moments in time. They’re looking for the next new thing of tomorrow.

BACK TO BASICS: Traditional foods and scents provide a connection to the stories of our ancestors. Brands must take a step back and remember the good old days and what makes them special.

 

MACRO TREND #5 – TREE OF LIFE: UNITED BY CULTURAL ROOTS


Consumers remain passionate about paying it forward to mother earth, but now are more aware of human connections across the globe, championing diverse heritage, authentic values and sustainable products.

The Tree of Life Micro Trends include:

FUTURE PROOF: The time has come for ‘future-proofing’ business models and supply chains, as global crises and inflationary pressures add urgency and require new ways to replace and rebuild resources, guided by global regulatory standards.

HUMAN CONNECTION: This is the time to thrive for brands that are paying it forward, whether creating sustainable and fair trade certified businesses in emerging economies or shining a light on underprivileged communities and their traditions.

HYPER LOCAL: While the trend towards exploration and discovery is back with a vengeance, the diversity of local communities starts to shine as consumers find the imprints of ethnic cuisines in their own communities.

Bell’s annual Spark program allows companies to stay abreast of the latest trends and market dynamics. It thereby fuels the flavor and fragrance industries with innovative ideas for new, forward-looking marketing and product development concepts that inspire consumers’ palates and invigorate brand initiatives.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 60 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

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Bell Achieves Top Rating in 12th Consecutive SQF Food Safety Program Audit at Northbrook Headquarter

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Achieves Top Rating in 12th Consecutive SQF Food Safety Program Audit at Northbrook Headquarter

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Maintains Excellent Rating Across Four Global Locations

January 5, 2023 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is proud to announce the recent completion of their annual SQF Food Safety Program Audit conducted by the Safe Quality Food Institute. This past year marked the 12th consecutive Audit resulting in an ‘Excellent’ rating (96/100) achieved at their headquarter in Northbrook, IL. Each of Bell’s global locations, including Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, China and New York undergo this rigorous audit annually. Bell’s additional North American sites – Canada (96/100), Mexico (100/100) and New York (98/100) – also obtained the highest rating of ‘Excellent’.

“The SQF Food Safety Program is well-known across the food industry, utilizing a food safety and quality standard that is internationally recognized and emphasizes compliance in the application of HACCP for food safety hazards. Preparation required preparation and collaboration from various Bell departments, including Operations, Production, Quality Control, Safety and more, to ensure that all documents, systems and equipment are compliant to the SQF standard, and we’re proud to be continually recognized for our achievement,” states Kathleen Hoppie, Senior Quality System Manager.

The Safe Quality Food Program, as part of the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute, is a “rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that is recognized by retailers, brand owners and food service providers worldwide. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF family of food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain – from the farm all the way to the retail stores” (SQF Institute, 2023). A variety of SQF Programs are available for implementation at the supplier level (e.g., SQF Fundamentals Program and SQF Ethical Sourcing Program), with Bell actively participating in the three-day SQF Food Safety Program Audit spanning key categories such as waste disposal, water treatment, ventilation, food defense and more.

Bell is engrained in the safe production and storage of flavor ingredients and continues to explore ways in which they can reimagine food safety and quality. To learn more about Bell’s SQF Food Safety Audit (certification #: 110052 | 167419), click here.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

About the Safe Quality Food Institute:

“The SQF (Safe Quality Food) Institute is a division of FMI, The Food Industry Association, established to administer the SQF Program, a leading, global food safety and quality certification and management system. Their mission is to deliver consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programs that are based on sound scientific principles, applied across all industry sectors, and valued by all stakeholders. At SQFI, the goal is always food safety – and they are dedicated to not only writing a rigorous standard, but also developing comprehensive training, cohesive guidance materials, and free educational resources to help you along the way.” www.sqfi.com

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Bell Debuts New Flavor & Fragrance Trend Inspirations via Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Debuts New Trend Inspirations via Spark–Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform

 

Bell’s Annual Flavor & Fragrance Program Reveals Evolved Macro Trends With a Global Focus

December 13, 2022 –

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is thrilled to announce their new Spark Trends platform predictions. Since its inception in 2015, Spark provides a multi-faceted understanding of the global consumer landscape, blending a comprehensive knowledge of culinary influences, market dynamics and product innovations with consumer attitudes, usage and purchasing habits to understand what’s shaping the future of flavors, fragrances and botanicals.

“This year, Bell’s platform continues to track five key global consumer macro trends that are impacting mindsets today and in the future. These Macro Trends, collectively identified by our global marketing teams, represent the core behavioral values shared by all humans at this moment in time. As we move into another year of changes on a global scale, Bell’s Spark trends uncover various ways in which consumers are responding to current shifts,” says Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing & Industry Affairs.

“Adventure, travel and unforgettable experiences are back on the menu as consumers pursue New Horizons of exploration in both the physical and virtual worlds. Holistic health and personal wellbeing are requiring everyday activities to be functional and mood enhancing. Moving forward, consumers continue to demand new and sustainable ways to connect with nature, optimized by ‘green’ innovation. They increasingly seek sensorial experiences rooted deep within authentic cultures while looking for that extra ‘spark’ to find rewards right here, right now,” according to David Banks, Sr. Director of Marketing.

Explore Bell’s new Spark Macro Trends:

A new era is on the horizon for humankind: From dreaming of a reality escape to embracing virtual celebrations and new ways of connecting digitally, we’re now craving a new era of interconnectedness via physical and digital fusion called ‘phygital.’ This trend is formerly a combination of Bell’s Escapism + Together Apart macro trends.

Plant-based, cruelty-free, and good for the planet: This trend looks at the new dawn of ‘green’ innovation to safeguard the future of the planet, without sacrificing the familiar scents and taste sensations consumers continue to crave. It is a new addition to Bell’s macro trends.

Health and wellness priorities, redefined: While physical and social aspects of health are here to stay, we’re immersing ourselves in holistic wellness, prioritizing mental health, self-care and less crowded calendars. This trend was formerly Bell’s Well-Balanced macro trend and explores a fresh approach to the best version of ‘you’.

Don’t delay rewards: We’ve been searching for silver linings – the everyday things that make us happy and bring comfort. Now, we’re giving ourselves the permission to embrace escapism, indulge unapologetically and spark joy in unique ways. This trend was formerly Bell’s Finding Silver Linings macro trend.

Everyone on the planet is connected by their environmental choices: We remain passionate about paying it forward to mother earth, but, now more than ever, we’re aware of human connections across the globe, and we are becoming champions of diverse heritage, authentic values and sustainable products as a means to making the world a better place for all. This trend was formerly Bell’s Global Consciousness macro trend.

Bell’s annual Spark program allows companies to stay abreast of the latest trends and fuels innovative ideas for new flavor and fragrance forward marketing and product development concepts that inspire consumer palettes and invigorate brand presence.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

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Bell Successfully Completes Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) at Northbrook Headquarter

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Successfully Completes Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) at Northbrook Headquarter

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Continues to Advance Responsible Business Practices via 3rd Party Membership of IFRA-OIFI Sustainability Charter & Ethical Auditing


December 6, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is proud to announce the successful finalization of their 2020 Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) at their corporate headquarter (ZS1013925). As a signatory member of the IFRA-OIFI Sustainability Charter, the company closely tracks five focus areas including: 1) Responsible Sourcing, 2) Environmental Footprint, 3) Employee Well-being, 4) Product Safety, and 5) Transparency. In line with these goals, Bell is focused on improving their business value chain via responsible and sustainability-forward practices.

“As an active Sedex Corporate B member, Bell Flavors & Fragrances is committed to being a responsible business, sourcing with critical impacts in mind and improving ethical standards and working conditions within the supply chain. Having Sedex’s tools and services at our fingertips allows Bell to continually implement and improve sustainable business practices,” states Diego Darquea C., Vice President of Global Flavor & Fragrance Quality, Compliance and Safety.

Sedex is the largest and most recognized ethical data exchange platform and audit program with over 55,000 members in 180 countries, across 35 industry sectors, including food, agriculture, financial services, clothing and apparel, packaging and chemicals. The program’s voluntary, global certification is renewed annually, with Bell required to undergo a SMETA performed at five site-specific levels, including Illinois (corporate headquarters), New York, Mexico, Canada and Germany.

SMETA is one of the most widely used social audits in the world, conducted to understand labor and human relations conditions, such as the health and safety of workers. Through ethical trade auditing, Sedex focuses on three key areas, including: 1) Standards of Labor, 2) Health and Safety, and 3) Environment and Business Ethics. Customer and suppliers with access to the Sedex platform are able to view Bell’s full audit report, which has been added to the 40K+ SMETA audits uploaded to the platform annually.

Bell is proud to partner with suppliers and focus on sustainability and responsible sourcing in order to provide solutions for customers and consumers that demand transparency. From tracking our carbon footprint using the GHG Protocol to taking measures to minimize waste and handle disposal in a safe and regulated manner, Bell takes an active approach to maximizing positive environmental and social impacts on both a local and global scale while minimizing our footprint worldwide.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

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Bell Embarks on 2022-2023 Regional IFT Roadshow

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Embarks on 2022-2023 Regional IFT Roadshow

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Travels Cross-Country to Join The Science of Food Community’s Supplier Events

October 26, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is hitting the road to exhibit at the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2022-2023 Regional Section Suppliers’ Events spanning coast-to-coast. IFT’s Regional Sections offer a way for networking with professionals steeped in the science of food to make strategic connections at a local level. These engaging events provide the opportunity for networking and education, and allow suppliers to debut their latest products and services supporting the science of food community.

Bell recently exhibited at the Minnesota Section IFT Annual Suppliers’ Expo (October 12) and the Intermountain Section IFT Symposium and Suppliers Night (October 19-21), showcasing menu items with bold fruit and spice flavor blends, including Urfa Chili Meyer Lemon Snack Mix, Caviar Lime Nimbu Soda, Ponzu Togarashi Popcorn, Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Bites and Caviar Lime and Dragonfruit Taffy. Following recent events, the Bell team will be heading to upcoming 2022 IFT Regional Section Suppliers’ Events to debut their new citrus-infused menu:

  • November 1, 2022: Chicago Section IFT (CSIFT) Annual Suppliers Expo and Symposium (booth #308)
  • November 16-17, 2022: Longhorn Section IFT Suppliers Expo (booth #242)

“The Bell team is excited to embark on our Regional IFT Roadshow to connect with fellow industry colleagues and release our new menu featuring citrus flavors, like Ruby Red Grapefruit and Calamansi. Consumers continue to gravitate toward food and beverage items that contain natural flavors given a rising interest in clean label. And, with the stress of current events, they’re gravitating toward comfort and products that provide an uplifting mood boost. Given their vibrant colors and sweet-tart tastes, citrus is typically associated with feelings of joy, and we’re delivering a bit of happiness and a boost of flavor bite by bite, states Benjamin Stanley, CRC, Corporate Chef – Sweet Applications Manager.

Bell will be joining exhibitors on the Expo floor to showcase a new, citrus-infused menu, educational resources and a team of culinary experts. Across the globe, consumers continue to lean into citrus, with 52% of U.S. consumers indicating that they like or love it and one-quarter (25.7%) of U.S. menus featuring it. Citrus flavors resonate particularly well among those looking to support their immune systems and increase their vitamin C intake. Bell offers iconic, natural citrus flavors, such as Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange and Meyer Lemon in addition to specialty citrus flavors, like Buddha’s Hand and Meiwa Kumquat.  These flavors can be added to a multitude of applications, including confectionery, sauces and dips, beverages, snacks, sweet goods and more.

Inspired by consumer preferences and marketing data, Bell will showcase the following refreshing, citrus-flavored menu items:

Sudachi Snack Mix        

This snack mix features Bell’s Sudachi flavor to lend tart and fresh notes of a Japanese Sudachi lime. Sudachi is a small, round, green citrus fruit and is a specialty of the Tokushima Prefecture in Japan. Given its natural sourness, it’s not typically eaten as a fruit, but rather used as a flavor in place of lemon or lime.

