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Consumers seek better-for-you baked goods and snacks that taste good, are packed with nutritious ingredients and fit their lifestyles. Ingredient manufacturers are providing what bakers and snack manufacturers need to develop products to meet those important consumer demands.
Blue Diamond Growers says its global almond sales soared to $1.2 billion in fiscal year 2012-13, up $189 million from the previous fiscal year.
The California Raisin Marketing Board will accept applications for entries in the sixth annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest until July 19. This year’s finalists will attend International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas on Oct. 6-9 and demonstrate their skills on the show floor.
Deemed to be the largest single almond investment since 1910, Blue Diamond’s Turlock plant will meet growing global demand for almond ingredients and create more than 300 jobs.