Sustainability

The benefits of sustainable initiatives

By Lisa White
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Bakers and snack food manufacturers are realizing the benefits of sustainability initiatives from both environmental and profit perspectives.


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The Power of purple

By Lauren R. Hartman
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Axium Foods, known best for private-label, corn-based snacks, launches its own brand of enhanced-nutrition tortilla chips of a different color, Mystic Harvest Purple Corn Tortilla Chips. Loaded with healthful antioxidants, the chips are not only eye-catching, they have a tasty flavor and crunch. 


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State of the Industry Report: Pork Rinds, Ingredients: New Twists on an Old Game

Updated formats and new flavors keep pork rinds on track and thriving in today’s snack race.
By Lisa White
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Pork rinds are probably the most misunderstood item in the snack category. This is surprising, because people have been eating pork rinds—also called pork skins—as long as they have been eating pigs. One of the world’s first snack foods created thousands of years ago, and favored in the southern states, pork rinds are a simple combination of fried pork skins and salt.
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Mondelez to invest $400 million in cocoa producers, sustainability

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Mondelez International says it will spend $400 million over the next 10 years on cocoa producers, as it focuses on securing supplies of the main raw ingredient in chocolate.


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Consumers want sustainability results, says survey

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When it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR), consumers say they want more than just aspiration-based mission statements, says new research from Cone Communications. The 2012 corporate social trend tracker points out that 84% of Americans hold companies accountable for producing and communicating the results of sustainable responsibility commitments by going beyond the mission to communicate progress against well-defined purpose. Some 40% even say they won’t purchase a company’s products or services if CSR results aren’t conveyed.


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Pleated packaging for sandwiches and finger-food bags

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GreenDustries Packaging has developed new pleated, gusseted, multidimensional foodservice package structures that maximize function and design with added value. Research has found the PleatPak and the Magic Bag, to be some of the most environmentally sound fast-food packaging around.


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As more marketers go green, fewer consumers want to pay for it

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More than ever, businesses are gearing up to help the environment, and regulators are preparing new guidelines to police them, but consumers aren’t paying as much attention if it’s going to cost more, as shoppers are resisting premium prices.


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Heat Management for Bakery Ovens, Part 1

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There are any number of ways to look at a bakery oven and its performance, but for the most part,  all of the elements impact the essential heat conditions from input to output for the baker’s oven.  Banner Day examines what’s important and how the elements come together in a heat management white paper.


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Reusable/compostable grocery bag, snack packaging debut

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ShopRite is rolling out what it says is the first compostable, nonwoven, reusable shopping bag in the U.S., while BASF partners with the Seattle Mariners to launch compostable snack bags.


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Talk about sustainability

By Lauren R. Hartman
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Visiting what’s considered this country’s most sustainable production operation—Frito-Lay North America’s Casa Grande snack food plant—I was impressed, to say the least, by such a progressive place.
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