- Where did the name Newly Weds Foods come from?
- How did you get started in making food coatings?
- When were seasonings added to your capabilities and product portfolio?
- Why does Newly Weds Foods have so many manufacturing facilities?
- Is it true Newly Weds Foods introduced North America to Panko over 35 years ago?
- Does Newly Weds Foods offer products that address food safety interests?
- Can Newly Weds Foods support me if my business expands internationally?
- How can Newly Weds Foods help me develop unique and on-trend new products?
- Does Newly Weds Foods have a catalog of products to select from?
- Do you have any brands sold at retail stores that I might be familiar with?
Where did the name Newly Weds Foods come from?
When the company was founded in 1932, the sole product was a confectionary treat called the ice cream cake roll. Newly Weds Foods had developed a batter system for sheet cake that could roll without cracking when combined with a layer of ice cream. This product was described by our founder as, “the perfect marriage of ice cream and cake.” The name Newly Weds Foods was born out of that description.
How did you get started in making food coatings?
In the early 1950’s Newly Weds Foods recognized the importance and potential of the then emerging frozen food industry. The company applied bakery-based technology in manufacturing appropriate batters & breadings that could withstand the rigors of freeze-thaw and longer distribution cycles. Getting an early start in serving this industry proved very strategic as Newly Weds became the leading producer of customized food coatings in the United States by the mid-1950’s and a position held to this day.
When were seasonings added to your capabilities and product portfolio?
Newly Weds entered the formulated seasonings arena in the late 1980’s. Through acquisition and organic growth we have grown that part of our business significantly to become one of the largest industrial seasoning suppliers supporting customers in both the food manufacturing and foodservice industries.
Why does Newly Weds Foods have so many manufacturing facilities?
The customer always comes first in Newly Weds’ business approach. Locating manufacturing facilities (most with on-site R&D labs) in close proximity to our customers means everything from a quicker response to their needs to transportation advantages. Also, having more plants provides for redundancies in manufacturing so we have a high level of assurance that should a line in one plant go down, we can shift that to another plant and not miss a customer order. This also means Newly Weds Foods has the available capacity to withstand a production disruption and to also keep pace with our customer’s growth.
Is it true Newly Weds Foods introduced North America to Panko over 35 years ago?
Newly Weds introduced Japanese style bread crumb (Panko) technology to the United States in 1977. It offered a unique “slivered” appearance and crispy yet tender bite with a cooking tolerance that allowed for use on a much wider range of products than previous coating systems. And, it could be formulated for conventional, convection or microwave ovens in addition to fryer applications.
Does Newly Weds Foods offer products that address food safety interests?
Newly Weds Foods created the IsoStat Products Group in 2004 to focus on developing a portfolio of food safety, shelf-life extension and other functional products. Today, through this group, Newly Weds offers a complete line of products with antioxidant properties, antimicrobials for spoilage and pathogen intervention, listeria inhibition, potassium based functional phosphates, all natural phosphate alternatives, etc. Many of these products are easily incorporated into existing seasoning blends and other flavor delivery systems.
Can Newly Weds Foods support me if my business expands internationally?
Newly Weds Foods has 25 manufacturing facilities around the world with the capabilities to cover our customer’s every need as they grow. There are currently 15 plants in North America plus locations in the UK, Australia, Thailand, the Philippines, Israel and China. 18 of those 25 plants have on-site R&D.
How can Newly Weds Foods help me develop unique and on-trend new products?
In addition to having one of the largest and most experienced technical groups in the industry, Newly Weds has 8 classically trained chefs on staff in various locations to help establish a gold standard as part of our development process. They certainly help deliver the creativity and great taste to our products. We also subscribe to a number of market and consumer research tools to help us identify today’s trends and ones that will grow in the future. This keeps us connected to consumer so we know what they are looking for.
Does Newly Weds Foods have a catalog of products to select from?
Newly Weds does not publish any kind of product catalog because we are a custom supplier of food coating and seasoning systems. There are no “off the shelf” products. We develop ingredient systems to meet the specific needs of our customer and the specific project we are working on.
Do you have any brands sold at retail stores that I might be familiar with?
The only real brand we have is Newly Weds Foods. Other than English Muffins that we’ve been making since the 1950’s, no retail products carry our name. That has been a conscious decision as we do not desire to compete directly with our customers on store shelves. Newly Weds does provide a wide range of packaging capabilities however, to support customer activity in private label or co-pack needs.