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APC announces 2013 pie championship winners

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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

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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

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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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B&G Foods to buy Pirate’s Booty for $195 million

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The publicly-traded grocery-brand conglomerate is buying Pirate Brands, maker of Pirate’s Booty white-cheddar-cheese rice and corn puffs, for $195 million.

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State of the Industry: Turbo-charging the bakery market

By Lauren R. Hartman
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It’s been a slippery road this year. Impacted by a widespread drought, fluctuating commodity prices and a still-weak economy, bakers have been hit with some tough circumstances.
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Tyson buys Mexican food factory in San Diego that employs 600

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Tyson Foods is expanding beyond its familiar beef, pork and chicken products into the prepared foods arena by taking over Circle Foods, which produces enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, tacos and more at a 159,000-sq.ft. plant in San Diego.

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Iconic Cracker Jack brand rolls out two new flavors, modernized prizes and more nuts

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More than 100 years old, the famous Cracker Jack brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division has evolved for today's consumers with modern prizes, more peanuts and exciting new flavors joining the fold.

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General Mills rides snack boom

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Food makers are hoping to meet U.S. consumers’ desire for snacking healthy with nutritious options, with items like veggie chips, better-for-you bars and cereal-snack introductions.

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Innovation by the slice

By Jen Roth
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Healthier options, zesty flavors and home-delivery quality are a few of the things today’s consumers want from their frozen pizzas.
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Cargill’s new website aims to help food makers improve nutritional products for kids

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With the rise of obesity and other health issues among U.S. children, the Minneapolis-based company announced an initiative to help food manufacturers and foodservice operators find formulation solutions to address challenges associated with improving childhood nutrition.

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