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Perfectly portioned

August 15, 2013
Pocket-sized bakery and snack products are more readily available than ever to cater to consumers’ on-the-go lifestyles and demand for portion-controlled foods.
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Pretzels, waffles liven up fast food menus

August 12, 2013

Pretzels and waffles, two beloved comfort foods, are turning up in unexpected places—major fast food chains.


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U.S. bread-production market to be worth $39 billion by 2018

August 6, 2013

Revenue in the U.S. bread-production market dropped at an annualized rate of 1% to $36.9 billion during the five years to 2013, including a 0.8% increase in 2013.


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Plain packaging for high-calorie foods won’t work, say experts

July 25, 2013

Australian food industry experts soundly dismiss the idea that using plain packaging for high-calorie foods can solve the obesity epidemic.


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Convenience stores are top ‘go-to’ for grab-and-go snacks

July 25, 2013

Global information firm NPD Group reports that every day, 28 million people in the U.S. eat a grab-and-go snack, accounting for billions of eating occasions each year. These buy-and-eat-within-an-hour occasions are 50% more likely to be performed while traveling or in a car, which make convenience stores a primary source for grab-and-go snacks. NPD’s snacking research also indicates that c-stores represent five times their fair share of grab-and-go snacking occasions, beating out grocery stores and even discount stores.


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Research study confirms profit potential of bread ingredient innovations

July 18, 2013

Clabber Girl Corp. issues the results of an independent research study by the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science confirming that using the company’s encapsulated fumaric acid in yeast bread recipes cut the amount of calcium propionate in half and yeast reduced by 10%, which can help reduce costs.


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World food prices edged lower in June

July 12, 2013
Food prices dropped by 1% in June as declines in sugar, cereals and dairy were more than enough to offset a rise in meat prices, according to the United Nations (UN). The UN’s Foodand Agriculture Organization (FAO) stated that the food price index, which measures monthly price changes in cereals, dairy, meat, sugar and oilseeds, averaged 211.3 compared with 213.2 in May, reported the DesMoinesRegister.com.


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APC announces 2013 pie championship winners

June 27, 2013

The American Pie Council (APC) announces the commercial bakery winners in its 19th Annual APC/Crisco National Pie Championships.


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Food enzymes market should total $2.3 billion by 2018

June 21, 2013

A new report defines and categorizes the food enzymes market with analysis and forecasting of the global size in terms of revenue. Valued at $1,335.8 million in 2012, the segment is expected to move up to $2306.4 million by 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 8% for the forecast period.


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Kraft divides grocery business

June 21, 2013

Kraft Foods Group says it’s splitting its grocery business into a unit for meals and desserts and a division for sauces, nuts, snacks and dressings. Since the new Kraft launched, the company has focused heavily on turbocharging its iconic brands, CEO Tony Vernon says. It will add two standalone business units to focus its brand-building work.


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