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featured innovation center

If a baker visits the Dawn Innovation Studio in Jackson, MI, and
isn't inspired, chances are that person is actively avoiding it. After
all, inspiration is part of the company's vision statement: "Inspire
bakery success every day."
In this more than 30-year-old building that was once part of the
headquarters - now located a few minutes away - the Innovation
Studio underwent a massive renovation that was two years in the
making. Open since April 2017, Dawn's Innovation Studio is a place
for customers to ideate, collaborate and create, all under Dawn's
mantra, "Providing the ingredients for life's sweetest moments."
The 11,000-sq-ft facility was designed to function in stages -
from concepting to development to scale-up - all in a space that
functions with the versatility that this producer of a full line of
bakery mixes, bases and concentrates is known for.
In the gathering areas of the studio, more than 1,700 sq ft are
dedicated to the ideation phase of product development ... where
the proverbial doodle on the napkin might take place. Only here,
instead of on a napkin, customers can brainstorm in flexible spaces
with comfortable seating and moveable partitions that double as
white boards.
The open space also includes a large conference table and projector screens for more formal presentations revolving around
consumer, product and market trends. The total area can fit 60
people or more for customer meetings or internal events.

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"We looked at everything from the words on the walls to the high
ceilings to the colors," said Keith Solsvig, senior director, channel
marketing - artisanal. "It was all part of the design elements that we
went through. In this space, we can easily start with small groups,
work to larger groups and then move into the kitchen."
During Baking & Snack's visit, Dawn hosted Busch's Fresh Food
Market, an Ann Arbor, MI-based regional supermarket chain with
a commissary located in nearby Clinton. After Dawn presented
research from its "Eight trends every baker should know" and discussed which specific trends were most applicable to the retailer,
the group moved into the central kitchen for a presentation of finished products based on those trends - and ones that could garner higher price points without much extra investment.
Among the most popular was a S'mores cake made from
Dawn's Baker's Request White Cake Mix, Exceptional White and
Chocolate Buttercreme Style Icings and Chocolate Fondant Donut
Icing, along with graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate
chips. But the biggest interest was in an alcohol-infused layer
cake that was topped with a mini bottle of the same alcohol. This
sparked a long conversation about product development, liquor
laws and innovative marketing strategies.
During these types of sessions, Dawn collects written feedback
on the products and, in some cases, can turn around the next
iteration overnight.

Photos by Dawn

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Contents
Editorial - Diving into the digital divide
Newsfront - Grupo Bimbo commits to 100% renewable energy
Clif Bar & Company to install solar panel system
Empire Bakery to expand production plant in Virginia
Peak Rock adds Pretzels, Inc., to portfolio
More than 10,000 meals packed at Corbion food drive
National Bread Month toolkit offered by ABA, GFF
News/In Brief/In Memoriam
BEMA-U - Strengthening LEADERS
New Product Horizon - EYES ON THE PRIZE
Something Sweet - DEFYING THE ODDS
Searching for the breadth and depth of experience
Bars - PURPOSE-BUILT BARS
Bars play it cool
Shortening - Leave PHOS IN THE DUST
Probiotics - EXPANDING probiotics
Bread, Bun, Roll Tech - THAT'S SOMETHING SPECIAL
Mixing - STREAMLINED PRODUCTION
Digital Controls - THE REAL DEAL
Back to the future for the baking industry
Retail-Ready Packaging - At the READY
Secondary packaging goes green
INDUSTRY IMAGES - BAKERY GOES GLOBAL
INDUSTRY INSIGHT - INTELLIGENT DESIGN
Events
Featured Innovation Center
Ingredients & Formulating
Equipment & Packaging
Patents
New on the Shelf
MARKETPLACE
AD INDEX
NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
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Baking & Snack - November 2018 - Clif Bar & Company to install solar panel system
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Baking & Snack - November 2018 - National Bread Month toolkit offered by ABA, GFF
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Baking & Snack - November 2018 - News/In Brief/In Memoriam
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Baking & Snack - November 2018 - BEMA-U - Strengthening LEADERS
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Baking & Snack - November 2018 - New Product Horizon - EYES ON THE PRIZE
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Baking & Snack - November 2018 - Shortening - Leave PHOS IN THE DUST
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Baking & Snack - November 2018 - Retail-Ready Packaging - At the READY
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Baking & Snack - November 2018 - Featured Innovation Center
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