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Nonni’s Biscotti top vote-getter in SF&WB’s Best of 2012 poll

March 1, 2013

With more than 50% of the votes, Nonni’s Salted Caramel Biscotti is the winner of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery’s Best New Snack & Bakery Products of 2012. Coming in second and third, respectively, are BIGS Hidden Valley Ranch Sunflower Seeds and Sister Schubert’s Sweet Hawaiian Rolls.


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California Raisin Marketing Board calls for entries in 2013 Raisin Bread Contest

February 14, 2013

The California Raisin Marketing Board calls for entries in the sixth annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest. This year’s finalists will attend International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas on Oct. 6-9 and demonstrate their skills on the show floor.


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Bagels get the cold shoulder

February 14, 2013

Is it true? Consumer demand is shifting away from fresh and frozen sections when it comes to the bagel category, says market research firm SymphonyIRI Group, Chicago. But sales of refrigerated bagels have increased in the 52 weeks ended Dec. 30, 2012.


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Keeping it clean

Simply 7 Snacks cuts fat and sodium but keeps its great taste
February 13, 2013
The latest trend in bar manufacturing is creating clean, wholesome products that deliver on taste.
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Eco food labels thrive in 2013, but beware

February 7, 2013

The amount of eco-labels in the food industry is expected to swell this year, and this proliferation could have adverse consequences, according to the research group Organic Monitor.


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Hurricane Sandy, drought cost U.S. $100 billion

January 30, 2013

Two of the biggest and costliest global disasters of 2012 were Hurricane Sandy, with a cost of $65 billion, and the year-long Midwest/Plains drought, which cost $35 billion.


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Study: U.S. Microwaveable Packaging 2012 to 2016

January 30, 2013

The U.S. microwaveable packaging market is expected to hit $2 billion by 2016, reflecting revenue growth of 9.4% per year during the next five years, according to a new study from Allied Development, Burnsville, Minn. One factor driving market growth is the rapid adoption of microwaveable packaging within food product categories that require increased packaging functionality.


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Bunge announces leadership changes in Canada

January 21, 2013

Karl Gerrand will join Bunge North America as managing director, Canada, upon the retirement of Richard A. Watson.


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Snack maker Pirate Brands offers tips for healthier Super Bowl snacking

January 17, 2013

Pirate Brands, maker of Pirate’s Booty rice-and-corn puffs and other all-natural snacks, is offering consumers tips for healthier snacking just in time for Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.


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Breakfast to-go

January 15, 2013
Today’s consumers lead busy lives, which sometimes means eating on-the-run. Fortunately, many bakeries are offering convenient grab-and-go breakfast items like muffins and donuts.


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