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Bob Evans Farms Expands Strategic Partnership with Specright to Digitize and Manage Specifications to Drive Product and Packaging Innovation

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May 4, 2023

TUSTIN, Calif., May 4, 2023 Specright, the leader in Specification Management software, and Bob Evans Farms, Inc., maker of America’s #1 selling refrigerated side dishes, today announced an expanded partnership to help digitize and manage product specifications, drive the product innovation pipeline and improve day-to-day operations for the food manufacturer. 

“As consumers, we’re big fans of Bob Evans Farms at Specright and are thrilled to be expanding our business partnership to help the team make amazing products and boost business performance,” said Matthew Wright, Specright’s Founder & CEO. “Our patented Specification Data Management™ platform will allow the company to speed up the product development process to keep pace with rapid consumer demand for new and innovative products, and will free their employees from spending time chasing data.”

Bob Evans Farms began its partnership with Specright in 2022, applying its spec-first approach to digital asset management (DAM), which produced quick and impactful results for the Bob Evans Farms team. The company will now scale Specright’s capabilities across the entire Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) function to drive business transformation. 

“As we evaluate which technologies to implement in our organization, we look for tools that can scale in a way that supports ongoing growth opportunities,” said Andy Norman, Vice President of Information Technology at Bob Evans Farms. “Expanding our partnership with Specright to manage specification data across the entire product life cycle was an easy choice and sets us up for success in enhancing and developing innovative products while also ensuring our workforce is more efficient. We’re excited to further leverage Specright’s flexible platform so we can reduce existing manual, resource-intensive processes.”

Driven by a spec-first approach, Specright’s Specification Data Management™ platform allows Bob Evans Farms to centralize and standardize data across various components of the food supply chain and collaborate across suppliers and partners. Accessibility to this spec-level data provides increased visibility into ingredients, formulas and finished goods while driving better cost savings initiatives.

For more information on Specright’s patented Specification Data Management platform, visit https://specright.com/.

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About Specright

Specright is the first purpose-built, patented platform for Specification Management. Whether it’s packaging, raw materials, formulas, products, or machines, Specright helps companies digitize, map, and take action across their supply chain to reduce costs, increase profitability, and drive sustainability. Specright serves customers across industries, including packaging, food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, retail, industrials, and more. Recognized as a leader in Specification Management, Specright was named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies for 2023, had three executives honored as Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know in 2023 and won Food Logistics’ 2022 Top Software & Technology Provider award. For more information, visit: www.specright.com.

About Bob Evans Farms

For 75 years, Bob Evans Farms has delivered delicious, quick-to-table, farm-inspired food that makes mealtime a little bit easier and a lot more delicious. We’re proud to be the #1-selling refrigerated dinner sides*, including many varieties of wholesome, feel-good favorites such as mashed potatoes and macaroni & cheese, sold in grocery stores across the country. We’re also a leading producer and distributor of sausage and bacon products, egg products including liquid eggs, and frozen handheld breakfast items. In addition to our flagship Bob Evans brand, our product portfolio includes Simply Potatoes, Egg Beaters and Owen’s Sausage. Bob Evans Farms is based in Columbus, Ohio and is owned by Post Holdings, Inc., a consumer-packaged goods holding company. For more information about Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit www.bobevansgrocery.com.

*Source: IRI Total US MULO Latest 52 W/E 01/31/23

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