Ancient Grains

The bolt on of Firebird Artisan Mills' assets will help Ardent Mills diversify its portfolio. Pic: GettyImages/minoandriani

Ardent Mills completes acquisition of Firebird Artisan Mills’ assets

By Gill Hyslop

Over the next several months, the Firebird Artisan Mills brand and products will be fully integrated into Ardent Mills, enabling the flour-milling and ingredients specialist to bolster its nutrition offerings to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse...

Silver Hills sprouted bread is plant-based, non-GMO and glyphosate-free. Pic: Silver Hills

Silver Hills moves into D2C space with The Oven Door

By Gill Hyslop

The acclaimed Canadian sprouted whole grains bakery has launched a direct-to-consumer ecommerce platform that will deliver its ‘healthier living’ plant-based, non-GMO products across the US.

Brekki combines oats with buckwheat groats, flax and chia seeds, almond milk, plus nuts and spices for an on-the-go version of overnight oats.

Brekki wants oats to be easy, delicious and glyphosate-free

By Kristine Sherred

The California company's refrigerated line of overnight oats in a cup – in flavors like Coconut & Cardamom and Coconut & Cacao – aims to shift the narrative away from bars, educating consumers about a potentially harmful chemical along the...

Gear up for winter with a great line up of snacks. Pic: GettyImages/Melpomenem

What’s new on shelf? Get set for the season with an Oreo Holiday Chocolate Cookie House, Truffled Cheese & a Splash of English Sparkling Wine Kettle Chips and Pillsbury’s limited-edition winter sugar cookies

By Gill Hyslop

From Kellogg’s Elf on the Shelf Sugar Cookie Cereal – to find out if you’re on Santa’s naughty or Nice list – to Frito-Lay’s cosiest potato chip flavour, Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup, the chilly season is shaping up to be truly bright and cheerful.

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...

A rendering of the Artisan Marketplace.

Senses unite in artisanal bent at this year’s IBIE expo

By Kristine Sherred

The massive show will bring thousands of baking industry and supply chain professionals to Las Vegas, September 8-11. Here’s a taste of what to expect from the show’s focus on craft and getting back to baking’s roots.

Citrus fruits are ‘distinctively’ high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Pic: Getty Images/bhofack2

Citrus peel boosts fiber and shelf life in bread: Study

By Kristine Sherred

A study published in Frontiers of Nutrition revealed that adding 2% of blood orange and lemon fibers to wholewheat durum flour was a viable approach to producing high-fiber bread with respectable shelf life.

An example of snack made with masa flour. Pic: GoodMills Innovation

Snackex 2019

The future of snacking revealed

By Gill Hyslop

GoodMills Innovation has invested extensively in cereal ingredients that provide snacks with additional health benefits to enable producers to keep ahead of the rapidly changing snacking scenario.

Ardent Mills is expanding its speciality grains capacities to cope with increasing demand. Pic: ©GettyImages/Proformabooks

Ardent Mills expands specialty grains capabilities

By Gill Hyslop

North America’s leading flour supplier is expanding the milling and production capabilities of one of its existing Denver mills in the US to accommodate growing demand for ancient grains.

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