This delicious mix also features Bell’s Wasabi flavor to impart a heat-driven spice while Bell’s Kokumi technology makes the snack mix more rich and complex.

 

 

Citrus Slice Gummy Medley: Buddha’s Hand, Calamansi and Blood Orange 

 Buddha’s Hand: Bell’s Buddha’s Hand flavor has a distinct flavor profile, boasting notes of lemon and yuzu with a sweet, lemon blossom aroma and offering a unique spin on the classic fruit slice candy.

 Calamansi: Bell’s Calamansi flavor displays blended notes of tart lemon, lime and orange. This citrus fruit is commonly used in Filipino and Southeastern Asian cuisines and can range from green to yellow to orange in color.

Blood Orange: Bell’s Blood Orange Citrus flavor has notes of navel orange with hints of tartness and floral fruits and is usually less acidic than a traditional orange.

 

Pink Limoncello Champagne Spritz Mocktail

Whether savored on a hot, summer day or enjoyed during a cozy dinner party with friends, this mocktail is sure to be refreshing and provide a mood boosting pick-me-up. The mashup of Bell’s natural Champagne Type flavor, Pink Lemon Type flavor extract and Lemon flavor (Sorrento type) deliver sweet-tart citrus notes with a hint of bubbly.

 

 

 

 

 

Ruby Red Grapefruit IPA Popcorn

This seasoned popcorn features Bell’s natural Ruby Red Grapefruit, IPA, and Hop flavors, which blend together to impart notes of fresh squeezed grapefruit and hoppy IPA beer. A refreshing spin on an everyday snack, this popcorn will inspire memories of sweet summertime and sipping on a cold beer.

 

 

 

 

 

Kumquat Madeleine

These mini madeleines are a condensed version of a traditional French madeleine. They’re flavored with Bell’s Kumquat and Vanilla flavors, giving them a distinct citrus note that is sweet with notes of sour and tang. Vanilla rounds out this sweet treat to elevate the cookie.

Bell’s presence at IFT’s Regional Section Suppliers’ Events will foster strong brand awareness and spark interest in delivering food and beverage products that spotlight citrus flavors. In tandem with citrus-infused samples, discussions around Bell’s proprietary technology capabilities and annual Spark trends will drive successful commercial connections among prospects and customers.

 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

About The Institute of Food Technologists:

“The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a community of professionals and students passionate about the essential role science and innovation play in ensuring that our global food system is safe, nutritious and sustainable. Since 1939, IFT has been a forum to collaborate, learn and contribute, all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world. IFT builds value for its members in more than 90 countries by working across borders, sharing content, promoting activities, and building networks that connect science of food professionals wherever they live.” www.ift.org

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Bell Debuts New, Citrus-Infused, Snack-Centric Menu at SupplySide West & Food Ingredients North America 2022

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Debuts New, Citrus-Infused, Snack-Centric Menu at SupplySide West & Food Ingredients North America 2022

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Joins 18K+ Ingredient Buyers and Suppliers at Upcoming Finished Products Conference

October 25, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to SupplySide West & Food Ingredients North America 2022 held in person from October 31 – November 4, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bell will join over 18,000 ingredient buyers and suppliers from a variety of industries, including beverage, personal care, dietary supplement, functional food and sports nutrition. This conference brings together health and nutrition professionals and 1,300+ exhibitors to engage in educational and event programming and learn about the latest science, trends and strategies driving global finished products development. SupplySide West & Food Ingredients North America also provides companies the inspiration needed for growth and innovation, and the opportunity to network with industry colleagues in R&D, marketing, supply chain management, and more.

“The Bell team is heading to Supply Side West and Food Ingredients North America 2022 ready to inspire the industry with snackable creations and new flavor mashups, like our Ruby Red Grapefruit IPA Popcorn and Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy, incorporating flavors such as Apple Cider, Hibiscus and Hops. The demand for snack foods and gummies among consumers continues to increase, and products with functional benefits are experiencing strong growth. In the past, these product categories sacrificed on taste, however, recent innovation satisfies nutrition and taste preferences, while fitting into healthy lifestyles. We’re continuing to experiment with savory, citrus and indulgent flavors in the snack and gummy categories while keeping consumer desires and market data top-of-mind,” states Casey Schallert, Senior Corporate Chef.

These past few years have encouraged consumers to pause, reflect and reinvigorate their interest in taking positive steps to improving their personal health and creating the best version of themselves. In doing so, they’re turning to retail products to meet their anxiety support (+38%), mood and stress health (+24%) and sleep support (+37%) needs (Nielsen, 2022). Functional products, including gummies, have huge market potential – in fact, function claims in the gummy category have increased 171% between 2016-2021. And, among those who are looking to increase their vitamin C intake and boost immune support, citrus flavors continue to resonate particularly well. Bell offers a variety of natural citrus flavors (e.g., Meyer Lemon), savory flavors (e.g., Roasted Pork), and culinary mashup and orchard fruit flavors (e.g., Cardamom Apricot) that can be incorporated into a variety of applications, like snacks, confectionery and more.

This year, Bell’s booth (#1447) will feature educational resources and provide attendees the opportunity to connect with the culinary team and indulge in a new, citrus-infused, snackable menu:

Sudachi Snack Mix

This snack mix features Bell’s Sudachi flavor to lend tart and fresh notes of a Japanese Sudachi lime. Sudachi is a small, round, green citrus fruit and is a specialty of the Tokushima Prefecture in Japan. Given its natural sourness, it’s not typically eaten as a fruit, but rather used as a flavor in place of lemon or lime.

This delicious mix also features Bell’s Wasabi flavor to impart a heat-driven spice while Bell’s Kokumi technology makes the snack mix more rich and complex.

 

 

Citrus Slice Gummy Medley: Buddha’s Hand, Calamansi and Blood Orange 

Buddha’s Hand: Bell’s Buddha’s Hand flavor has a distinct flavor profile, boasting notes of lemon and yuzu with a sweet, lemon blossom aroma and offering a unique spin on the classic fruit slice candy.

Calamansi: Bell’s Calamansi flavor displays blended notes of tart lemon, lime and orange. This citrus fruit is commonly used in Filipino and Southeastern Asian cuisines and can range from green to yellow to orange in color.

Blood Orange: Bell’s Blood Orange Citrus flavor has notes of navel orange with hints of tartness and floral fruits and is usually less acidic than a traditional orange.

 

Ruby Red Grapefruit IPA Popcorn

This seasoned popcorn features Bell’s natural Ruby Red Grapefruit, IPA, and Hop flavors, which blend together to impart notes of fresh squeezed grapefruit and hoppy IPA beer. A refreshing spin on an everyday snack, this popcorn will inspire memories of sweet summertime and sipping on a cold beer.

 

 

 

 

 

Hibiscus Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy

This elevated twist on traditional gummy candies feature Bell’s natural Hibiscus flavor, offering a delightfully tart and sour tang. Hibiscus flowers provide a tart, earthy flavor that is on the rise in new product innovation, from cocktails to confections, bringing an undeniably vibrant crimson hue.

 

 

 

 


About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

About SupplySide West & Food Ingredients (Fi) North America:
“Food Ingredients North America and SupplySide West is the premier gathering of health and nutrition professionals in Las Vegas, bringing together buyers and suppliers from throughout the industry. SupplySide West brings together ingredient buyers and suppliers from the dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care and sports nutrition industries to network and explore industry trends, scientific innovations, and top performing products. Fi North America is the latest branch of Fi Global events that serve the global food, beverage and dietary supplements markets, offering food and beverage manufacturers direct access to the widest range of ingredient suppliers from around the world.”

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Bell Announces New Hires in the Marketing Department

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Announces New Hires in the Marketing Department


Marketing Team Adds New Talent and Strengthens Global Strategy

 

September 27, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is proud to announce new hires in the Marketing team at its headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois, Mexico and EMEA headquarters in Europe.

“We’ve strengthened our Global Marketing team with new additions, promotions and newly created positions to elevate our global marketing strategy and provide our customers with continued consumer and market insights relevant to the flavors, fragrance and botanical markets we serve. Bell is positioned globally to service locally and the new marketing talent will elevate our service strategy through our Global Spark trends program and many other global marketing initiatives,” states Kelli Heinz, VP of Marketing & Industry Affairs at Bell Flavors & Fragrances.

“These additions to the Global Marketing team will increase our understanding of the flavor and fragrance markets and bring the voice of the consumer into every product we develop. This allows us to focus greater efforts on deeper category insights and consumer understanding as it relates to flavor and fragrance trends, further expanding our Spark trends platform,” said David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing at Bell Flavors & Fragrances.

Renee King joins the Marketing team as a new Director of Marketing focused on the fragrance and botanicals divisions. Renee will create and execute new concepts, business models, and channels to position Bell as an innovator and leader in the flavor and fragrances industries. She will help build the Bell brand in the marketplace, activate new marketing campaigns, expand our marketing reach, enhance product development, and drive strategy around the fragrance and botanical divisions.

Renee comes to Bell with over 20 years of experience in the beauty and fragrance world focused on marketing, evaluation, strategy, branding and development with global fragrance houses and CPG companies. She earned her Master of Science degree in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Sarah Campbell is Bell’s new Marketing Specialist with a focus on designing, creating, and delivering marketing programs to support expansion and growth of Bell’s services and products. Her role will be an integral part of the development and execution of marketing plans to reach targets, from brand awareness to product promotion. Sarah will work with the R&D and Application labs to prepare customer presentations.

Sarah joins Bell from an office supply company where she worked on numerous marketing initiatives, including social media, graphic design, videography, website, and virtual trade shows as well as serving as the point of contact for quarterly promotions. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a focus on Journalism from Michigan State University.

Dirk Vogel joins Bell as the new Senior Marketing Specialist where he will manage the development and execution of projects that support Bell’s key technologies, categories, customers and internal initiatives. Dirk will work cross-functionally to develop, produce and communicate promotional and collateral materials to support sales and proactive marketing programs, while leading customer presentations to clearly communicate Bell’s flavor and fragrance division capabilities.

Dirk has over 20 years of experience in marketing strategy, branding, communication and creative development. Prior to Bell, he worked as a freelance service provider helping companies in the CPG and e-commerce space build brands and execute fully integrated marketing plans. Dirk brings experience in journalistic/white paper writing, content marketing, market research, trend reporting, digital publishing and search engine optimization. He holds a Magister Artium degree in American Studies, Media Studies and Psychology from Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany and is proficient in both English and German.

Lindsay Parks is Bell’s new Marketing Communications and Social Media Specialist. Lindsay will be the main point of contact for all marketing communications and social media activity, and will help manage the development and execution of Bell’s internal and external communications strategies to drive business development efforts at key customers. She will work cross-functionally to develop, produce and communicate promotional and collateral materials to support sales and proactive marketing programs.

Lindsay brings experience in brand marketing, nutrition communications, social media management. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Vanderbilt University and earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Iowa State University.

Anna Lada joins Bell’s marketing team as a Senior Marketing Specialist. In this role, Anna will utilize secondary data and primary research to develop a deep understanding of the target consumer and leverages these insights to influence Bell’s overall marketing strategy and develop innovative products for our customers. She will help develop and implement strategies to maintain, manage, and grow internal marketing platforms and support external customers in growing their business through innovation and new product development efforts.

Anna has 20 years of experience in marketing and graphic design,  holding a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication from the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago.

Antonia Federsel joins the global Marketing team and Bell family as the new Marketing Specialist in the flavor segment at Bell EMEA. In her new role at the Leipzig facility in Germany, Antonia will drive Sweet & Dairy projects and take care of cross-divisional flavor promotions such as RedSugar and the expansion of the company’s PlantFuture Platform, among others.

Most recently, Antonia was a marketing officer for a fashion company, with experience in product management, analysis preparation (international and assortment-relevant data), and implementing and monitoring marketing strategies, with a focus on online business. Antonia earned a Master of Science degree in Management and Marketing from Freie Universitaet Berlin.

