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Foodservice Packaging Institute celebrates 80 years, unveils redesigned website

The Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) overhauls its website to provide more value to members and serve as the foremost source of information about foodservice packaging. Also FPI toasts its 80th anniversary as the trade association for the North American foodservice packing industry.
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2013 Sweets & Snacks Expo enhances app to streamline show experience

A new smartphone app for the National Confectioners Association show makes the Sweets & Snacks Expo an interactive experience for attendees, providing more convenience and a comprehensive way to navigate the three-day event, receiving and using industry information before, during and after the show.

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Is the commodity price bubble about to burst?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
The latest trend in bar manufacturing is creating clean, wholesome products that deliver on taste.
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