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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.

Udi's Gluten Free UK products recalled due to sesame seed contamination

Boulder Brands UK has recalled five Udi’s Gluten Free products from sale in the UK due to sesame seed contamination.

Pro Mach to expand its secondary packaging product line

Pro Mach has acquired Stork-Texwrap to expand its secondary packaging product line.

Yamazaki Baking grows bakery sales - and ends Mondelēz partnership

Japanese manufacturer Yamazaki Baking has increased its bread sales in the past year despite the impact of cost-conscious consumers and rising raw material prices.

UK supermarket Sainsbury's extends ban on multibuys to potato chips aisle

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is axing multibuy deals on potato chips as part of its strategy to abandon the use of such deals across its business.

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Sabert Corporation to acquire Kalman Packaging

Sabert Corporation has agreed to acquire Kalman Packaging, a North Carolina based manufacturer of thermoformed plastic hinged food containers, for the bakery/supermarket sector.

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