We have started 2010 with a number of New Products to launch for customers. Staff morale is very high. We are keeping on top of existing production and meeting deadlines for the new products. Re-orders are the biggest challenge as we try to keep enough in stock to meet our customers expectations – we have had some issues with the supply of tubs which have been delayed with the snow and production difficulties – but the knock on has been delays supplying our customers – but they have yet to run out, which is good.
We see our role as to help brands grow through innovation in products and pricing in 2010. We are well positioned to buy competitively in a market of rising whey protein prices.
We continue to invest in the company – we have four new machines arriving shortly. We also try to manage our spend on technology, using Open Source products where possible. Our positioning in the market means we have to keep our overheads low and manufacturing efficiencies high to remain competitive.