Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets many popular brands including Red Baron®, Tony’s®, and Freschetta® pizzas, Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts, and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks.
Open Innovation Challenge:
Schwan’s is seeking novel products that can be served from convenience store roller grills.
Reason for Seeking External Innovation Partnership:
Roller grill products such as egg rolls and taquitos are on trend, but barriers for consumers include perceptions about lower quality and healthfulness.
Scope of Solution Space:
- Acceptable solutions must tolerate up to 1 hour hold time on the roller grill, maintaining rollability and product quality including taste, appearance, mouthfeel, and texture.
- Acceptable solutions include, but are not limited to, indulgent products or healthier items.
Innovation Solutions Not of Interest:
- Allergens beyond wheat and dairy
Proposal Response Date Deadline:
April 30, 2019