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scratch or play off an existing formula already working for them. Kelly
Klock said the true innovation is a main reason customers like to work
“It’s really a nice resource that we offer,” she said. “I don’t think
other contract manufacturers put a lot of resources out there for their
Bridgetown is built around everything the couple had once looked
for in a trusted contract manufacturer: top notch R&D capabilities and
validity through food certifications.
What clients find in Bridgetown is a flexible company that can
mass-produce and package the product under the customer’s label,
and offer organic, gluten-free, kosher and international Safe Quality
Food certification. Achieving the latter opens potential markets such as
Target and Wal-Mart, should clients seek to reach that size.
Cooking Up Certifications
The company boasts its all-natural scene with Organic, Gluten-Free and Kosher certificates. Dan Klock said the brands they work
with are largely sales- and marketing-driven organizations, so having
the ability to differentiate around the quality of their products is an
“The natural foods industry is something Kelly and I believe in,” he
said. “For us, this is an opportunity to get in the right customers.”
A handful of Bridgetown’s ingredients are grown right there in the
Northwest. Because the company uses a lot of locally grown fruit,
nuts and seeds in its products, it has earned a good reputation in the
Kelly Klock said the company receives a lot of phone calls from
potential customers looking to partner with Bridgetown. Their sizes
range from “tiny, tiny to big.” She believes the certificates have helped
build the company’s reputation.
“We’re in a position to be selective in who we partner with,” Kelly
Klock said. “We can really do our research and decide what brands we
want to work with.”
From a trends standpoint, Bridgetown is right where it needs to be.
In general, consumers are turning to products that are less processed.
The company tends to steer clear of highly refined products and instead
focuses on minimally processed items. While consumer trends still show
that people love snacking, they don’t want them loaded with unhealthy