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'School Colors' theme of Esrock Partners' annual foodservice golf outing

Esrock Partners brightens up championship golf course with “School Colors” theme for its 26th annual foodservice event. More than 90 of the foodservice industry’s top manufacturing, chain operators and media leaders participated in the September event at Cog Hill in Lemont, Ill.

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Cargill research reveals parents’ purchase drivers of bakery items for kids

Cargill announces the findings of its proprietary Gatekeeper Purchase Drivers Study at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas.

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B&G Foods acquires Rickland Orchards

B&G Foods Inc. acquires Rickland Orchards from Natural Instincts LLC. Rickland Orchards’ Jason Cohen and Michael Sands join B&G Foods as executive vice president of club channel and vice president of product innovation, respectively.

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Bulk is Green Council set to kick off National Bulk Foods Week 2013

Third annual celebration encourages consumers to cut down on food waste and love bulk foods.

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10 food trends from Natural Products Expo East

You might want to down that nonGMO popcorn with coconut water or kombucha this year. Based on sightings at the Natural Products Expo East tradeshow, which brings together natural, organic and healthy lifestyle products, a few specific products stood out.

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Drake’s snack cakes to return to store shelves Sept. 23

McKee Foods Corp., the new owner of the iconic brand, says it’s launching four popular Drake’s snack cake varieties next week—Devil Dogs, Coffee Cakes, Ring Dings and Yodels

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General Mills adds Hershey baking products

General Mills’ Betty Crocker brand and Hershey are collaborating on new baking mixes and frostings inspired by Hershey candy brands such as Reese's and Almond Joy.

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Exploring ethnic flavors

Consumers longing to take a trip around the world can do so just by stepping into their local grocery store.
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Fast-food industry is back but not the fast track

A new report says that there are macro-economic improvements, but they haven’t boosted all of the demographics. Quick-service and snack and beverage restaurant sales are slated for moderate growth, according to Packaged Facts.
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Five steps to capturing the Hispanic market

Some say the Hispanic market may be the last true growth opportunity in food. Most U.S. firms have a major corporate goal to attract Hispanic consumers, given their tremendous demographic and economic importance. Some companies, such as McDonald’s, Budweiser and AT&T, spend significant resources to gain market share with Hispanics and are making inroads. But it’s not easy, says a Nielsen report issued last year.
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2014 Bakery of the Year: Capistrano's Wholesale Bakery, Phoenix AZ

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