Watch out, golfing pros! Rookie cookie companies are charging down the green with unique ingredients and varieties, while classic brands are finding new ways to stay relevant within the market.
June 18, 2012
Cookies are a robust segment within the bakery industry. There are brands that have been around for decades and have become household names, but there are also many up-and-coming brands that offer unique flavors for niche markets and are set to become the next class of pros.Read More
In today’s sweet goods market, products face a sand trap of consumers who forego sweet products.
June 18, 2012
It can be rather tough for sweet goods products these days. The huge movement to better-for-you items hasn’t exactly been good news and a smooth fairway for this category. But bakers and manufacturers of sweet goods, snack cakes and other delectable treats are watching the demands just as closely as producers in other bakery market segments, and heeding the calls.Read More
As consumers continue to look for affordable baked goods that are better-for-you but still tasty, bakers are rising to the challenge.
June 18, 2012
Baked goods have been a part of peoples’ diet for thousands of years, far longer than golfers have been hitting a little ball across a grassy surface with a long stick. As ingredients, production methods, distribution and a host of other factors have evolved, consumers at all income levels have been able to enjoy staples like breads and rolls, as well as sweet treats like cookies and pies.Read More
May 24, 2012
In our rapidly changing business climate, it’s easy to fall behind. That’s particularly true when it comes to the food industry. Staying on top of new food science innovations, applications and trends can be tricky, but with the IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) 2012 Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 25-28, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, you get a one-stop experience where food science and technology come together.
May 14, 2012
Top snacking trends were found at the National Confectioners Association’s 2012 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago last week, and the show filled with plenty of visitors. Fun sweets, foreign flavors and healthy snacks emerged as things to watch. Thousands of new confectionery and snack foods were presented during the show, as the hottest new products from more than 560 companies lead the industry with the new flavors.Read More
The industry is becoming more educated and informed to comply with the changing requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
April 25, 2012
The emphasis on food safety has been constantly shifting and evolving. Traceability was an initial focus; then came the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) practices, which impacted manufacturing. More recently, the Global Food Initiative was created to improve food safety supply chain management.Read More
Flatbread and tortilla producers amplify their promotional spending and look to the social network to ensure consumers get the messages producers want them to have.
April 23, 2012
When you hear the word, “tortilla,” what typically comes to mind? Tacos? Burritos? Enchiladas? Fajitas? Quesadillas? What about wraps, flatbreads or melts?Read More
April 20, 2012
Buildings besieged with moisture inside can face suffering productivity.Read More
March 23, 2012
A report on the hot trends this year in the CPG industry indicates that shoppers will keep defining value based on price. Some will open their wallets more if positive economic reports continue. But manufacturers and retailers could pass more manufacturing price increases onto shoppers because they’re running out of cost-cutting efficiencies and are sensing shoppers’ ability to pay more money. Private-label will continue to account for unit sales in the 22-23% range and dollar sales in the 18-20% range.Read More
February 17, 2012
Family-owned Kangaroo Brands, Milwaukee, strives for consistent quality and value when it comes to all things pita. Passionate about baking and snack production, Kangaroo uses quality ingredients to provide quality products, including its popular line of light, crunchy pita chips for retail and foodservice. It’s for these and other reasons that Kangaroo is our Snack Manufacturer of the Year.Read More