Bakers

Members of the Valley Co-op have access to some 30,000 products from 200 manufacturers based in Wisconsin and Michigan in the US. Pic: ©Getty Images/jetcityimage

News in brief

Valley Cooperative of Great Lakes-area bakers joins ABA

By Kristine Sherred

The bakery ingredient cooperative, which represents retail and wholesale bakers in Wisconsin and Michigan in the US, has joined the American Baking Association (ABA) in a 'unique membershipment arrangement'.

Commodity sourcing and supply chain relationships are a focus for bakers looking to manage costs, says Federation of Bakers and American Bakers Association

SPECIAL EDITION: MINIMIZING COSTS THROUGH INGREDIENTS

Bakers look to commodity supply for cost management

By Kacey CULLINEY

Rather than innovative formulation changes to manage costs, bakers across the globe are instead going back to basics and cleverly sourcing commodities. 

Orkla offloads bakery business to retail group

Orkla offloads bakery business to retail group

By Oliver Nieburg

Norwegian firm Orkla Brands has announced the sale of its bakery unit Bakers to the retail group NorgesGruppen for an undisclosed fee as retailers augment their dominance on the Norwegian bakery market.