Solutions and services that meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
Retail Ready Solutions
We have the experience, resources and packaging capabilities to provide complete retail ready entrees, snacks, and salads, for fresh, frozen and shelf stable display cases. We have a proven history of delivering retail solutions to supermarkets, mass merchants, specialty retailers and club stores.
Food Service Solutions
Providing restaurant solutions is a core competency for our company. Whether you are looking for heat and serve meals, sauces, salads, or side dishes, our team of professionals is ready to address your needs. Our packing options include; individual trays, bulk trays, pouches, pails and drums.
Private Label Solutions
From fresh salads to entrees, from snacks to sauces, we make a wide variety of delicious, high-quality food that leading retailers know they can depend on. Our team of experienced and dedicated professionals all come together to ensure that your product exceeds your value expectations.
FiveStar produces nearly 300 custom fresh and frozen entrees, side dishes, sauces, and salads.
The FiveStar Development Process
We leverage our experience and category knowledge to deliver unmatched speed to market.
Click on each stage of development to reveal our process.
We start by listening to our client and finding out exactly what they are trying to achieve with their new product. First and foremost we want to define what success will look like in our client’s eyes. This is where we also assess the competitive market, where this item will fit and what we will need to provide to assure its success.
With an understanding of our desired outcome we can then apply our experience and market knowledge to create prototypes and imagery to test with consumer panels. Our new product development team consisting of; market researchers, research chefs, food scientists, and dieticians will collaborate to create a product that meets any set of desired, taste, visual and performance criteria.
Most good ideas look great to the developers but what’s most important is the reaction those ideas get from their target audience. Do they value and appreciate the concept as we expect them to? Are there changes we can make to the product to enhance its acceptance? Testing with focus groups is critical at this point to provide objective and actionable feedback
Knowing we have a product that aligns with our client’s and target consumer’s expectations we are ready to launch. Our product development cycle follows industry best practices. However, it’s the speed we work at and the experienced team we work with which allows us to bring products to market faster and more efficiently than other companies.