BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in March.
Consumers have spoken – the perfect hot cross bun offers a complex blend of tastes and textures, and has ‘a good shine on top’.
UK manufacturer Premier Foods – maker of Mr Kipling cakes - has rejected a takeover approach by US spices business McCormick & Company.
It was prompted by pragmatism, rather than an ideological shift, but General Mills and Mars have resolved to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Congress has proved unable to hammer...
US trade bodies the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA) are exploring the possibility of a merger.
Nestlé, Marks & Spencer and the Food Standards Agency will be among speakers at what is claimed to be the UK’s first gluten-free networking event for food industry professionals.
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 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.
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.
Food ingredients supplier Corbion has officially opened a new R&D and applications laboratory in The Netherlands.
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.
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 has accelerated efforts to double its organic acreage as it looks to grow its revenue from natural and organic products to $1bn.
Flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie has developed two new enzymes that could improve the baking performance of flours.
Newtech has partnered with Mitsubishi Electric to install an ultrasonic cutting machine for cake.
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.
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 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 has become the latest UK supermarket to sign up to Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Guarantee campaign.
Iowa-based Sioux Natural has developed a plant-based egg alternative targeted at the wholesale baking industry
Grupo Bimbo has recorded a surge in sales from its North American business despite price rises taking a toll on volumes.
UK supermarket chain Morrisons is to supply a wide range of fresh, ambient and frozen food products to Amazon under a wholesale deal.
Flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie and partner companies DeutscheBack and SternEnzym have invested €6m ($6.5m) in research facilities.
New owner Pinnacle Foods has revealed plans to reduce the size of the Boulder Brands product range.
Pepperidge Farm owner Campbell Soup Co has reported strong profit growth from its Global Biscuits and Snacks division.