Operations

Product handling for shelf-ready retailing

February 12, 2014

More bakery products and snacks must be packaged to be shelf-ready for retailers, so product-handling equipment must offer flexibility for the changing marketplace. To meet this need, equipment manufacturers are developing more systems incorporating advanced robotics and sophisticated transport systems. Even plastic pallets are now multifunctional.


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Kellogg to close N.C. plant, eliminate lines at Ohio plant

February 5, 2014

Kellogg Co. says it will close its Charlotte, N.C., snack manufacturing plant and eliminate two snack lines at its Cincinnati plant by the end of the year.


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Bimbo Bakeries to close Iowa bakery

February 4, 2014

Bimbo Bakeries USA will close its Sioux City, Iowa, bread production facility near the end of March.


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Wire Belt expands New Hampshire facility

January 31, 2014

Wire Belt of America held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 12 to celebrate the expansion of its Londonderry, N.H., facility.


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J. R. Short Milling names NutraSweet’s Petray as CEO

January 17, 2014

Craig R. Petray is the new CEO of the J.R. Short Milling Co., producer of ingredients for the snack food industry. Petray previously headed The NutraSweet Co. in Chicago and replaces interim CEO Jeff Hebble, effective Jan. 20. Hebble remains on the company’s board of directors.


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Supply-chain logistics

January 10, 2014

It’s never easy moving product through the supply chain. The continued evolution of logistics software, however, is making it easier for bakers and snack manufacturers to more efficiently track and move their products.


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Movement improvements

January 10, 2014

Bakers and snack manufacturers planning to replace or upgrade their conveyor systems this year will find plenty of new conveyor systems and belts to meet their needs.


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BakingTech 2014, BEMA Winter Summit to convene in Chicago

January 10, 2014

Plenty of educational sessions, networking opportunities and tabletop exhibits make BEMA’s Winter Summit on March 1 and the American Society of Baking’s BakingTech 2014, March 2-4 in Chicago, must-attend events for baking professionals and industry allieds. Both gatherings will be held at the Marriott in downtown Chicago.


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ABA convenes in Arizona

January 10, 2014

Educational sessions, networking opportunities and a luxurious environment in which to enjoy both await members of the American Bakers Association, the baking and allied trades industries and their guests, March 16-19 at the 2014 ABA Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


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Bunge names CFO, VP of grain for North America

January 8, 2014

Bunge North America promotes George Allard to vice president and chief financial officer and names Matt Gibson vice president and general manager of its grain operations.


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