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State of the Industry: Bread, Buns, Rolls—A Clubhouse of Bakery Offerings

Though the bread market is a bit on the downswing, bakers are still on course with a bevy of new products, healthful ingredients, quality touches, artisan processes and more.
June 18, 2012
It’s golf season, and that means it’s State of the Industry time. Have things changed much since last year? The sluggish economy is still bearish and has had an effect on bakers, though they continue to iron out new products and spin old favorites.
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State of the Industry: Cookies—Rookie Cookies

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.
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State of the Industry: Sweet Goods—Caddy Shack of Sweet Goods

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.
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State of the Industry: Bagels, Muffins, Pies—Three Under Par

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.
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IFT Pre-Show Coverage: Food Science and Technology Unite

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. 


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Sweets & Snacks Expo 2012: Trends look at hot products, healthy snacking

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.
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The Food Safety Evolution

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.
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Talking Tortillas and the Social Network

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?
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Don't sweat summer humidity in facilities

April 20, 2012
Buildings besieged with moisture inside can face suffering productivity.
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Consumer goods year in review

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.
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