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GSF opens tenth innovation center In Chicago's West Loop

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Irvine, California-based Golden State Foods (GSF) unveiled their newest office space and Innovation Center in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. The space features product development workstations and was designed to be a food innovation hub as well as to replicate full-scale plant production systems for efficient commercialization.

The 4,300-square-foot space, which recently won the People’s Choice Award from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), was designed by Ware Malcomb. Summit Design + Build acted as contractor.

“As GSF continues to grow as a global food manufacturer across five continents, we’re continuing to increase our collaboration with our customers who rely on GSF to bring new and innovative food concepts that support their brands,” said Brian Dick, corporate senior vice president, global manufacturing for GSF. “With this goal in mind, GSF is investing in new talent, facilities and technology all over the world in order to continue to be a true partner to our strategic customers.”

The Innovation Center is the tenth to be developed for GSF, which has food manufacturing facilities servicing iconic customers all throughout the world. Other centers are located in Arkansas City, Kansas; Auckland, New Zealand; Cairo, Egypt; City of Industry, California; Conyers, Georgia; Guangzhou, China; Shanghai, China; Sydney, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand.

The ten Innovation Centers provide the right environment for quality experts, nutritionists, chefs, food scientists and regulatory specialists to collaborate with GSF customers to develop hundreds of new products each year. Due to increased consumer demand for cleaner labels worldwide, these experts also leverage the Innovation Centers to develop signature products with healthier and more recognizable ingredients.