Leon Kuttler joins the global Marketing team and Bell family as the new Marketing Specialist in the flavor segment. Based at Bell EMEA, his role as the company’s Marketing Specialist Savory includes working with R&D and the sales team to drive the Savory business forward. Leon will use his expertise and strategic understanding, as well as his creativity, to actively shape the future of the Savory Business Unit in the EMEA region.

Prior to joining Bell, Leon worked as a Category Development Manager for a global flavor company in Germany. Leon completed his studies in the field of Business Administration and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Berufsakademie Goettingen. He is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Business Psychology.

Jesscia Kalmring joins the global Marketing team and Bell family as the new Marketing Specialist in the fragrance segment.

In her role as Marketing Specialist Personal Care, Jessica will be responsible for innovation and custom marketing projects for personal care customers across EMEA and will work with R&D and Sales to drive Bell’s success in the PC space.

Jessica holds a degree in social media management. Most recently, she worked as a marketing representative for a manufacturer of professional hair care products. With her experience in marketing and hair care she will join Bell and develop new innovative product concepts for the customers to actively shape the future of the Savory Business Unit in the EMEA region.

Antje Wittich has been with Bell since – 2006 and took over as Head of Marketing in the EMEA region in February 2022.With her knowledge and experience in team leadership, she will drive Bell’s strategic, market-oriented development in the EMEA region together with her marketing team and push the further development of corporate communications in Europe, Middle East & Africa and Vietnam.

In addition to trend scouting, the development of product innovations and the strengthening of communication and social media activities, the organization and implementation of worldwide trade fairs are also on the agenda.

Lorenza Perez joins the global Marketing team as a Marketing Coordinator based in Mexico. In this role, she will be responsible for the implementing commercial strategies for the Mexico region, developing presentations, analyzing trends and research, and measuring the results of innovation initiatives, among other activities.

In her past roles, she was the Community Manager and Digital Marketing Intern for beauty companies where she created social media content and was in charge of digital customer service for the professional hair care category. Following those positions, she assumed the role of Regional Marketing Intern for North America and LATAM in retail styling products. Lorenza earned her marketing degree from UNIVA University and has a Community Manager diploma.

David Banks has been promoted to the position of Senior Marketing Director in Bell’s Northbrook headquarter. His role on the Marketing team is pivotal to creating and executing new concepts, business models and channels to drive Bell’s position as an innovation leader in the flavors and fragrances industries. In this role, he will plan marketing and branding objectives, analyze market trends and recommend marketing and business development strategies, overseeing advertising, press releases, email and social media campaigns and strategies.

Since joining Bell three years ago, David has led marketing projects with a significant cross-functional collaboration. He has secured a depth in understanding the Bell customer and the marketplace and has developed partnerships with key talent at Bell to help our customer determine and realize their current and future needs.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

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Bell Announces Promotions to Strategic Positions at Northbrook Headquarters

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Announces Promotions to Strategic Positions at Northbrook Headquarters

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Supports Worldwide Strategy with Key Appointments

September 22, 2022 —

Megan Paul has been promoted to the role of Sensory Scientist at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, Illinois. In her new role, Megan will lead Sensory work for all Flavor Technology and Internal Formula Management Projects. She will also continue leading Flavor panels to support key flavor and product development efforts.

During her tenure at Bell, Megan has demonstrated strong drive for results and commitment to the Sensory Consumer Science discipline. Key accomplishments include strategic leadership of Sensory Panels for FMP label requirements and select Formula Management Projects. Megan also proved instrumental in efforts to increase efficiencies in panel set up and created SOPs for Lab Processes.  She is now a subject matter expert in Compusense and R Software and on track to complete her Graduate Certificate in Sensory and Consumer Science by end of 2022.

Noor Abo Alzahb has been promoted to the position of Sales Project Manager, based out of Bell’s Northbrook headquarter. In this role, Noor will be responsible for management and growth for a segment of customer accounts as well as processing incoming requests for potential customers by screening website and telephone inquiries.  She will continue to improve the Bell Flavors & Fragrances customer experience through process improvements and working directly with the Flavor and Fragrance sales teams to streamline work flow.  Another key responsibility consists of developing relevant reporting. Consequently, her efforts will continue to improve sales activity and win rates.  Additionally, Noor will be engaged in Sales Team projects including support for large group meetings and improving the customer experience.

Since joining Bell in 2019, Noor has been working as an Administrative Lab Assistant in Flavors. She commands extensive understanding of Bell customer and project systems that will prove key in her new role. Prior to Bell, Noor worked in positions with a strong focus on customer experience.

David Banks has been promoted to the position of Senior Marketing Director in Bell’s Northbrook headquarter. His role on the Marketing team is pivotal to creating and executing new concepts, business models and channels to drive Bell’s position as an innovation leader in the flavors and fragrances industries. In this role, he will plan marketing and branding objectives, analyze market trends and recommend marketing and business development strategies, overseeing advertising, press releases, email and social media campaigns and strategies.

Since joining Bell three years ago, David has led marketing projects with a significant cross-functional collaboration. He has secured a depth in understanding the Bell customer and the marketplace and has developed partnerships with key talent at Bell to help our customer determine and realize their current and future needs.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

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Bell Welcomes New Hires to U.S. Team

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Welcomes New Hires to U.S. Team

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Acquires New Talent to Strengthen Multiple Divisions

September 19, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) announces new hires to support strategic growth efforts at its headquarters in Northbrook, IL. These new additions will strengthen the Sales and Sensory/Consumer Insights teams.

Craig Dunlap joins the Flavor Sales Team as a Global Key Account Manager. In this role, he will manage Bell accounts in the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Craig began his journey in the industry as a product development scientist for several years before moving into sales. Once in the sales arena, he established a diverse background successfully supplying both ingredients and finished flavors to the prepared foods and beverage industries. Craig earned a Bachelor of Science in Food Science from the University of Delaware and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

 

Jared Hamill joins the Bell family and Flavor Sales Team as a Global Key Account Executive. Jared’s responsibilities will include managing Bell accounts primarily in the Eastern region of the United States.

Jared started his career as a Product Development Scientist with a focus on beverage creation and development within alcoholic & non-alcoholic categories. After ten years in product development, he transitioned to sales and established himself as a successful sales professional. Jared earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Texas (Dallas).

 

Lydia Wang joins Bell’s Sensory team as a Sensory Scientist. In this role, Lydia will lead multiple initiatives, including sensory research for Bell’s fragrance projects, sensory descriptors for Bell’s product library and enhancing Bell’s descriptive panel program.

Lydia joins Bell with experience in Sensory Consumer Research. Over the last few years, she worked for companies offering wide portfolios of food and beverage products, including prepared and frozen foods. Lydia earned her Master of Science degree in Food Science from the University of Guelph.

 

Please join Bell Flavors & Fragrances in congratulating these new hires as they strengthen our commitment to delivering excellent service and care to our U.S. customers.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

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Top 5 Trends From Plant Based World Expo 2022

Bell Flavors & Fragrances captures a snapshot of what was trending on the show floor at Javits Center in September 2022.

 

From September 8-9, the latest trends in plant-based foods were on full display at Plant Based World Expo (PBW) 2022 inside Javits Center in New York City.

In its third edition, the official tradeshow for the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) once again provided a unique platform for brands, manufacturers, distributors, as well as retail and foodservice professionals to experience what’s next in the world of alternative proteins.

The tremendous buzz surrounding plant-based foods was palpable inside Javits Center for two action-packed days. More than 245 exhibitors, including significantly more international brands, showcased their offerings in front of more than 3,700 attendees; up 20% from 2021.

Spotlight on Plant-Based Foods

Sweet, savory, functional, and gourmet: Walking the halls provided guests with a chance to taste and discover the latest iterations of plant-based foods and technologies.

Product presentations on the floor were supplemented by content-rich PBW platforms such as the Culinary Theater, Learning Garden, and Conference sessions. On that note, the number of sessions featuring experts and industry insiders more than doubled compared to last year!

Standouts included strategic assessments like “Understanding the Consumer Shift from Animal to Plant-Based” hosted by PBFA and Kroger, as well as the “The ‘Why’ Behind Today’s Food & Lifestyle Trends” by Eve Turow-Paul and “Learn How to Build Flavor Without Compromising Your Diet” by Chef Shenarri Freeman.

 Another PBW highlight returned this year: The winners of the official 2022 World Plant-Based Awards were announced during the show, chosen from over 140 entries in 17 categories from 20 countries.

Celebrating Vegan Deliciousness

Bell Flavor & Fragrances team at Plant Based World Expo 2022

Products from Bell clients featured center-stage in the sample dishes presented at the Bell Flavors & Fragrances booth (number 602). Under the theme Bell Taqueria, visitors had a chance to taste Vegan Al Pastor bites featuring alternative protein from MycoTechnology, Inc. seasoned with Bell’s pork and Mexican pepper flavors, accompanied by a delicious vegan chipotle and lime crema.

Continuing the deliciousness, Bell dished out Vegan Cookie Dough, based on chickpea protein and packed with vanilla and browned butter flavors. Rounding out the taqueria offering, Bell served non-dairy Horchata Iced Coffee using ethically sourced coffee from Westrock Coffee loaded with a vegan whipped topping by Ingredion enhanced by coconut milk flavor.

Overall, sampling was in full swing at the Bell Flavors & Fragrances booth during the entire show. Meanwhile, we also made time to walk the halls and explore the 5 Top Trends from Plant Based World Expo 2022 in New York City:

1.   Next Wave of Alternative Seafood

Vegan chicken bites and faux beef burger patties are already becoming ubiquitous on mainstream menus. Now alternative seafood proteins present the next wave in terms of product innovation. On that note: When it comes to making tuna, salmon, and shrimp alternatives taste like the ‘real thing’, Bell provides a number of vegan seafood flavors and technologies to make them pop.

At Plant Based World Expo (PBW) 2022, the innovation in #altseafood was undeniable: Ingredion sampled the latest iteration of their fish tacos, while several brands showcased versions of plant-based tuna salad. Virginia’s Plant Based Seafood Co. wowed visitors with their vegan Crab Cakes, while BeLeaf won the World Plant-Based Award for their plant-based shrimp.

The next level of innovation? Plant-based sushi and ‘raw’ fish! Finless Foods showcased a raw tuna alternative that can be used in poke bowls – without the negative effects of overfishing. The same goes for Current Foods and their delicious ‘raw tuna’. Great news, since worldwide tuna stocks have been depleted by 60 percent compared to 50 years ago.

2.   Humungous Fungus

Move over, soy and seitan! The market for mushroom-based protein is literally growing like mushrooms: From 2022 to 2029 the fungal protein market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% to reach $397.5 million.

Fungi were also sprouting at Plant Based World Expo (PBW) 2022. Mushrooms scooped a win in the World Plant-Based Awards, with The Mushroom Meat Co. taking the trophy for their pulled ‘pork’. Colorado-based MycoTechnology, Inc. harnesses the growth engine of mushrooms, known as mycelium, in their FermentIQ™ Protein. It’s made by taking pea protein or a pea and rice protein blend, then fermenting it with shiitake mushroom mycelium to create meat analogues like the chorizo taco served at their booth.

Hailing from South Korea, the Better Meat company impressed with their Plant-Based Luncheon (aka. vegan Spam) that uses mycoprotein to taste like the real thing. Mushroom flavors also popped off in Popadelics crunchy mushroom chips and in numerous condiments featuring luxe truffle aromas.

3.   Rooted in Culture

Bell's Vegan Al Pastor Bites: savory vegan pork sausage combined with Guajillo Chili, Chipotle and pineapple, stu ed into a crispy corn cup, topped with a delicate vegan avocado cilantro crema.

Vegan food is even more attractive when it’s founded on genuine cultural roots. And consumers love it: Two out of three U.S. consumers “love” to discover new flavors and cuisines. Meanwhile, 39 percent of consumers in the U.S. are trying to incorporate more vegan foods into their diets.

Including those vegan flavors gets much easier thanks to products like UK-based Shicken, which brings Pan-Asian delights such as curries and chicken kebabs into the meatless consumer sphere. After only 18 months in business, Shicken is already sold at Costco in the UK and created much buzz about a U.S. launch with their culturally rooted flavors at PBW.

