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Gonnella Baking opens research center

May 1, 2014

The Chicago-based bakery opens a 2,000-sq.-ft. R&D center within its Schaumburg, Ill., facility. The state-of-the-art center will further Gonnella’s commitment to improving processes and develop products for changing market demands.


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Hain Celestial acquires Rudi’s Organic Bakery

April 29, 2014
Rudi’s Organic Bakery Inc., an organic and gluten-free company in Boulder, Colo., joins The Hain Celestial Group Inc. family.
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ABA announces 2014-2016 directors

April 29, 2014

Rich Scalise of Hearthside Food Solutions will serve as chairman of the American Bakers Association for the March 2014 to March 2016 term.


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Kellogg Co.’s board of directors elects new chairman

April 25, 2014
Kellogg Co. president and CEO John A. Bryant will succeed James M. Jenness as Kellogg Co. chairman, effective July 1.
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Hillshire Brands to buy Van’s Natural Foods for $165 million

April 25, 2014

Hillshire Brands Co. agrees to acquire Van’s Natural Foods from private equity firm Catterton Partners for $165 million. The purchase would broaden Hillshire’s portfolio of frozen food products and extend the company’s reach into gluten-free products, cereal and snack categories.


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Shearer's purchases Medallion Foods from ConAgra

April 25, 2014

Shearer’s Foods, owned by Toronto-based Wind Point Partners, acquires the assets of Medallion Foods from Omaha, Neb.-based ConAgra Foods for $33.5 million. Medallion Foods produces value- and private-label, corn-based snack foods, including tortilla chips, corn chips and extruded corn products. ConAgra bought Medallion Foods as part of its purchase of Ralcorp Holdings Inc. in early 2013.


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Consumers not affected much by changes to Nutrition Facts Panel

April 25, 2014

The changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel on food and beverage labels are well-intentioned, but do consumers care? Not much, according to The Hartman Group.


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Ardent Mills' leadership team grows

April 24, 2014

ConAgra Mills, Cargill and CHS Inc. announce additions to the growing leadership team for its future joint venture flour milling company, Ardent Mills.


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APC to hold Great American Pie Festival April 26-27

April 24, 2014

The American Pie Council will hold its 2014 Great American Pie Festival April 26-27 in Celebration, Fla. The family-friendly event will feature a never-ending pie buffet, pie-making experts, contests and more.


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An SF&WB EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

New ABA chairman discusses issues in the baking industry

April 17, 2014

We recently talked with Rich Scalise, chairman and CEO of Hearthside Food Solutions, Downers Grove, Ill. Scalise is the new chairman of the American Bakers Association (ABA), Washington, and he had much to say about his new industry role, plans for the association and what shapes the baking industry.


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