Our success lies in our interconnectedness: at Nellson, our research and development expertise intersects with all other facets of our business including innovation, renovation, product development, packaging, regulatory, and continuous improvement initiatives. This holistic approach ensures forward motion in all of our development processes and relationships, whether they are tolling or turnkey development opportunities. Our commitment to development and progress also results in advancements like our patented aeration technologies.

nutritional bar development


sales and marketing support

Sales & Marketing

We support your marketing efforts with our own market insight, product knowledge, and expertise, focusing on your target consumer audience by providing market analysis of data and trends. Our competitive brand intelligence, segment diversity, and gap analysis of your product portfolio assist you in creating consumer-focused innovation for continued success.


Our best-in-class in-house R&D department of over 40 food scientists, technicians and regulatory personnel brings added value and benefit to our customers. With their formulation expertise and vast detailed knowledge of nutrition and science-based ingredients, our R&D team increases your speed to market. We offer a diverse formula library with multiple bar and powder formats and expertise across multiple platforms, including proteins, sweeteners, flavors, texture, and value engineering.

R & D formulation expertise
procurement and strategic sourcing


We use strategic sourcing to optimize opportunity. Our strategic sourcing team has specialists in major spend categories including: proteins, coatings, sweeteners, flavors, and packaging. Since over 70% of price is driven by input costs, our scale allows us to leverage lower input costs without compromising quality. Our focus on shared continuous improvement initiatives helps set us apart from the competition.

Supply Chain

It’s all about efficiency and—like everything else at Nellson—working together for the best outcome. As your strategic vendor partner, we optimize all supply chain considerations, using tools like our supplier scorecard program and finished good inventory optimization to reduce overall supply chain costs and increase your profitability.

supply chain inventory optimization


Our packaging capabilities encompass everything your product needs to succeed, including auto multi-packing, in-house engineering support, and non-traditional alternatives to most challenging packaging demands, like hand pack capabilities for custom pack outs. We leverage supplier intelligence and offer packaging recommendations based on your technical specifications, cost targets and marketing plans.

powder packaging capabilities


Nothing succeeds like success.

Quality is our best ingredient. From the actual ingredients used to make your bar or powder to our commitment and manufacturing processes, quality is paramount—and that quality nurtures your success.

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