Speaking of culture, Italy-based Mia Green Food delivered vegan versions of parmesan cheese, prosciutto, and pepperoni with zero animal ingredients and cholesterol, but all the authentic Italian flavor notes. Food connoisseurs also raved about Verduns’ veggie pate, while Swiss start-up Share delivered fermented apricot based on an ancient recipe from the Tang Dynasty for flavor and gut health.

4.   Peak Vegan Cheese?

While past editions of the show saw an explosion of chicken protein, walking the halls this year was impossible without seeing countless iterations of plant-based cheese. That’s no surprise: The global market for plant-based cheese was valued at $2.43 billion in 2021 with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6% until 2030.

Scoring a win at PBW 2022, European innovators New Roots AG clinched the award for the ‘Circular Economy Approach’ behind their plant-based alternative to hard cheese. Hailing from Germany, Bedda showcased a variety of cheeses from brie to cheddar. Speaking of variety, Bell Flavors & Fragrances has developed a library of over 30 vegan cheese flavor profiles, replete with matching flavor enhancers and masking technologies to build deep aromas (see more info here).

Much to the delight of Italian food lovers (also see 3. Rooted in Culture), Miyoko’s Creamery returned to show ‘lifelike’ mozzarella both in solid form as well as a liquid for melting on pizza. In the show’s dedicated section for start-up companies, Plant Smart LLC delivered the world’s first fat free plant-based cheese, Cheezilla, alongside a melted cheese alternative named Melteeza. And for an adult take on a childhood staple, GrownAs* Foods served up Truffle Vegan Mac & Cheese.

5.   Sweet Delights

Bell's Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough: Bell’s Vanilla, Brown Butter and Protein Masking Flavors turn this cookie dough into a healthy treat you feel good about eating, never knowing there are chickpeas in it!

Ending our trend report with a cherry on top, vegan desserts stole the show at PBW 2022. The manifold offerings of sweet delights in New York were indicative of a bigger trend: The global vegan dessert market is expected to reach $5.97 billion by 2027, while currently growing at double-digit rates.

In the plant-based desserts category, the World Plant-Based Award went to PLAYin CHOC for their ‘Organic Peruvian Cacao M•lk Chocolate’ with all that creaminess – but none of the dairy. Meanwhile, New York locals Rule Breaker Snacks bring nut-free and vegan brownies and blondies into school lunches, while Pri’s Puddings satisfy cravings on the go with pocket-sized pies. Not to forget Dandies vegan marshmallows by Chicago Vegan Foods, also known as makers of Temptation vegan frozen desserts.

Speaking of frozen, did we mention vegan ice cream? It’s now a full-fledged award category with SuperSeed Ice Creme by Eat Drink Innovate Pty taking the proverbial biscuit in the show awards this year. Lick ice cream made from Italian lupin beans also hit all the right flavors, while Bon Dévil’s Choc Ganache Desserts and Raw Cakes from Nats Rawline raised the bar for sinful delights with none of the (animal) cruelty.

Hungry for more plant-based food resources? Make sure to visit Bell’s Plant Based World Expo workspace featuring our current brochure on flavors and technologies for Alternative Proteins and more materials.

Also look forward the European edition of PBW happening in London, UK, from November 30 to December 1, 2022. See you there!

Click here if you like to request samples of delicious flavors for alternative proteins from Bell Flavors & Fragrances.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

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Bell Heading to the 2022 Plant-Based World Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances to Showcase Alternative Protein Flavors & Technologies at 2022 Plant-Based World Expo

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Joins Plant-Forward Sponsors at Upcoming Event

September 1, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to the Plant-Based Food Association’s Plant-Based World Expo – North America held in person in New York, NY from September 8-9, 2022. Plant-Based World Expo is the only exclusively plant-based event held in the United States, connecting investors, distributors, manufacturers and foodservice and retail professionals from leading and innovative brands, with this year marking the third event since inception. At the Expo, attendees will have the opportunity to network with trade-focused professionals, discover unique plant-based products and learn from prominent industry leaders via educational sessions.

“Bell is thrilled to be exhibiting at the 2022 Plant-Based World Expo. This year marks our first at the conference, and we’re looking forward to not only showcasing our very own vegan flavor lineup, but joining the industry in crafting cutting-edge, plant-based products that provide a sensational experience for consumers’ senses – delivering on craveable flavor, appealing textures, mouth-watering aromas and much more. Consumers are seeking a complete flavor adventure with health in mind, and the industry is perfectly poised to continue innovating in this area in order to create memorable experiences,” states Casey Schallert, Senior Corporate Chef.

Bell will be joining a collection of sponsors in the Expo Hall to debut a plant-forward booth (#602), complete with a plant-based menu, educational resources and a team of culinary experts. The following items will be showcased to spark attendee taste buds:

Vegan Al Pastor Bite
Plant-based Al Pastor with a combination of Guajillo Chili, Chipotle, Pineapple, Bitter Blockers, Super Savor, Vegan Pork Sausage, and Pork Fat Flavors topped with a Vegan Avocado Cilantro Crema. This vegan crema features Bell’s Avocado Flavor, Crema Flavor, Bitterness Masking Technology and Flavor Enhancement Technology. The Avocado Flavor adds creamy, buttery, earthy notes of a ripe avocado while the Crema Flavor adds complex tangy dairy notes. Bell’s Bitterness masking technology smooths out the base and cover off notes from the plant-based protein while Bell’s Flavor Enhancement Technology boosts the entire profile for a brighter flavor experience.

Oat Milk Horchata Iced Coffee + Vegan Whipped Topping
A comforting iced coffee mixed with a vegan coffee creamer made with Oat Milk and MCT oil featuring Bell’s Milk and Masking flavor for clean creamy dairy notes and Bell’s Horchata and Cafe de Olla flavors for a spiced, warmed, buttery flavor and aroma with a hint of dark coffee. The coconut based whipped topping that utilizes Bell’s Coconut Mask to cover off coconut flavor and enhance the milky/fatty components. Bell’s Vanilla and Milk flavors provide a sweet aroma and rounded out dairy-like finish.

 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
This edible cookie dough is vegan and great to eat right out of the mixer or baked into a cookie. Bell’s Vanilla, Brown Butter and Protein Masking Flavors turn this cookie dough into a healthy treat you feel good about eating, never knowing there were chickpeas in it!

 

 

 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances
Bell Flavors & Fragrances is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialities to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries.  Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace and enables Bell to bring new trends quickly to customers’ attention. Bell is positioned globally to service our customers regionally in order to meet their needs.

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Bell Renews Strategic Partnerships to Drive Sustainability Commitments

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Renews Strategic Partnerships to Drive Sustainability Commitments

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Dedicated to Corporate Sustainability


August 22, 2022 —

Bell’s Sustainability Program
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a signatory member of the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter, which is built around five focus areas: Responsible Sourcing, Environmental Footprint, Employee Well-Being, Product Safety, and Transparency. Whether it is by reducing use of finite resources, careful management of renewable resources, responsible employment practices, promoting leading-edge safety standards, or nurturing of relationships with stakeholders, customers and consumers, all aspects of a business value chain can benefit from a sustainable approach.

“Bell partners with suppliers and focuses on sustainability and responsible sourcing to provide solutions for customers and consumers that demand and expect transparency. Our company is committed to make a difference for the planet and customers – our passion for the environment drives us to protect its ecosystem use and the integrity of our supply chain,” states Diego Darquea C., Vice President of Global Flavor & Fragrance Quality, Compliance and Safety.

Bell has programs in place for supplier approval and validation for 3rd party certification requirements such as EcoVadis, Sedex and Safe Quality Food. Furthermore, through Bell’s culture of strong cooperation and win-win attitude, they are actively exploring the potential for certification or verification from accredited sustainability programs with supply chain partners (i.e., UEBT, Rain Forest Alliance/UTZ, ECOCERT).

EcoVadis
Bell was recently awarded a silver medal in recognition of sustainability achievements by EcoVadis after completion of its audit at Bell’s global headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois. EcoVadis provides holistic sustainability rating that covers a range of systems including environmental, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. To date, Ecovadis has rated over 75,000 partners worldwide including some of the world’s largest organizations while positively impacting the environment and fostering transparency.

Safe Quality Food
Bell has partnered with the Safe Quality Foods Institute to showcase their commitment to a “culture of food safety and operational excellence in food safety management. The Safe Quality Food Program is a rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that is recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers world-wide, recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative.” Bell is pleased to announce that for the 2021-2022 period, all of its four North America sites received an “Excellent” rating.

Sedex
Bell is proud to continue their ongoing corporate membership with Sedex, the largest and most recognized ethical data exchange platform and audit program with over 55,000 members in 180 countries, across 35 industry sectors, including food, agriculture, financial services, clothing and apparel, packaging and chemicals. This voluntary, global certification is renewed annually, with Bell required to undergo a Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) performed at five site-specific levels, including Illinois (corporate headquarters), New York, Mexico, Canada and Germany. SMETA is one of the most widely used social audits in the world, conducted to understand labor and human relations conditions, such as the health and safety of workers.

U.S. Organic Certification
Each year, Bell certifies its organic flavors as a flavor manufacturing house that handles organic products prior to reaching consumers and store shelves. In order to be defined as organic, the flavors, botanicals and ingredients that Bell uses for final product applications must meet certain criteria and strict compliance standards, including growth and extraction without synthetic pesticides or GMO’s. Among other criteria, protein-producing animals are also treated properly and without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones. Bell currently produces over 200 certified organic flavors held to these high Quality Assurance International (QAI) and USDA standards.

European Union (EU) Organic Certification
In order to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of flavors fitting market needs and growing consumer demands for organic products, Bell EMEA (Europe) has carried out an organic certification for its European site. Bell offers a new designed range of organic certified natural source flavors and beverage compounds, enabling beverage manufacturers to meet the new EU organic regulations while delivering authentic taste properties such as orange, lemon, apple, lime or cola, among others. The range further aims to add value for manufacturers and brands that are highly committed in sourcing solely organic-certified raw materials and claiming to provide market products based on exclusively organic ingredients.

“With investing in organic certified product solutions, we are not only supporting our customers in developing EU-compliant organic products. We are further reflecting Bell’s ambition to target consumer’s health and wellness aspirations and to provide our customers with opportunities to engage with broader target groups while increasing their brand‘s own value,” said Antje Wittich, Head of Marketing Bell EMEA.

Sustainability Through the Supply Chain
Bell is proud to partner with suppliers and focus on sustainability and responsible sourcing in order to provide solutions for customers and consumers that demand transparency. Bell is committed to making a difference for the planet and its customers, and the passion for the environment and its employees drives the company to protect its ecosystem use and supply chain health and safety.

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For media requests please contact David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

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3 Key Trends in the Booming Alternative Proteins Market

Alternative proteins hold the key to a sustainable future for the planet. At present, the market is growing at an unprecedented pace – alternative proteins are a $2.2 billion market worldwide, poised to increase at a CAGR of 9.5 percent from 2019-2025 (Mintel).

This level of growth is currently accelerated by global turmoil. Retail prices for meat and seafood are impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic and disruptions from the war in Ukraine. The average price of ground beef has increased by 18 percent over 2021 (Bloomberg) and major suppliers expect price hikes for years to come.

The seafood supply is also impacted, especially the $27.5 billion annual U.S. sushi market. Wild Atlantic salmon is endangered in the U.S. and decades of overfishing have decimated global populations of species such as eel. Farmed seafood already accounts for 50 percent of the U.S. supply, but only a fraction is considered ‘sustainable’.

With these factors in mind, the alternative proteins market is only beginning to gain momentum. Read on to discover the three key trends affecting the market for meat, dairy, and seafood alternatives in 2022.

1.  Consumers: Veggie Curious

Long gone are the days of cheap meat. In response to price hikes and reports of food safety concerns in animal farming, a growing number of consumers are embracing vegetarian or vegan alternatives. As a result, the share of alternative meat proteins grew by 317 percent on restaurant menus over the past three years (Mintel).

