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May 2004

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2004 State of the Industry Report

Driving in Sales

- State of the Industry Report
Discover how to spy new opportunities in our annual State of the Industry report.This year’s in-depth coverage provides the only comprehensive overview of the snack food and wholesale baking industry. The report provides branded sales and volume as well as trend information gleaned from dozens of interviews with the movers, shakers and some of our secret sleuths in the industry. In addition, as always, the Snack Food Association has collaborated with SF&WB’s editors to produce the salted snack section.

- A matter of taste
Editor Dan Malovany redefines the meaning of taste as he sinks to new lows to desperately improve his image by proving he isn’t the butt of all jokes.
- Monsanto Halts R&D of Biotech Wheat
Bakers quietly cheer as Monsanto shelves its plans to sell biotech wheat, at least for the short term. In addition, Tasty Baking goes Sensable and the baking industry takes further steps to establish a foundation to promote grain-based foods.
- Business Briefs
- Where the Smart Money Is?

- Ingredient Showcase
- Cutting Edge
- Advertiser Index

- Day in D.C. Report
- Chairman’s Letter
In an exclusive report, SF&WB scours all facets concerning the hoopla surrounding low-carb diets. This must-read section gives new insights into how long the trend will last and how it may morph into some other health issue. Discover why South Beach is more popular than Atkins. Check out the new balancing act for consumers. Find out what several of the nation’s leading bakers, snack producers and suppliers think about the low-carb phenomena.
- Balancing Act
- Reaching New Lows
- Stagnito's 2004 Obesity Summit

- The Little Pie Company
JTM Foods’ relentless pursue of business has won this small Pennsylvania pie company a nice slice of the East Coast snack pie market. It’s definitely a case of the little pie company that could.
- New product launches, R&D budgets up this year
New product launches and R&D budgets are up this year, according to an exclusive survey by Stagnito Communications Inc. Find out why in this report.
- Shape UP

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