The updated name is part of a larger rebrand and leadership initiative that reflect the company’s evolution from a dairy powder producer to a research-driven specialty ingredient provider. Bluegrass Ingredients’ Agile Innovation Model offers a formalized approach to delivering a wide range of products and solutions for customers, including citrus powders, vegan and clean-label formulations and custom ingredients.
“We have a long, proud heritage in the dairy industry and we will continue to deliver high quality cheese, dairy powders and other dairy-based formulations to our customers,” said Hoyt Huffman, Bluegrass Ingredients CEO.
“But as our customers have evolved, so have our product offerings and our approach. Our new name represents our enhanced focus on a broader range of taste trends and our ability to develop innovative new flavors and formulations to satisfy customer demands.”
Bluegrass Ingredients has continued to expand its product offering, and proprietary spray drying, blending and product development processes allow a team of flavor engineers to prototype new products to match customer specifications or introduce new formulations into the marketplace.
“We’ve seen a tremendous increase in market demand for a broader range of ingredient solutions that serve several key consumer segments for our customers,” said David Cantrell, Bluegrass Ingredients vice president of sales.
“Our expanded product offerings reflect this new market reality and our formalized approach allow us to develop and supply the ingredients that help our customers reach new markets and improve their bottom lines.”
The company, which serves and supplies global brands in niche ingredient sectors, has a production facility in Glasgow, Kentucky, and a R&D Innovation Center in Springfield, Kentucky.