According to current surveys, 1 in 5 consumers report trying to limit their meat intake. Among those consumers already eating alternative meat products, those looking to increase their intake of these foods increased by 49 percent compared to one year ago (Mintel).

2. Market: Real Money in ‘Fake’ Meat Products

American grocery stores have been offering alternative protein products for decades. Today, the number of SKUs and suppliers is at an all-time high: the alternative protein market is projected to reach $17.9 billion by 2025 (Mintel). Looking ahead, every tenth portion of meat, eggs, dairy, and seafood eaten around the globe will be made from alternative proteins by 2035 (BCG).

Plus, it’s no longer just veggie burgers and ‘fake’ chicken nuggets. The alternative milk market grew by 60 percent from 2015-2020 and currently accounts for almost 15 percent of the total dairy market (Mintel). Overall, the underlying change in consumer tastes not only benefits businesses, but also the planet. By 2035, the shift to plant-based eggs and meat is expected to save more than 1 gigaton of CO2 equivalent (BCG).

3. Flavor Profiles: Better than the Real Thing?

Consumers are more conscious than ever about vegan, cruelty-free alternatives to meat. From an industry perspective, this demand has driven tremendous research and development efforts in the creation of plant-, microorganism-, and animal-cell-based alternatives.

But there’s a catch: Despite the health (and environmental) benefits associated with alternative proteins, consumers are not ready to compromise on taste.

In a recent survey, 36 percent of consumers report avoiding plant-based yogurts due to poor taste and minimal flavor options (Mintel). In a separate study, 54 percent of U.S. consumers agreed that meat alternatives should closely mimic the taste of meat.

The good news is that companies such as Bell Flavors and Fragrances are supporting companies in the alternative proteins industry with decades of experience. We offer extensive technology platforms that not only match the ‘real thing’ but hold their own ground in terms of originality and deliciousness.

Our experts create specific flavor profiles that mask bitter and unwanted flavors, boost delicious umami notes, and enhance the overall mouthfeel of alternative vegan and vegetarian proteins. As more and more consumers are ready to explore animal-free food options, our flavorists are working overtime to create the kind of taste sensations that leave them hungry for more.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

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Principal Flavorist Cyndie Lipka Joins Perfumer & Flavorist+ 2023 Advisory Board

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Principal Flavorist Cyndie Lipka Joins Perfumer & Flavorist+ 2023 Advisory Board

 

Seasoned Flavor Industry Professional Contributes Expertise to Leading B2B Media Publication

August 2, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) congratulates our Principal Flavorist, Cyndie Lipka, on joining the 2023 Advisory Board of B2B media publication Perfumer & Flavorist+ (P&F+).

Lipka boasts nearly three decades of experience in the flavor industry with a focus on developing and duplicating elegantly layered flavors for a variety of markets, including confectionary, chewing gum, and beverages. A trained sensory panelist, Lipka is an active member of the Society of Flavor Chemists (SFC), Chemical Sources Association (CSA), Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) and FEMA.

An active voice in the industry for many years, she served as the Symposium Committee Chairman for the SFC Symposium in 2014. She is also a past President and Chairman of the Board for the Society of Flavor Chemists and Chemical Sources Association. In 2017, Lipka received the Flavorist of the Year Award from the WFFC.

Before joining the P&F+ Advisory Board, Lipka spent ten years as a member of the publication’s Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials panel. In 2022, she became the moderator of the monthly magazine column of the same name and will continue in this function.

In her new position as an Advisory Board member, Lipka will also draw on her extensive background to weigh in on newly released studies and proposed features for the magazine. She will further provide guidance on emerging trends and factors shaping the industry. Additionally, Lipka will contribute commentary to podcast programming published by P&F+.

A formal announcement on Cyndie Lipka’s new role will follow in P&F+’s January 2023 issue.

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For media requests please contact David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

About Perfumer & Flavorist+

A leading B2B media source, Perfumer & Flavorist+ supports global sensory excellence by providing in-depth, cutting-edge technical and business content for flavorists, perfumers and allied professionals to create winning profiles that build brands and connect with consumers. www.perfumerflavorist.com

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Key Positions at Northbrook Headquarters

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Announces New Hires to Key Positions at Northbrook Headquarters

International Company Continues Strategic Growth, Creates New Leadership Positions

June 21, 2022 —

In support of strategic growth efforts, Bell Flavors & Fragrances announces new hires, including newly created positions at company headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois. The new additions will strengthen leadership, efficiency, and oversight across departments such as Regulatory, Human Resources, Quality Systems, Analytical Sciences, and Sweet Applications.

Please join Bell Flavors & Fragrances in welcoming these new hires and wishing them a successful start in realizing Bell’s global commitment to excellence across our organization.

Bell F&F is pleased to welcome Kathleen Hoppie to its location in Northbrook, Illinois, as the new Senior Quality Systems Manager. She will be responsible for the development, implementation and auditing of Quality Systems (QS) and Prerequisite Programs related to SQF certification and customer audits. Kathleen provides great depth of knowledge on internal and external auditing, supplier management, and GFSI requirements.

Kathleen holds a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance.

 

Dr. Thomas Mangos joins the Northbrook Regulatory Team as Director of Regulatory Affairs – Flavors. His initial focus will be on the USDA/New Technology Regulatory product lines while also supporting some of the company’s other Regulatory programs such as Kosher, Halal, as well as Vendor Approval and Control.

Thomas holds a PhD in Food Science from the University of Hannover, Germany.

 

 

Katie Knapp strengthens the Sweet Applications Team in Northbrook with a primary focus on bakery and pastry clients in addition to supporting the broader team on confections and dairy desserts. Katie is a Certified Research Chef through the Research Chefs Association with a degree in Baking and Pastry from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York.

Previously, she was the lead manager, pastry chef, and/or chocolatier for multiple high-end bakeries, chocolate/confectionery stores, and bread shops in the Wisconsin area. Katie is currently working toward a degree in food business leadership through the Culinary Institute of America online and relocating to Illinois from greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Bell F&F has secured Chris Curran for the newly-created position of Director of Human Resources, U.S. Working from the HR Department in Northbrook, Chris reports directly to Maureen West, Sr. Director, Global Human Resources to oversee HR policy and procedures for Bell F&F’s U.S. Operations. He will ensure strategic alignment of human resources policies and programs including talent acquisition, performance management, employee training and development, compensation, change management, benefits and employee relations.

Chris commands extensive experience at the Senior HR level with industry experience in manufacturing, market research, logistics and sales and distribution organizations. He has served in roles specializing in talent acquisition, performance management, and new hire onboarding.

Dr. Rama Rengarajan, PhD has joined Bell as the new Director of Analytical Sciences. He will be responsible for developing, implementing and executing strategic analytical plans for Bell. He will provide Bell’s collaborative teams, both local and internationally, with insights and extensive team buildingcapabilities, drawing on his understanding of Food Science / Physical Chemistry. Rama will lead, co-create and execute new analytical processes, methodologies and upgrade the department as needed for flavor and fragrances analytical needs.

Rama joins Bell with over 20 years of experience in Flavor & Consumer Products Companies (CPG). Rama has a successful track record of success with innovation and strategy team building, both with internal and external customers. He holds both a PhD in Grain Food Science and a Master’s of Science in physical chemistry from Kansas State.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialities to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries.  Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace and enables Bell to bring new trends quickly to customers’ attention. Bell is positioned globally to service our customers regionally in order to meet their needs.

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances Announces Strategic Promotions at its Northbrook, IL and Middletown, NY Locations

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Announces Strategic Promotions at its Northbrook, IL and Middletown, NY Locations

 

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Enhances Global Strategy by Filling Key Leadership Positions with In-House Talent

June, 11, 2022 —

Bell Flavors and Fragrances is pleased to announce several promotions to strategic roles at company Headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois, as well as Middletown, New York. With the new appointments, the international company strengthens its global strategy across key segments such as manufacturing, quality control, finance, culinary and supply chain management.

Thom Heinz has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Vendor Management and Strategic Sourcing. In this new role, Thom will lead Global Vendor Management and Strategic Sourcing initiatives. He will proactively analyze emerging market and industry trends impacting raw material and sourcing strategies. This forward-looking approach will keep Bell F&F ahead of developing market and supply chain issues amid current changes. Thom will collaborate with Business Development and R&D to identify new approved sources of materials using innovative technologies.

Casey Schallert is the new Sr. Corporate Chef at Bell F&F, reporting directly to Chris Warsow, Sr. Director, Flavor Applications/Corporate Executive Chef.  Since joining Bell 3.5 years ago, Casey has served in multiple roles with increasing responsibilities on the Culinary Applications Team.  Most recently, Casey worked in the role of Corporate Chef during which she demonstrated strong commitment to cross-functional teamwork and technical expertise in flavors.

 

Sabrina Entwistle has been promoted to the role of Associate Director, Quality Systems. With the new position, Sabrina’s leadership role grows to include all the Quality, Continuous Improvement, and EH&S activities at the Middletown, New York, facility. A main responsibility of this key leadership position is to continue fostering our culture of continuous improvement at Middletown while embracing change management across all quality-related departments.

 

Ken Beecher now serves in the role of Associate Director, Manufacturing. In this new position, Ken’s leadership is expanding to include all the production activities at the Middletown, NY facility. His main focus lies with exceeding customer satisfaction goals while assuring compliance with employee safety, product quality, food safety and defense, regulatory, as well as employee conduct policies and procedures.

 

Mike Smith has been promoted to the position of SeniorDirector, Manufacturing-Fragrance at Middletown, NY. Mike will assume additional leadership responsibilities to develop and implement strategies, policies and procedures ensuring that the Middletown facility continues its success in operating effectively and efficiently. He will continue as the Middletown facility leader providing direction and guidance to the on-site team on a day-to-day basis. Mike will oversee continuous improvements at the Middletown facility while guiding change management.

 

Jake Pupillo has assumed the position of Director, Manufacturing – Flavors at the Northbrook, Illinois, facility. In this role, Jake will assume additional leadership responsibilities to develop and implement strategies, policies and procedures ensuring that the Northbrook manufacturing team embraces change management and operational efficiencies. Jake will continue his responsibilities as the Northbrook manufacturing leader providing direction and guidance to the Liquids, Spray Dry, Extractions, Dry Blending, and Reaction teams on a daily basis.

Zig Polak has been promoted to Senior Manager of Material, Planning, and Logistics – Flavors at Northbrook, IL. Zig will assume additional leadership responsibilities to develop and implement strategies, policies and procedures ensuring that the Northbrook warehouse, shipping and receiving teams operate effectively and efficiently through change management. On a day-to-day basis, Zig will continue his responsibilities as the Northbrook material, planning, and logistics leader providing direction and guidance to the warehouse, shipping, and logistics teams.

 

Mike Barron has received a promotion to the position of Senior Director, Information Technology. In this key role, Mike will lead the Bell Flavors & Fragrances in-house IT Technical Team in all activities, including programming, network configuration and support, as well as software evaluation, data security and integrity. His team also maintains the company’s IT help desk, and helps employees set up and maintain corporate devices such as computers, laptops and cell phones.

 

Allan Kaplan is the new Vice President, Finance, and will lead the Accounting Team in all activities, including financial statements, accounts receivable/payable, cash management, cost accounting, fixed assets, corporate accounting, and planning & budgeting. He will lead financial analyses of our overall global business and direct the Accounting Team in annual audit and tax preparation, insuring proper internal controls globally while evaluating pricing levels based on commodity cost movements. Allan will support the Capital Budget and spend process, secure appropriate business insurance, and oversee all other areas within the corporate financial structure.

Theresa Link has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of Cost Accounting. Theresa will lead the financial implementation of our new fully-costed product system. Theresa will also work closely with the Operations Team to evaluate specific direct labor and overhead costs assignable to each type of product produced. The team will also conduct time and motion studies as appropriate, and establish cost drivers for each product category (machine time, number of production processes, etc.) as the basis of certain cost allocations. She will also use this information to calculate appropriate Labor and Overhead rates to assign to each process.

