2007 R&D survey results

Organic and natural ingredients continue to be imperatives for product developers, according to respondents to our annual Research & Development Survey. But showing up for the first time are cleaner, simpler formulations focusing on sustainable ingredients with a reduced chemical/additive footprint. Plus, the product development “team” keeps growing with more diverse members (from manufacturing and marketing) as product development cycles keep shortening.

By David Feder, managing editor

Organic and natural ingredients continue to be imperatives for product developers, according to respondents to our annual Research & Development Survey. But showing up for the first time are cleaner, simpler formulations focusing on sustainable ingredients with a reduced chemical/additive footprint. Plus, the product development “team” keeps growing with more diverse members (from manufacturing and marketing) as product development cycles keep shortening. To read more, click here.

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