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Is the commodity price bubble about to burst?

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Experts think a 1980s-type crisis is unlikely, but concerns linger about the record-high prices for corn, soybeans, wheat and other commodities.


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Center for Trends and Technology debuts at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

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The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) will launch this feature, titled Improving Production through Innovation, at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, Sept. 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


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Mondelez International takes new tack on packaging development

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Mondelez International, the new name of Kraft Foods, after Kraft spun off its North American grocery business in October 2012, will be in its first full year as a "new" $36-billion snacks company. What will it do to lead the company to better define its product requirements and optimize package performance?


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Surprisingly sweet and savory

By Jen Roth
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Potato chips and chocolate? Snack manufacturers and bakeries are experimenting with unique combinations to satisfy consumers’ desire for a snack with the perfect sweet-savory blend.
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Nonni’s Biscotti top vote-getter in SF&WB’s Best of 2012 poll

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With more than 50% of the votes, Nonni’s Salted Caramel Biscotti is the winner of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery’s Best New Snack & Bakery Products of 2012. Coming in second and third, respectively, are BIGS Hidden Valley Ranch Sunflower Seeds and Sister Schubert’s Sweet Hawaiian Rolls.


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California Raisin Marketing Board calls for entries in 2013 Raisin Bread Contest

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The California Raisin Marketing Board calls for entries in the sixth annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest. This year’s finalists will attend International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas on Oct. 6-9 and demonstrate their skills on the show floor.


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Bagels get the cold shoulder

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Is it true? Consumer demand is shifting away from fresh and frozen sections when it comes to the bagel category, says market research firm SymphonyIRI Group, Chicago. But sales of refrigerated bagels have increased in the 52 weeks ended Dec. 30, 2012.


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Keeping it clean

Simply 7 Snacks cuts fat and sodium but keeps its great taste
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The latest trend in bar manufacturing is creating clean, wholesome products that deliver on taste.
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Eco food labels thrive in 2013, but beware

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The amount of eco-labels in the food industry is expected to swell this year, and this proliferation could have adverse consequences, according to the research group Organic Monitor.


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Hurricane Sandy, drought cost U.S. $100 billion

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Two of the biggest and costliest global disasters of 2012 were Hurricane Sandy, with a cost of $65 billion, and the year-long Midwest/Plains drought, which cost $35 billion.


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