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Bell Invests in Talent: New Hires to Propel Growth and Strategic Partnerships for Regulatory Affairs and Flavor Sales Divisions

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Invests in Talent: New Hires to Propel Growth and Strategic Partnerships for Regulatory Affairs and Flavor Sales Divisions

 

Global Flavor & Fragrance Company Gains Competitive Edge with Seasoned New Hires

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – June 4, 2024 – Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) welcomes new additions to the company’s U.S. Regulatory Affairs and Flavor Sales teams at its global headquarter in Northbrook, IL, marking a key moment in the company’s journey towards innovation and growth.

“Welcome aboard to all new company employees. I look forward to the value our new hires will add to our Bell family, our customers, and consumers while they grow their careers and their family’s future with Bell,” exclaims Ron Stark, President & CEO.

Lynette Owino joins Bell Flavors & Fragrances as the Director of Regulatory Affairs – Flavors at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL.

In her new role, Lynette will manage the U.S. Flavor Regulatory Team, focusing on a variety of flavor programs and certifications to ensure that Bell’s flavors meet an array of regulatory needs and standards, such as Kosher, Halal, and Non-GMO Project Verified.

Lynette earned her Bachelor of Science degree in food science and technology and a Master of Jurisprudence degree with a focus on global food laws from Egerton University – Kenya and Michigan State University. Lynette is active in the Flavor Extract Manufacturer Association’s task forces and committees, including the Alcohol Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau.

Javin Ramos joins Bell Flavors & Fragrances as the West Coast National Account Manager based in California.

In his new role, Javin is responsible for managing Bell’s existing California-based customer accounts while expanding partnerships along the West Coast.

Javin brings extensive experience in cultivating and fostering strong client relationships, drawing on nearly 15 years of experience in the flavor industry.

Javin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science & Technology from Cal Poly and has a master’s in business administration, global business from Pepperdine University.

Please join Bell Flavors & Fragrances in celebrating its continued commitment to delivering unparalleled excellence through innovative flavor and fragrance solutions. With a strengthened team of industry experts, Bell is poised to drive the company’s vision forward and continue to elevate multisensorial experiences through the power of taste and scent.

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

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

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Bell Among Top 15% of Companies Awarded Silver Medal Certification by EcoVadis for Global Sustainability Achievements

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Among Top 15% of Companies Awarded Silver Medal Certification by EcoVadis for Global Sustainability Achievements

 

Global Flavors and Fragrance Company Earns Exceptional Sustainability Rating from International Assessment Platform for Fourth Consecutive Year

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – May 29, 2024 – For the fourth consecutive year, Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (“Bell”) was awarded a silver medal by EcoVadis in recognition of global sustainability achievements. This year, Bell earned its rank among the top 15% of companies securing a silver medal, marking a significant first in the company’s history.

Mike Smith, Bell’s new Vice President of Flavors and Fragrances, Quality Compliance, Operational Excellence and Environmental Health & Safety, drives the company’s global sustainability program, ensuring compliance with relevant sustainability and quality management certifications.

“Bell is a family company rooted in tradition, hard work, and resiliency for over 100 years. We take great pride in everything we do at Bell. Embracing sustainability at all levels is a core value which builds upon our environmental awareness and conservation base,” said Smith.

 


A Trusted Provider of Global Business Sustainability Ratings

 

EcoVadis provides holistic sustainability ratings that cover a range of systems including environmental, labor, 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.

Bell’s partnership with EcoVadis challenges the company to track and communicate progress against its sustainability initiatives in a clear, transparent and standardized manner while providing full visibility to clients and the industry.


Bell’s Commitment to Transparent Supply Chains

 

Bell is proud to partner with strategic suppliers that focus on sustainability and responsible sourcing to provide solutions for customers and consumers that demand transparency and alignment with their social and environmental values.

As a signatory member of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) – International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) Sustainability Charter, Bell’s corporate sustainability program is built around five pillars that align with IFRA-IOFI’s focus areas and commitments: 1) Responsible Sourcing, 2) Environmental Footprint, 3) Employee Well-Being, 4) Product Safety, and 5) Transparency.

Bell is committed to making a difference for the planet and its customers, and its passion for the environment drives the company to protect ecosystem use as well as supply chain health and safety.

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

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

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Bell Hosts Gala Event in Chicago Showcasing Food Industry Trends and Live Cooking Competition

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Hosts Gala Event in Chicago Showcasing Food Industry Trends and Live Cooking Competition

 

Annual Spark Ignites Event Debuts 2024 Edition of Bell’s Spark Trends Platform and Chef Fusion Challenge to 200+ VIP Guests During Inspired Food Industry Event at The Hatchery

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – May 23, 2024 – The most talked about food industry event of the year is a wrap! Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) thanks more than 200+ invited guests from the food and beverage business for attending the 2024 edition of their Spark Ignites event on Friday, May 17, at The Hatchery in Chicago.

This year, the annual invite-only event not only showcased the latest consumer trends and flavor predictions from Bell’s Spark Trends platform, but also reinvigorated the company’s live, “Chopped-style” cooking competition, Chef Fusion Challenge, featuring four chef teams hailing from leading food industry brands.

“All the stars aligned for Spark Ignites 2024 with the Hatchery as the perfect location. We loved the opportunity to serve guests our unique flavor creations based on this year’s Spark Trends. And bringing back the Chef Fusion competition for the first time since 2019 in front of a live audience was the icing on the cake,” said Vice President of Marketing & Industry Affairs, Kelli Heinz.


Bringing Bell’s 2024 Spark Flavor Trends
to Life at The Hatchery

 

Known as the top incubator for startups in the Chicagoland food industry, The Hatchery provided the perfect backdrop for bringing trend predictions from Bell’s 2024 Spark Trends Program to life. The gala event greeted guests with a Spark showcase room, replete with opportunities to learn more about the current global Macro Trends identified by the trend platform as well as opportunities to experience (meaning taste) the company’s impactful flavor predictions.

“Every year, our Spark Trends Platforms identifies the food industry trends that are inspiring consumers across the globe. In the process, our Culinary Applications teams also explore regions and cuisines that will be having a strong impact on what’s coming to the table for years to come. With that said, it was a powerful experience to see these flavor explorations showcased as food and beverage demos right here at Spark Ignites 2024. At the end of the day, the proof is in the flavors, and our teams went above and beyond in giving our guests a taste to remember.” – David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing

For more information on Spark Ignites 2024, download the brochure here.

Attendees of Spark Ignites 2024 were given the opportunity to engage in tastings at five tables, each inspired by one of Bell’s five global consumer Macro Trends as part of their Spark–Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform. Bell’s Culinary Applications teams across Savory, Sweet, and Beverage categories translated the company’s culinary trend predictions into inspired taste experiences, with highlights including:


Four Teams, One Winner –
The Chef Fusion Challenge Returns

 

Working in the Hatchery’s industry-size kitchen, in full view of Spark Ignites guests, the four chef teams were given one hour to whip up culinary creations based on Bell’s Spark Trends platform and using flavors as well as technologies from Bell’s Spark collection. Each team was tasked with creating three items; one beverage, one savory dish, and one sweet item while matching a common theme to win the grand prize.

“For the first time since 2019, Spark Ignites 2024 marked the return of Bell’s live cooking competition, the Chef Fusion Challenge. This year, the live event featured four chef teams representing the following top food industry brands: Blount Fine Foods, Reed Food Technology, Fuchs North America, and Griffith Foods. Attendees not only loved watching these culinary powerhouses heat up the kitchen, but also the opportunity to taste creative creations that brought our Spark Trends to life alongside those developed by our rockstar Bell team,” states Casey Schallert, Senior Corporate Chef.

Each of the four teams cooked up plenty of samples for all invited guests to taste and choose their favorites. An important step, because winners were chosen at the end of the cooking competition by all guests in live attendance via an online voting app. Aiding in the decision, a panel of seven hand-picked expert chefs – all certified members of The James Beard House and Research Chefs Association – provided color commentary and personal opinions as teams showcased their creations.

When the smoke cleared, the winner of the evening was Reed Food Technology. In a showcase that truly wowed all guests (and judges), the team brought to life a unique menu focused on Southern comforts with an unexpected twist. Dishes such as Donut Bread Pudding and Sweet Tea Brined Pulled Pork Wonton paired with Kool-Aid Pickle Margarita helped the team clinch first place. As a reward, each team member took home a premium KITCHENAID Pro 600 Stand Mixer.

In second place, the chef team from Fuchs North America cooked up three inspired menu items. Dishes such as The Deviled Egg and Matzo Ball Soup, paired with a Toasted Tea Spritzer helped the team clinch second place. As their prize, the chefs received an OONI Karu 12 Pizza Oven to ‘spark’ up their backyard cooking sessions.

Taking third place, the chef team from Griffith Foods brought their inspiration to the table via two versions of Windy City Ice Cream and Chi-takoyaki paired with “Not Malort.” This inspired showcase earned the team MARCATO Atlas 150 Pasta Machines for their Italian flavor explorations at home.

And last but not least, the team from Blount Fine Foods raised the bar by serving up Sweet Strawberry Entremet and Japanese Inspired Scallop Crudo, paired with a Sherbet Sunrise beverage. As a reward, each member took home a THERMOWORKS ONE Thermapen to keep their food temperature on point in the most heated kitchen moments.

Speaking of kitchen moments, Spark Ignites 2024 provided an unforgettable time for Bell’s guests to mingle and network with fellow food industry professionals.  The Bell team is taking home lots of inspiration from the night at The Hatchery and looks forward to serving its customers the flavors and technologies they need to delight consumers this year – and for years to come.

