Research and Development
We bring your ideas to life and help you identify what's missing.
Who We Are
Gehl Foods is more than just a traditional contract or private label manufacturer -- we do it all. This includes innovative research and development aimed at improving products and streamlining business processes.
Our research and development expertise gives us the ability to act as an extension of your company. Not only do we bring your ideas to life, but we help you grow by identifying what’s missing. Using market research, we offer more than ideas. We deliver evidence and hard facts, identifying areas for potential growth.
We don’t stop there, though. We continue to stay on top of consumer trends and industry advancements by expanding our resources and state-of-the-art technology. This allows us to perform at optimal levels while accommodating your needs. Our new innovation center provides the resources to ensure our products continue to deliver consistent flavor and superior quality expected of your brand.
Partnering with Gehl Foods
We may be known for our cheese and beverage manufacturing, but we produce a variety of products that fit our customers’ needs or provide opportunities for growth. Our market research shows what products you could be successfully developing in advance, providing an extra level of assurance as you move into new markets or launch new flavors.
We also work to develop similar products to popular branded items that consumers already love. Our experts can develop any flavor formulation that will work for current consumer trends. Through solid research and product development, we are able to spot and build robust pipelines for our clients.
Some of the aseptic products we specialize in include:
Center Store Dairy
- Chocolate milk
- Strawberry milk
- Vanilla milk
- Low-fat milk
- Various nut milks
- Organic milk
Center Store – Deli
- Recipe starter sauce bases (cream sauce base)
Center Store Breakfast
- Breakfast to-go shakes / meal replacement shakes
- Yogurt smoothies
- Iced coffee and iced chai tea lattes
Center Store Pudding / Bake Aisle
- Shelf stable pudding
- Shelf stable yogurt
- Adult nutrition
- Diabetic nutrition
- Pediatric nutrition
- Diet / weight Loss
- Low carb nutrition
- Sports nutrition
- Organic high protein nutrition
The Gehl Foods Manufacturing Advantage
If you are unable to deliver consistent quality, then it’s time you found a partner who excels in quality assurance. Our robust testing methods ensure your flavor formation is the same from beginning to end.
Although taste is important, product safety is key. As a leading aseptic manufacturer, we know exactly what the industry requires, so you can rest assured your product will meet all necessary regulations.
Our technology and rigorous testing ensures your product is safe and tasty – without preservatives. If a product doesn’t meet your standards, it won’t be released.
Our high quality aseptic manufacturing has led to numerous quality control approvals including:
Kosher and Halal
BRC Global Standards
*Able to Manage Dairy, Soy, Tree Nut (Almond) and Other Allergens