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By AURI For most of AURI’s clients, hard work and perseverance are critical to success. Most recently, food client, Panache, which makes a variety of infused apple juices and ciders, proved this. In the months leading up to the new year, Managing Partner, Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale and Marketing Director, Xavier Boulard’s efforts paid off when their […]
“The thing that differentiates AURI from other organizations in the state is the research support we supply to lients and innovators across the state,” Rod Larkins
By AURI This past July, AURI and its client, Vertical Malt, hosted a Craft Brew Field Day in Crookston, MN, that brought together groups from throughout the craft brewing industry, from farmers to brewers. AURI saw it as an opportunity to highlight the successes of the project and the business itself, as well as offer […]
By Dan Lemke Great ideas might remain just a concept without the resources necessary to make them real. AURI has been a unique Minnesota resource for more than 25 years, delivering a combination of innovative laboratories, pilot facilities and scientific expertise. AURI’s facilities provide businesses and entrepreneurs working to develop agriculturally-based products with valuable technical […]
AURI helps develop new uses for agricultural products through science and technology, partnering with businesses and entrepreneurs to bring ideas to reality. Our work in the four focus areas (biobased products, renewable energy, coproducts and food) assists entrepreneurs and growing businesses navigate the demands of entering the marketplace. One industry undergoing a dramatic transformation right now is food production and processing – as consumer preference changes and retailers work to accommodate their needs. As an example, consumers increasingly want a local, sustainable and healthy product.
A new Minnesota food product is finding its way into stores nationwide thanks to production improvements for Velvet Bees Gourmet Honey Butter. Created by Krista and Steve Aspinwall in 2011, the honey butter will soon be available in 22 states with plans to continue reaching new markets.
Watch our video: Americans love cheese. In fact, the USDA says U.S. cheese consumption is up 42 percent in the past 25 years. The average American consumes more than 33 pounds of cheese each year, still less than half of the nearly 72 pounds per year consumed by people in Greece and nearly 53 pounds by the French.
Watch our video: Toni Bazakos wanted to market feta cheese-based spreads and dips. Antigone’s Greek Foods are part of a growing artisan cheese segment and are now in 27 retail outlets. Product information can be found at myantigone.com.
Watch our video: Mike Rakes took a family recipe from an entrepreneurship project to a commercial reality. Philia Foods feta spreads are now in more than 70 Minnesota outlets, creating another market for locally-produced cheese. More information can be found at philiafoods.com.
Minnesota entrepreneurs share heritage and spread the love of cheese.