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Grupo Bimbo buys East Balt Bakeries to expand global footprint

Grupo Bimbo has acquired East Balt Bakeries from One Equity Partners for $650m to give the Mexican conglomerate entry into eight new countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Gold Coast Bakeries acquired by Peak Rock Capital

Gold Coast Bakeries is the latest food and beverage company to be snapped up by private equity firm Peak Rock Capital as it expands its portfolio.

IFT 2017

Synthetic antioxidants as important as natural counterparts for bakeries, says Camlin Fine Sciences

Camlin Fine Sciences said natural antioxidants are on trend in the bakery market because they represent clean label.

General Mills summer 2017 line-up meets global demand for simplicity

The Minneapolis-based food manufacturer has released its line-up of products to be launched around the world.

Summer Fancy Food 2017

Dewey’s Bakery enters US grocery stores with branded cookies and crackers

North Carolina-based Dewey’s unveiled a range of Southern cuisine-inspired cookies and crackers at the Summer Fancy Food Show held in New York City recently. 

Butter shortage? How to improve yield from the same amount of milk

Global inflation of butter prices continues to rise; in the EU and France as much as 90%-100% compared to the previous year.

Corbion's trans fat-free emulsifiers allow manufacturers to 're-engineer' cakes

"The conversion away from partially hydrogenated oils is really an opportunity to re-engineer cakes themselves," says Corbion as it launches SweetPro, a new line of trans fat-free emulsifiers that allow manufacturers to...

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American Bakers Association merges with Biscuits and Cracker Manufacturer’s Association

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has added 116 Biscuits and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA) companies to its membership list after the merger between the two organizations came into effect on...

Ishida unveils new Multihead Weigher design for easier cleaning

Ishida Europe has expanded its range of hygienic multihead weighers with a new open frame design that allows fast and easy access for cleaning and inspections.

Going gluten-free in a bakery is not just a simple case of swapping ingredients

Before reaching for the gluten-free flour, there are a number of elements to consider from a risk and food safety point of view, writes Helen Hood, director of totrain.

IFT 2017

Kraft Heinz Ingredients extends clean-label cream cheese to biscuits

Kraft Heinz Ingredients (KHI) showcased biscuits flavored with its clean-label cream cheese powder at IFT held in Las Vegas last month.

Bakery startup Foodstirs to benefit from Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Greg Fleishman, co-founder and COO of Foodstirs, said Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods will allow organic ingredients to reach more audiences.

Patriotic Product Round-up: Matzo crackers, key lime cookies and poutine donuts

This month, we take a look at some proudly American products released in time for Independence Day celebrations this weekend.

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Biscuits are capitalizing on the health trend, especially among seniors, says pladis

The biscuit category changed in Britain in 2016 amid consumer demand for healthier indulgences, Steve Gladwell, CMI director of pladis tells BakeryandSnacks.

Warbutons claims improved accuracy in forecasting with FuturMaster system

UK bakery giant Warburtons says it has increased the accuracy of its forecasts from 79% to 86% by moving to alternative software.

Barry Callebaut-owned American Almond’s new facility opened in New Jersey

American Almond has opened its new facility that it moved from Brooklyn, New York, to Pennsauken, New Jersey, to expand its nut-based products portfolio. 

Bridor launches clean-label program for bakery products

European baked goods manufacturer Bridor has launched a clean-label program for its bakery products to win consumer trust.

Hostess Brands plans to penetrate new categories under direction of new CCO

Hostess Brands has identified new retail opportunities for its snack bakery products, said its recently appointed chief commercial officer, Andrew Jacobs.

British bakery business Carr’s Foods among top 10 fastest international sales growers

Carrs Foods has been ranked seventh in this year’s Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

News in brief

American Bakers Association applauds FDA for delaying nutrition facts label rule

Robb MacKie, president of American Bakers Association (ABA), said a “more reasonable” timeline for the implementation of the FDA’s nutrition facts label will help bakers.

Has Europe experienced a diet revolution? Mintel thinks so

The free-from market has grown considerably in the last few years and data is not showing a slow in interest, according to Mintel.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö expands Genuine Vegetable Parchment capacity for bakery

Ahlstrom-Munksjö will invest €6.7m ($7.5m) in production capacity at its Saint Severin plant in France, to be completed in Q4 2018.

Snack Attack 2017

Mondelēz and Hain Celestial attending Snack Attack 2017

Mondelēz’s Teddy Soft Bakes and tortilla chips producer Hain Celestial will be among the 40 plus brands attending Snack Attack 2017 being held in New York City on July 27. 

Rising butter price “causing a panic” among bakers, biscuit, cake and pastry makers

French bakery associations, La Fédération des Entrepreneurs de Boulangerie (FEB) and Les Fabricants de Biscuits et Gâteaux de France, have risen the alarm over the relentless upward drive of the butter...

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Snack major pladis teams up with Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkey-based food group Yildiz Holding, has struck a sales and product development deal with China’s second largest B2C online retailer, JD.com.

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