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'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.

Guest article

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...

Feature

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...

Genius gluten-free bakery to expand further into frozen food sector

Genius Foods gluten-free bakery will expand further into the frozen food sector following its acquisition of frozen pie-maker Chapel Foods.

Hostess could tap growth trends though rumored Give & Go deal, says analyst

Hostess Brands’ rumored acquisition of Canada’s Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp would enable the Twinkies owner to tap key growth trends in the cake market, a leading industry analyst...

Flapjacked set to extend probiotic range following Mighty Muffin launch

US pancake and baking mix supplier Flapjacked is developing new products using probiotic GanedenBC30 after launching a range of ‘probiotic-charged mug cakes’.

ITS claims new enhancer extends freshness in cakes without harming quality

International Taste Solutions (ITS) has launched EnhancR to improve the quality of cakes with extended shelf life.

News in brief

Rovema North America acquires Rovema Packaging Machines

Rovema North America which designs and supplies packaging machinery for the bakery, confectionary and coffee market, among others, has acquired Rovema Packaging Machines - all of its Rovema brand-related business. ...

Puratos Group set to grow US business with Pennant Ingredients acquisition

Belgium-based bakery and patisserie supplier Puratos Group is aiming to grow its presence in North America following its acquisition of US business Pennant Ingredients.

Allboxes Direct launches bio based polymer packaging

‘Consumers are becoming more sensitive to packaging and its impact on the environment’

Allboxes Direct, which works with Baked By Melissa, Milkbar, Farmigo, and Jacques Torres Chocolates, has launched a bio based polymer packaging to replace petroleum based polymers for the manufacture and...

British foodservice sales of sweet bakery and desserts up almost 10% in five years

Foodservice consumption of sweet bakery and dessert items has soared almost 10% in Britain over the past five years, according to new data from retail analysts The NPD Group.

GEA Food expands into the cake and pastry sector

GEA has moved into the growing cake and pastry sector of the food industry and created a Bakery Experience Center (BEC) in Torrebelvicino, Italy.

Dispatches from FIE in Paris

'Put the fun back into bakery' with seasonal offerings and on-the-go formats, says Mintel

New flavors and formats are among the key opportunities for growing the baked goods market, according to a leading analyst.

General Mills takes $500m Fiber One brand into UK

General Mills has rolled out its $500m higher-fiber brand Fiber One to retailers in the UK for the first time.

The Original Cakerie ‘poised for growth’ after Gryphon take-over

Gryphon Investors has made a majority investment in The Original Cakerie, which makes frozen desserts for customers in the US and Canada, with the deal expected to close this month.

Top five global F&B trends, Gulfood Manufacturing 2015

‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part II: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging, & disruptive chocolate

“There are lots of questions about the quality of our water and where it comes from, the plastic packaging used to transport it, plus the shortage of water due to...

News in brief

Sweet success as bakery installs Loma X-ray inspection machine

Changing retailer codes of practice and business growth have driven a cake and dessert producer to install an X-ray detection machine from Loma Systems.

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