Brian Enriquez is the new Senior Manager, Financial Reporting and Pricing at Bell Flavors & Fragrances based in Northbrook. In this role, Brian will continue to lead the pricing process on new products and formulation changes while working closely with R&D. Once the new Cost Accounting System is in place, his focus will switch from multiples of raw material cost to calculating appropriate margins on fully-absorbed product costs, including direct Labor and Overhead.

 

Madeleine van Overbeek has been promoted to the position of Senior Financial Analyst at the Northbrook facility. In this role, Madeleine will continue to provide analyses of the business in a variety of financial areas. Since joining Bell in 2019, Madeleine has not only performed valuable financial analyses and financial statement work, but also willingly assisted other areas of Finance when support was required.

 


Wesley Loyas
has received a promotion to the role of Quality Control Chemist. In this new role, Wes’ leadership is expanding to include a higher level of responsibility in the Quality Control Department at the Middletown facility with the focus to support the drive to exceed customer satisfaction goals. He is also in charge of assuring full compliance with employee safety, product quality, food safety and defense, regulatory, and employee conduct policies and procedures at the New York facility.

 

“I am personally very proud to welcome our newly promoted employees to their new titles and roles. We are able to promote from within, to fill these globally significant positions, as we continue to focus on growing our corporate learning and talent development.  Our investments in learning and development, will enable Bell to grow our employee engagement and customer experience with even greater success in the future,” said Ron Stark, President & CEO of Bell Flavors & Fragrances.

“This new wave of promotions is once again proof that our collaborative and innovation-driven company culture provides the mentorship and education for our team members to grow their personal skills and advance their careers,” said Maureen West, Senior Director of Global Human Resources of Bell Flavors & Fragrances.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialities to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries.  Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace and enables Bell to bring new trends quickly to customers’ attention. Bell is positioned globally to service our customers regionally in order to meet their needs.

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2022 Organic Recertification

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is excited to announce the completion of the annual Organic Recertification audit for flavors manufactured to the USDA Organic Flavor Program in its Northbrook, IL location
May 18, 2022 —

Recertifying USDA Organic Flavors
Bell Flavors & Fragrances (Bell F&F) recently completed an audit on its expanded range of USDA-certified organic flavors at its Northbrook, IL location in partnership with Quality Assurance International (QAI). This annual assessment of Bell F&F’s organic flavor line is critical within the industry, and the QAI program is a key supporting factor in providing customers with the confidence of Bell F&F’s organic flavor portfolio. QAI is authorized by the USDA as an international organic certification company that works to certify organic manufacturing processes and operations to comply with National Organic Program standards.

Principled Standards for Certifying Organic Flavors
Each year, Bell F&F certifies its organic flavors as a flavor manufacturing house that handles organic products prior to reaching consumers and store shelves. In order to be defined as organic, the flavors, botanicals and ingredients that Bell F&F uses for final product applications must meet certain criteria and strict compliance standards, including growth and extraction without synthetic pesticides or GMO’s. Among other criteria, protein-producing animals are also treated properly and without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones.

Organic Claims are Key Drivers with Consumers
According to Mintel, 61% of U.S. consumers agree that organic products take a higher importance to them in dairy, meats and deli/prepared foods, and 74% of U.S. consumers agree that food companies should be more transparent about their farming practices.

Bell F&F currently produces over 200 certified organic flavors held to these high QAI and USDA standards. Bell F&F is always looking at expanding its portfolio of certified organic flavors to service all the markets the company operates in.

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2022 Spark Flavor Explorations

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Introduces 2022 Spark Flavor Explorations
This year’s Spark trends find us traveling around the globe to find authentic and unique flavors from Eastern Europe to the colorful and inspiring recipes of Latin America & Malaysia. We see consumers diving to the deepest parts of the ocean and discovering the bounty of culinary surprises that the sea has to offer and exploring the wonders of nature in their own backyards and rediscovering local ingredients and heritage recipes that are the foundation of our culinary existence.

2022 Spark Flavor Explorations Start with the Larger Macro & Micro Trends
The Spark trends platform not only looks at the current day, but takes a longer term view identifying key consumer macro trends that will serve as a foundation for today and into the future. These macro trends were collectively identified by Bell’s global marketing teams and represent the core behavioral values present in all humans combined with the technology innovations and market dynamics that are shaping what the future of flavors, fragrances and ingredients will look like next year and beyond.

“Bell’s Spark trends platform not only identifies what’s up and coming for next year in the form of flavor and fragrance trends, but takes a long term view by identifying what’s at the root of these short lived fads and why we maintain the same macro and micro trends across both the flavor and fragrance industries as a collective whole and not simply by category or segment.” Kelli Heinz, VP of Marketing & Industry Affairs.

Aligned with actual physical travel we all yearn for, we are also embarking on a journey into the Metaverse, where technology and lifestyle are becoming intermingled and the ways that we communicate, interact and consume products are sometimes only in the “virtual world” around us. As Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, Zoom, Netflix and other platforms continue to dominate how we discover new food, beverage and product trends it slowly continues to evolve the ways we interact with and ultimately consume these products. Whether sharing a holiday meal over Zoom, hosting a virtual wine tasting or having an authentic meal from every continent delivered to your home each week, technology helps us stay connected, travel the globe and taste the world around us from the comforts of our own homes.

In contrast to this inner explorer we all possess, consumers are also yearning to stay home and continue to focus on their own health, safety and find an acceptable balance between work and life. The great resignation of 2021 has led millions of Americans to quit their jobs and rethink what is important to them. They are looking for better control of their lives in the form of the foods they eat, the impact they are having on the planet and their overall wellness of mind, body and soul. Whether it is choosing plant based alternatives, better-for-you products from the sea or finding comfort in rediscovering lost recipes, ingredients and traditions, there is a clear consumer movement in wanting to rediscover the foundational flavors that were defined by our childhood and our ethnic backgrounds and dictated by the regions we live and ultimately the place we call home.

“As we embark on another year of Spark trends we have set our sights on both the global world around us that has seemed so far away in recent years and the home that we have all become so accustomed to and in some cases trapped in over the past 24 months. As consumers continue to be limited in their travel options again due to the COVID-19 virus, our 2022 Spark trends take us from one part of the world to another as the inner explorer in all of us yearns for a return to the freedom of travel.” David Banks, Director of Marketing

With these consumer trends in mind Bell’s 2022 flavor explorations take us from one part of the world to another and into our own backyards. They take us under the oceans and into the coastal cuisines that have shaped many of our palettes. Finally, they take us back to our roots as we rediscover our culinary heritage. Bell’s 2022 Spark Flavor Explorations include:

This regional cuisine combines classic European flavors with Western Asian dishes creating a diverse cuisine filled with strong spicy foods, pickled vegetables and roasted meats.

Breakthrough Flavors
Ajvar, Aleppo Pepper, Fenugreek Leaf, Mahaleb, Urfa Biber Pepper

 

A dazzling array of diverse and interchangeable flavors spanning 22 countries that captures the true spirit of Latin highlands in the uniqueness that a specific Latin region brings to a familiar, time-honored recipe that could have the same name but taste completely unique due to its local flair.

Breakthrough Flavors
Acerola, Achiote, Cobanero Chili, Capuacu, Merken Chili

 

This diverse Asian Malay street food culture draws from the influential neighboring countries of Indonesia, China and India to bring together rich cultures and flavors showcased in hawker centers, night markets, and coffee shops called kopitiams across Malaysia.

Breakthrough Flavors
Calamansi, Durian, Galangal, Laksa, Makrut Lime

 

For centuries, coastal communities have included nutritious, delicate and flavorful gifts from the sea and land to develop new culinary paths. Ingredients like sea plants, kelps, coastal fruits/vegetables and unique cooking and fermentation methods have been discovered to create a burst of umami and deep flavor notes in their cuisines.

Breakthrough Flavors
Dashi, Furikake, Salmonberry, Sea Rosemary, Thimbleberry

 

Indigenous flavors, local folklore and timeless family recipes are bringing consumers back to their roots. Combined with the drive to buy local many Americans are refocusing on themselves and their families, seeking all-natural ingredients with local provenance and rediscovering the cuisines and flavors that created the culinary melting pot we enjoy today.

Breakthrough Flavors
Choke Berry, Kiwi Berry, Neroli, Paw Paw, Sumac

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances announces new role and strategic promotions at its Northbrook location

Bell Flavors & Fragrances secures an integral role within the Savory team and announces new promotions within Quality Control and Flavor Creation.

Bell secures Peter Gollmer for key role of Director of Business Development – Savory

Bell is pleased to welcome Peter Gollmer to its headquarter location in Northbrook, IL. as Director of Business Development for Bell’s Savory business unit. He will be working within the company’s commercial team to accelerate growth in the clean label savory flavor category, optimizing Bell Flavor technologies while working closely with the culinary and sales teams.

Peter brings 30 years of food industry experience in the natural, organic and savory segment spanning manufacturing, product development, culinary, sales, and marketing with industry leaders such as Campbell’s, Diana Naturals, Activ International and Givaudan.

New promotions at Bell Northbrook

Bell is excited to announce the promotion of Emine Pargov to the position of Quality Control Manager. Emine has served in multiple roles of increasing responsibilities within the Quality Department since joining the company seven years ago.

In this leadership role, Emine will manage the Quality Control team by overseeing the daily operations and tasks required to review, approve and implement necessary procedures to comply with customer specifications.  She will also work with Quality Systems to develop, implement and maintain SOP’s necessary to ensure the organization maintains SQF certification, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), the HACCP program, and ensure compliance with legislation.

Bell is pleased to announce the promotion of Nicolas Poulin to the position of Production Manager.  Nick has served in multiple roles within the Fragrance and Research & Development departments since joining Bell five years ago.  Most recently, Nick has served in the role of Analytical Chemist Fragrance Lab Manager and began his career with Bell as a Fragrance Laboratory Technician.

In this critical leadership role, Nick will manage production activities at Bell’s headquarters location in Northbrook to exceed customer satisfaction goals while assuring employee safety, product food safety and quality policies and procedures are met.

Bell is excited to announce the promotion of Dana Chen to Principal Creative and Commercialization Flavorist. In this role, Dana will focus on commercialization, industrialization/integration, creative technical innovation, and training of junior Flavorists. She will execute projects for Bell’s research and development team, operations, regulatory, and be a key player in communication between R&D, Sales, Operations, Purchasing & Quality.

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances Presents Trends at 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Indianapolis

Media Release
Northbrook, IL
July 19, 2021

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Presents Trends at 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Indianapolis

To help open the show on day one, David Banks, Director of Marketing at Bell, hosted an interactive session in which he broke down five macro trends that are shaping consumer behaviors that make up the foundation of Bell’s Spark trends platform.  These macro trends included Finding Silver Linings, Well-Balanced, and Escapism and illustrated how they affect the consumer and the products they gravitate towards.

Banks explained, “We start with identifying deep-seeded macrotrends happening with consumers such as emotional states and cultural drover, not fads.”

“We combine this with an understanding of the conscious and non-conscious decisions consumers are making and tie it back to that olfactory element that food and flavors can create,” he noted.

During the interactive tasting session, Banks explained how these turn into microtrends and how the industry can break these down into starting points for product development that will speak directly to the consumer, based on existing needs, state of the world, and cultural surroundings.

As Banks explained, the confectionary and snack industries are the introductory channels to different concepts and innovative ingredients. Consumers expect newness, but also comfort and familiarity- a balance that is not easy to achieve. Thanks to his extensive walk-through attendants left with a clear sense of where newness was coming from and what was the conductive thread through the hundreds of exhibitors.

A few of the featured microtrends that seem to resonate across the show floor included:

Finding Silver Linings

The need for comfort, indulgence, and nostalgia was a focus through last year and will keep going strong in the future. The emotional level at which a product can connect to the consumer was heightened and brands did not disappoint when providing innovation. One of the best examples is the upcoming Reese’s Potato Chips Big Cup and Garrett’s Popcorn S’mores.

