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Articles by Romy Schafer
From inclusions and replacers to pre-mixes and dough conditioners, bakers and snack manufacturers have plenty of ingredients from which to choose when creating products to meet consumer demand for healthful, clean-label foods and increasing government mandates.
Located in Orem, Utah, Janey Lou’s exemplifies the state’s moniker—the Beehive State. Growing demand for the company’s scrumptious cinnamon rolls, generously-sized cookies, handmade Crispy Treats and numerous frozen dough products is keeping its management team and employees busy as bees.
Sisters Rebecca Jane Barney and Angela Lou Fillmore, co-founders of Janey Lou’s Inc., have come a long way from selling their handmade treats to local convenience stores in the Salt Lake City area. Under the helm of nephew and son Ryan Fillmore, the Orem, Utah-based company has garnered convenience-store and foodservice customers throughout the West and Southwest.
Bakers who are considering adding bars, cakes, muffins and other niche products to their offerings will find that, in many cases, the equipment they need already exists.
2013 has been an event-packed year for the snack food and bakery industry. Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery’s Top Bakers & Snack Manufacturers lists show who the industry’s major players are and what they bring to the table.
In response to consumer trends, more bakers and snack manufacturers are using natural flavors and colors in their products. But will supplies of such ingredients be able to keep up with demand? Here’s what we found out from the manufacturers with which we talked.