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Natural colors and flavors have hit mainstream, according to bakery ingredient importer and distributor ifiGourmet. Pic: Getty Images/invizbk

Bakery can benefit from clean, natural and snack-friendly concepts

By Kristine Sherred

Clean label continues to dominate the entire packaged food industry, but natural flavors/colors pose a unique challenge to bakers. BakeryandSnacks asks two decoration and coloring suppliers what's trending and how bakers can reach new audiences.

RayZyn lets grapes hang on the vine past the time they would typically be harvested for winemaking, and dries them to create a new 'superfood snack.' Pic: Getty Images/bmdesign

RayZyn draws on otherwise wasted wine grapes for a superfood snack

By Kristine Sherred

The growing snack company – a phoenix rising from the devastating California wildfires in 2017 – dries wine grapes (and sometimes coats them in chocolate) to create a fruit snack with more antioxidants than their traditional counterpart.

Packaged Facts suggests ways to lift US cereal sales. Pic: GettyImages/FelixRanaud

Six top tips to augment cereal’s sweet comeback

By Gill Hyslop

Market researcher Packaged Facts outlines six trends that should be adopted by US cereal brands to keep their products from feeling stale as America's love affair with breakfast cereals continues to fade.

Ardent Mills CEO Dan Dye has stressed the importance of 'finding those pockets of growth,' especially as the demand dips for traditional flours.

Flour is more than flour: Ardent Mills preps for the next five years

By Kristine Sherred

After five years in business, the milling and grain specialist has rearranged its corporate leadership, modernized several of its aging mills and expanded its portfolio. CEO Dan Dye shared details of forthcoming plans at the International Baking Industry...

Two categories are trending in baking right now, according to Lesaffre's Bill Hanes: pizza and sweet baked goods. Frozen pizza is one area that Delavau has focused plenty of attention. Pic: Getty Images/Adrian Black

A year with Lesaffre propels Delavau into ‘clear label’ future

By Kristine Sherred

The baking ingredients company has leveraged its food science expertise to complement its parent company’s commercial reach. We spoke to both companies at the International Baking Industry Expo (IBIE) about what’s trending in bakery, and it reaches beyond...

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