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ADM expands Clarisoy production

To meet growing demand, Archer Daniels Midland Co. opens its first commercial-scale plant to make Clarisoy vegetable-based protein, which it says offers high-quality protein nutrition. The isolated soy protein will be available for customers looking to purchase commercial quantities beginning in June.
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Software, Solid Solutions

New and updated software applications enable bakers and snack producers to better manage logistics and fleets to efficiently and effectively deliver their goods to customers and keep costs in check.
Like all manufacturers, bakers and snack producers know that their success (and profitability) depends on more than just regularly introducing new products. Controlling overhead, operating and equipment costs is a major part of the equation.
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Artisan Dough-How with a High-Tech Twist

Take a tour of Hudson Bread’s production facility, near the Big Apple. Among its many features, the 60,000-sq.-ft. plant sports a brand new stress-free production line that’s helping to keep pace with product demand.
Hudson Bread, North Bergen, N.J., is rather a paradox. Starting out in 1994 as a small, fully artisan bakery owned and operated by president/chief executive Mariusz (Mark) Kolodziej, Hudson Bread became a favored producer, as its scrumptious baguettes, boules, rolls, brioche, buns, Ciabattas, Pullman loaves and much more gave it plenty of momentum to grow and expand.
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Shick USA appoints Tim Cook chief operating officer

Timothy P. Cook joins Shick USA, Kansas City, Mo., as chief operating officer. Shick USA provides integrated solutions for ingredient automation to the baking and food industries.
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Survey: Sustainability an ‘important factor’ in supply-chain choices

Seventy-two percent of U.S. companies claim that sustainability influences their purchasing decisions and that it is an important factor when choosing service suppliers, says a survey by cloud computing firm Rackspace Hosting.
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Earth Day: Top 10 Ways for Businesses to Conserve Energy

We’re at a point in the year when surging energy prices are putting the spotlight on conservation. Here’s a critical list from Rexel Holdings showing ways to boost energy efficiency.
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Getting Back to Basic Bakery Maintenance

We all know that little things can add up to big savings, and many of those little things are bakery basics in the plant. When was the last time you checked your compressed air system operating pressure or the flame on your oven burners? If you can’t remember, then it’s time to get back to the basics and keep tabs on things we might be taking for granted. A little preventative maintenance can go a long way.
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Smooth Operators

New lubricants are formulated for specific food-processing machinery and applications to help bakers and snack producers address a host of industry issues.
Bakers and snack makers are well-acquainted with the saying, “Time is money.” A malfunctioning oven, depositor or conveyor system can result in production delays that negatively impact customers, as well as the bottom line.
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A Look Back at Baking

We’re celebrating our magazine’s centennial anniversary by taking a look back at the bygone days of the baking and snack food industries and their progress through the years. Here’s a retrospective look at the baking industry.
It doesn’t feel like Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery is 100 years old, and that’s partly because we have changed names, formats, management, ownership and staffs several times throughout our long existence.
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A Snack Retrospective

Here’s a glance at some of the breakthroughs, events, products and happenings that took place in the snack food industry within Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery’s 100-year existence and even a ‘tidbit’ before.
According to the website, ideafinder.com, we consume more than 4.3 billion lb. of snack food a year, which could be why snacks may soon end up becoming America’s favorite meal. What an interesting time for Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery to celebrate its centennial anniversary. Coincidentally, the Snack Food Association (SFA), Arlington, Va., an international association that has manufacturing members, including snack manufacturers and suppliers to the snack industry in more than 50 countries around the world, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012. We congratulate the SFA on an incredible job.
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