Bamboo Rose Launches Digital Platform for the Food and Formulation Community

Bamboo Rose Launches Digital Platform for the Food and Formulation Community

The multi-enterprise platform supports all food categories as well as hardlines and softlines.

October 9, 2019

Boston-based Bamboo Rose, a multi-enterprise product and supply chain platform, has launched Bamboo Rose Multi-Enterprise Platform for Food and Formulation. The digital platform enables grocers, consumer packaged goods (CPG), and global brand companies to develop and deliver both private label and branded food and formulated products.

From early ideation, business case, recipe management, and formulation, to supplier quality, compliance, global trade management, the Bamboo Rose multi-enterprise platform for food and formulation provides complete traceability down the factory-line level, the company said.

“We heard from many in the food industry that they had searched for years for one platform to handle all food and non-food categories. They were forced to cobble together multiple solutions, which siloed their organizations, people, and partners. As we know, operating in a siloed environment is far too slow and costly, which makes it that much more difficult to thrive in today’s competitive food market,” said Sue Welch, chief executive officer of Bamboo Rose. 

The Bamboo Rose Multi-Enterprise Platform for Food and Formulation includes:

  • Multi-Enterprise Engagement: Architected to engage and drive value for all members of the food community, the solution allows brand and product managers, suppliers, manufacturers, farmers, quality professionals, packing houses, regulatory bodies, and labeling organizations, among others, to collaborate on creating high-quality, compliant products at a high margin, driving value for all parties involved, the company said
  • Cross Product Support: Enterprises today need to consolidate their product development and supply chain efforts to drive efficiency and support innovation. The Bamboo Rose platform provides one source of data for all food categories (fresh, formulated, manufactured, and in-store), as well as hardlines, soft lines, and apparel.
  • End-to-End Capability: The platform supports food and formulated grocers and CPG firms from ideation, product lifecycle management, sourcing, to purchase order management, global trade management, and supply chain. With the platform’s end-to-end traceability, users can be sure they’re accessing consistent, accurate data to ensure product compliance across the board, the company said.


In developing the platform, Bamboo Rose enlisted the collaborative efforts of existing customer Loblaw, a Canadian food distributor and purveyor of top-quality popular private label brands. Bamboo Rose also works with other grocers in the U.S., Australia, Europe and South Africa, including Shoprite, Africa’s largest retailer. Shoprite manages its food imports through the Bamboo Rose platform, using its sourcing and global trade management solutions for supply chain and logistics management, maintaining complete visibility in production, in transit and through receipt at the distribution centers. 

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