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Chips aplenty

Stale chips? Think again. Manufacturers are finding interesting ways of keeping  the chips category fresh. And flavors are really getting wild, like chocolate and coconut. Just don’t fill the bag half way.


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U.S. Organic Food trend forecasted for growth through 2018

The increasing use of pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and antibiotics in food products is raising health concerns in the U.S. Estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2013 show that some 1.1 billion lb. of pesticides’ active ingredients are used each year and more than 20,000 pesticide products are marketed annually, adversely impacting the health of consumers and the environment.


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Mrs. Smith’s launches new pie line

Just in time for the holidays, Schwan’s Consumer Brands Inc., Bloomington, Minn., introduces Mrs. Smith’s Original Flaky Crust, an unbaked pie made with real butter. Consumers can choose from six flavors.


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Get ready for our Top Products of 2013!

The most clever and new bakery and snack products of 2013 will be chosen by you, our online readers! We’re reviewing all the new products published in Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery magazine and on Snackandbakery.com in 2013. From the numerous products, we’ll pick 10 of our favorite snack foods and bakery products, based on originality, packaging and taste.


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TLC launches 'Bakery Boss' TV show with Buddy Valastro

The "Cake Boss," Buddy Valastro, has a new series called Bakery Boss, which will take viewers across the country with Valastro as he brings his blend of business skills and baking expertise to help other bakers struggling to make their dreams come true.


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Eggo Waffles seeks cleaner, greener energy for baking

Kellogg Co. has found that a cleaner, more reliable fuel source powers the bakery that ‘powers our mornings’ and generates half of the bakery's annual electrical consumption.


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Panera plans catering hubs

Panera Bread reports that it plans to implement a four-step plan in 2014 to battle slowing sales and fast-paced competition. It includes building catering hubs to move its catering business out of its stores and keep employees focused on customers.


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Could barley become the next super grain?

Perhaps the longtime victim of an outdated image problem, barley has the nutritional profile, cost and versatility that could mainstream it into super grain status, yet it often ends up listed low on product labels and ingredient lists.


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Craving cannoli?

You will, if you try one from Golden Cannoli Shells Inc. The family-owned, 40-year-old bakery is rolling in the dough at its more spacious, 30,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Chelsea, Mass., to which it relocated in September. The largest national cannoli maker in the U.S. strives for top product quality and strict food-safety standards as well as to ‘just doing things right.’ It’s these and many other reasons that make Golden Cannoli our 2013 Bakery of the Year.


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Saturated fat to be cut in chocolate products, makers say

Products from breadsticks to cookies to belVita will contain less fat, but sugar levels will likely remain the same.


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