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Demand for chocolate in snack and bakery items continues to grow

Demand for chocolate in snack and bakery items is driven by two core consumers: Luxury seekers; and healthy snack eaters who both share a common desire for great-tasting chocolate produced in a sustainable fashion. 


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Entenmann's shuts Bay Shore, NY, plant

After nearly a century on New York's Long Island, Entenmann’s in late August stopped producing its famous pastries. From a small bake shop on Main Street to a big production factory on Fifth Avenue in Bay Shore, Entenmann’s called Long Island home for nearly a century. That era has ended.


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Portion control, healthy snacks reign in snack, bakery industries

As eating habits continue to shift from the typical three-meal schedule, portion-controlled snack and bakery products may be small bites, but they’re also becoming a big part of the overall marketplace.


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Snyder’s-Lance answers the ‘what’s next in snacks?’ question

Portable and adventurous is how Snyder’s-Lance Inc. sees snacking, which is becoming more of a lifestyle these days. U.S. consumers are strapped for time, which means totable delivery formats and packaging are key.


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Five ways to convey clean label

Clean label may not be neatly defined, but food companies can convey the concept in five ways. Because it’s a broad topic, and there is no regulation yet, there’s a huge opportunity in finding new space within clean label, says Innova Market Insights.


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Little Debbie makes muffins available

McKee Foods, bakers of the Little Debbie brand, is launching Little Debbie single-serve Premium Muffins.


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Corn prices fall after USDA says crops are in great condition

Corn prices fell to their lowest level in four months last week after the Department of Agriculture said the majority of this year's U.S. harvest is in good-to-excellent condition.


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State of the Industry on Bakery: A state of change

The bakery market is rife with change this year, as bakers face plenty of challenges that just keep coming. With a hailstorm of food-safety issues, for example, most bakers are beginning the certification process through the Safe Quality Food (SQF) program and others. 


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It was gluten-free everything at NRA Show 2014

The National Restaurant Association’s annual show was packed again this year, displaying many better-for-you food and menu options with bolder, spicy flavors; portion-controlled packaging; and even Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza that’s gluten-free. In fact, more gluten-free food exhibits showcased new products than ever before.


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Snyder’s-Lance to acquire Baptista's Bakery, sell Private Brands

Snack food manufacturer Snyder's-Lance Inc., Charlotte, N.C., signs agreements to acquire Baptista’s Bakery in Wisconsin and to sell its Private Brands and two manufacturing facilities to Shearer’s Foods in Ohio. The transactions are expected to close in the 2014 second quarter.


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