Cakes & Pastries

Twinkies maker Hostess Brands has announced its CEO Bill Toler will be retiring next year. Pic: Hostess

Hostess Brands’ CEO to retire

By Gill Hyslop

Bill Toler, president and CEO of Twinkies producer Hostess Brands, has informed the Board of Directors that he plans to retire in March 2018.

Chiko Roll to be touted on world market

Australia

Chiko Roll to be touted on world market

By RJ Whitehead

Aussie icon the Chiko Roll may finally find a place in the hearts of consumers in the northern hemisphere as its makers set off on a search fo importers.

BakeMark has added Best Brand's extensive portfolio of bakery ingredients to its own basket of speciality products. Pic: BakeMark

BakeMark acquires Best Brands

By Gill Hyslop

US bakery business BakeMark has acquired Best Brands from CSM Bakery Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

The growth of frozen baked goods is expected to surpass pastries in the US in 2018. Pic: Creative Commons CC0.

Gluten-free trend fuels private-label pastries growth in US: Euromonitor

By Douglas Yu

Strong US consumer interest in natural and gluten-free products has led to a resurgence of the bakery section - especially private-label pastries - but the growth of the frozen baked goods is expected to eventually surpass pastries, says Euromonitor International.