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Premium Brands extends its business offerings with three acquisitions

US-based specialty food producer Premium Brands has acquired Island City Baking, Conte Foods and Larosa Fine Foods.

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Breitbart denounces Kellogg’s ads-pulling move as ‘un-American’

The Kellogg Company has announced it will pull advertisements from far-right news publication, Breitbart, whose executive chairman is US president-elect Donald Trump's appointed chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

China’s tiny baked goods category now ripe for foreign investment

Though its baked goods market is 125 times smaller than its counterpart in Europe, China still holds enormous potential for businesses exactly because of this low per-capita consumption.

Customer-centric innovations more likely to hit the mark

Putting the consumer’s need at the heart of innovation will pay big dividends for food manufacturers.

Zeelandia UK acquires bakery fillings specialist James Fleming & Co.

Royal Dutch Zeelandia (Koninklijke Zeelandia Groep b.v.) has purchased mincemeat and fillings producer James Fleming & Co. from Südzucker Group.

Hostess expects to save $8m interest expense annually after refinancing

Twinkie’s maker Hostess Brands has announced the completion of a debt refinancing, including the terms of its existing first lien term loan and debt.

Splenda sues Dunkin’ Donuts for trademark infringement

Heartland Consumer Products has filed a lawsuit against Dunkin’ Brands and its franchisees for allegedly  misleading consumers into believing they’re getting Splenda when it’s actually a “Chinese-made, [unbranded] sucralose”....

Premier Foods has competitive edge in facing Brexit, says CEO

Mr Kipling maker Premier Foods will be protected from the effects of Brexit, according to CEO Gavin Darby.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sued for $5m for false advertising

A US consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., alleging the company’s blueberry, maple and raspberry products do not contain the fruity ingredients.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Philibert Savours creates mini panettone cakes with dates for MENA market

Philibert Savours created mini panettone cakes with dates for the MENA market at Gulfood Manufacturing last week.

Spain ripe for gluten-free entrants, says Welsh contingent

The Welsh Government is taking domestic companies including bakers on a trade mission to Madrid, Spain, in an effort to grow its F&B industry by 30% by 2020.

Pack Expo 2016

AEK Packaging Equipment to relocate after seeing a 25% inventory value increase

Aaron Equipment Company-owned AEK Packaging Equipment will relocate to a standalone, state-of-the-art facility in Belvidere, Illinois, by January 1, 2017, BakeryandSancks learned at Pack Expo recently in Chicago.

Ornua launches dessert mix for easy flavor addition

Ornua Ingredients has launched a ready-to-use neutral ‘base’ Dessert Mix that enables the user to develop different recipes from one product.

Know how to validate your baking processes

A consortium that includes Kellogg, Buhler and Frito-Lay has published a simplified guide for bakers to fight pathogens such as Salmonella.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Cake Concepts takes Japanese idea to develop Fun Cakes and sponge pancakes

Cake Concepts has taken an idea from Japan and adapted it to American and US tastes to create a niche market in the bakery industry.

India

Arjuna launches Ayurveda-based clean-label preservative

Kerala-based botanicals major Arjuna Natural Extracts will launch a range of preservatives that the company says will appeal to the clean-label food fixation of millennials by combining herbal extracts with...

Future of global bakery market points to balance between healthy and indulgent products

The global bakery market is not slowing down any time soon, according to a Technavio who projects it to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% between 2016 and 2020.

Edita boss praises officials' ‘personal attention’ after sugar seizure

A face-off between Egyptian authorities and the country’s biggest food company ended last week after Edita Foods Industries’ sugar supply was returned following confiscation by officials.

Bellarise adds vegetarian to clean label with new brioche base and improver launch

California-based baking ingredient supplier, Bellarise, told BakeryandSnacks that vegan and vegetarian represent an “under-explored frontier on the clean label map,” and has therefore launched vegan 5% brioche base and 2%...

60-second interview, Beneo: Is rice still the first choice in gluten-free recipe formulation?

Rice flours and starches dominated the first generated of gluten-free goods, particularly in the bakery segment, but are they still the #1 choice in formulators’ toolkits? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with...

CIBUS TEC 2016

Gorreri to focus on US after success in China, India & the Middle East

Gorreri, which supplies lines and equipment for layer cakes and mini rolls, among others, is about to focus on the US market after success in China, India and the Middle...

CIBUS TEC 2016

Comas showcases bakery processing line following GEA aquisition

GEA took the opportunity to showcase machinery from its newly acquired company Comas, at Cibus Tec 2016.

EC called on to fast-track impact assessment

MEPs vote to limit trans fats in EU

MEPs have overwhelmingly voted to adopt a resolution pushing for a European limit on industrially produced trans fats, something industry has said it supports at 2%.

IBIE 2016

Arla Foods Ingredients reduces egg whites by 50% with Nutrilac whey proteins

Arla Foods Ingredients launched 100% natural Nutrilac whey proteins that can reduce egg whites by 50% in bakery products during the recent IBIE in Las Vegas, Nevada, as consumer demand...

IBIE 2016

American Key Food Products partners with Kumamoto Company to bring ‘superfine’ rice flours

US ingredient distributor, American Key Food Products (AKPF), has brought “superfine” white and brown rice flours to the US gluten-free market through a new partnership with the Japanese company, Kumamoto...

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