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.
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.
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.
The U.S. microwaveable packaging market is expected to hit $2 billion by 2016, reflecting revenue growth of 9.4% per year during the next five years, according to a new study from Allied Development, Burnsville, Minn. One factor driving market growth is the rapid adoption of microwaveable packaging within food product categories that require increased packaging functionality.