Well-Balanced

“People focused on the basic human need to take care of themselves,” Banks told the audience, adding the three microtrends of mood and emotions, self-care and functional. Consumers want to be more well-rounded and attend to all physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Trü Frü and Sow Good caught a lot of attention thanks to their healthy, fun, and innovative approach.

Escapism

Snackers are looking for excitement. New textures, presentations, ingredients and anything that takes them away from their comfort zone will drive curiosity and can turn products into hits.

Nerd’s Gummy Cluster’s stood out as Best in Show thanks for the combination of flavors and textures.

During the Supplier Showcase Day Bell presented innovative flavors that tapped into all of these trends. The team developed a very well received concept of Escapism that included a trendy and unique Pink Pineapple, a complete line of terpene flavors for sweet and savory applications that gave the impact of specific cannabis strains, as well as a decadent Hazelnut Chocolate truffle.

 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leader in the flavor and fragrance industry. With eight manufacturing plants across the globe and over 40 sales offices around the world, Bell has the ability to create the flavor, fragrance, or botanical for any application.

 

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances Launches Alternative Protein & Vegan Flavor Portfolios

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Launches Alternative Protein & Vegan Flavor Portfolios 

Answering the needs of the evolving plant-based food and beverage market, Bell Flavors & Fragrances has launched a portfolio of taste technologies and flavors to help manufacturers overcome challenges in product development and improve the overall taste profile of plant-based alternatives.  With its product range, Bell aims to provide clean label taste solutions for meat and fish alternatives as well as dairy alternatives and plant-based high protein products.

Alternative Protein Overview

Throughout the world, there is a growing consumer interest in alternative proteins. Purchasing behaviors are shifting to alternative sources, partly due to health and environmental concerns as well as animal welfare. Whatever the reason may be, the market for these proteins is at an all-time high. According to McKinsey, the alternative protein market is a $2.2 billion industry worldwide, growing at a CAGR of 9.5% from 2019-2025 to reach $17.9 billion.

Alternative Protein Consumer

Consumers are demanding alternative options in replacement of meat, dairy and sweet goods. In fact, one in five consumers are limiting their meat intake, and 15% saying that they now follow a plant-based diet.

 

 

Understanding Needs and Plant Protein Sources

Bell’s alternative protein platform offers a wide range of vegan & vegetarian base and top note flavors as well as a collection of taste technologies to achieve the flavor profile and texture customers are demanding.

Bell’s deep understanding of functionality across many alternative protein applications helps to solve the taste and flavor challenges in current product formulations. These challenges identified by both consumers and customers include masking the off-notes of plant-based proteins, achieving desirable mouthfeel and delivering the perfect flavor experience.

With that in mind, Bell’s team of Chefs, Foods Scientists, Sensory Specialists and Flavorists work to find the perfect flavor & technology solution for any application. The company takes a creative approach to developing authentic profiles to achieve decadent, creamy/dairy notes, meaty beef/chicken flavors or bold seafood flavors.

In addition, Bell’s team of flavorists and sensory experts identified the potential off-tastes of various protein sources, including soy, wheat, pea, rice, oat, almond and coconut and its organoleptic effects on taste and other characteristics, including texture and mouthfeel. Based on the application needs, the team developed a range of functional masking solutions that help to mitigate specific off-notes and create a more appealing sensory profile. Bell further developed specific flavors to help achieve the more rounded taste characteristics, such as full-bodied umami or rich kokumi that many alternative protein products lack.

This cross-functional approach is applied to projects as Bell works hand in hand throughout the product development process, listening to customer needs, identifying consumer taste expectations and understanding the regulatory concerns while developing customized solutions that satisfy the technological challenges customers face.

To support this growing global opportunity, Bell’s regional organizations also offer a full range of alternative protein and vegan flavor varieties for the European market, as well as Canada and Latin America, being compliant to regulatory restrictions and consumer taste expectations within the respective markets.

 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leader in the flavor and fragrance industry. With eight manufacturing plants across the globe and over 40 sales offices around the world, Bell has the ability to create the flavor, fragrance, or botanical for any application.

 

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – get in touch with taste!

 

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances Announces the Launch of Their Full Line of Taste and Flavor Enhancement Technology

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is proud to announce the unveiling of this platform that includes mouthfeel, sweetness and flavor enhancement, and masking technologies. Bell FF is excited to showcase this portfolio across a number of different applications. See a brief explanation of each technology below.

Mouthfeel Enhancement
Perfecting mouthfeel is a tough, but crucial step in creating craveable products that consumers love. Whether adding or removing ingredients, or bolstering existing mouthfeel, Bell’s line of enhancement technologies ensure that products taste and perform as they were intended.

Sweetness Enhancement
BellTech™ SweeTech™ comprises a range of flavors that deliver a full, rounded sweetness profi­le similar to that of sucrose. SweeTech™ flavors provide numerous performance benefi­ts to consumers and food manufacturers and provide a compliment or alternative to high intensity sweeteners. Flavors within the SweeTech™ range possess different taste or ingredient label attributes, and the appropriate SweeTech™ flavor can be selected by Bell technical staff based on customer, application, and label requirements.

Flavor Enhancement
Bell has developed an array of BellTech™ fl­avor enhancers and modifiers to perfectly pinpoint the ­flavor consumers are looking for. These ­flavors are designed to trigger key ­flavor profiles in a base to make them more robust, without becoming dominant. BellTech™ ­flavor enhancers come in a variety of formats and can be applied to almost any product.

Masking Technology
Bell’s industry leading R&D team has developed a line of BellTech™ taste masking technologies to efficiently cover off-notes that arise throughout the innovation process. The masking technology can be used in a myriad of applications, thus allowing manufacturers the freedom to make label claims, without having to worry about the consequences to the flavor.

Click here to request more info on Bell’s Line of Taste and Flavor Enhancement Technology!

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances is a family-run business, growing on an ever-expanding global scale, and prides itself on adopting and implementing modern tactics and technologies, which provide superior quality and excellent customer service. This remains to be the heart and soul of the company, and is the “Bell Way” of doing business. With over 100 years of industry experience, Bell’s social science and research analysis are always a part of the recipe used to determine what is defining modern food and beverage culture. Bell’s detail-oriented regulatory and botanical team is constantly working to ensure flavors, botanicals, and raw materials comply with current regulatory restrictions and guidelines. Bell’s deep passion is to create products that captivate the world’s taste buds and stimulate the senses. This passion was instilled by Bell’s founder William M. Bell, and continues today.

 

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – get in touch with taste!

 

Media Contact:
David Banks
Director of Marketing
Phone: 937-219-0399
E-mail: info@bellff.com

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Clouding Module

Clouding Module for creating cloudy beers and beer mixers.

The beer category is constantly evolving. It is driven by premiumization, the ongoing health & wellness trend as well as an increasing market demand for low and non-alcoholic beers, which is creating a strong need for functional product developments. Bell’s Clouding Module therefore answers consumers demand for more cloudy, natural and visually appealing beers and beer mixers.

 

Consumer insights and market dynamics

Consumers are willing to pay more for “better-for-you” products that are characterized by high quality natural ingredients and sustainable production – indicating that consumers are increasingly seeking quality over quantity. The continuing growth in premium beers and natural-appealing beer mixers evidences the move towards a thoughtful consumption and a stronger focus on premiumization.

 

Functionality meets naturalness

Discover Bell’s Clouding Module – a technical solution for creating authentic beers and beer mixers.

  • Creation of more cloudy, raw- & natural-looking and visually appealing flavored beers and beer mixers
  • Consumers will associate the cloudiness in beers and beer mixers with the attributes sophisticated, naturalness & simplicity
  • Addressing the megatrends premiumization and health & wellness
  • No off-tastes (e.g. citrus notes)
  • Meeting current market demands for clean labelling and more natural ingredients
  • Due to estergum elimination the declaration as natural flavoring is possible
  • Declaration: natural flavoring, stabilizer: Gum Arabic

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Essentially Organic

Meeting the new EU-organic regulations with organic certified flavors and beverage compounds!

Organic food products are forecast a double-digit growth rate within the next four years, driven by consumer demand for naturalness, transparency and clean labelling. Additionally, an increased focus on eco-friendliness and sustainability are decisive factors influencing the customers’ buying decisions and the growing demand for organic products.

The European Union represents the second largest market for organic food and beverages, following the US. About 16% of all new product launches in Europe between January 2017 and September 2020 carry an organic claim (data: Mintel GNPD). At the same time, organic represents one of the major growth drivers in retail business, helping to generate shopper loyalty and sustained category growth.

 

Changing EU regulations

The new EU-Regulation (EU) 848/2018 applying for organic-certified products will lead to a change in the raw materials and flavorings allowed to be used in organic-labelled products. Following the new legislation, only natural x flavorings (95/5) or flavoring preparations are allowed to be incorporated in organic food. In order to keep the organic certification within end products, they are therefore only allowed to contain organic suitable or organic certified natural source flavorings or extracts.

As only a maximum of 5 % non-certified ingredients within product formulation is allowed, organic certified flavors or extracts are mandatory in product categories with high flavor dosages, such as beverage compounds, seasonings and others. This bears challenges for many product categories, especially within the beverage segment – being at risk to lose their organic status. A reformulation of the existing product range therefore is indispensable.

At the same time, the use of organic certified flavors enables product developments based on solely organic raw materials, addressing the growing consumer need for transparency and thus, emphasizing the shared values associated with a brand or company.

Essentially organic: Bell’s line of organic certified flavors and beverage compounds

With a new designed range of organic certified natural source flavors and beverage compounds, Bell enables beverage manufacturers to meet the new EU organic regulations while delivering authentic taste properties such as orange, lemon, apple, lime or cola, among others. The range further aims to support product developments based on solely organic certified raw materials, providing added value for your brand and helping you to meet consumer demands and expand your target group.

  • Organic certified Natural X Flavors compliant with the new EU regulations. 100% natural, clean label solutions for severely affected categories such as non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Bell guarantees the use of high quality raw materials, bearing a strong commitment to responsible sourcing
  • Authentic natural taste creations delivering unique profiles for targeting organic-focused consumer groups and addressing consumers’ health & wellness aspirations.
  • Regulatory expertise and support to meet your specific label requirements and to guide you through the process of certification.

Delivering comprehensive guidance on product reformulation, flavor creation and regulatory, we are happy to support your product development! Get in touch with our team: Contact Bell’s organic Experts!

 

Bell’s strategic approach in overcoming regulatory challenges

In order to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of flavors fitting market needs and growing consumer demands for organic products, Bell EMEA has carried out an organic certification for its European site. Having been effected with great efforts, this investment reflects Bell‘s increased technical expertise in all aspects of organic flavor creation, sourcing, production technology and regulatory proficiency. Hence, Bell’s organizational structure ensures compliance of its production methods with the new EU organic regulations while adhering highest quality based on carefully selected raw materials and a strong commitment to responsible sourcing.

Delivering comprehensive support in product formulation and regulatory compliance, Bell EMEA further offers a broad portfolio of organic suitable natural source flavorings (95/5) and extracts for beverage applications. While targeting organic needs on a global scale, Bell likewise comprises a portfolio of organic certified and compliant flavors based on USDA-regulations.

“With investing in organic certified product solutions, we are not only supporting our customers in developing EU-compliant organic products. We are further reflecting Bell’s ambition to target consumer’s health & wellness aspirations and to provide our customers with opportunities to engage with broader target groups while increasing their brand‘s own value.” Agneta Hoffmann, Manager Marketing Flavors

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Spark Trends for 2020 unveiled

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is excited to begin the sixth year of its Spark trends program and has unveiled key trends that will lead the way to new innovations within the flavor and fragrance industry, while also looking at the past five year’s trends. Spark is Bell’s insider resource for new and emerging consumer trends as well as flavor and fragrance inspirations. The Spark trends platform at Bell is the origin of imagination. It’s the source of what’s possible. It’s the essence of creativity and the future of what’s to come in the flavor and fragrance industry.  It’s a guide to what’s next and what will be seen by the everyday consumer.

