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Developing a dense snack with sustainable packaging

“The partnership we have with Xinova has focused on timeless key problems to deliver on-trend solutions. We are focused on delivering technical unlocks to sharply prioritized and clearly defined R&D problems that have eluded solutions via usual ecosystems. The partnership has enabled us to tap into thinking from very different industries, to find novel approaches to these evergreen opportunities and then adapt them for our applications.”

– VR Basker, Nutrition Category VP at PepsiCo

 

SUMMARY:

Xinova worked with PepsiCo to develop a new snacking product platform, creating a savory snack experience with an interactive “break and bite” component. The product should also be stackable for dense packing and thus reduce carbon footprint during distribution.

THE PROBLEM: PACKAGING DEFICIENCY

Randomly packed, gas-filled, flexible packages are widely used because it enables high-speed production. However, the irregular shapes of many snacks inhibit dense packaging and thus require more material usage. The pain points include:

  • Dead space
  • Settling of snacks over time
  • Damaged product
  • Inefficient transportation and storage 

In addition to the improvement of packaging efficiency, our client is also seeking a new snack experience, which is to create a uniformly shaped savory snack that consumers can break into bite-sized portions and enjoy alone or share with others. The overall challenge is to identify a suitable product and production method for a savory snack that creates a break-and-bite experience while improving packaging efficiency.

THE SOLUTION: PEPSI TAPS INTO THE NETWORK

Xinova worked with PepsiCo to formulate the problem into the “Request for Invention”, and released it to our innovator network.

Snack Densification Break & Bite

THE RESULTS: PATENTED SOLUTIONS

Xinova recommended solutions sourced from our innovator network. Concept development partners rapidly produced functional prototypes for consumer tests, managed by PepsiCo. Based on positive consumer feedback and collaboration with PepsiCo’s Discovery team, Xinova is leading next-stage development of these snack platforms to identify and mitigate technical and manufacturing risks towards commercialization.

Patent applications were filed as an early positive result from this partnership. The targeted annual revenue for this new snack product is estimated at USD $100 millions. 

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USA

Xinova
311 ½ Occidental Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
+1 (206) 800-2678

Japan

Xinova Japan GK
Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan
+81-3-6478-6120
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China

Xinova Innovation (Beijing) Consultancy Co. Ltd.
Room 2494, Level 24, Tower 3
China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China

Singapore

Xinova Asia Pte Ltd.
331 North Bridge Road
#22-01, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
+65 6408 5080

Korea

Xinova Korea
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735, Yeongdong-daero
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06072, Korea
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Australia

Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Australia
+61 2 8093 4850

India

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Survey No 414
PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
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Karnataka, 560076, India

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FI-00130 Helsinki
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