Cakes & pastries

ABA's 2024-26 Board of Directors is comprised of industry leaders. Pic: GettyImages/Annasmithphoto

The heavyweight industry veterans who make up the ABA’s new Board

By Gill Hyslop

The American Baking Association’s (ABA) new Board of Directors is comprised of industry veterans from the many facets of the baking business – including BBU, Flower Foods, Richmond Baking, H-E-B and others – positioning it in a strength of power to grow,...

Daniel Servitje has been working for the family business since 1984. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Daniel Servitje steps down as CEO of Grupo Bimbo

By Gill Hyslop

After more than four decades with his family-owned business, Daniel Javier Servijte Montull is passing on the CEO baton, having built up an impressive legacy: Bimbo today is 8x larger than when he became CEO in 1997, has completed 93 acquisitions and...

From 'swicy' to sour and fermentation, Puratos predicts an exciting year for the baked goods sector. Pic: GettyImages/Willie B. Thomas

On the rise: The top bakery trends for 2024

By Gill Hyslop

Gut health, fermentation, plants and the classics will dominate the headlines this year, according to Puratos’ proprietary Taste Tomorrow ‘always-on’ research program. But there’s more in store, too.

Artificial intelligence is very quickly finding its space within the bakery industry. Pic: GettyImages

What do bread, romance and cancer have in common?

By Gill Hyslop

The launch of a range of AI-developed breads in flavors that invoke the feelings associated with love prompted an deeper search to find out what impact artificial intelligence is having on the bakery sector.

Pic: Eddie is designed to print directly onto cookies, macarons and confections. Pic: Primera Technology

Eddie takes cookie decoration to the next level

By Gill Hyslop

Eddie by Primera Technology is the world’s first GMP and NSF certified edible ink printer that uses food colouring to print logos, pictures and celebratory messages directly onto cookies, macarons and confections.

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