LiDestri Co-Packing Capabilities. We Have What You Need.
One thing we have observed in our over 40 years of being in business is that no two customers have the same needs. There is nothing cookie cutter in this industry. To that end we offer a broad range of services and processes to meet every customer’s requirements. And thanks to our passionate devotion to innovation, our facilities are current and state-of-the-art.
It’s Our "Then Some" That Sets Us Apart.
We know there is a lot to consider when selecting a co-packer. It takes time and research to determine the best fit for your product lines. When you look at LiDestri, we’re confident you’ll find we have all the capabilities you’ll require and then some. And it’s the "then some" that set us apart.
Thanks to our never-ending obsession to improve and innovate, we can provide customers with benefits that no other co-packer can match. And it begins with our Innovation Center.
LiDestri's Capabilities in Food, Beverage and Spirits
Contract Manufacturing for CPG Companies
LiDestri makes consumer product lines for many of the most respected, best-known, national brands. With precise production capabilities available coast to coast, our team makes sure the same high-quality products go out with speed and consistency.
A crucial step in the selection process is to match the co-packer’s experience with the product in production, gauging expertise in specific processes and packaging offerings. LiDestri's team is expert in aseptic, retort, HPP and other progressive food and beverage processing capabilities that match modern market trends.
LiDestri's core competencies are built on decades of experience in sauces, salsas and dips, and in cooking products that help home chefs, such as simmer sauces, cooking wines and oils. As an innovative, entrepreneurial and can-do company, LiDestri is always willing to try new things for our partners.
Nearly every day in our Innovation Center, you’ll find us with customers brainstorming and testing product and processing concepts. That’s just how we work. We’ll help you define, formulate, refine and commercialize products and packaging in a process that's not only collaborative but also fun! (Yes, we love to have fun while we work.)
Every co-packer leans heavily on its suppliers, whether they provide raw or processed ingredients; bottles, cartons and caps; boxes and labels; and almost everything else that goes into quickly and efficiently making many of the highest quality products on the market.
We deeply value our relationships with our suppliers. The relationships we’ve built over 40 years are to the benefit of our customers. When supplies get low, our "go above and beyond" policy kicks in to keeps our lines running on schedule and our customers' production insulated from disruption.
Finding the highest quality ingredients at reasonable prices is mission one for all co-packers. At the same time, staying on the cutting edge of flavor trends is critical in the hyper-competitive food and beverage business. Our relationships with flavor houses on the beverage and spirits side, and ingredient houses in the food industry help us stay on the forefront of trends, which helps our customers be first to market with differentiated offerings. Whether the ingredients are organic, non-GMO or otherwise hard-to-source, our customers are consistently impressed with our ability to meet their needs.
With today’s increased demand for healthy and natural beverages, we have significantly ramped up our capabilities to produce new spirits and beverages. We now offer hot and cold fill aseptic bottling in multiple locations and a high pressure processing (HPP) facility that makes it possible to process bottled beverages with water pressure rather than heat. This process retains natural flavors and vitamins that would be lost with traditional pasteurization techniques and substantially extends product shelf-life.
LiDestri adds tremendous value and peace of mind for our customer partners by conducting comprehensive regulatory reviews to ensure product labels are accurate and meet federal guidelines. Given the heightened consumer scrutiny on labels and the changing nature of product claim guidelines, our customers tell us they are happy to rely on our expertise.
Created in 2014, the LiDestri Innovation Center provides our national brand and private-label partners with the facilities, equipment, and expertise necessary to develop products from scratch in an environment that accurately simulates full-scale production. Our product development connoisseurs, certified tasters, process improvement experts, and packaging designers help our partners improve their existing products to craft and produce amazing original offerings.
One of the rarest and most valuable features inside LiDestri’s Innovation Center is the Pilot Room. While many co-packers take a product from stovetop testing directly to full-scale runs, we offer an intermediate step. The Pilot Room enables us to mimic the processing and packaging conditions a product will encounter in full-scale production – but on a much smaller scale. This gives our customers small batches of products they can use for consumer testing, allowing them to fine-tune products before they go to market.
Expect your contract manufacturer to offer a stovetop or benchtop test kitchen where initial formulations are created. LiDestri’s ultra-modern, well-stocked Innovation Center Kitchen – where we test, taste and create new products and recipes – is second to none in the industry.
It’s far less common for contract manufacturers and co-packers to have a panel of certified tasters onsite, as LiDestri does. Our team’s educated palates help our customers fine-tune their flavor profiles in food, beverage, and spirits at the Innovation Center.
Market Trends Reports
LiDestri Food & Drink is a research-driven company. Everything we do from concept development and planning to execution is based on our extensive knowledge of the food, beverage and spirits markets. We conduct ongoing research that takes the form of formal reports, that include up-to-date insights on the trends shaping the industry. Our goal is to provide our customers and potential customers with the knowledge they need to thrive in today’s and tomorrow’s markets.
The packaged food market is in the midst of such extraordinary innovations that we believe what is happening now reflects a true renaissance. Our report addresses many of the market-altering drivers that are completely and permanently re-shaping the food industry.
The spirits market has seen an explosion in competition and variety. Our spirits trends report identifies the ways in which spirits brands have adapted to a fragmenting industry and specifies what we can expect next.
LinkedIn Discussion Group
LiDestri created and now moderates real-time innovation discussions on LinkedIn that provide an opportunity to engage with audiences and illustrate industry leadership in real-time. This is an invaluable way to discuss key industry issues and events, while maintaining contact with current and prospective customers.