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Baking industry advocate releases highlights video

May 19, 2014

The American Bakers Association, the leading advocate for the baking industry, releases a video highlighting its most recent activities and accomplishments on behalf of the industry.

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Jolly Time Pop Corn celebrates 100 years

May 15, 2014

The American Pop Corn Co., Sioux City, Iowa, is a whopping 100 years old this year. A century ago, Cloid Smith started the family business and 3 billion lb., five generations of Smiths and 10 decades later, it’s still churning out Jolly Time Pop Corn under family ownership.

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ASB introduces Product Development Competition

May 14, 2014

Students and professionals are invited to submit proposals for new bakery products for the wholesale manufacturing industry to the American Society of Baking (ASB) by Nov. 1.

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Panera Bread reveals test bakery

May 14, 2014

Panera Bread opens a bakery in New Haven, Conn., to test new products, reimagine favorites and experiment with staffing models.

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Hillshire Brands to buy Pinnacle Foods

May 13, 2014

Chicago-based Hillshire Brands is buying Pinnacle Foods, maker of Duncan Hines baking mixes and frostings, Lender’s bagels, Celeste frozen pizza and many other branded products.

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Golden Cannoli Shells wins 2014 Small Business of the Year award

May 13, 2014

Chelsea, Mass., cannoli shell maker Golden Cannoli Shells Inc. is the recipient of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Massachusetts 2014 Small Business of the Year.

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FDA’s Kathy Gombas to speak at IBA annual meeting

May 9, 2014

The deputy director of food safety and applied nutrition at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will discuss the Food Safety Modernization Act and mandated regulations proposed by the agency.

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ASB extends BakingTech 2015 paper submission deadline

May 9, 2014

The American Society of Bakers is accepting papers for BakingTech 2015 through May 15.

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B&CMA seeks new president

May 8, 2014

The Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA) is accepting resumes for a new president on its website.

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Snyder’s-Lance to acquire Baptista's Bakery, sell Private Brands

May 8, 2014

Snack food manufacturer Snyder's-Lance Inc., Charlotte, N.C., signs agreements to acquire Baptista’s Bakery in Wisconsin and to sell its Private Brands and two manufacturing facilities to Shearer’s Foods in Ohio. The transactions are expected to close in the 2014 second quarter.

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