“This year’s event once again brought our Bell’s Spark Trends to life in a festive and inspiring atmosphere. Our Culinary Applications teams did a fantastic job in translating our Spark Macro Trends and Flavor Explorations into delicious dishes and beverages that really resonated with our guests. Plus, having the Chef Fusion Challenge back as a live event took this special evening over the top. A sincere thank you goes out to everyone who attended and made this event possible!” – Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing & Industry Affairs

To learn more about our 2024 Spark Trends and connect with us to schedule a presentation that brings these trends to life, connect by sending an email 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 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

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

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Bell Unveils New Executive Leadership Appointments at Global Headquarter in Northbrook, IL

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Unveils New Executive Leadership Appointments at Global Headquarter in Northbrook, IL

 

Bell U.S. Strengthens Strategic Vision for the Future of Flavor Possibilities

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – May 21, 2024 – Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is proud to announce strategic executive leadership changes within the company’s U.S. Flavor and Quality Compliance, Operational Excellence and Environmental Health & Safety divisions at its global headquarter in Northbrook, IL.

“Congratulations on all well-deserved promotions at Bell Flavors & Fragrances.  I thank these experts for their leadership and look forward to their continued success as they inspire Bell employees to uphold total customer satisfaction,” exclaims Ron Stark, President & CEO.

Cody Heinz has been promoted to Vice President of U.S. Flavor Sales at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL.  Since joining Bell in September 2012, Cody has held positions with increased responsibility, most recently serving as the Director of U.S. Flavor Sales.

In his new leadership role, Cody will drive the strategic direction of and oversee Bell’s Flavor Sales division, with a continued focus on growth and performance through all stages of the customer experience.

Cody earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University and Master of Business Administration degree from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is actively involved in the flavors and fragrances industry and holds a variety of professional appointments, such as being part of the National Confectioners Association’s (NCA) 2024 Class of Future Leaders, 2025 Western Candy Conference Chairman and serving as a committee member for the Flavor Extract Manufacturers Association, NCA and more.


Justin Kozlowski has been promoted to Vice President and Commercial General Manager of Flavors at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. He joined Bell in June 2023, previously serving as the Vice President of Beverage, Flavor Creation & Application.

In this new role, Justin will manage Bell’s Flavor Sales, Creation, Application and Administration teams. He will ensure that Bell’s go-to-market strategy is executed with excellence, bringing targeted consumers closer to our customers’ brands through superior flavor experiences.

Justin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from DePaul University, a Master of Science degree in Food Science from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. As a Certified Flavorist, he has been in the flavor industry for 20 years and is currently active as a Society of Flavor Chemists board member.


Mike Smith has been promoted to Vice President of Flavors and Fragrances, Quality Compliance, Operational Excellence and Environmental Health & Safety. Mike has been with Bell since July 2020, previously serving as the Senior Director of Manufacturing at Bell’s Middletown, NY facility. He will now be based in Northbrook, IL.

In his new role, Mike assumes executive leadership and is responsible for overseeing and developing strategies, policies and procedures for Bell’s Quality Compliance, Operational Excellence and Environmental Health and Safety teams.

Additionally, Mike will be responsible for maintaining relevant sustainability and quality management certifications and ensure ongoing compliance with local and federal food, chemical and occupational safety regulations.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and History from the University of Notre Dame and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He is both HACCP and PCQI-certified.


Kenneth Beecher has been promoted to Director of Manufacturing at Bell’s Middletown, NY site. Kenneth has been with Bell since 2018, previously serving as the Associate Director of Manufacturing since 2022.

In his new role, Kenneth will manage all safety, quality and service goals in accordance with Bell policies, SQF standards and government regulations.

He’ll also lead the Middletown team as an active member of Bell’s Food Defense, HAACP, GMP, Food Safety and Quality Development and Recall teams while ensuring that departments ranging from Inventory Control to Quality Systems operate at peak performance.

Please join Bell Flavors & Fragrances in celebrating these noteworthy career achievements, as they deepen the company’s strategic mindset and expertise, and further propel Bell’s commitment to efficiency, quality and excellence for the company’s global 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

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

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Bell to Showcase On-Trend, Globally Inspired Flavors at the 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances to Showcase On-Trend, Globally Inspired Flavors at the 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo

 

Annual Consumer Trends Program & Global Flavor Explorations Featured in Brand’s Presence on the Show Floor and the Trends & Innovation Stage

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – April 25, 2024 – The 2024 Sweet & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association, returns with a theme that’s more ‘Big & Bold’ than ever before. The tradeshow will take place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN from May 14-16, 2024, bringing together thousands of manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers in the confectionery and snack industry for unique insights, cutting-edge product innovations, and powerful connections.

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will join nearly 200 exhibitors at the Supplier Showcase from May 13-14 and hit the Trends & Innovation stage alongside presenters during eight must-see education sessions.

 

Trends & Innovation Stage:
Explore ‘Hot’ Flavor Trends in Sweet Treats

 

Join Vice President of Marketing & Industry Affairs, Kelli Heinz and Senior Director of Marketing, David Banks, as they hit the Trends & Innovation Stage on May 15 at 1 pm ET and May 16 at 11 am ET to reveal Flavor Trends in Confections. This discussion will explore novel and soon-to-be-big trends in confectionery, with a focus on global and regional consumer behaviors influencing these trends and how different generations respond to new flavors in the marketplace.

“Trends we are seeing this year encompass products that play off popular culture fads and a return to the classics. These provide consumers a small indulgence or sense of security that comes from enjoying the regional and nostalgic treats from their youth. At the heart of confectionery trends lie two core elements – renovation and innovation. Whether it’s renovation of the classics to make products better for you with cleaner label ingredients, colors, and added benefits or innovation by adding a modern twist or brand partnership, the industry has the key ingredients to drive consumer engagement.”
– David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing

For more information on this must-see session, click here.


Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in five tastings, each spotlighting one of Bell’s five global consumer Macro Trends as part of their Spark–Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform:

 

“It’s always a treat to present Bell’s Spark Trends to the attendees of the Sweets & Snacks Expo. Our Spark Trends platform not only identifies what’s up and coming for flavor trends, but identifies what’s at the root of Macro and Micro trends impacting the confectionery industry as a collective whole. Each Macro trend presented will be supported by a unique tasting, so be sure to catch one of the presentations!”
– Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing & Industry Affairs


Supplier Showcase (Booth #3405):
Embark on a Flavor Adventure with Bell

 

Bell joins nearly 200 exhibitors at the Supplier Showcase on May 13 from 1-5 pm ET and May 14 from 9 am – 1 pm ET. Attendees can visit Bell Flavors & Fragrances at booth #3405 to explore innovative flavor trends and discover taste technology solutions (e.g., sugar reduction, flavor masking) that elevate confectionery, bakery, ice cream and savory snack portfolios. Bell’s cross-functional experts, including Sales, Sweet Applications and Marketing, will be onsite to discuss a tailored approach to pushing product development boundaries with taste.

To schedule an in-person appointment with our experts in advance of the show, reach out to info@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 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

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 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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Bell Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer and Activates Key Appointments at U.S. Headquarter

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer and Activates Key Appointments at U.S. Headquarter

 

Global Flavors and Fragrance Company Poised for Strategic Growth and Business Development

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – September 19, 2023

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is proud to announce its new Chief Financial Officer, Allan Kaplan, as well as strategic promotions within the company’s Finance and IT departments and Culinary and Flavor division at its headquarter in Northbrook, IL.

“This promotion is an exciting testament to Allan’s perseverance and hard work throughout his career.  Allan has shown tremendous unwavering dedication to his team, and his colleagues, friends and family are excited to see him take on this new challenge. He shows that he cares about his team by continuously investing his time and energy in positive, professional relationships. I congratulate Allan on his promotion to CFO and wish him continued success,” exclaimed Ron Stark, President & CEO.

Allan M. Kaplan has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In his 10+ years with Bell, Allan has assumed positions of increased responsibilities, most recently serving as the Vice President of Finance. In his new role, he will oversee Bell’s Finance and Accounting departments, ensuring adherence to corporate accounting policies and procedures, and serve as a member of the Company’s Executive Management Committee.

Allan has played an integral leadership role during Bell’s domestic and international ERP implementations and has developed strong relationships across the globe in order to understand our business operations and endeavors in each country.

Allan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from DePaul University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

“I see the CFO as picture painter. By utilizing ever-changing financial data, the role of the CFO is to understand the drivers behind the company’s financial information and present that data in a clear, precise format. Doing so correctly provides the Executive Management Team with the information necessary to guide the company toward achieving its strategic corporate goals” states Allan M. Kaplan, Chief Financial Officer.

Cristalle Keane takes on the position of Vice President, Sweet & Dairy; Flavor Creation & Application at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new role, she will continue to lead the Flavorist team and drive business development and innovation in sweet and dairy flavor applications.

Cristalle has worked at Bell for 23 years and has been essential in inspiring Bell’s Flavorists to be best in class for creativity as well as ingredient replacers and extenders, and establishing a sound analytical and sensory driven duplication process.

Cristalle earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Elmhurst University and is a Certified Flavorist.

Chris Warsow has been promoted to Vice President, Savory & Culinary; Flavor Creation, Application & Delivery Systems at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In his new role, Chris will develop strategies for continued growth within Bell’s savory, culinary and delivery systems platforms.

