Bars

Thanks to a combination of simple mechanics, exotic flavorings and a desire to be better and different, the bar segment maintains a prime position on the shelf.

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Portable breakfast foods more prevalent in bakery market

April 4, 2014

Though breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, you wouldn’t know it by the way many people bypass it. Now, it’s becoming easier to eat on-the-run as more bakers and breakfast food manufacturers add grab-and-go products to their offerings.


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Nature’s Bakery seeks to acquire Missouri bakery

February 11, 2014

Nevada-based Nature’s Bakery, a maker of fig bars, has made a $4.1 million bid to acquire Theodoro Baking Co. in Hazelwood, Mo.


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Back to Nature Foods Co. acquires Mondelez’s SnackWell's business

January 1, 2014

Back to Nature Foods Co., a portfolio company of Brynwood Partners VI L.P., acquires Mondelez Global’s SnackWell’s cookies and snacks business.


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General Mills nutritionally improves nearly three-quarters of its U.S. Retail sales volume

November 6, 2013

Minneapolis-based General Mills says that, since 2005, it has improved the health profile of 73% of its U.S. Retail sales volume. The company’s Baking and Snack platforms include such brands as Betty Crocker, Fiber One, Food Should Taste Good, Lärabar and Pillsbury.


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Wake-up call

November 1, 2013
As more consumers shift their attention to the foods they eat in the morning, bakers and snack food manufacturers are redefining the breakfast foods segment by offering downsized portions that are easier to eat and are nutritious.
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Bars are becoming their own food group

October 17, 2013

Eating has never been easier. Bars are everywhere. They’re eating up the competition. Snack bars, cookie bars, gluten-free, sugar-free, kids’ bars, granola bars and others. But what’s really inside the wrapping?


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Cargill research reveals parents’ purchase drivers of bakery items for kids

October 9, 2013

Cargill announces the findings of its proprietary Gatekeeper Purchase Drivers Study at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas.


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B&G Foods acquires Rickland Orchards

October 9, 2013

B&G Foods Inc. acquires Rickland Orchards from Natural Instincts LLC. Rickland Orchards’ Jason Cohen and Michael Sands join B&G Foods as executive vice president of club channel and vice president of product innovation, respectively.


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Tim Quinn to chair 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo

September 25, 2013

Tim Quinn of Mars Chocolate North America will again chair the National Confectioners Association’s (NCA) 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo, which will be held May 20-22 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.


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Dot Foods adds Clif Bar snacking options

August 27, 2013

Food redistributor Dot Foods partners with Clif Bar & Co. to carry the company’s full line of snack products.


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Come check out the latest edition of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery! This month's edition features a special look into the family-owned Ballreich Bros. manufacturer in Tiffin, Ohio.

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