Baby Food Manufacturers

By Heather Topham Wood, writer
Nov 10, 2010
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Work with both traditional and organic baby food manufacturers

If you plan to retail baby food, then you’ll want to know the most about the infant food industry as possible. You should know the basics of baby food production as well as the top baby food manufacturers in the current market.

Two of the top baby food companies include Gerber and Beech Nut. Both of these companies produce a large number of baby food items, including pureed vegetables, fruits, cereals and snacks.

1. Choose the products you want to retail. Besides old staples, like pureed vegetables and fruits, considering ordering a range of specialized products from infant food companies, like puff snacks and baby biscuits.

2. Look at the different manufacturers of baby food. You’ll want to work with a company that produces quality products with a highly efficient labeling program. Infant food manufacturers should label whether the product contains nuts, dairy and gluten.

3. Order your items from different baby food companies. Give your customers a selection by ordering a range of baby food items from several different baby food manufacturing companies.

Compare baby food brands

Besides the top brands, like Gerber and Beech Nut, look at smaller baby food producers to see what types of products they have to offer. Gerber and Beech Nut have a very similar product catalog, so smaller companies give you a chance to offer a better variety.

Locate organic baby food manufacturers

Recent growth in the organic food market makes it viable for small business owners to include products from organic baby food manufacturers.

Work with top baby food suppliers

Prepare your figures prior to placing orders with baby food suppliers. You'll want to estimate the amount of baby food you need to order to satisfy your customer base.
  • Besides listing possible allergens on their products, baby food companies need to label suggested age ranges of the different food items. You'll likely find the food separated into different stages of infancy, starting with as young as 3 to 6 months. Stock your shelves with a range of ages to appeal to all customers with infants.
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