On following link you can check out our export product catalogue for 2017. Private label options are open for all products in the catalogue.
We would like to inform you that you can get your free invitation code for this year’s PLMA (16-17 May) in Amsterdam from today on. All you need to do is to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your request. We kindly ask you to include “Free invitation code” in your email’s subject line.
Please kindly note that it’s a limited time offer due to the limited number of codes we have. It’s a first come first served basis.
Two additional notes:
- Guest Registration closes on 4 May. The Special Invitation is not valid after this date.
- Each Registration Code is unique and can only be used once.
As a quick reminder our stand info for PLMA 2017 Amsterdam is following:
16-17 May PLMA 2017, RAI Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam
RAI Park Complex / Hall 8
Stand number: F-8501
For the third year in a row Via Prom will present its products on this trade show. This year we’ve developed very unique and tasty products which haven’t been placed on the market yet, thus we can hardly wait to share our innovations for the first time with you. Besides the expansion of our conventional product lines with delicious and one of a kind chocolate and sugar bars and rolls, we also developed a wholegrain and sugar free biscuit line with healthy and tasty seeds (mainly chia and black seeds).
If you are curious to see the complete palette of Via Prom’s products, we invite you to visit our stand:
16-17 May PLMA 2017, RAI Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam
RAI Park Complex / Hall 8
Stand number: F-8501
As we did in the past years, again this year we will offer a limited number of free invitation codes. Stay tuned.
Have you ever tried a delicious whole-grain cookie with chia seeds or black seeds and sugar free? So far we haven’t seen such products on shelves. But maybe it’s time to give it a try and our R&D team makes it possible.
So, what’re the delicious but healthier products our R&D invented?
1. Whole-grain gingerbread with chia seeds.
We are sure you are very well aware of the benefits of whole grains: “You’re getting fiber, a healthy plant-based protein, vitamins, minerals and a variety of phytochemicals that will improve your health,” says Lilian Cheung, DSc, RD, a lecturer in nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. They help digestion, could help lower the cholesterol, lower the blood pressure, can help control the weight, regulate the blood sugar, etc.
Moreover, chia seeds are adding even more value to our newly developed product. Chia seeds have powerful nutritional punch containing a lot of fibre, magnesium, protein, calcium, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2. Furthermore, chia seeds is whole grain food grown organically, are non GMO and naturally free of gluten. And another thing, guess what is it? The whole process is handmade based on authentic recipe developed in house.
2. Whole-grain sandwich cookies with black seeds and sugar free.
We briefly listed some of the benefits whole grains have, but what about black seeds? Black seeds include amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, vitamin B. In addition, research has shown that cumin may stimulate the secretion of pancreatic enzymes, compounds necessary for proper digestion and nutrient assimilation. It’s super delicious sugar free sandwich biscuit.
3.Whole grain biscuits with black seeds and sugar free.
This is same as the sandwich cookie product but without the cream. It can be made in various shapes.
With the development of these 3 recipes we’d like to expand our product portfolio and join the healthier confectionary family. We’d like to serve as many customer profiles as possible. We hope in future we’ll offer a lot more in this category.
Any suggestion for our R&D team? We’d love to hear your creative ideas in the comments section.
“The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.” – Shigeo Shingo (Toyota)
Regardless whether you are a startup or well established company, a manufacturing / trading company of cookies or software development startup, it doesn’t matter. What matters nowadays is the lean approach. There is a necessity for this new way of business thinking to be applied in every company regardless of the industry, size or type of the company. Think big, think lean, think different – that’s our key to success. Now let’s find out more about the lean approach and its roots.
What is lean? – In plain words, the core idea of this approach is to make obvious what adds value while reducing everything else. This way the customer value is maximized while the waste is minimized. Thus, it’s a customer-centric methodology that continuously improves a process allowing the supplier to give the most to the customers with fewer resources.
According to Strategos Consultants “most companies waste 70%-90% of their available resources. Even the best Lean Manufacturers probably waste 30%. Lean Manufacturing and Cellular Manufacturing improve material handling, inventory, quality, scheduling, personnel and customer satisfaction”.
What are its origins?
The lean concept goes back to Eli Whitney, the inventor of cotton gin who promoted the idea of “interchangeable parts” mode of production. By dividing labor efficiently and building accurate equipment that enabled the production of large numbers of identical parts quickly and at a relatively low cost he reached great production effectiveness because of which he’s considered as a pioneer of the interchangeable parts – concept.
Next, Frederick W. Taylor made his contribution to the lean business thinking by defining the concept of standardized work while Frank Gilbreth developed intricate studies of motion and invented the process charting. Additionally, Lillian Gilbreth conducted a deep research on work motivations and the way attitudes affected the outcome of a process. Certainly there were many other contributors who originated the idea of “eliminating waste” which is the basic tenet of lean manufacturing.
And then, there is the Ford System – the first system that shows a comprehensive manufacturing strategy. Henry Ford is the first person to truly integrate an entire production process. “Ford lined up fabrication steps in process sequence wherever possible using special-purpose machines and go/no-go gauges to fabricate and assemble the components going into the vehicle within a few minutes, and deliver perfectly fitting components directly to line-side. This was a truly revolutionary break from the shop practices of the American System that consisted of general-purpose machines grouped by process, which made parts that eventually found their way into finished products after a good bit of tinkering (fitting) in subassembly and final assembly”, describes the Lean Enterprise Institute.