Chris has worked at Bell for over 15 years, most recently serving as the Director of Culinary Application, Savory Flavor Development and Delivery Systems, and has been instrumental in launching Bell’s Technology and Innovation Center.

Chris holds a dual Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in food science from Michigan State. He is also an Executive Corporate Chef and member of the Research Chefs Association.

Mauro Batisteza assumes the role of Vice President, International Finance at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In his position, Mauro will partner closely with Bell’s international leaders to support business growth across its 60+ global locations.

Prior to joining Bell, he gained expertise in corporate FP&A, global treasury, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions, and served as Chief Financial Officer of the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions.

Mauro holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Buenos Aires and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mike Barron has been promoted to Vice President, Information Technology at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL, leading all aspects of Bell’s corporate information systems and technology programs.

Mike most recently held the role of Senior Director, Information Technology and has been deeply involved in strategic planning to ensure effective IT operations worldwide.

Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, majoring in business administration with an emphasis in management information systems and holding a minor in accounting. He also possesses a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and is a Certified Scrum Master.

“I congratulate Mike on his well-earned promotion. His courage and dedication to creating change management culture has impacted Bell greatly. I know our company will do wonderful things under his IT leadership and I can’t wait to see Bell’s limitless future,” said Ron Stark, President & CEO.

Please join Bell Flavors & Fragrances in celebrating these significant career achievements as they deepen the company’s expertise and strategic mindset, and further propel Bell’s commitment to efficiency, quality and excellence for global 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 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

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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

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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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Holger Wetzler Appointed Managing Director of Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA

Holger Wetzler Appointed Managing Director of Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA

 

Leipzig-Based Fragrance and Flavor Manufacturer Rejuvenates Top Management

LEIPZIG, Germany – June 13, 2023 –

In the year of its 30th anniversary, Bell Flavors & Fragrances is reorganizing its management team. Holger Wetzler has taken over the role as Managing Director of the Leipzig-based company on May 1, 2023. As a business graduate with many years’ experience in the industry, he is now responsible for all business units and international locations of Bell Flavors & Fragrances GmbH in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“With Holger Wetzler, we are gaining an experienced industry expert who understands the needs of our customers. Having been responsible for large parts of the value chain during his career, Holger knows all facets of the fragrance and flavor business and will position Bell to be even more successful and resilient in the future. His in-depth knowledge of our industry and his ability to develop and implement innovative strategies make him an ideal choice for the position of Managing Director,” says President Raymond Heinz.

Holger Wetzler has most recently held management positions at renowned companies in the industry. He brings more than two decades of sales and marketing experience in the fragrance and flavors industry as well as various consumer goods companies. In close cooperation with the existing management team, Holger Wetzler will continue to build on Bell’s long-standing success story. Raymond Heinz, who founded Bell Flavors & Fragrances GmbH in Leipzig in 1993 and has successfully managed the company ever since, will remain with the company to ensure a smooth transition.

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

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Bell Awarded Silver Medal Certification by EcoVadis for Third Consecutive Year for Sustainability Efforts

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Awarded Silver Medal Certification by
EcoVadis for Third Consecutive Year for Sustainability Efforts

Global Flavors & Fragrances Company Continues Strong Partnership with EcoVadis


NORTHBROOK, Illinois – June 1, 2023

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (“Bell”) was recently awarded a silver medal by EcoVadis in recognition of global sustainability achievements. EcoVadis provides holistic sustainability ratings 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.

 

The mission at Bell is to be passionate, hard-working, and creative, and invest in people and processes. The company aligns its wholehearted commitment to make a difference for the planet with customer needs top-of-mind.

Diego Darquea C., Bell’s Vice President, Global Quality, Compliance and Safety, works on a global scale to drive the company’s sustainability programs. Diego states “Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is dedicated to aligning with the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter and we continue to see this commitment with a third consecutive year of silver certification. Our commitment continues to make a difference for the planet, for people, and for our business by achieving the highest standards in the industry.”

Bell’s continued sustainability focus is built around five focus areas: 1) Responsible Sourcing, 2) Environmental Footprint, 3) Employee Well-Being, 4) Product Safety, and 5) Transparency.

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

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.

 About Ecovadis:

Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has grown to become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 100,000+ rated companies. Their methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 200+ spend categories and 175+ countries. The Sustainability Scorecard illustrates performance across 21 indicators in four themes: 1) Environment, 2) Labor & Human Rights, 3) Ethics, and 4) Sustainable Procurement.” www.ecovadis.com

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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 Inaugurates New Office in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, Mexico -April 25,2023 – Bell Flavors & Fragrances officially inaugurated its new commercial office and laboratories in Polanco, in Mexico City, on March 9, 2023.

These new facilities are located at Campos Elfseos 385 and will continue to serve not only Mexico City, but the entire region, including other neighboring states such as the State of Mexico, Queretaro and Puebla.

The new office has specialized laboratories for the application of flavors and fragrances where innovative proposals are developed according to market requirements. To do this, our labs in Mexico City counts with the best of our flavors and fragrances from our BellEssence library from Guadalajara, in addition to having the support of talented flavorists and perfumers for the development of tailor-made flavors and fragrances.

The strategic location of these new facilities will facilitate both proximity to customers and the logistics of developing solutions for their projects. Cecilia Paredes, General Director of Bell Mexico, affirms, “With this change of office we seek to be closer to our clients and be able to invite them to work in our laboratories, in order to provide them with an even better service”

It is important to highlight that from this change of address, Bell plans not only to provide closer proximity to its clients in the development of projects, but also to share innovation and knowledge through events, trainings and workshops. “This is a very important event for Bell Mexico, as it reflects the commitment to service and innovation with its customers,” said Daniel Castillo, Vice President of Bell’s International Division.

This is how Bell seeks to be closer to customers, offering personalized attention and faster response times, guaranteeing the quality that distinguishes the company through the SQF certification of the production plant located in Guadalajara, and inspiring innovation thought its SPARK™ platform for the creation offlavors and fragrances that captivate the senses of consumers.

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

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 700 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

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances Welcomes New Additions to Flavor Division and Production Department at Northbrook Location

 Global Flavor and Fragrance Company Expands Top Talent to Strengthen Flavor Innovation and Business Operations

NORTHBROOK, Illinois March 15, 2023 Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is thrilled to announce two new hires who recently joined the company’s Flavor and Production Planning teams.

“Tom is an outstanding addition to the Bell family, possessing extensive technical and operational talent that will allow him to excel in this role as we plan for today and look to the future,” said Lee Brooks, Vice President of Global Flavor & Fragrance Operations.

Tom Grant assumes the role of Director of Integrated Business Planning and Forecasting. In this new position, Tom will lead demand and operations planning processes for Bell’s Northbrook and Middletown locations in addition to managing the Northbrook Production Planning team.

Tom is versed in team leadership and advancing change management initiatives having worked at flavors and fragrance companies in operations and supply chain-related senior positions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Fairhaven College.

Michael Morrison joins the Flavor Division as a Junior Flavorist. In this role, Michael will support flavor projects and create innovative flavor profiles for Bell’s customers.

Michael achieved his flavor apprentice status, as defined by the Society of Flavor Chemists, in October 2022, spending the last six years training at a global flavor and fragrance company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science & Technology and a minor in Chemistry from Oregon State University.

“We’re so pleased to welcome Michael to the Flavor Division. He has immense enthusiasm and passion for learning, and will bring innovative thinking and creative flavor ideation to the Bell R&D team,” said Joan Harvey, Senior Vice President & Commercial General Manager, Flavors.

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

 

Please join Bell Flavors & Fragrances in congratulating both Tom and Michael as they strengthen 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.

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. 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 Strengthens U.S. Headquarter by Promoting Top Talent to Key Positions

Global Flavors and Fragrance Company Supports Growth Among Flavor & Fragrance Divisions and Within Internal Departments at Northbrook, IL Facility

NORTHBROOK, Illinois- February 24, 2023 – Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is proud to announce strategic promotions within the company’s Flavor and Fragrance divisions as well as Internal Operations and Finance departments at its headquarter in Northbrook, IL.

“It’s an honor to have exceptional talent spanning all aspects of our global business at Bell Flavors & Fragrances. These strategic promotions are critical to compounding Bell’s growth and ensuring that we continuously improve our customers’ experiences at every touchpoint, and that starts with engaged employees. Bell will treat our customers like family and lead with our family-first mindset,” said Ron Stark, President & CEO.

FLAVOR DIVISION

Benjamin Stanley, CRC has been promoted to Senior Corporate Chef and Manager of Sweet Applications at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new position, Benjamin will continue managing the Sweet Applications Team, including internal and customer projects. He will continue ideating around and promoting innovative flavors for Bell’s Spark Trends and other programs.

 Since joining Bell 3.5 years ago, Benjamin has played a critical role on the Culinary Applications Team, in which he demonstrates a strong commitment

to widening Bell’s flavor market share and boosting Bell’s visibility within the confection and sweet goods industry. Benjamin recently graduated with a Master of Science degree in Innovation from Northeastern University’s D-Amore-McKim School of Business.

 Andrew Petrou has been promoted to Flavorist II at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new position, Andrew will continue to ideate around and develop cutting-edge savory flavors for use in a variety of food and beverage applications.

Andrew is a key member of Bell’s Savory team, supporting the Bell Technology & Innovation Center and successfully developing new savory flavors. He was recently accepted into the Society of Flavor Chemists with full certification status and is one of the few certified members specializing in Savory Flavor Chemistry. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

 Cody Heinz has been promoted to Director of Sales at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new position, Cody will implement and manage Bell’s sales metrics tool. He will engage in a variety of initiatives to support sales goals and equip the Sales team with transparent, effective and efficient sales management data and resource planning.

