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Nature's Own baker Flowers Foods 'not satisfied' with Q4 performance

Nature's Own manufacturer Flowers Foods has reported an increase in full-year sales despite a slowdown in the last quarter.

Go Raw launch and Vaasan deal helps Lantmännen hit record earnings

Lantmännen has reported strong growth in its food business in 2015 following new product launches, improved efficiency and the acquisition of Finnish bakery business Vaasan.

Celeb chefs and free-from trend driving surge of interest in buckwheat

UK supermarket chain Waitrose has reported a boom in sales of buckwheat – while the number of global baking ingredient launches using buckwheat flour has more than doubled in the...

Seed mix: buyers facing peaks and troughs in seeds ingredients market

Good availability is pushing down the price of some key seed crops – but the situation isn’t so bright for buyers of sunflower seeds.

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...

Enzymes firm Novozymes restructures operation into three divisions

Enzymes supplier Novozymes is restructuring its business in a move designed to deliver innovation more quickly and with greater commercial impact.

Puratos set to expand across Australia after acquiring fillings supplier

Bakery ingredients supplier Puratos Group is ramping up its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of fruit and patisserie fillings business Melbourne Jam Manufacturing Co.

BFree: the Irish free-from bread brand making its mark in US retail

Irish allergen-free bakery business BFree Foods is ramping up its presence in the US after making its mainstream debut last year.

New online free-from retailer Honest Eats set to offer products from across Europe

An online free-from store launching in the UK has claimed it will offer a “diverse and affordable” range of European food and drink brands.

Bauli aims to grow US panettone use with gluten-free and savory breads

Italian bakery Bauli is launching what it claims is the US’s first gluten-free panettone bread.

Simple Mills aiming to boost distribution to 5,000 stores by end of year

Natural baking mix manufacturer Simple Mills has revealed ambitions to more than double its distribution by the end of the year.

Boulder Brands' Udi's Gluten Free grows product range and listings in UK

Free-from brand Udi’s Gluten Free has extended its presence in the UK with new products and listings.

INNOVATION ROUND-UP JANUARY 2016

New Product Round-up January 2016: hot cross bun popcorn, breakfast bagels, gluten-free Quaker oats and more

Each month, Bakery and Snacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that have caught our eye: Here’s the selection for January 2016:

Musgrave renews private-label contract with Trace One

Irish retailer Musgrave Group has renewed its contract with Trace One, software company.

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Beyond microbiota: Prebiotics need hard health endpoints

Hard health endpoints, not just changes to microbiota, are needed to secure EU prebiotic health claims and bring fibre intakes up to recommended levels, according to European researchers.

Carritech in talks for ColdBake process to enter bakery, snacks and cereal sector

Carritech Research has revealed it is in discussions with bakery, snacks and breakfast cereal companies about bringing its ColdBake technology to market.

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Winter Storm Jonas: how bakery and cereals suppliers weathered the blizzard

Many major East Coast US bakery, snacks and cereals operations were back in operation on Monday morning in the wake of the Winter Storm Jonas blizzard.

How grain-free innovation is shaping German flour and baked goods markets

Interest in grain-free flour and grain-free baked goods is soaring in Germany, according to new research.

Linde Canada launches MAP gases for packaged prepared foods

Linde Canada is launching its MAPAX line of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) gases for packaged prepared foods and customized mixtures for food processors.

Allied Bakeries and Sainsbury's investigate metal contamination scare

Manufacturer Allied Bakeries and UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s have launched an investigation into how metal may have contaminated a batch of the retailer’s own-label bread.

Metal contamination fear prompts Sainsbury's own-label bread recall in UK

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has recalled some of its own-label bread over fear the loaves are contaminated with metal.

US wheat prices tipped to stay low despite reduction in planted area

US wheat prices have been tipped to stay down despite a fall in plantings and an expected rise in global consumption.

Italian health ministry strengthens legal foundation of charcoal bread ban

Italian health chiefs have updated the wording of a ban on the use of activated charcoal in bread – giving it a stronger legal foundation.

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Could Asda's $720m pricing pledge push UK's falling bread prices even lower?

Britain's baking industry is set to come under further pressure following this week's announcement by Walmart subsidiary Asda that it is to invest a further £500m ($720m) in retail price cuts....

'Days of simple white loaf are numbered': Marks & Spencer adds fiber to all bread

UK supermarket chain Marks & Spencer (M&S) is fortifying its entire pre-packed bread range with extra fiber.

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