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Musgrave renews private-label contract with Trace One

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

Acquisition takes US paperboard firm Lamitech into bakery board market

US paperboard manufacturer Lamitech is extending into the bakery board market with the acquisition of Signature Food Boards.

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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.

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‘Winners of the pack’ Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

From Crown’s LED lighting to give seasonal, limited edition, premium biscuits and confectionery a striking on-shelf appeal to Bosch’s WRF 600 Flex roller former for multilayer bars – we round up some...

Premier Foods reveals strong cakes sales growth and Mr Kipling NPD plans

Innovation including the Cadbury Amaze Bites brownies launched last year have driven a strong performance for the cakes business of UK manufacturer Premier Foods.

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Sugar Bowl Bakery extends Madeleines as it targets growth through innovation

Sugar Bowl Bakery has extended its fast-growing Madeleines range with a selection of flavored products.

ConAgra revealed as latest business looking to crack cage-free egg supply

ConAgra Foods has joined the growing list of bakery and snacks manufacturers who have pledged to switch to 100% cage-free egg supply.

Mondelēz pledges to switch to cage-free eggs in North America and Europe

Mondelēz has revealed plans to source 100% cage-free eggs in North America by 2020. 

General Mills to close Berwick Jus-Rol dough factory this autumn

General Mills has announced it will close its chilled and frozen dough factory in Berwick, UK, this autumn.

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.

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Pidy launches spicy flavoured macarons

Pidy has launched a spicy and curry flavoured Macaron available as 3.5cm in size and delivered in 96 portions to a case.

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.

US egg price at normal January level as trade rebounds from avian flu outbreak

US egg pricing is at normal January levels following a surge sparked by last year’s avian flu outbreak.

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The Frozen Bean to print labels directly onto its packaging with Domino

The Frozen Bean has partnered with Domino, to print labels directly onto its packaging thanks to changes in the law in countries such as Saudi Arabia, India and the Middle...

'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.

Italian health ministry cracks down on use of activated charcoal in 'black bread'

Italian health chiefs have taken a tough stance on the use of activated charcoal in baked goods – banning bakers from describing such products as bread and clamping down on...

Extreme weather may bring change in baking practices, claim crop researchers

Bakers may need to alter production techniques in the face of climate change, according to the authors of a new study on the impact of drought on cereal production.

Late Christmas: cake and pudding sales bounce back after a weak start

UK sales of festive cakes and puddings recovered in the two weeks before Christmas after a slow start in early December.

Lorain branded youtiao 'doughnuts' rolling out to 400 Walmart stores in China

Chinese manufacturer American Lorain Corporation has secured listings with Walmart for its doughnut-style youtiao.

Insurance will cover financial impact of UK storms, says flour supplier Carr's

UK milling, agriculture and engineering business Carr’s Group has said its insurance cover will mitigate the financial impact of storms that devastated parts of northern England and Scotland last month....

Weetabix among backers of app giving 'sugar cube' content of 75,000 products

UK government agency Public Health England has launched a smartphone app enabling consumers to scan the barcode on products to discover their sugar content in ‘cubes’ and grams.

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Pulses, purple and portable protein - key baked goods trends for the year ahead

Branding and innovation expert Claire Nuttall – who has worked with many global food and drink businesses – reveals her pick of the trends set to shape the global baked...

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The year that was: 10 of our most-read bakery and snacks stories of 2015

Below are 10 of the stories that most captured the attention and imagination of BakeryandSnacks readers over the past 12 months. In many ways, the list is a microcosm of...

General Mills meets sodium reduction target in seven out of 10 categories

General Mills – which five years ago pledged to cut sodium content in 10 key product categories by 20% - has met or exceeded the goal in seven categories.

Force to be reckoned with: Star Wars snacks and cereals make mark in store

As long-awaited Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens is released across the globe, we look at some of the licensed bakery, snacks and cereal products that will be contributing to...

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