Cody recently celebrated ten years with Bell, holding roles as an Inside Sales Representative and National Account Manager. Cody earned a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration, Management & Operations

from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology & Health from Miami University of Ohio.

FRAGRANCE DIVISION

Kenny Enriquez has been promoted to Director of Sales at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new role, he will be responsible for implementing and managing key sales metrics. He will support the Sales team with utilizing transparent, effective and efficient sales management data and engaging in resource planning and tracking profitability.

Prior to this role, Kenny was a Sales Key Account Manager and Account Executive at Bell. Kenny holds a Master of Business Administration from Lewis University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Kansas.

Ted Heinz has been promoted to Fragrance Business Development Manager. In this new role, Ted will be a key player in Bell’s business development initiative to continue strengthening the Fragrance division.

Ted joined Bell in 2005 as an Analytical Department Analyst, transitioning into internal sales, then his former position as an Account Manager. Ted holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Business from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.

OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

 Olu Famoyin has been promoted to Director of Manufacturing at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new role, Olu will lead the Manufacturing, Shipping and Maintenance teams, propelling Bell’s commitment to optimizing productivity, maximizing efficiency, and ensuring full compliance with processes, quality standards and safety policies.

Olu joined the Bell family as an Associate Director of Operations where he worked on manufacturing improvements and adoption of a new ERP system. Olu played a pivotal role in implementing shipping improvements to optimize day-to-day operations. Olu earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry

from Rutgers University and has extensive Flavor industry experience leading multiple sites.

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

 Theresa Link has been promoted to Controller at Bell’s Northbrook headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new position, she will be responsible for general accounting, payroll, cash management, internal controls and financial closes for Bell’s Northbrook and New York locations. She will also ensure accurate financial statements and analyses to support the business.

Theresa has been a dedicated member of the Bell family for 17 years. Prior to this role, Theresa was Bell’s Director of Cost Accounting. She possesses expertise in inventory costing, cash management and general ledger, and

serves as a subject matter expert for Bell’s ERP system. Theresa earned her Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Elmhurst University.

 Brian Enriquez has been promoted to Director of Cost Accounting at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new role, Brian will continue implementing a new product system, working closely with Bell’s Operations Team to evaluate manufacturing labor and overhead rates and tracking incurred costs from raw materials to finished products.

Prior to this role, Brian was Bell’s Senior Manager of Finance and Pricing. Brian earned his Bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning and Master’s degree in Finance 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 Bell’s commitment to efficiency, quality and excellence for our customers.

For more on Bell Flavors & Fragrances, visitwww.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 offlavors, 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. 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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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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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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Strategic Promotions and 
New Hires Strengthen the Fragrance Division

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Announces Promotions and New Hires to Strengthen the Fragrance Division

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Enhances Focus on Fragrances Business with Top Talent

 

July 14, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is proud to announce a series of promotions and new hires within its Fragrance division.

“This leadership team will be integral to the design and delivery of our fragrance strategy to optimize the customer and consumer experience by closely linking Bell’s creative and technology resources with our customers’ brands,” said Deborah French Wright at Bell.

Roberto Olivi is the new Vice President, Fragrance Sales for Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. In his new leadership role, Roberto is responsible for designing and delivering the commercial strategies that will lead the Fragrance sales team to achieve Bell’s revenue and market growth targets, aligned with overall Fragrance Division strategy.

Roberto has held senior executive and management positions with Flavor & Fragrance companies in the US and globally. He brings extensive expertise in business development, client relationship building as well as strategic planning and execution. Roberto holds an MBA in Competitive and Organizational Strategy and Marketing, as well as a BA in Economics.

 

Marvel Fields has been promoted to take over the key role of Perfumery Director. Marvel will assume the leadership responsibilities to further develop and strengthen our creative and innovation strategies.  She will also provide guidance to the Fragrance Perfumery and Botanical Labs, while continuing her responsibilities as a Senior Perfumer, as time permits. Reporting to Marvel will be the Perfumery Team and the Botanical and Fragrance Lab Management.

Since joining Bell eight years ago, Marvel has contributed immensely to the Fragrance Creative Center. Prior to joining Bell, Marvel worked as a Perfumer for several prominent Fragrance & Flavor companies and was a former President of the American Society of Perfumers, and Chairman Emeritus.

 

Rose Casanova Gugliotta expands her leadership as Director of Fragrance Evaluation and Applications. In this role, Rose will assume the additional leadership responsibilities of managing both the Fragrance Application Labs and Evaluation.

Rose commands 16 years of experience in the cosmetic industry, and twelve years in fragrance development and olfactive strategy for all types of beauty products. She specializes in building brand identity through fragrance. Immediately prior to Bell, Rose led a team of fragrance evaluators at a global Flavor & Fragrance company for hair care and body care clients. Rose earned a BS in Biochemistry from Hofstra University and a MS in Chemistry from Northwestern University.

 

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, 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’s of Science degree in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, cum laude, from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

This team of fragrance experts will be key to enhancing and executing Bell’s fragrance strategy and implementing innovative solutions to drive customer satisfaction. Please join Bell Flavors & Fragrances in congratulating these new appointments as they strengthen our commitment to delivering excellence to our customers worldwide.

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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Karen Graves, MS to Represent the Division During 2022 IFT First Annual Conference & Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances’ Senior Director of Sensory and Consumer Sciences to Represent the Division During 2022 IFT First Annual Conference & Expo

 

Karen Graves, MS to Sit on Expert Panel Exploring Opportunities and Challenges for Leveraging Knowledge and Consumer Understanding for Product Success

July 8, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is pleased to announce that Karen Graves, MS, Senior Director of Sensory and Consumer Sciences, will represent Bell at the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2022 First Annual Conference & Expo held in person and on demand from July 10-13 in Chicago, IL.

IFT First is the largest business to business food innovation expo, convening professionals from around the world both in-person and virtually to discover the latest innovations, global trends and strategic solutions, all while making powerful connections. The organization boasts 25 topical, interest-based groups (divisions), with Karen serving as the current chair for the Sensory & Consumer Science Division (SCSD). She will represent the Division at a multitude of events throughout the conference, including the SDSC Leader Innovation Lab, Networking Reception, Social and Student Competition, in addition to the SCSD Student Leader Networking Breakfast and Student Leader Networking Expo Floor, both of which are new this year.

As part of IFT’s on-demand program, Karen’s presentation, “Sensory, It’s Worth It. Know the Value of Sensory & Consumer Research,” co-presented with Sharon Bender, MS, Sensory Scientist at Gehl Foods, Inc., will be made available online via the IFT First portal. This session will help participants understand the value of sensory and consumer research. “While the traditional Sensory Consumer mantra focuses on designing/answering according to the objective, the expectation for today’s professional is to provide business value and drive decisions. Since Sensory & Consumer Researchers must have exceptional influence, business acumen, and communication skills, all while dealing with scientific and statistical data, this presentation will discuss tips and techniques to enhance the value of Sensory Research, Consumer Research, Discriminating Testing and Team Evaluations.”

In addition to her on-demand presentation, Karen will sit on an expert panel on Tuesday, July 12 from 3:15 – 4:30 pm CT as part of the session, “How Do We Leverage Knowledge and Consumer Understanding for Product Success?” This session will “bring together diverse voices and perspectives from select on-demand presentations that relate to this Guiding Question. The moderated discussion will outline challenges and opportunities for how to address the question, followed by an extended question and answer period where attendees will have the opportunity to engage with other attendees.” 

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 Exhibits at 2022 IFT First Annual Conference & Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances to Debut Interactive Booth at the 2022 IFT First Annual Conference & Expo

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Spotlights Global Flavor Explorations at Upcoming Event

July 5, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2022 First Annual Conference & Expo held in person and on demand from July 10-13 in Chicago, IL. IFT First is the largest business to business food innovation expo, convening professionals from around the world both in-person and virtually to discover the latest innovations, global trends and strategic solutions, all while making powerful connections. They’ll be joining over 700 exhibitors, debuting a new, immersive booth complete with a globally inspired tasting menu, educational resources and a team of culinary experts.

Bell’s new exhibit will take visitors on a journey like they haven’t quite experienced before. When approaching the exhibit, visitors will encounter a large reception counter complete with a back lit glass case, locking storage and iPad stations, their first touchpoint with the Bell team. Once inside, they’ll be able to grab coffee and free, printed resources from the hospitality counter. Visitors can then head to the food and beverage pairings counter, equipped with a demo counter, sink and refrigerator, where the culinary team will serve delicious global eats. Similar to the food and beverage pairings counter, the tasting counter will provide refreshing mocktail beverages that can be sipped at the soft, lounge style seating area. The exhibit also comes equipped with a flavor gamification counter and a food and product display window with locking storage.


Through their trend program, “Spark,” which showcases flavor and fragrance trend inspirations, Bell discovered that consumers are in search of escapism, traveling around the globe to find authentic and unique flavors from Eastern Europe to colorful and inspiring recipes of Latin America and Malaysia. They’re discovering the bounty of culinary surprises that the sea has to offer while exploring the wonders of nature in their own backyard, including local ingredients and heritage recipes that are foundational to our culinary existence.