Then, Toyota Motor Company looked at this situation and began to realize that a series of simple innovations might significantly improve the possibility to provide both continuity in process flow and a wide variety in product offerings. They began to incorporate Ford production and other techniques into an approach called Toyota Production System or Just In Time . They recognized the central role of inventory. This is why the Toyota Production System is considered the leading lean exemplar in the world.
The lean thinking keeps spreading globally at a very fast pace. It goes beyond manufacturing; it expands to logistics and distribution, services, retail, healthcare, construction, maintenance, and even government. Indeed, the lean approach and methods are grabbing serious attention among senior managers and leaders in all sectors worldwide.
In our future posts we’ll talk more about the application of the lean approach in the manufacturing and distribution and logistics. In meanwhile we encourage you to share your thoughts in the comments section.
“The price of light is less than the cost of darkness” -Arthur Nielsen
“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things”.
Dear readers, we hope you celebrated well with your loving ones. May the positive vibes surround you throughout the whole year. As the celebration mood of Christmas and New Year is still very much in the air, we’d like to entertain you with 10 awesome facts about cookies:
1.Cookies were first made in 7th century in Persia (modern-day Iran), one of the first countries to cultivate sugar.
2.In the late 1970s, John Kerry, current United States Secretary of State, was bored of being a just a lawyer so he opened a Boston cookie store – Kilvert & Forbes Bakeshop – that remains in business today.
3.The Japanese never fail to shock Western sweets lovers. Beside the soy sauce Kit Kat bars and horse flavoured ice cream, they are proud to introduce to you the so called “Unagi Pie” (a specialty of Hamamatsu, Japan) – a cookie made with fresh
butter, garlic, crushed eel bones and eel extract.
4.The United States is a leader in many fields including the cookie bakers and eaters. It’s spending more than $550 million annually on Oreos alone.
5.In the Middle East, chocolate chip cookies are topped with chocolate sauce and eaten with knife and fork.
6.The world’s largest chocolate chip cookie weighed about 18 tones, was 30.7 meters in diameter and contained 30000 eggs. Now, that’s a big cookie.
7.Gingerbread dates from the 15th century and one century later the figural biscuit-making was practiced. Queen Elizabeth I is credited with the idea of making and presenting gingerbread figures in the likeness of some of her important guests.
8.The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the idea to Nestle Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
9.Cookies as we know them today originally were made not to eat but to test oven temperature. Cooks would take a small dollop of cake batter and bake it as a means of gauging whether the oven was ready or not.
10.Letting the prepared dough sit in the refrigerator for 24-36 hours will flavour up your chocolate chip cookies.
Hope you liked our selection. Do you know any other fun thing about cookies we didn’t mention in this post? If yes, then please share it in the comments section. We’d love to hear it.
“Strive for progress, not perfection.”
Before we say goodbye to 2016 and wish you a Happy New Year we’d like to look back and sum up our top 10 achievements for the past year. It’s been a busy year full of changes. There were tough times but at the end of the day this made us even more competitive on the global market and led us to a significant progress. In this post we selected the top 10 achievements which certainly improved the overall performance of the company and set the ground for even greater advancement in 2017. Perhaps, some of them will trigger your interest in exploring opportunities to cooperate with us.
1. Our pallet of products was successfully showcased on PLMA 2016 in Amsterdam where one of our pilot projects was selected as innovative and presented among innovations in the Idea Market to more than 12000 trade professionals from over 115 countries. .
2. Our company got certified with another leading safety and quality certification programme – the BRC Global Standards which is widely known of it’s high criteria and strict grading. With this we hold 4 quality certificates: ISO 22000, HACCP, BRC and HALAL.
3. Three new markets opened the doors to our products: the UK, Sweden and Slovenia.
4. We launched 6 new own branded products: Ninja Biscuit 33gr, Medence 33gr, Medence Coko 33gr, Fresh Original 176gr, Fresh Choco 228gr and Lean Tea Biscuits 400gr.
5. Our R&D invented very specific recipes for sugar free and palm oil free sandwich cookies that significantly expanded our target market. Additionally, in the end of this year the team has started the development of cereal sandwich cookies which we hope will be ready to hit our markets either as private label or own brands in the first quarter of 2017.
6. We placed special focus on private label projects that in effect helped us enrich our experience, knowledge and skills in this field. Furthermore, we plan to double the private label cooperations in 2017.
7. We improved our organizational infrastructure accompanied by significant process optimization.
8. We finalized the preparations for capacity expansion expected to take place in 2017.
9. Our team visited couple of food fairs in Europe in order to keep up with global trends and challenges.
10. Our products were successfully presented to the Chinese market too where we hope to establish long term partnerships in 2017.
With this we close up the year. Our production facilities will open again on January 15, 2017 with new energy, fresh ideas and big plans for making another great year for Via Prom. In meantime, if you are willing to contact our sales team do not hesitate to send us a message to email@example.com – our sales team is always available to you.
We wish you a lot of happiness and prosperity in 2017.