Convenience & Snack Foods

Convenience is a major and fast-growing food trend, driven by busy lifestyles and an aging population. Convenience foods must be tasty and high quality, while meeting consumer expectations in terms of ease of use, safety, variety, packaging, nutritional value and product appeal. And consumers are attracted to convenience foods by their relatively low cost and simplicity, ease of use, variety, availability despite the season and food safety.

If you are looking for a partner to enhance your existing product lineup or drive brand excitement and sales with new products, turn to Cargill. From ideation through launch, we offer the marketplace knowledge, technical capabilities and ingredients you need to develop breakthrough convenience foods that will delight your consumers and help your business thrive.


Our technical resources are global but delivered to you locally. Our worldwide network of state-of-the-art laboratories and pilot plants use relevant tools to follow performance under standardized and reproducible conditions.

We understand, qualify and quantify the behavior of all ingredients during processing and in your final product. From design through laboratory trials and pilot-plant-scale production, we optimize your product development, including ingredient customizing, to achieve the performance you require. Cargill offers:

Superior research, development and technical expertise
Cargill has technical development centers in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America, providing the ability to develop and scale up customer solutions. Our scientists convert their knowledge to value, whether it may be process development or shelf life testing with specific systems or finished products.

Systems support
Cargill’s first line technical support provides technical assistance to support new systems development, process data gathering and technical documentation to support finished products.

Nutrition, regulatory, supply chain and risk management
Cargill’s nutrition scientists help identify new health opportunities for our ingredients and develop the science in support of those benefits. Our experts can help you address the regulatory challenges of bringing new opportunities to market. Our supply chain and risk management professionals can help you develop efficiencies in ingredient sourcing and manage ingredient risk.