 

Bell’s 2022 flavor exploration areas of focus inspired the tasting menu that will be available to booth visitors, including:

  • The Balkans: cuisine from the Black Sea to the Carpathian Mountains
    • Tasting Item: Vegan Honey Butter Baklava
  • Malaysia: authentic Asian cuisine, featuring Malay cuisine and culture
    • Tasting Item: Vegan Pork Dumplings with a Sambal Chili Crisp Oil + Calamansi and Umeboshi Mocktail with Rum Flavor
  • Latin Highlands: a dazzling array of diverse and interchangeable flavors spanning 22 countries
    • Tasting Item: Michelada Mocktail Beverage
  • Coastal Cuisine: nutritious, delicate and flavorful gifts from the sea
    • Tasting Item: Hibiscus Strawberry Kombucha Shrub Refresher
  • Heritage Cuisine: Indigenous flavors, local folklore and timeless family recipes
    • Tasting Item: Smoked Cherry Flavored Dark Chocolate Covered Peanuts + Mesquite Fruit Flavored Milk Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

Bell’s presence at IFT First will generate strong brand awareness through food and beverage sampling and in-person networking. Together, Bell’s new proprietary technologies and Spark trends will drive unique insights, garnering successful commercial connections between our customers and their consumers, creating a memorable experience for all.

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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New Hires Enter 
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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Delphine Perdon Rupnow Inducted into American Society of Perfumers

Bell Flavors & Fragrances’ Delphine Perdon Rupnow Inducted into American Society of Perfumers (ASP)


Appointment to Premiere Industry Association in the United States Strengthens Fragrance Strategy

June 16, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) congratulates Delphine Perdon Rupnow, Perfumer, on being accepted into the American Society of Perfumers (ASP). Perdon Rupnow received her ASP Membership Certificate at the ASP business meeting in Spring 2022.

Perdon Rupnow joins the American Society of Perfumers following her three-year mentorship under Robert Siegel, Bell Senior Perfumer. Her appointment strengthens Bell’s global Fragrance strategy and reflects the company’s commitment to innovation, fostering its talent to create fragrances that consumers love.

“The ASP membership promotes agendas to educate, support and empower perfumers. Delphine’s inclusion in this society will offer her many opportunities to meet and consult with some of the most accomplished individuals in fragrance.  Congratulations on behalf on the entire Fragrance Creative Team on this achievement,” said Deborah French Wright, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Bell’s Fragrance division.

“On top of having been a Director of the Board of the American Society of Perfumers for over a year and leading their social media for three years, I am very proud to have graduated as a full member of this unique group of talented professionals. I also want to thank my mentor Robert Siegel at Bell, who taught me a lot and with whom I love sharing new and innovative ideas about Perfume Creation,” said Delphine Perdon Rupnow.

The main goal of the ASP is to foster and encourage the art and science of perfumery in the United States and to represent the community internationally. This is accomplished by promoting professional exchange with a high standard of conduct within the fragrance industry. Achieving these goals happens through multiple channels, networking and select events as well as co-sponsoring and developing co-relationships with other organizations.

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. 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.

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – get in touch with taste!

About The American Society of Perfumers

The American Society of Perfumers is a non-profit organization, founded in 1947, with a current membership of approximately three hundred qualified perfumers. The American Society of Perfumers has officers and a Board of Directors, who are nominated and voted into office by the membership to uphold the Bylaws and provide a vision for the future. www.asperfumers.org

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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.

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – get in touch with taste!

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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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EcoVadis Silver Medal

Bell Flavors & Fragrances awarded 2nd Silver Medal from EcoVadis for Sustainability Efforts

April 12, 2022 —

Partnering with EcoVadis
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. 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 & 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.

The mission at Bell is to be passionate, hard-working, creative, and to invest in people and processes. The company aligns its wholehearted commitment to make a difference for the planet with customer needs. Diego Darquea C., Bell’s Vice President, Global Flavors and Fragrances Quality, Compliance and Safety, works on a global scale to drive the company’s sustainability programs. Diego states “Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is proud to support and align with the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter, which is built around five focus areas: Responsible Sourcing, Environmental Footprint, Employee Well-Being, Product Safety, and Transparency. Our commitment is to make a difference for the planet, for people, and for our business by achieving the highest standards in the industry.”

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 make a difference for the planet and its customers, and the passion for the environment drives the company to protect its ecosystem use and supply chain health and safety.

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 to their needs.

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – get in touch with taste!

 

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Deborah French Wright Promotion

Bell Announces the Promotion of Deborah French Wright
to SVP, Fragrance Creative & Commercial General Manager

 

March 23, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances
is pleased to announce the promotion of Deborah French Wright to the position of Senior Vice President, Fragrance Creative & Commercial General Manager leading Bell’s Fragrance division. Deborah will further develop and execute strategies to optimize customer experience by closely linking Bell’s creative and technology development resources with our customers’ brands and their consumers.  In addition to Sales, R&D/Creative Center will continue to report to Deborah.

Deborah has extensive experience leading Global Fragrance Creation, Sales Management and Technology Development. Most recently, Deborah was Bell’s Vice President of Fragrance R&D/Creative Center. She also held several leadership positions in the industry, including VP Corporate Creative Center, Co-Director Global Functional Creation, VP Global Accounts and VP Global Applied Research.  As part of her tenure in the Fragrance Industry, Deborah has successfully led commercial, technical and creative teams across a variety of product categories, consistently driving sales growth and innovation. She has demonstrated team-building, relationship management skills and excellent cross-functional leadership.  Deborah is a customer focused, performance-driven leader, passionate about people, fragrance and the consumer.

 

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 9 manufacturing plants worldwide including;  United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore and China and sales offices in over 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 to their needs.

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – Combining Great Taste with Sensational Fragrance

 

 

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances Releases 2022 Global Spark Macro & Micro Trend Toolkit

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is announcing the release of the 2022 Spark trend toolkit to identifying modern innovations within the flavor and fragrance industries. The toolkit has been reimagined, including both macro and micro trends that are applied to a flavor or fragrance category to identify what’s next.

Bell’s Spark platform takes a long term view of the global trend landscape by identifying five key consumer macro trends that serve as the foundation of consumer behavior.  These micro trends are the year over year fads that consumers experience and help to create based upon what is happening in the world today. They are identified by specific consumer actions or changes in market and are seen in current day culture. Micro trends evolve from the larger macro trends and can be tied to specific markets, categories, flavors, fragrances and botanicals.

This foundational macro and micro trend structure is the beginning of the trend journey when looking to future predictions and Bell combines these with category & market data and consumer research to choose the right combinations and trends that will resonate with consumers.

The Bell macro & micro trends structure includes:

 

Finding Silver Linings

Every moment in life offers the opportunity to learn something about the world, including the silver linings that make people feel comforted, worthwhile, rewarded and even whimsical in the most unexpected times.

MicroTrends

Nostalgia: Throwbacks from the most iconic eras are becoming prominent as people are curious to experience whimsical and familiar favorites in an immersive landscape.

Enjoying Rewards: The resurgence of sensorial indulgences is making its appearance across categories as consumers are yearning to break free from solitude and experience the next level of life.

Home-style: Home is where the heart is. The idea of home-style can make anyone feel happy – whether across the border or across the street.

 

 

Well Balanced

The beloved wellness trend is continuously evolving as consumers focus more on holistic & self-optimized nutrition, personal care, fitness, and mindfulness.

MicroTrends

Moods and Emotions: As consumers continue to gain a better understanding of holistic health, mood and emotions play a key role in ones focus, memory, creativity and overall wellbeing.

Self-Care: With individuals continuing to experiment with, and improve upon diets, products and practices aside from food are sought after for desired effects on the body.

Functional Ingredients: The strategic use of functional ingredients can dramatically improve efficacy and intended benefits as consumers look to incorporate them in their food and personal care products.

 

 

 

Escapism

Curious consumers engage and escape through the senses; by the transporting power of technology or of the mind, blurring the boundaries between real life and fantasy.

MicroTrends

Inward: The power of the mind has been explored on many different aspects. Whether focusing on fantasy and imagination, performance, learning, experience, or wellness; it becomes undeniable that the state of our mind alters drastically our perception of the world around us.

Get Away: The prospect of escaping somewhere new, triggers the senses and the need to find out more about different places around the world.

Multi-Sensorial: The interconnectedness of the senses allows amplifying experiences that would otherwise seem one-dimensional become magical and captivating.

 

 

Global Consciousness

Daily choices have a major impact on the world and a consumers’ role is to pay it forward to Mother Earth, protecting her from harmful practices, while preserving cultures, traditions and what makes humans, human.

MicroTrends

Diverse Humanity: Exploring the vast culture amongst humans. It is a harmonious celebration of how humans differ, yet are the same.

Sustainability: Sustainability is a multifaceted system. From the foods consumed, to the products used, all of this contributes to the sustainability of the Earth.

Preservation: Championing rare & endangered ingredients and plants of the Earth and celebrating ancient stories and folklore that humans can work to practice and preserve.

 

 

Together Apart

While the physical and emotional distance between humans has increased, connections have become more robust as technology has shaped the future to be worlds apart, but closer than ever imagined.

MicroTrends

Connectivity: Communication, sharing experiences and bonding over personal triumphs with the world have allowed people to connect in beautiful ways.

Joy of Missing Out: With more time on hand and fewer places to go, an appreciation of enjoying alone time is reemerging. Slowing down and staying in is becoming a preferred and joyful option.

Innovation: The use of technology comes into play for consumers looking for ways to make tools more efficient, time spent to be made more impactful, food taste more delicious, aromas smell more pleasant, and life, in general, made more comfortable.

