Articles by Lauren R. Hartman

Baking bread/roll delectables, at a savings

Savings-savvy Capistrano’s Bakery combined two small baking operations and renovated a larger, 38,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Phoenix that features a used, multizone, traveling-tray oven it had rebuilt with state-of-the-art features. 


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2014 Bakery of the Year: Capistrano's Wholesale Bakery

‘Going from good to great’ is a pervasive theme at Phoenix-based Capistrano’s Bakery. So is the phrase, ‘It Can Be Done.’ This rather quiet, wholesale artisan baker works hard to ensure that its products are tasty, innovative and what its customers want. 


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Finally, a gluten-free ruling

Well, finally, the gluten-free labeling rule has taken effect, and I, for one, believe it couldn’t have happened soon enough. 


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High-tech almond processing at Blue Diamond Growers

Going for LEED Silver certification, Blue Diamond Growers’ new, state-of-the-art almond production plant in Turlock, CA, features nearly 200,000 sq. ft. of sophisticated almond technology, setting new standards of excellence for food safety, processing and building innovation. 


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Blue Diamond Growers’ dream plant cooks up healthy almond snacks

Using advanced technology, a cross-functional operational strategy and effective collaboration tools, Blue Diamond’s ‘dream plant,’ a multimillion-dollar almond-processing facility in Turlock, CA, is a reality. The nearly 200,000-sq.-ft. site sets new standards of excellence for food safety, processing and building innovation. 


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In this issue and on our website

Ah, even in what used to be called “the lazy days of summer,” people are busier than ever before. And because of this, consumers’ eating habits are changing and straying from the typical three-meal-a-day habit. 


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Consumers are crazy for chips

Packaging enhancements, a twist on shapes and ingredients and many new flavor combinations continue to win over consumers. 


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The stats on snacks

Snacking is really evolving this year, serving as a meal substitute in daily eating, rather than just as ‘a quick bite.’ Snacks are also becoming healthier, or at least attempting to do so. 


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Snacking Substantially

Snackers should celebrate. This is their year. In this issue, our annual State of the Industry report on the snack market uncovers all sorts of news on what’s trending in snacks, both from the perspective of snack manufacturers, as well as marketers, brand leaders and industry researchers. 


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The changing face of bread

The bread market is changing, with fluctuating commodity prices, a still-sluggish economy, consolidations, mergers and buyouts. 


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2014 Bakery of the Year: Capistrano's Wholesale Bakery, Phoenix AZ

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