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Company demonstrates strong overall achievement, continued expansion, history of strong financial growth, expansion into new domestic or international markets, and efficiency in productivity. Company demonstrates a significant turnaround from financial difficulties in the past year, or extraordinary financial or market growth in the past several years.
Company demonstrates the successful launch of a new product(s)/product line or service(s) in the past year, with strong consumer engagement and buy in. Company demonstrates commitment to R&D and/or new category development. Company has an ongoing history of innovation and consumer engagement, with an emphasis on new products or services launched in recent years.
Company demonstrates ongoing commitment to positive sustainable practices in areas such as, but not limited to, ingredient sourcing, packaging, recycling, waste and wastewater management, energy management, environmental awareness, production and sourcing methods.
D) Community & Industry Leadership
Company demonstrates strong involvement with the food industry and its community through awareness of and leadership in social issues. Company demonstrates socially responsible sourcing and engagement with the communities in which it sources ingredients. Company demonstrates a healthy corporate culture, with the promotion of employee development as well as health and safety within the workplace. Company has a strong positive reputation within the food and beverage industry, and good working relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.
E) Health & Wellness
Company demonstrates a commitment to providing products that are healthy and nutritious and which offer a “clean label.” Companies have undertaken significant changes or reformulations of its products or a product line to offer consumers healthier alternatives. Company is committed to consumer education with the goal of promoting healthy eating. Company is a leader in promoting R&D in the health and wellness category within the food industry.
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