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Campbell Snacks is recruiting 100 full time and temp hourly positions at its Willard bakery. Pic: Campbell Snacks

Campbell Snacks is hiring at Goldfish capital

By Gill Hyslop

The Pepperidge Farm brand owner has opened applications for 100 positions at its Willard site, affectionately dubbed the ‘Goldfish capital’, producing 50 million of the iconic cheddar-flavoured crackers daily.

You can find pasteis de nata in every bakery window across Portugal. Pic: GettyImges/golero

Baker & Baker acquires Portuguese pastéis de nata manufacturer

By Gill Hyslop

The European provider of bakery for the retail, foodservice and the artisan channels – along with licensing brand agreements with Mondelez and Disney – has made its first strategic acquisition since becoming a standalone bakery products manufacturer.

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Do ecolabels drive sustainable choices?

By Katy Askew

Ecolabels, many hope, could offer consumers the information they need to promote the purchase of environmentally friendly foods. Oxford University researchers decided to put this theory to the test in an experimental field study.

Martin Braun-Gruppe has issued a call out for bakery startup with disruptive ideas. Pic: Martin Braun-Gruppe

Martin Braun-Gruppe sets up VC to root out bakery startup disruptors

By Gill Hyslop

The leading European bakery, confectionery and frozen bakery supplier has partnered with AgriTech accelerator StartLife to revolutionise the bakery sector – particularly targeting alternative ingredients and ideas that address the most pressing challenges...

Cadmium is a problem for cocoa farmers mainly in Central and South America. Pic: Republica del Cacao

Special report

How to reduce cadmium in cocoa

By Anthony Myers

The result of a three-year study by a multi-disciplinary panel of four experts into the sources of lead and cadmium in cocoa and chocolate - and how levels may be reduced in the future - has been published by the National Confectioners Association (NCA)...

The raft of recipients of IBIE's 2022 Best in Baking Awards will be showcasing their innovations at the non-profit bakery trade show in Las Vegas in September. Pic: GettyImages/doomu

The 2022 Best in Baking recipients pioneering the bakery of the future

By Gill Hyslop

Grupo Bimbo’s sustainably baked Supán & OroWeat 100% Whole Grain Organic Bread, Dawn Foods’ Women’s Leadership Development Programme and Apex Motion Control’s Baker-Bot are among the raft of recipients to receive the coveted Best in Baking Awards...

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Industry Perspectives

Gut health: A market on the rise

By Stephen Daniells

The global gut health is variously estimated at around €15-30 billion and predicted to grow by around 8% annually at least to the end of the decade, but what are the opportunities and hurdles for companies wanting to win in it?

The Cama-kitted bakery. Pic: Cama

Cama gets to terms with AR packaging at IBIE

By Gill Hyslop

Cama North America is debuting its next evolution of its augmented reality (AR) tech at this year’s IBIE (International Baking Industry Exposition), to be held in Las Vegas, US, from 17-21 September.

Meat alternatives must meet the highest sensory standards, especially when it comes to the flexitarian target group. Pic: GoodMills Innovation

‘Meaty’ bakery snacks get a flexitarian makeover

By Gill Hyslop

With vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian (occasionally ditching meat) lifestyles becoming part of everyday life, GoodMills Innovation has launched a wheat protein-based vegan-snack-mix that will add a meaty boost to bakery and snack fillings.

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