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Sugar tax: could bakery products be next in the government firing line?

A ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks announced by the UK government this week might eventually be extended to baked goods, industry experts have warned.

Aryzta CEO 'regrets having to' sell $17m of shares in the bakery business

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian has sold shares in the business worth around $17m – but insists the move is no indication of his confidence in the company.

Minions help Finsbury Foods Group sales grow to $220m in half-year

Universal Picture's smash-hit Minions characters helped boost revenues at UK bakery business Finsbury Food Group to more than £150m ($211m) in the first half of its financial year.

Corbion officially opens new R&D and applications facility in The Netherlands

Food ingredients supplier Corbion has officially opened a new R&D and applications laboratory in The Netherlands.

Tale of two markets: Aryzta reports decline in US and growth in Europe

Speciality baking business Aryzta has reported a decline in underlying revenue from its US division, while in-store bakery growth has driven a strong performance in Europe.

Treat millennial bakery consumers as individuals, not a group, says IRI

Manufacturers and retailers of organic food must consider the individual needs of millennial consumers and not treat them as a homogeneous group, say analysts IRI.

General Mills aiming to double its use of organic acreage by 2019

General Mills has accelerated efforts to double its organic acreage as it looks to grow its revenue from natural and organic products to $1bn.

New enzymes to reduce 'falling number' of flour unveiled by Mühlenchemie

Flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie has developed two new enzymes that could improve the baking performance of flours.

Newtech partners with Mitsubishi Electric on its ultrasonic cutting machine for cake

Newtech has partnered with Mitsubishi Electric to install an ultrasonic cutting machine for cake.

Zeelandia slashes sugar, fat and calories with 'healthy' muffin recipe

Bakery ingredients and processes business Zeelandia has developed a blueberry muffin claimed to have around a third less sugar and less than half the fat of a regular muffin.

Ahold to roll out new-look bakery departments across US business by year-end

Retail giant Ahold aims to have completed the roll out of new-look bakery departments across its entire US estate by the end of the year.

Global wheat production to fall in 2016 season, reports FAO

Global wheat production for the 2016 season is tipped to be below last year’s record levels according to new data from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Morrisons pledges to carry eight staple gluten-free products in every store

Morrisons has become the latest UK supermarket to sign up to Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Guarantee campaign.

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US supplier Sioux Natural launches vegan plant-based egg substitute

Iowa-based Sioux Natural has developed a plant-based egg alternative targeted at the wholesale baking industry

Grupo Bimbo US performance boosted by NPD and currency tailwind

Grupo Bimbo has recorded a surge in sales from its North American business despite price rises taking a toll on volumes.

Amazon to stock Morrisons food products under new wholesale deal 

UK supermarket chain Morrisons is to supply a wide range of fresh, ambient and frozen food products to Amazon under a wholesale deal.

Mühlenchemie and partners invest $6.5m in upgrading flour technology center

Flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie and partner companies DeutscheBack and SternEnzym have invested €6m ($6.5m) in research facilities.

Pinnacle Foods reveals plans to streamline Boulder Brands product range

New owner Pinnacle Foods has revealed plans to reduce the size of the Boulder Brands product range.

Campbell Soup Co reports 23% surge in snacks and biscuits division profits

Pepperidge Farm owner Campbell Soup Co has reported strong profit growth from its Global Biscuits and Snacks division.

Innovation round-up February 2016

New Product Round-up February 2016: Atkins relaunch, Doritos mixes it up, Walkers Sunbites Popcorn

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 February 2016

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Opinion: 'We are only realizing a fraction of the intrinsic potential of yeast'

Cormac O’Cleirigh, chief business development officer at global yeast technology company Renaissance Bioscience, on the untapped opportunities in yeast – and how the food and beverage industries could look to...

Sysco acquires Brakes foodservice distribution business in $3.1bn deal

US distributor Sysco has acquired European foodservice business Brakes Group for $3.1bn.

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Fancypants Baking eyes further growth after rebranding Crunch Cookie range

Massachusetts-based Fancypants Baking Co has redesigned its Crunch Cookies’ packaging to highlight that they are free from peanut and tree nut allergens.

Straight talking: Tesco to no longer sell traditional crescent-shaped croissants

Tesco is to sell only straight croissants from this week – claiming UK shoppers have lost their appetite for the traditional crescent-shaped variety.

Mantrose-Haeuser to expand into bakery sector

Mantrose-Haeuser edible coatings and specialty ingredients for the food, confectionery, pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial industries, has acquired Holton Food Products Company.

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