Commercial Partners 2022

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2022 Commercial Partners

Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition

At Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc., we bring an unwavering commitment to the leading technologies, science, and innovation that advance nutrition and health for all.

With a long history pioneering food science and technology, including the discovery of the taste and flavor concepts of umami and kokumi, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition unlocks innovative solutions for food and beverage manufacturing and foodservice operations through a collaborative process as a solutions partner. We help our customers maximize investments in ingredients through improved recipe and product formulation development without sacrificing taste, texture, or quality. 

As part of the Ajinomoto Group, we are recognized as global leaders in the production of amino acid-based solutions for the pharmaceutical, food, foodservice, animal nutrition, nutraceutical, sports & wellness nutrition, regenerative medicine, and personal care industries. Our international research & development team brings the highest-quality solutions to manufacturers and consumers in North America. Together, we harness the power of amino acids to elevate the nutrition and taste of food to a whole new level of deliciousness. From field to farm to table, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition focuses on quality, sustainability and personalized service — bringing the joy of eating well and living well full circle.

Almond Board of California

For food professionals, the Almond Board of California (ABC) offers support and partnership in many ways including new technical research, consumer data, educational sustainability materials, and insights around the endless opportunities for almonds in current and future product development. To access ABC’s extensive resources and research, technical information and recipe inspiration, visit ABC promotes natural, wholesome and quality almonds through a research-based approach to marketing, farming and production on behalf of more than 7,600 almond growers and processors in California.

Centric Software

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software® provides a Product Concept to Consumer Digital Transformation Platform for consumer good including food and beverage.

Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric PLMTM, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development including packaging and formulation, sourcing, quality and compliance and product portfolio optimization innovations specifically for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (CVIP) offers highly visual digital board experiences for collaboration and decision-making.  

Centric Software pioneered mobility, introducing the first mobile apps for PLM, and is widely known for connectivity to dozens of other enterprise systems including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com, planning and more as well as creative tools such as Adobe® Illustrator and a host of 3D CAD connectors. 

Centric’s innovations are 100% market-driven with the highest user adoption rate and fastest time to value in the industry. All Centric innovations shorten time to market, boost product innovation, reduce costs and support sustainability.  

More than 4500+ brands including Wicked Foods, Great Kitchens, Harry & David, TESCO, Modern Gourmet Foods, Guangzhou Restaurants, SNS, Milarex, and more trust their business to Centric Software®.


Infor is a global leader in business cloud software products for companies in industry specific markets. Infor builds complete industry suites in the cloud and efficiently deploys technology that puts the user experience first, leverages data science, and integrates easily into existing systems. For food manufacturers, Infor’s ERP solutions have food and beverage industry functionality built-in for operational excellence, product lifecycle management, supply chain planning, and asset management. Discover how your business can utilize Infor cloud solutions to improve food safety, minimize waste, and provide greater supply chain transparency.


From idea to label, Selerant ensures compliance and facilitates innovate for the entire formula-based product life-cycle.
Our product suit is uniquely designed to facilitate the new product development and introduction (NPDI) process to support manufacturers in meeting consumer demands and getting compliant products to market faster. 
Founded in 1990, Selerant is a leading global provider of formula-based product life-cycle management (PLM) and compliance software and consulting services within three core process manufacturing segment: Food & Beverage, Cosmetics/Personal Care and Speciality Chemicals. Selerant also provides business process analysis, system design, technical expertise, implementation, training and support services through our world-class professional services organization. 
Selerant takes complete ownership of its PLM projects and looks to best practices from successful customer implementations to facilitate rapid deployment and technology adoption.
Selerant has offices in the United States, Italy, China, Germany, France, Switzerland, India, Serbia and Ukraine.


TraceGains provides food and beverage companies and brokers with a web-based, full-service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution that automates the management of supplier risk, data, and documentation, and makes companies 365 Audit Ready™. TraceGains’ cloud-based SAAS solution works with incumbent in-house solutions to close the loop on upstream risk and provide collaborative supplier management, and eases compliance requirements. TraceGains not only digitizes all incoming supplier documents, making them easily searchable, but also extracts critical data and analyzes them against customer-specific business and compliance rules, alerting stakeholders to any non-compliance. TraceGains’ customers boast a four to six month return on their investment. Recently, TraceGains was listed as one of Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers.

US Highbush Blueberry Council

Inspiring possibilities for blueberry ingredient usage in the future of the food industry. The day-to-day business of food manufacturing is demanding, but you don’t have to go it alone. USHBC brings together data, insights, community, and resources to inspire and inform, with your business needs in mind.  Reach out and learn how blueberry ingredients, beloved by consumers, can solve your formulation challenges.