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The Bun Companies to acquire Masada Bakery

The Bun Companies (TBC) will combine its three middle Tennessee plants with Masada Bakery’s facility in Norcross, GA.


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New publisher, chief editor join SF&WB

Effective immediately, Chris Luke assumes the role of publisher of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, and Douglas J. Peckenpaugh takes on the responsibilities of chief editor.


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IOI Loders Croklaan, Unilever form global partnership

The partnership is designed to drive efficiencies and increase the capacity and quality of specialty oils and fats as well as commodity oils.


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Mondelez International to build biscuit plant in Bahrain

Due to rising demand in the Middle East and Africa for its biscuits, Mondelez International is building a $90 million production facility in the Kingdom of Bahrain.


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General Mills announces job cuts

The Minnesota-based company says it will eliminate 700 to 800 more jobs, including salaried positions, by next spring.


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Food Network launches ‘Holiday Baking Championship’

Beginning Nov. 9, eight bakers will show off their holiday dessert traditions and baking skills—and compete for $50,000—on the Food Network’s six-episode holiday baking series.


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Global consumers spent $374 billion on snack foods between 2013 and 2014

That’s a year-over-year increase of 2%, according to a new global report from Nielsen. While Europe ($167 billion) and North America ($124 billion) make up most of the worldwide snack sales, annual snack sales are growing faster in the largely developing regions.


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Peanut case a crucial lesson in food safety

Federal prosecutors see the Peanut Corp. of America convictions in the food poisoning trial as a victory for consumers. They say they represent a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over food safety.


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New England Natural Bakers names new president

Pam Clark, vice president of sales and marketing of NENB, takes over as president and CEO on Dec. 1.


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Toronto investment holding company acquires English Bay Batter

Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Ltd. buys the wholesale bakery company, which makes premium gourmet cookies and frozen and refrigerated dough.


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