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Flowers chief: 'Nobody on our team is happy or satisfied with our performance'

Flowers Foods this week said it is taking a “hard look” at every aspect of its business following a tough first half of the year that has seen its share...

Sneak peek: NPD coming to China Candy & Snacks Expo 2016

Chinese confectionery trade body China Candy has unveiled some of the sweets and snacks products launching at the China Candy & Snacks Expo held in Ningbo this month.

Tapping the boom: Warburtons unveils higher-protein bread, wraps and thins

Number one UK bread brand Warburtons is hoping to tap consumer demand for protein with the launch of products boasting higher protein content than its standard range.

Schär expects double digits growth after UK gluten-free bakery launch

One of the largest European gluten-free brands, Schär, has unveiled six new varieties in major UK retailers, including Morrisons and Tesco.

Bellarise develops organic enzyme to cut gluten by up to 50%

California-based baking supplier Bellarise has developed an organic gluten replacer that can replace 25% to 50% of gluten used by bakers. . 

Childhood obesity: Bakers and cereal makers told to cut sugar by 20%

Bakers and breakfast cereal manufacturers have been told by the UK government to cut the amount of sugar in their products by 20% over the next four years.

How are America's biggest bakery businesses performing in 2016?

IRI data reveals how the biggest businesses in key parts of the US bakery market performed in the first half of 2016

When it comes to grocery shopping, children have a lot of clout

What differences in shopping habits do childless households have compared to ones with children? A lot, a new study by Packaged Facts reveals. We chat with founders of two smaller...

Warburtons and Cigi partner to develop new pulse flour-based baked goods

Top-selling UK bread brand Warburtons has partnered with the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) in a research project designed to increase the use of pulse-based flours.

Flowers Foods set to cut costs with 'Project Centennial' business review

Flowers Foods has launched a wide-ranging business review designed to cut costs and boost sales – and revealed its Nature’s Own brand has been hit by intense price competition....

Nature’s Own producer Flowers Foods faces fair-labor compliance review

Shares in Nature’s Own brand owner Flowers Foods have fallen following an announcement by the business that is to come under review by the US Department of Labor.

Fast food: From wheat to bread in 12 minutes and 42 seconds

ADM Milling is hoping to have secured a world record by turning newly harvested wheat into bread in less than 13 minutes.

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ANAB offers accreditation to GFCP

The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is offering accreditation to the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP).

NPD contributing less to bread and snack sales as retail ranges shrink

The number of bread and bakery product launches has fallen almost 10% in the UK, according to a new study, as retailer range rationalization takes its toll on new product development.

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DuPont develops ingredients for pre-packaged rotis in India

A “packaged roti” for a market that has been turning its back on homemade breads in favour of more convenient products with longer shelf-life is now available from a range...

Shick and Esteve to supply Rockwell and Siemens system control platforms

US ingredients equipment supplier Shick Solutions has been acquired by Bretèche Group for an undisclosed sum and will be joining forces with Bretèche businesses including Diosna, VMI and Esteve....

Modified rye bread found to ease irritable bowel symptoms, study finds

Modified rye bread may ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) according to a study, which recommends this food as a way to increase fibre intake for patients with...

New product round-up July 2016: Lays goes global, Tango popcorn, Justin’s banana chip snacks

BakeryandSnacks presents the monthly round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovation that caught our eye

Closing the gap: How can businesses tackle bakery industry skills shortage?

More than three-quarters of US bakery businesses say there is a serious shortage of engineering and maintenance staff, according to a new study that also found demand for production and R&D...

Zeelandia selling bakery machinery business to focus on ingredients

Koninklijke Zeelandia Groep is selling its bakery machinery division to Everbake as it focuses its business on ingredients supply.

Döhler grows US presence with botanical extracts supplier Teawolf

Germany-based ingredients business Döhler is ramping up its US presence with the acquisition of botanical extracts and tea business Teawolf.

Grupo Bimbo US performance hindered by pressure in private label

Pressure on volumes in the US private label bread market has offset growth in Grupo Bimbo brands, the company has reported.

Researchers unlock secrets of making high-quality breads with teff

Bakers need to carefully select ingredients - and adjust bread-making processes – if they aim to produce high-quality breads with wheat and teff flour, say researchers.

Bimbo takes Eureka national as US organic bread category soars 18%

Bimbo Bakeries has rolled out its Eureka brand nationally as US demand for organic bread continues to grow.

Gruma: US snack firms drive corn flour demand - but tortilla sales fall

Mexican tortilla and corn flour supplier Gruma – owner of brands including Mission and Guerrero – says US snacks manufacturers are showing a growing appetite for its corn flour.

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