How to win in the gluten free frozen pizza category – podcast

Demand for food and beverages made with natural and clean ingredients continues to grow each year, which means brands are bringing innovative products to market faster than ever. But the process from ideation to final product isn’t easy.

Judie Bizzozero, Content Director

January 17, 2019

Phoenix-based Spinato’s Fine Foods recently took its award-winning gluten free pizza recipe from the restaurant to retail stores nationwide. Listen to Todd Niezgodzki, national director of sales and business development, Spinato’s Fine Foods, and Judie Bizzozero, senior editor, Natural Products INSIDER, discuss:

  • The restaurant brand’s recent launch of its popular gluten free pizzas into the retail space.

  • How the company realized whitespace in the gluten free frozen pizza category.

  • Considerations around formulation and ingredient sourcing.

  • Advice for brands looking to crossover into the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector.

This podcast was recorded at the SupplySide West, which was held in Las Vegas, Nov. 7-10, 2018.

Links and resources:

Cleaning up clean label

Functional food & beverage formulation solutions digital magazine

Exceeding expectations for clean label digital magazine

Got feedback? Email Judie at [email protected], or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER using the hashtag #INSIDERPodcast

About the Author(s)

Judie Bizzozero

Content Director, Informa Markets Health & Nutrition

Judie Bizzozero oversees food and beverage content strategy and development for the Health & Nutrition group at Informa Markets (which acquired VIRGO in 2014), including the Food & Beverage Insider, Natural Products Insider and SupplySide/Food ingredients North America brands. She reports on market trends, science-based ingredients, and challenges and solutions in the development of healthy foods and beverages. Bizzozero graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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