Looking back at the past five years of Bell’s Spark trends platform, the path traveled tells a lot about where they’ve come from and where they are heading on this trend-driven journey. Bell stays ahead of this rapidly changing tech-savvy world by understanding their consumer at the deepest level possible by analyzing market data. This year, Bell’s five Spark trends fall under a theme of concepts that once were not easily within reach, but with the fast and ever-changing marketplace, a new level of access has made them obtainable to the everyday consumer. Moving into 2020, Bell has taken the time to review the past five years of Spark and see how their trend predictions have performed and evolved.

The flavor trends within this years’ Spark program include seeking out the rarest and most authentic ingredients of the world. Consumers are becoming more mindful, not only paying attention to what they eat, but how and why they do it. The crossroads of cooking methodologies and ingredients are visited through the indigenous flavors of South East Asia as well the appreciation for the environment that helps grow the florae that is gathered for consumption in foraging. Cannabis, once illegal, is now permeating all areas of society, from medical to culinary.

This years’ fragrance Spark trends will look to new luxury, taking inspiration from fashion, art and music as well as holistic beauty routines from the inside-out and being mindful of the environmental impact. In today’s society, anything goes, from the hyper-masculine to hyper-feminine, encompassing and experimenting with everything in between in a non-judgmental manner while multi-sensorial engagement and technology help delve deeper into the different dimensions of fragrance. Ingredients and concepts that were once considered vices or even forbidden, are being used to bring complexity and beauty to fragrance.

Bell is looking forward to a new decade, with a new set of innovational Spark trends.

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Food & Flavor Trend Outlook

What is driving the food and beverage industry in 2020?

Based on the constant evolution of the consumers’ aspirations for health & well-being, authentic and clean label products, the industry is facing a changing demand for new product developments, reformulations and market strategies.

In 2020 and the decade to come, ingredients, such as flavors need to focus on functionality AND taste attributes to serve the evolving needs of today’s consumers. Building a bridge between delivering an authentic taste experience and helping to maintain the sensory characteristics of consumer products is key. By that means, flavors need to provide natural taste solutions for sugar reduction, masking off-notes, salt reduction and many more. Thus, creating further opportunities for the future of food. At the same time, sustainability and transparency are major attributes that need to be obtained across the whole supply chain

 

Functional taste solutions lead the way

A growing number of consumers is seeking for more healthy food: less sugar or salt, added or alternative proteins as well as superfoods with high nutritional content are major drivers for purchasing decisions. At the same time, consumers are demanding tasty high quality food and seasonal or adventurous variations.

With respect to the vast growing market dynamic for alternative proteins on a global scale, not only meat alternatives will see a respective growth, but also dairy-free white products. Future opportunities will therefore be generated by innovations within the plant-based area. Supported by these market dynamics, the category of sports nutrition will further move into mainstream, opening opportunities for “wellness drinks” and further hybrid categories that address a far larger consumer group.

Thus, maintaining appealing taste characteristics is key for developing successful market products. Authentic taste profiles, such as roasted meat and other culinary profiles or creamy, milky and fresh characteristics need to be obtained. Covering or masking off-notes of various protein types equally play a major role for developing indulgent products. With sugar reduction evolving further and being evident in many product categories at the same time, the need for functional taste solutions will increase substantially over the next 5 years.

Learn more about Bell`s functional taste solutions for sugar reduction

 

Botanical extracts and organic flavors are taking center stage

Botanical extracts can be found in a growing number of product launches across all major segments, but will most significantly further influence product developments within the non-alcoholic beverage category. Products such as near water, flavored water or infused water are focusing on consumer groups shifting from drinks with a high sugar content to more natural and less sweet options by using a range of botanicals within their formulations. Hence, opportunities can be found in herbal varieties that comprise a more bitter taste or combinations with mint, tea leaves, mild spices or floral notes.

Changing EU-regulations effective for organic-certified products from January 1st, 2021 will also lead to an increasing focus on reformulation within a variety of food and beverage products. In order to keep the organic certification within end products, they are only allowed to contain organic-conform or organic-certified natural source flavorings (95:5) and/or organic-conform or organic-certified extracts.

At the same time, using organic-suitable or certified flavors and extracts will play a major role in new developments within categories such as non-alcoholic beverages, dairy products or bakery & snacks, addressing consumers’ desire for transparency and simplicity of ingredients and the increased focus on naturalness.

Let us help you in finding solutions for the new EU-organic regulations. Contact Us Here.

 

Hemp is here to stay

Especially younger consumer groups are looking for experimental, yet indulging products, with certain trends or megatrends shaping the industry and setting foundations for new and sophisticated market launches.

The current growth of hemp-based product developments across all product segments within the global F&B industry and the buzz around CBD is likely to fuel product innovations in 2020 and the years to come. Hemp is going mainstream – according to market data, the global hemp-based food market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 24% in the coming years.

The recent popularity of hemp can be mainly attributed to consumers’ growing interest in following plant-based and free-from diets. Together with the consumers’ aspirations for hemp as a superfood, its characteristic herbal and floral notes are also creating high interest and lend a signature taste profile to a variety of applications such as non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, baked goods and confectionery products and even sauces, condiments and marinades. The use of hemp extracts further underlines the better-for-you and at the same time premium appeal and creates depictional advantages. Both hemp flavors and extracts will therefore be seen in an increasing variety of product launches within the upcoming period.

Discover Bell´s range of natural hemp flavors and extracts, delivering authentic taste experiences for new and invigorating product creations.

 

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BBQ Sauces

Inspiring product ideas based on global consumer and market trends.

The past months have put consumers and industry to a tough test. All the more consumers are longing for a return to normality and thus for an increased focus on taste and product diversity. Although the start of the BBQ season was a bit bumpy this year, it is the small measure of normality that connects industry and consumers to bring back the pleasure and joy of good food. Without any doubt, BBQ sauces represent an indispensable classic in this respect.

 

Consumer Insights: What trends and expectations define a good BBQ sauce?

Consumers are looking for multi-sensory taste experiences. They are demanding exciting and versatile product innovations based on extraordinary combinations of ingredients from around the world. Due to their increasing health awareness, younger generations in particular are paying closer attention to natural ingredients. They are equally focusing on the origin and manufacture of products. At the same time, popularity for plant-based and organic BBQ sauces is rising.

When formulating BBQ sauces, unique and innovative flavors based on high quality and natural ingredients can contribute to attract new consumer target groups and thus boost retail sales on a global scale.

 

Innovative and aromatic taste varieties for BBQ sauces

Our invigorating product concepts are based on traditional American BBQ sauce recipes. With appealing smoke profiles and the use of various spices, we are meeting the market requirements in Western Europe, while focusing on current market and consumer trends such as the willingness to experiment.

Whether you are looking for exotic and fruity creations, intense smoky profiles or sweet-chocolate notes with a hint of chili – Bell’s extraordinary flavor profiles can turn BBQ sauce into a unique taste experience. Thus, satisfying the consumer’s need for exciting and authentic product varieties. Our intense and complex flavor profiles are characterized by consistent quality and are also free of added flavor-enhancing ingredients. The use of natural flavors and extracts enables clean labelling. We are offering tailor-made flavor solutions that help to refine and expand your product portfolio.

You want to learn more about our unique flavor creations? Our team is happy to assist. CONTACT US

 

Culinary perfection meets flavor expertise: Bell’s Culinary Solutions

Bell’s Global Culinary Team consists of classically trained chefs and food scientists that work tirelessly to create new and on-trend flavors and applications. Naturalness and authenticity are key in this process. Based on tailor-made flavor profiles and our passion in culinary perfection, we can support you in developing successful market products.

Learn more about our culinary expertise

Innovative flavor creations for BBQ sauces.

One of the finest things about traditional cooking is the scent of something grilled upon open flames, with BBQ sauce being the staple accompaniment for this classic cooking technique. The diversity of this focus topic continues with classic flavors thus far extending it to exciting, authentic and unusual varieties that are increasingly appealing to consumers.

“By creating this BBQ sauce range and using it as a platform for myself to incorporate the ingredients through our flavors, I bring provenance, authenticity and innovation to the forefront of my culinary developments.”

Dan Bell – European Culinary Chef Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA

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New Line of Cannabis & Terpene Flavors and Fragrances

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is excited to announce its full line of cannabis-inspired and terpene flavors and fragrances. These are specifically designed to recreate the flavor and aroma of familiar terpenes, such as Linalool and Limonene, as well as well as popular cannabis strains like Blackberry Kush, Blue Dream, and Pineapple Express. This line is not derived from the cannabis plant and does not contain any active ingredients, such as CBD or THC.

Bell has also engineered technologies to supplement the application of this line of flavors and fragrances. Through Bell’s proprietary research, it was discovered that while consumers have differing opinions in regards to the taste and smell of cannabis, many still want the functional benefits that the plant provides. For this reason, Bell has developed a range of flavor maskers and enhancers to neutralize or enrich the taste and smell of cannabis, while maintaining the functional integrity of the plant.

As states throughout the United States legalize medical and recreational marijuana, the cannabis market continues to rapidly expand. According to newfronteirdata.com, the overall CBD market is expected to increase from $292M in 2016 to $2.15B in 2021. While the U.S. Cannabis market is expected to grow to $25B by 2025. The versatility of the product plays a key contributing factor in the overall growth, as there are a variety of vehicles that consumers use to ingest cannabis other than smoking. The leading alternatives amongst US & Canadian consumers are Food, Vitamins, Supplements, Cosmetics, Fragrances, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The significant growth projections are backed by the three major purchasing generations, Millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers, all supporting the legalization of marijuana throughout the United States.

Interested parties can use the link below to download a FREE Cannabis educational infographic –

https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/vH8LtQa/BellCannabis420

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RCA Chicagoland

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is proud to have hosted RCA Chicagoland members at its headquarters in Northbrook, IL for a Foraged Foods Event on October 23rd, 2019.

During the event, RCA members learned about native and wild ingredients that can be found in nature all around us. Dave Odd, founder of Odd Produce, presented and taught the group about wild ingredients that can be found in the Chicagoland area. He led attendees on a small foraging expedition at the Potawatomi Forest Preserve where they discovered the various flora and plants that can be used in culinary development.

Attendees had the opportunity to taste foraged ingredients in savory, sweet, and beverage applications that were prepared by the Bell Flavors & Fragrances Culinary team. The foraged menu included dishes like Chicken of the Woods Mushroom & Acorn Bisque, Wild Amaranth Crab Cake with Sumac Remoulade, and many other delicious foraged-inspired bites.

Dave Odd resides from Illinois and has been foraging as a hobby for years prior to starting Odd Produce. In 2009, he has been a supplier of several varieties of local wild mushrooms, ramps, and other foraged edibles to Chicagoland restaurants. Currently, Odd Produce has supplied over 300 local restaurants with other 500 ingredients and continues to look for new varieties daily.

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Bell at Fi Europe 2019

Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA focuses on functionality and innovation at Food ingredients Europe 2019 in Paris

At this year’s Food ingredients Europe, the world’s leading food and beverage ingredients show, Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA presents a range of taste solutions with a strong focus on naturalness, health & well-being and innovation. From 3 to 5 December, Bell will showcase taste solutions for sugar reduction, innovative product concepts based on hemp as well as flavour inspirations for snack seasonings, meat products, confectionery and beverage products – delivering inspirations for a variety of industry applications.

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UK CULINARY CENTRE OPENING

Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA opens culinary centre and office in UK

Designed to encourage creativity, target culinary innovation and focus on regional product needs – Bell’s new culinary centre and office space in UK has been officially opened on September, 26th 2019. With the new location in Ketton, Stamford, Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA strengthens its culinary capabilities and regional reach within the market and sets a strong focus on speed to market and customer-centric culinary innovations tailored for the needs of the UK food and drink industry. Complementing Bell’s headquarters in Leipzig, Germany, the new facility incorporates a state-of-the-art test kitchen, meeting space and office facilities. An own culinary chef is working on-site to deliver on food innovation.