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances announces new strategic hires at its Northbrook location

A new promotion at Bell strategically enhances its quality, compliance, safety, and sustainability programs.

Bell is pleased to announce the promotion of Diego Darquea as Vice President, Global Flavors and Fragrances Quality, Compliance and Safety.  In this role, Diego will assume executive leadership to develop and implement strategies, policies and procedures ensuring quality, safety and integrity of organizational products and services and

In this position, Diego will oversee the organization’s Corporate Compliance and Sustainability programs providing global strategic direction and leadership to the Quality, Compliance and Safety functional heads.  Diego will lead and maintain accredited certifications such as SQF, FSSC, ISO, ECOVADIS, SEDEX and others to ensure ongoing compliance with international, federal and local food, chemical and occupational safety regulations through partnerships with government and regulatory agencies, such as FDA, USDA, DEA, OSHA and CODEX.

 

New position created in Bell’s Marketing team with a consumer insights focus.

Bell is excited to welcome Karen Holliday to the Marketing team, filling a new role of Market & Consumer Insights Managerresponsible for acquiring, managing, and disseminating key consumer behavior insights across the Bell organization. She will manage the development and execution of projects that support Bell’s key technologies, categories, customers and internal initiatives to drive business development efforts.

Karen’s role will utilize quantitative and qualitative methods of insight generation to integrate the voice of the consumer (VOC) into the development of consumer preferred flavors and fragrances both internally across Bell and will be the key source of consumer and market understanding working cross-functionally with R&D, Culinary, Sensory and Sales to develop and implement strategies for growing Bell’s market share in the flavor and fragrance industry.

 

Bell’s Beverages team looks a lot sweeter with a new Director of Beverage Applications

Bell is excited to welcome Vuk Levakov to the Applications Team and Bell family in a newly created position of Director of Beverage Applications.  He will lead the beverage applications team to foster creative and technical development of Bell’s beverage portfolio in the areas of flavor development, sugar reduction & enhancement, and mouthfeel enhancement.

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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 Employees Inducted into the American Society of Perfumers

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is pleased to announce Perfumer, Delphine Perdon Rupnow has been named Apprentice Director for the Board of the American Society of Perfumers.  Additionally, Bell’s Fragrance Evaluation Manager, Melissa Scharoff, was accepted as an Apprentice in the American Society of Perfumers earlier this year.

The American Society of Perfumers
The American Society of Perfumers is a non-profit organization, founded in 1947, with a current membership of approximately three hundred qualified perfumers. The American Society of Perfumers has officers and a Board of Directors, who are nominated and voted into office by the membership to uphold the Bylaws and provide a vision for the future. The main goal of the American Society of Perfumers is to foster and encourage the art and science of perfumery in the United States and to represent our community internationally. The membership promotes agendas to educate, support and empower Perfumers and offer many opportunities to meet and consult with some of the most accomplished individuals in fragrance.

Delphine Perdon Rupnow named Apprentice Director to The American Society of Perfumers
In Delphine’s role at American Society of Perfumers, she will be responsible in supporting the society in a variety of capacities, such as offering her leadership on their social media platforms and in board meetings. In addition, the new by-laws have shortened the Apprentice Perfumer program from five years to three, which will make Delphine a full member in January 2022.

Delphine states, “I am thrilled of having been appointed Apprentice Director of the American Society of Perfumers, and I will serve the society as best as I can for the upcoming year. As a Perfumer, it is truly an honor to be part of such a renowned group of professionals, and I also would like to thank my company and my colleagues for supporting me in this new role.

Melissa Scharoff accepted as Apprentice of The American Society of Perfumers
Accepted in January 2021 as an Apprentice of the American Society of Perfumers, Melissa will be confirmed as a full member January 2024. Currently Melissa is training with Bell Senior Perfumer, Steve Orson and Bell’s entire Perfumery team over the next several years, working to become a Perfumer herself.

Melissa states, “Since getting started in the fragrance industry, I have always aspired to be a Perfumer and I am thrilled to be taking a step towards achieving that goal. By joining the American Society of Perfumers, I am excited for the opportunity to join a truly unique and talented community that constantly looks at the balance of art and science.”

 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances is a leading supplier of flavours, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialities to the beverage and food industry, as well as the household care and personal care industry. Bell‘s affiliated companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China and Singapore give the company flexibility in the world market place and enable Bell to bring new trends quickly to customers’ attention.

 

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – get in touch with taste!

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances is excited to announce a myriad of promotions at the Northbrook, IL location

Bell Flavors and Fragrances continues to strengthen their North American team with internal promotions across multiple departments.  To continue the high level of service to customers, Bell has bolstered their internal operations with promotions in their Accounting, Environmental Health and Safety, Finance, Information Technology, Maintenance, Purchasing and R&D departments.

In addition, Bell continues to increase their emphasis on innovation and customer support with promotions in their Culinary, Marketing and Project Management departments.

Alden Duckett has been promoted to Sweet Technologist of Culinary Applications performing work to develop culinary driven  bakery and pastry concepts to help solve customer challenges.

 

 

 

Andrew Petrou has been promoted into the role of Savory Flavorist.  With his recent induction into the Society of Flavor Chemist organization he plays a critical role in creative flavor development, technical innovation and customer engagement working cross-functionally with Marketing, Culinary and Application teams at Bell.

 

 

Brian Enriquez has been promoted to Manager Financial Analysis & Pricing where he leads consolidating monthly, quarterly and annual financial closing documentation supporting the Accounting and Finance leadership teams.

 

 

 

Craig Varda has taken the role of Environmental Health and Safety Manager where he will be creating and implementing policies to ensure a safe and healthy work environment at Bell’s Northbrook and Middletown facilities.

 

 

 

Julie VanSickle has been promoted to Senior Marketing Specialist responsible for the development of marketing activities to support internal Bell brand efforts and customer specific partnership opportunities.

 

 

 

Kathy Yu has been promoted to Senior IT Support Specialist, delivering personalized IT support to identify, troubleshoot, research and resolve user IT issues playing a critical role in helping the company understand and optimize the growing technical capabilities at Bell.

 

 

 

Mike Barron has been promoted to Director, Information Technology (IT), providing vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the Bell Flavors & Fragrances corporate and global information systems and technology programs.

 

 

 

Rob Schmehil has been promoted to Senior Project Manager, Flavors serving as the main liaison between R&D, Sales and the Marketing teams coordinating all customer related activities.

 

 

 

Theresa Link has been promoted to Assistant Controller, where she will provide control and management of multiple accounting functions including Bell’s account receivables, financial statement support as well as overseeing all travel and expense processes.

 

 

 

Tom Curtis has been promoted to Project Maintenance Manager assuming responsibility of facility-related projects, contracts and services while continuing his responsibility for leading the Maintenance team.

 

 

 

Tracey Gossman has been promoted to Senior Purchasing Agent facilitating the execution of purchase orders to support stocking levels, while managing Purchasing’s workflow and tracking SOP’s for the department.

 

 

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 Employee Elected Into The Society of Flavor Chemists and promoted to Savory Flavorist

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is pleased to announce Andrew Petrou’s election into the Society of Flavor Chemists in March 2021, as well as a promotion to Savory Flavorist.

 The Society of Flavor Chemists  
The Society of Flavor Chemists is an industry organization with the purpose of advancing the field of flavor creation, technology and related sciences. The Society provides a forum to foster and encourage the art and science of flavor creation, promote professional growth and encourage assistance and common interests among members with a high standard of professional conduct.

Andrew Petrou named Apprentice for the Society of Flavor Chemists
In Andrew’s new role at the Society of Flavor Chemists, he will have the opportunity to join committees, network with fellow members and represent Bell in the society. In 2023, Andrew will become a fully certified member and have the option to hold committee chair roles and progress to the Society of Flavor Chemists Board.

Andrew states, “Passing my exam and being welcomed into the Society of Flavor Chemists has been a motivational stepping stone. Being selected as an apprentice member has validated all of my hard work, training and experience, and encourages me to innovate and create new products in the savory atmosphere. My foundation has been established, and now I’m here to grow even more and push the boundaries of savory science wherever I can.”

Andrew’s New Role as Savory Flavorist
Andrew Petrou was also promoted to Savory Flavorist in earlier this year. In his new role, Andrew will be experimenting with natural and synthetic materials to develop new flavors, support customer flavor development and perform quality control testing on newly developed flavors. Andrew will be a lead liaison between the Quality Control and Regulatory departments. He’ll also be reviewing materials and flavors for compliance with regulatory law in countries where Bell conducts business.

 

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, Inc. Awarded Silver Medal In Recognition Of Sustainability Achievement

Bell Flavors & Fragrances proudly announces the completion of its annual EcoVadis audit and commits  sustainability alignment with the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter.

Partnering with EcoVadis 

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. was recently awarded a silver medal in recognition of sustainability achievements by EcoVadis after completion of its audit at Bell’s global headquarters inNorthbrook, Illinois.

EcoVadis provides holistic sustainability rating that covers a range of systems including environmental, labor & 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.

The mission at Bell is to be passionate, hard-working, creative, and to invest in people and processes. The company aligns its wholehearted commitment to make a difference for the planet with customer needs. Diego Darquea C., Bell’s Sr. Director of Product Safety and Compliance, works on a global scale to drive the company’s sustainability programs.

Diego states “Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is proud to support and align with the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter, which is built around five focus areas: Responsible Sourcing, Environmental Footprint, Employee Well-Being, Product Safety, and Transparency. Our commitment is to make a difference for the planet, for people, and for our business by achieving the highest standards in the industry.”

