All news articles for December 2012

Gluten-free: Quality vs nutrition...

Gluten-free festive bake-off: Quality vs nutrition

By Kacey Culliney

BakeryandSnacks.com has put together a ‘festive bake-off’ scouring all the science and research from 2012 on gluten-free products to see how efforts to improve quality and up nutrition compare.

DSM broadens its range (again) with oat beta-glucan

DSM buys Swedish oat beta-glucan brand

By Shane Starling

A day after confirming the €500m acquisition of New York-based blends specialist Fortitech, Royal DSM has concluded the year by buying beta-glucan brand Oatwell from Swedish Oat Fiber (SOF).

2012 has seen plenty of money change hands...

Biggest movements of 2012: Buyouts, JVs and those left up for sale…

By Kacey Culliney

This year has seen a flurry of activity in the bakery, snack and cereal market with big buys, joint ventures and companies left up for sale as we enter 2013. BakeryandSnacks.com takes a look back at some of the most prominent moves to shake up the sector…

American Sugar Alliance: ‘The country is swimming in sugar’

American Sugar Alliance: ‘The country is swimming in sugar’

By Elaine WATSON

Sugar prices in the US have fallen more than 40% since last summer and are now at “dangerously low levels for producers who are facing ever-increasing input costs”, according to Jack Roney, an economist with the American Sugar Alliance (ASA).