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Pecan Deluxe hires Chamber International to improve its export efficiency following Brexit

Pecan Deluxe which exports more than 75% of its bespoke cakes, biscuits, sauces and desserts to the EU, has hired overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, to offset any challenges posed...

New product roundup May 2017: candy-flavoured pop tarts, hemp-infused snack bars and no funky stuff

A round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our attention this month.

Ferrero opens world's first Nutella Café in Chicago

Ferrero has invested several millions of dollars in the world's first Nutella Café in the US.

LCI adds clean touch to functional bakery ingredients

Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) has unveiled LCI Touch, its latest range of functional ingredients focused on clean label.

News in brief

Sébastien Touflet elected president of Fédération des Entrepreneurs de Boulangerie

The Fédération des Entrepreneurs de Boulangerie (FEB) has announced the election of Sébastien Touflet as its new president.

Orkla snaps up distribution deal for acrylamide-reducing yeast

Orkla Food Ingredients has inked a deal with Canada's Renaissance BioScience to exclusively produce and sell its patent-pending, acrylamide-reducing yeast Acrylow in Nordic and Baltic countries.

Bühler JetMix creates smoother pre-ferment for bakery industry

Bühler has partnered with Kollmorgen to launch the JetMix that creates pre-ferment combining water and flour through hydration.

Interpack 2017

Pladis appoints Bosch as favored technology supplier

United Biscuits owner Pladis signed a preferred supplier agreement with Bosch Packaging Technology at Interpack 2017.

Trump and pope put potica’s political popularity centrestage

An exchange between Melania Trump and Pope Francis is not the first time the Eastern European cake has made it to the political podium.

Rhodes Food Group finalizes Ma Baker pie acquisition amid strong domestic results

South African Rhodes Food Group Holdings has recently purchased pie producer Ma Baker for R193m ($14.97m) and reported good growth in its domestic markets, although it did not fare as...

AGRANA Fruit expands into India through acquisition

Austrian fruit ingredient company AGRANA Fruit, part of the AGRANA Group, has acquired a fruit processing plant from the Indian company Sai Krupa Fruit Processing Pvt. Ltd.

Rising butter price stirs up discontent in bakery and pastry sector

The price of butter has risen sharply in the past year raising concern in the bakery and pastry sector globally.

Aryzta finally appoints new chief executive officer

Aryzta has appointed the former CEO of airport operator Daa International, Kevin Toland, as its new CEO.

Pladis vows to change mental health perception in the workplace

The McVitie’s and Jacob’s owner is the latest company to sign a pledge with Time to Change to change the way people view employee mental health.

Interpack 2017

Multivac signs MoU with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant

Multivac has completed a strategic alliance (Memorandum of Understanding) with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant to sell joint processing, filling, weighing and packaging technology.

Bakery China 2017

AB Mauri caters to China’s taste for European artisanal-style products

Demand for Western-style artisanal products is on the rise in China, says AB Mauri China’s VP Graham Martin.

Interpack 2017

GEA debuts Comas and Imaforni processing lines

GEA debuted its Comas cupcake production line and Imaforni multi-zone tunnel oven for crackers, cakes, pies, biscuits and cookie manufacturing at Interpack.

7-Eleven taps specialty bakery growth with Twix-topped donuts

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has unveiled its first donuts topped with Twix Caramel Cookie bar pieces.

Sugar reduction, not Brexit, might cause UK bakery price increase: IRI analyst

Brexit has not had a “serious effect” on grocery prices in the UK, including the bakery and snack categories, according to strategic insight director at IRI UK, Tim Eales.

Puratos has 'absolutely no intention to go public,' CEO Daniel Malcorps says

The bakery, chocolate and patisserie applications development company has no plans to go public, despite being run like a public firm.

Bakery investigated following Hepatitis A outbreak

Nine confirmed and nine suspected cases of hepatitis A have been reported in a county in Scotland with a link to a bakery.

Gerhard Schubert installs gentle handing packaging line for Bonomi

Italian confectionery manufacturer Bonomi has partnered with Gerhard Schubert to install a TLM packaging systems for gentle handling of products.

Hostess adds chocolate cake and fudge twists to Twinkies

Hostess has extended its Twinkies’ portfolio with a chocolate cake and fudge-covered versions.

SGS appointed Certification Body to audit gluten-free standard

US certification company SGS has been engaged as the Certification Body to audit against the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) standards.

Pecan Deluxe Candy adds cheesecake bits to its inclusions portfolio

Inclusions supplier Pecan Deluxe Candy has developed cheesecake pieces that can be added in bakery applications, such as brownies, muffins and cookies.

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