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 make a difference for the planet and its customers, and the passion for the environment drives the company to protect its ecosystem use and supply chain health and safety.

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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The Bell Familiy – Junior Perfumer Elisa

#WomenInScience: Elisa Tzedakis.

On the occasion of the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science and Technology” we would like to introduce one of our female Junior Perfumers.

Originally from France and holding a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Science and Perfumery, Elisa Tzedakis finally completed her perfumery apprenticeship at Bell in Leipzig. Read how she pursued her goal of a career in fragrances with passion and discipline for many years.

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Two Inductees Into The 2018 Candy Hall of Fame

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is proud to announce two of the newest inductees into the 2018 Candy Hall of Fame, hosted by the National Confectionery Sales Association, are from their organization. James Heinz, Bell’s Chief Executive Officer and Laura Christian, National Accounts Manager in the flavor division, were recognized for their achievements as industry leaders on October 19th-21st at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, among hundreds of NCSA members. They were nominated and selected from a mix of industry allies who have recognized the work and dedication they put into the confectionery industry and were named as two of eight inductees from the same company.

James Heinz has worked in the candy industry since 1971 at Bell Flavors & Fragrances, headquartered in Northbrook, IL. He, along with his siblings, became more involved in the company and eventually ran the business together. James was named as Bell’s President in 1995 and CEO in 1997, and has expanded the company internationally. He holds leadership positions within several industry associations, and he also participates as a volunteer and contributor for Feed the Hungry, Riverside Foundation, and Saint Jude’s Hospital. “It is an honor to be inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame after all the years working with the confectionary industry with Bell Flavors & Fragrances”, quoted James Heinz.

Laura has worked at Bell Flavors & Fragrances since 1981 and started volunteering within industry organizations shortly after her career took off. She believes in continuing to support education and growth in the industry. Laura mentors and participates in student outreach programs, including the Sweets & Snacks Expo Mentor Guide for the Confectionery Foundation’s Next Generation Program in 2018. “Throughout my career in the confectionery and food industry, I’ve grown professionally and personally due to the industry icons I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with,” says Laura. “Bell has provided me the opportunity to be involved in the confectionery industry – which I love – and has fully supported me as I’ve grown and evolved. I am honored to have been nominated and inducted, and it’s such a privilege to be part of this prestigious group of dedicated confectionery professionals.”

The National Confectionery Sales Association has been in existence for over one hundred years and has been sponsoring the Candy Hall of Fame since 1971. This induction marks the 199th anniversary and the 47th induction weekend. The organization encourages growth and acceptance of confectionery products in the industry through educational tools, constructive dialogue, and acknowledgements of accomplishments. James Heinz’ brother Raymond Heinz, President of Bell EMEA, was also inducted into the NCSA Candy Hall of Fame in 2009. President and CEO of NCSA, John Leipold Jr. states “Our Association and the Candy Hall of Fame have built a lasting legacy and we are committed to supporting this great industry through recognition, fellowship, education, and mentoring.”

Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. is a leader in the flavor and fragrance industry. With eleven manufacturing plants across the globe, as well as 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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NEW HIRE ANNOUNCEMENT

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is excited to announce the newest addition to the Bell family, Daniel Castillo, Vice President, Commercial General Manager of International.

In Daniel’s role, he will pave the way for the development and management of the global commercial organization allowing for the continued expansion of Bell’s international flavor and fragrance business.

Daniel joins Bell with a strong background in the chemical and consumer goods industry holding various Sales roles with top players in the industry. Daniel previously worked for Givaudan, where he built & executed global strategies in the USA, European, Asian and Latin American markets. Daniel has

also held other global positions in the savory & snack industries at F. Hoffman La-Roche and Abbott Laboratories. Daniel’s unique background and experience will help drive the continued growth of as they continue to reach customers globally, while maintaining a local, custom approach.

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COVID-19 Report: Effects on the F&B Industry

What are the impacts of the global pandemic on the European food & beverage industry?

The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a profound impact on the global economy and consumer markets. With various levels of lockdowns and self-quarantine being executed in most European countries, consumer behavior needed to adapt, impacting the food and beverage consumption and certain consumer and market trends in response.

Based on Bell’s profound market research methods and databases used, we have evaluated the changing consumer preferences and purchasing behaviors, market needs and possibilities for innovations in light of the pandemic for the European market. Hence, providing our customers with opportunities to align your future market and product development strategies.

 

Changing consumer behaviour and impacts on the food and beverage segment

In the era of COVID-19, consumers are adjusting to the “new normal”. As such, purchasing behavior is characterized by lower disposable incomes, stress and anxieties about the future, and concerns over hygiene, health and wellbeing. At the same time, an increased level of digitalization has brought online shopping to a new height and social distancing has evoked new levels of meeting digitally.

Additionally, consumers are still limiting their shopping excursions to one stop only, leading to a further need for retailers to position themselves as a place to satisfy all general lifestyle needs.

What you will learn in our COVID-19 report:
  • 5 Key trends and effects of changing consumer behaviour amid COVID-19
  • Impacts on various segments of the food & beverage industry including non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverages, dairy & plant-based dairy alternatives, meat products & meat substitutes, sweet & salty snacks, and foodservice
  • Key takeaways for brand positioning and innovation

Get your FREE report here

 

Adding value through partnership

At Bell, we believe in being successful together. Our market insights and trend observations help you discover key target areas and dynamics, aiming to build up a holistic business and product strategy.

With COVID-19 further influencing the food and beverage industry, Bell has installed a business contingency system in order to provide our customers with the usual quality and support. Thus, protecting the health and safety of our employees, partners and customers is our key concern. We therefore guarantee increased hygiene measures to ensure a reliable and safe manufacturing of our products. Our team is at your disposal, helping you with regulatory needs, documentation and technical support and ensuring to deliver continuous service.

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New Hire Announcement – Bell Northbrook

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is excited to announce the recent hire of Mike Haracz, Senior Corporate Chef, Ben Stanley, Corporate Chef – Sweet Applications Manager, Harry Park, Research Chef, as well as promotion of Casey Schallert to the position of Senior Research Chef, at their headquarters in Northbrook, IL.

Chef Mike joins Bell with an extensive Culinary, R & D and Development career. Prior to Bell, Chef Mike was the Manager of Culinary Innovation at McDonald’s. In this role, he collaborated to bring menu concepts and ideas through a discovery process. While there, Chef Mike maintained up-to-date knowledge of culinary trends and techniques.  He collaborated across the organization including suppliers, operations, dietitians, food scientists, marketing, supply chain and senior leadership.

In addition, Chef Mike has served as Corporate Executive Chef with Nation Pizza and Foods and held the position of Culinary Development Chef with Woodland Foods and held similar roles with CSSI, Inc., Orval Kent Foods. He experienced being a Certified Trainer with Uno’s Bar and Grill in Rhode Island and was a Sous Chef at the Wentworth Club in Surry, England and Alpine Country Club. Chef Mike earned his Bachelors, Applied Science, Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University.

 

Ben rejoins Bell after starting his career with the company soon after earning his Bachelor of Arts & Restaurant Management from Kendall College.  At Bell, Ben held the position of Research Chef – Savory Applications for two years.  He left Bell for California and served as a Research and Development Chef for Basic American Foods.  Ben then went on to serve as Vice President of Product & Research as a Founding Member of Food Genius.  In this role, Ben was responsible for methodology, design and creation of client deliverables.  This included menu, culinary trend mapping, menu item price optimization, product concept development and competitive reviews.

Ben most recently has served as the Principal Scientist with The KraftHeinz Company and has served in roles of progressive development with Dunkin’ Brands.  Ben was responsible for all bakery and donut related innovation, calendar programs and core improvements as Senior R & D Manager.  Ben has led teams, collaborated with strategic partners, been responsible for quality improvement, franchisee profitability optimization, global distribution and regulatory compliance.  Ben has also managed a pipeline with 100+ innovative menu items and product platforms for Baskin Robbins.

Harry comes to Bell with recent experience as and Applications Technologist at Sensient and Applications Scientist at Prinova. He has also held positions at SpiceTec, Prinova, and Glanbia in their Quality Control Departments. Harry also has extensive experience in Culinary Arts while working as Sous Chef at Prairie Landing Golf Club and Stone Gate Conference Center. He holds an Associates of Arts from Elgin Community College in Culinary Arts, an Associates of Science in Chemistry and will soon graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Food Science from Kansas State University.

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New Hire Announcement – Northbrook

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is excited to announce the recent hire of Doreen Karas, PLM Implementation and Applications Manager, at their headquarters in Northbrook, IL. Doreen joins Bell with significant experience supporting and implementing Product Vision from both a power user and IT support perspective.

Prior to Bell, Doreen was an IT Business Analyst at Prinova where she was responsible for managing Product Vision and other software projects which involved her in all stages of the global implementation cycle from planning to go-live. She was also responsible for user training, troubleshooting, continuous change management, and user support. At Prinova, Doreen also held numerous Regulatory positions, including Manager of Regulatory and Strategic Systems, where she acted as lead administrator for Product Vision and other quality systems.

Doreen earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Madison.

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New Hires At Our Northbrook Facility

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Strengthens Sensory, Regulatory, Culinary and Flavor Teams at its Northbrook Facility

Bell Flavors and Fragrances is proud to announce the promotions of three team members, and hiring of seven new employees. Please join Bell in congratulating the promotions of Nicole Iwicki to Senior Sensory Scientist, and Joann Molloy and Valerie Seaholm’s promotion to Regulatory Analyst.

