Make Your Product Stand Out with Custom Food Formulation

Make Your Product Stand Out with Custom Food Formulation

Custom food formulation refers to the development of a dry food blend formula exclusively to your brand and specifications. According to several studies, custom product formulation makes up around six percent of the custom manufacturing industry’s activities, with packaging and manufacturing making up the rest.

Do You Need Custom Food Formulation?

As a business owner, you may be well aware of the advantages of product differentiation. Custom food formulation is one of the primary ways to differentiate your product in the eyes of your market.

You may want to consider custom food formulation if you:

  • Want a unique product and not merely a repackaged product your customers can find elsewhere
  • Don’t have an in-house product development team or a food chemist
  • Don’t have an existing unique custom food formulation

Customizing your food formulation may seem like the obvious course of action, especially if you find yourself in a competitive environment. There are, however, reasons not to opt for custom food formulation, namely time and money.

Taking customized products to market will take longer than generic products with private labelling. Custom food formulation is more expensive than private labelling as well since specialist teams are involved in the process.

Finding a Custom Food Formulation Collaborator

Upon deciding that you are willing to go the extra mile to differentiate your product with custom food formulation, your next step is a find an established partner with experience in formulating products and complying with the relevant local and international standards.

Your customized food formulation also has to meet the standards of your market. If your food formulation collaborator doesn’t have the necessary human resources, means, or experience, your dry blend formula can have a negative impact on your product development.

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Why Should You Choose Dure Foods?

You want your custom food formulation product to be popular and profitable. The foundation of a successful custom formulation is partnering with a reputable food manufacturer.

Dure Foods will work with you to meet your specific needs, regardless of whether you need a proprietary new formula or exact product duplication. Our team can expertly model your existing products or create new branded products, for example, powdered milkshakes that are exclusive to your company.

Since custom food formulation tends to be a time-intensive endeavour, we have a library of tested formulations that are ready to be tweaked to develop unique flavours.

Each of our ingredients arrives at our facility with a certificate of analysis ensuring the highest possible quality and production under the highest food safety standards.

When you partner with Dure Foods, you work with a team of culinary experts and scientists that go the extra mile to deliver a product that is the realization of your particular vision for your brand.

Visit Dure Foods

To find out more about our high-end private labelling and custom food formulation services, head over to our website where you will also find information about us, our original products, and our packaging solutions.

What is Contract Manufacturing?

What is Contract Manufacturing?

Contract manufacturing is often called private label manufacturing and refers to an agreement where a firm hires a third-party contract manufacturer to produce products components or a final product.

The Purpose of Contract Manufacturing

Contract manufacturing is a form of outsourcing that allows firms to have their products produced by specialist manufacturers. Third-party contract manufacturers typically specialize in one of the following:

  • Product assembly
  • Product design
  • Product distribution
  • Product component manufacturing

Contract marketing is a business model that is implemented by many industries over the world, including the technology, medical, pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetics industry.

Benefits of Contract Manufacturing

There are several benefits to contract manufacturing including:

Lower Input Costs per Unit

Since the hiring firm doesn’t produce their products, they don’t need factories and the necessary production equipment. Labour costs are also typically lower, especially if the contract manufacturer operates in a low-cost country like China.

Contract manufacturers are also better suited to benefit from economies of scale, especially if they purchase large quantities of raw materials for several clients. As a rule, the cost per unit decreases as the number of units in once shipment increases.

Mutual Long-term Benefits

Contracts between hiring companies and contract manufacturers that last for years are beneficial to contract manufacturers in that they represent a steady flow of business.

Long-term benefits are also beneficial to the hiring company since the contract manufacturers eventually gain extensive knowledge about the hiring company’s product requirements.


Established contract manufacturers have extensive quality control policies in place to detect defects or poor quality at an early stage.

Skills and Expertise

The hiring company may not necessarily have the skills and equipment to produce high-quality products from raw materials in a cost-effective manner. One of the most prominent benefits of a relationship with a contract manufacturer is that it allows the hiring firm to take advantage of these skills.

Emphasis on Core Competencies

By leaving production to specialists, hiring firms free their resources to focus on their core competencies and strengths.

Risks of Contract Manufacturing

Lack of Control

By entering into a contract manufacturing agreement, the hiring company forgoes a high degree of control over the production process. High-end contract manufacturers will, however, work with the hiring company to meet their requirements.

Inherent Risks

Outsourcing production or assembly can be risky, especially if the contract manufacturer is in another country. Working with local contract manufacturers may mitigate risks such as long lead times, language barriers, and cultural differences.

Lacking Flexibility

If a hiring company outsources the production of their goods, responding to fluctuations in demand can be a challenge. Lacking flexibility can be particularly problematic if the hiring firm does not constitute a large portion of the contract manufacturer’s business.

In Conclusion

Contract manufacturing is a valuable model for role players in the food industry. If you’re in the food industry, and you want to build on the strengths of your business and need a partner to take care of the production end, head over to Dure Foods to learn more.