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Case studies in food product development
Publication Information:
Cambridge, England Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2007
Physical Description:
414 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.



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30000003500299 TP370.8 C337 2008 Open Access Book Book

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New product development is vital for the future of the food industry. Many books have been written on NPD theory over the last 40 years, but much can still be learnt by studying actual experiences of NPD. Case studies in food product development describes specific NPD projects in a variety of industries internationally and also records overall comments, written by the very people who have completed the projects.

Part one outlines new product development in the food industry and part two views product development strategy and management in different companies and organisations. Parts three, four and five are twelve case studies on respectively the product development process, technological development, consumer and market research. Part six considers product development in practice and the final chapter demonstrates how product developers are being educated.

The case studiers are written by experienced product developers talking openly about experiences with their own products. It is hoped that those faced with similar challenges will gain from these real life experiences.

Mary and Dick are also co-authors with Allan Anderson of Food product development, which has achieved international success. Case studies in food product development is a complement and a practical companion to this book.

Author Notes

Mary Earle and Richard Earle are both Emeritus Professors at Massey University, New Zealand. They have worked on numerous NPD projects spanning the food industry worldwide.