Bell also welcomes to the family Jordan Rammelsberg, Research Chef; Cyndie Lipka, Principal Flavorist; Megan Paul, Sensory Technologist; Dana Sanza Chen, Senior Flavorist; Ciara Baloun, Regulatory Project Manager; Paul Lai, Senior Sensory Scientist; and Prisca Lumbu, Regulatory Compliance Specialist.

Nicole Iwicki has been a key member of Bell’s Sensory & Consumer Insights Team for over eight years. In her new role as SeniorSensory Scientist, she will lead the Flavor Division’s projects and streamline overall Sensory processes.

 

Joann Molloy joined the Bell team in 2007 as a Kosher, Halal and CDA Administrator. Joann then transitioned to the role of Senior Documentation Administrator, maintaining her subject matter expertise through support of Kosher and Halal flavor submissions.

Valerie Seaholm joined Bell in 2012 as a Senior Documentation Administrator and had an immediate impact thanks to her exceptional organization and computer skills. She manages the CDA program for Bell along with supporting the data surveys of RIFM, FEMA and IFRA.

In their new roles, both Joann and Valerie will continue to ensure that the Regulatory team is on track to accomplish their goals while continuing to maintain a focus on the customer.

 

Jordan Rammelsberg joins Bell’s Culinary and Applications Team as a Research Chef. Jordan comes to Bell from Gamay Food Ingredients in New Berlin, WI where he was a Food Scientist that developed and tested shelf-stable dairy products. Jordan holds a B.S. in Culinology with a Minor in Nutrition from Southwest Minnesota State University. Jordan is an active member of the Research Chefs Association and was the recipient of the RCA Higher Education Scholarship in both 2014 and 2015.

 

Bell welcomes back Cyndie Lipka to the Sweet Creation Team as a Principle Flavorist. Cyndie has over 25 years of experience in the flavor industry developing and duplicating elegantly layered flavors for a variety of markets, including confectionary, chewing gum, and beverages. Cyndie is a trained sensory panelist with over 7 years’ additional experience on Perfumer & Flavorist ‘Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials’. Cyndie is an active member of the Society of Flavor Chemists (SFC), Chemical Sources Association (CSA), Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) and FEMA. Cyndie served on the Board of Directors for the SFC, a Two termed president of CSA, and is currently a board member of the WFFC. In 2017, Cyndie received the Flavorist of the Year Award from the WFFC and Bell is excited to have her join the team.

 

Megan Paul comes to Bell after three years at Trillian Food & Nutrition in Little Chute, Wi, and will serve as a Sensory Technologist. Megan earned her B.S. in Food Science with a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University. Megan will lead Sensory Panel scheduling, preparation, and execution for both the Flavor and Fragrance divisions.

 

Dana Sanza-Chen has joined the Bell Flavor Creation Team as a Senior Flavorist. Dana has 20 years of experience in the flavor industry, creating and duplicating sweet flavors primarily for the beverage market. Dana is an active member of the Society of Flavor Chemists (SFC), holding a variety of positions including Chicago Meeting Coordinator (2013-2014), Membership Committee (2015-2019) and most recently, Membership Committee Co-Chair (2019-present).

Ciara Baloun joins the Bell family as a Regulatory Project Manager at the Northbrook location. Ciara previously spent time in Regulatory at Kerry and Silesia Flavors supporting TTB, Organic and the Non-GMO Project Verification Programs. Additionally, Ciara has experience in flavor quality with certifications in PCQI, HACCP, BRC internal auditing, and food defense programs.

 

Paul Lai joins the Bell Sensory & Consumer Insights team with nine years of experience in sensory and consumer research, most recently at Kerry. He will lead Sensory & Consumer research projects on the Fragrance side of the business. Paul earned his M.S. andB.S. in Food Science with a double minor in Packaging Science and Horticultural Science from the University of Florida.

 

Lastly, Bell welcomes Prisca Lumbu to the Regulatory team as a Regulatory Compliance Specialist. Prisca joins the company from Mars Food as a Labeling and Certification Specialist. Prisca holds a BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

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, beverage and fragrance culture. Bell’s detail-oriented regulatory team is constantly working to ensure flavors, fragrances, botanicals, and raw materials comply with current regulatory restrictions and guidelines. Bell’s deep passion is combining great taste and sensational fragrance. This passion was instilled by Bell’s founder William M. Bell, and continues today.

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Karen Graves a Featured Panelist in IFT Fireside Chat

Bell Flavors & Fragrances invites you to tune into IFT’s free fireside chat featuring Bell’s Karen Graves on Wednesday May 13, 2020. Karen is the Director of Sensory & Consumer Insights at Bell and will be accompanied by John Hayes, Associate Professor of Food Science and Director of the Sensory Evaluation Center at Pennsylvania State University. Hosted by IFT’s Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division, Karen and John will have an opportunity to discuss their backgrounds, some of the challenges that they are facing today, as well as the initiatives they are working on to prepare for the future. Attendees of the fireside chat will have an opportunity to ask both panelists additional questions toward the end of the program.

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) will be hosting 30-minute webinars in response to COVID-19, as a means to provide their members up to date information and a platform for discussion. These events will cover a variety of pressing topics within the food and beverage industry and are offered on a weekly to bi-weekly schedule.

You can find more information & register for this webinar at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ift-fireside-chats-tickets-104151730630

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.

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New Hires and Promotions at Northbrook Headquarters

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is excited to announce a series of recent personnel updates at their headquarters in Northbrook, IL. These include the addition of Cole Charboneau, Marketing Specialist, the promotion of Casey Schallert to Corporate Chef from Sr. Research Chef and the promotion of Sandy Yu to Regulatory Affairs Manager from Regulatory Affairs Supervisor.

Cole Charboneau comes to Bell from Perrino & Associates, a sales and marketing consultancy that represents food, beverage, and equipment manufacturers within McDonald’s and other global quick service restaurants. Prior to Bell, he worked at Groupon in a Business Development role focusing on recruiting bars and restaurants to offer promotions on their platform. Cole holds a Bachelors in Finance from Illinois State University.

 

Casey joined Bell in 2018 as a Research Chef and has over eight years of culinary research and development experience focused in flavor development, ingredient applications and sodium reduction across a large portfolio of products. She holds an Associates in Culinary Arts as well as a Bachelors in Culinary Science from the Culinary Institute of America.

 

Sandy Yu joined Bell in July of 2014 as a Regulatory Compliancy Specialist working with Bell’s top customers and has been instrumental in training other Regulatory Specialists in procedures and policies for labeling, second sourcing, and other Regulatory demands. Sandy has previous experience working at Newlyweds and Quest (Givaudan). She holds a Bachelor’s in Food Science and Food Operations from Purdue University and participates in the Organic task force and LATAM Regulatory Task force thru FEMA.

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Bell partners with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA becomes part of the Gewandhausorchester Sponsors Club.

With the start of the new Gewandhaus season 2019/20 Bell Flavors & Fragrances starts its engagement as official Classic Partner of the worldwide renowned Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig. With its commitment, the global operating company not only underlines the social activities at the Leipzig location, but further supports a sustainable form of cultural promotion – along with the company’s own values.

Combining regional responsibility with a global presence

As a global company and one of the leading suppliers of flavours, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialities to the beverage and food industry, as well as the household care and personal care industry, Bell Flavors & Fragrances represents quality, reliability and above all creativity. These values are also lived up to by the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, thus ensuring a strong bond between the two partners. Through its commitment as a Classic Partner, Bell supports the Gewandhausorchester in maintaining its artistic performance and the attractiveness of its concert programme (commissioned compositions, performances by world-class soloists, promotion of young talent at the Mendelssohn Orchestra Academy) as well as in strengthening the role of the Gewandhausorchester as Leipzig’s ambassador for guest performances abroad. Based on a strong attachment with the city, Bell’s partnership also focuses on the responsibility for the Leipzig location and its cultural charisma far beyond national borders as well as on a global level.

Oliver Saalmann, Vice President Flavours Division:

”We are very proud that we could find a partner such as the Gewandhausorchester that also combines regional responsibility and global presence and with whom we share common values. Cultural commitment is a high priority for us and is particularly characterised by our strong historically evolved connection to Leipzig and the region. We are looking forward to our future cooperation and to further promoting the cultural diversity of the Gewandhausorchester“.

The Gewandhausorchester: from town band to institution of international renown

The Gewandhausorchester is the oldest civic symphony orchestra in the world. The enterprise was founded in 1743 by a group of 16 musical philanthropists – representatives of the nobility as well as regular citizens – forming a concert society by the name of Das Große Concert. The Gewandhausorchester´s unique contribution to Europe´s historical and current musical wealth has been recognized with the award of the European Cultural Heritage Label. Music lovers worldwide revere the highly individual sound palette that distinguishes the Gewandhausorchester from all other symphony orchestras. This unique sound identity, along with the extraordinarily rich diversity of the repertoire which the Gewandhausorchester performs, is cultivated in over 300 performances each year in the Orchestra’s three ‘homes’: as concert orchestra in the Gewandhaus, orchestra of the Leipzig Opera and orchestra for the weekly performances of the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach with the Thomanerchor in St. Thomas’s Church. The Gewandhausorchester has toured the globe on a regular basis since 1916 and enjoys almost unparalleled presence in the media of radio, television, CD and DVD.
www.gewandhausorchester.de

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