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Food and beverage giants pledge to cut trans fats to below 1g per 100g by 2018

Global food and drinks businesses including General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Nestlé and Unilever have pledged to reduce trans fatty acids to “nutritionally insignificant levels” by the end of 2018.

New Product Round-up April 2016: Cracker Jack revamp, Pop-Tarts soda flavors, Bimbo Extra Grainy, TMNT cereal

BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in April

Change of tack: Bimbo switches focus from restructuring to efficiency gains

Grupo Bimbo says it now has a major opportunity to boost the efficiency and productivity of its US and Canada business after concluding restructuring work.

Brand growth and currency drive 21% hike in Grupo Bimbo North America sales

Increased marketing investment and more effective promotional activity has helped drive a 21% year-on-year hike in net sales of Grupo Bimbo’s North American business.

Grupo Bimbo to buy General Mills Argentina bakery and foodservice arm

General Mills is to sell its Argentina bakery and foodservice business to Grupo Bimbo.

US bakery trade groups ABA and B&CMA lay out plans to merge

US trade bodies the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA) are exploring the possibility of a merger.

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Bakery products 2015: the top 10 suppliers in key US industry sectors

Here we present an overview of the retail sales performance of the largest suppliers in key sectors of the US baked goods market in 2015 - with IRI data revealing...

Grupo Bimbo US performance boosted by NPD and currency tailwind

Grupo Bimbo has recorded a surge in sales from its North American business despite price rises taking a toll on volumes.

APAC opportunity: The trends set to drive Asia-Pacific bakery market growth

Rapid urbanization and rising demand for convenient and gluten-free foods foods has been tipped to drive more than $3bn growth in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) bread and rolls market over the...

Dispatches from FIE in Paris

'Put the fun back into bakery' with seasonal offerings and on-the-go formats, says Mintel

New flavors and formats are among the key opportunities for growing the baked goods market, according to a leading analyst.

Consumers becoming more savvy, health conscious: Q&A with Healthfull Bread’s director

A savvier group of customers want healthier products with fewer preservatives and ingredients, a trend one bread executive says will continue for a long time.

News in brief

Broken light bulb prompts Bimbo Bakeries USA recall

Bimbo Bakeries USA is recalling six brands of bread products after a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries means they could be contaminated with fragments of glass.

Grupo Bimbo to sweeten Spanish hold with Panrico acquisition

Grupo Bimbo is clearly looking to stretch into sweet bakery with the acquisition of local bakery Panrico SAU in Spain and Portugal, says Mintel.

Grupo Bimbo faces strong headwinds with Saputo Bakery

Grupo Bimbo’s acquisition of Saputo Bakery is a surprise because the Canadian packaged cake firm is unprofitable and struggling, says Euromonitor International.

News in brief

Grupo Bimbo strengthens Canada footprint with Saputo Bakery buy

Grupo Bimbo has bought Saputo Bakery via its Canadian subsidiary Canada Bread for C$120m ($103m).

Patent Watch

Grupo Bimbo files patent for reduced-fat pork rinds

Grupo Bimbo has developed an alternative processing method that reduces the fat content of pork rind snacks.

Grupo Bimbo: ‘To be innovative you have to foster a culture of risk-taking’

The secret to successful innovation is about taking risks, being open to failure and trying again, says the vice president of innovation at Grupo Bimbo.

Grupo Bimbo & General Mills make Forbes ‘most innovative’ list

Mexican bread titan Grupo Bimbo and US cereal major General Mills have ranked on Forbes’ annual top 100 ‘most innovative’ companies list.

Bimbo Bakeries USA soccer sponsorship will cash in on World Cup fever

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) has renewed its multi-year soccer jersey sponsorship with Philadelphia Union in a deal rumored to be more than $11m.

Bimbo Bakeries USA notes ‘surprising’ decline in private label

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) saw a 7% dip in US private label packaged bread sales in its Q2 results.

Financials brief

Q2 ‘wrap’: Grupo Bimbo sharp profit rise, PepsiCo profits dip

Grupo Bimbo’s Q2 net profit surged 72.6% on the previous year as sales rose slightly, whereas PepsiCo’s net profit dipped 2% despite steady sales.

Grupo Bimbo acquires Ecuadorian firm Supan

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo is set to acquire Ecuadorian company Supan – its first buy in the region.

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Grupo Bimbo ceo to invest in UK arm

Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo believes the UK arm of Canada Bread - the business it bought in May - together with Spanish and Portugese divisions can strengthen European sales after further investment....

News in brief

Grupo Bimbo gets full clearance on Canada Bread

Grupo Bimbo has received US and Canadian clearance for its $C1.83bn Canada Bread acquisition.

Who is the gluten-free consumer? Find out at the FoodNavigator-USA Forum: Gluten-free in Perspective

Are consumers who say they’re avoiding gluten really just avoiding wheat? Can we trust survey data about the number of people following ‘gluten-free diets’? Are market researchers' (wildly differing) estimates...

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