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Gluten-free trend fuels private-label pastries growth in US: Euromonitor

Strong US consumer interest in natural and gluten-free products has led to a resurgence of the bakery section - especially private-label pastries - but the growth of the frozen baked...

Bells Professional Pastry created to meet growing demand for UK pastry products

Scottish pies, cakes and pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has established Bells Professional Pastry, a dedicated arm of the business focused pastry manufacture.

Shanying Paper International to acquire Nordic Paper

Shanying Paper International has agreed to acquire Nordic Paper, which produces kraft and greaseproof paper for the food and bakery industry.

CSM Bakery and 3D Systems to bring 3D printing to food industry

CSM Bakery Solutions is collaborating with 3D Systems Corp to develop 3D printers for the food industry, expected to be ready for distribution by the end of 2018.


Woolworths Father's Day cake sparks outrage online

A Woolworths mud cake sparked widespread controversy during this year’s antipodean Father’s Day.

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Linx Printing Technologies meets challenge of coding on oily packaging

Linx Printing Technologies has expanded its range of specialist inks with the introduction of a formula that meets the challenges of coding onto oily surfaces, such as butter packaging. 

NPD for August 2017: Crunchy crêpes, protein chips and crispy quinoa breakfast cereal

BakeryandSnacks tracks new products that are hitting the shelves.

Bakery specialist Finsbury Food Group to close Grain D’Or

Finsbury Food Group has announced it is closing its London-based Grain D'Or business, which makes speciality breads and pastries for grocery retail and foodservice.

Danish juice firms create value-added bakery ingredients with fruit pulp waste

Leftover fruit pulp from the juice industry is being transformed into a value-added and healthy ingredient for cereals, baked snacks and chocolate.

Multivac invests $2.9m to expand production capacity in Germany

Multivac Marking & Inspection has invested €2.5m ($2.9m) to expand its production capacity at its factory in Enger, Germany.

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Lotus Bakeries takes precautionary measures amid Fipronil scare

Indulgent and natural snack producer Lotus Bakeries has voluntarily recalled products that contain a slightly higher than recommended level of Fipronil from Belgium supermarket shelves, but says UK market is...

Lotus Bakeries recalls products suspected to contain contaminated eggs

Belgian biscuit and snack maker Lotus Bakeries has withdrawn some of its products suspected to contain eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil.

Startup Tracker

Baking Supply Co. kicks off fundraising campaign to deliver baking kits with free-from ingredients

Baking kit startup Baking Supply Co. has launched its Indiegogo campaign in the hope of raising $22,000 within a month to kick off its business.

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Wrights Food Group acquires Premier Catering to increase production capacity tenfold

Wrights has secured a deal to purchase Premier Catering for an undisclosed amount and will be relocating the Stoke-on-Trent bakery to its headquarters in Crewe to dramatically increase production.

Panera Bread founder takes a stand against hate

Panera Bread Company founder, CEO and chairman Ron Shaich has shared a letter written to his employees on Twitter criticizing US President Donald Trump for his failure to condemn white...

pladis unveils £1.3m Christmas 2017 campaign that unites McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s

This is the first time the UK biscuit company is bringing together its three key brands – McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s – in a million-pound seasonal campaign.

Mondelēz taps 'potential' in UK biscuits market with Cadbury cookies

Mondelēz is rolling out a biscuit line under its Cadbury brand in the UK this month. 

'Reducing sodium in customers’ end products is an important consumer-driven trend’

Univar, chemical and ingredients distributor, has extended its distribution agreement with Kudos Blends to cover the Pell brand of raising agents, including sodium reduction products. 

Corbion’s bakery sales struggle in H1 2017

Corbion reported its Food division’s performance in H1 2017 ‘fell short of ambition’, mainly due to lower volumes in Bakery, but it remains optimistic for H2.

Cereals drive world food prices; butter price at new high

Globally, food was 10.2% more expensive in July 2017 than last year and the highest it has been since 2014, said the United Nation’s food agency.

CSM Bakery Solutions completes multi-million pound UK factory extension

Bakery ingredients supplier CSM Bakery Solutions has finished renovations at its Bradford, UK, bakery, which will lead to 100 jobs being created over the next three months.

Petrow sees demand rise for ‘free-from’ ingredients as its invests $131k in powder fill machine

Petrow Food Group has invested £100k ($131k) on an Auger powder fill machine for dry mixes.

Aunt Jemima recall stresses Pinnacle’s earnings

Pinnacle Foods’ has posted a steep drop in Q2 earnings after recalling Aunt Jemima pancakes, frozen waffles and frozen French toast from US and Mexico shelves in May following potential...

IFT 2017

Bounceback of US egg supply will not kill plant-based substitutes in bakery: AEB

The US egg price is currently very attractive, but that won't put an end to plant-based egg alternatives for bakery manufacturers, the American Egg Board (AEB) told BakeryandSnacks.

Snack Attack 2017

Natural snacks bet on Amazon for distribution

Natural snack producers - from multi-million dollar snack companies to emerging startups - are eying Amazing for distribution expansion.

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