State of the Industry: Bakery

For the past several years, the baking industry has faced a long list of serious, ongoing challenges. Ever since the pandemic landed upon the planet, producers and partners have been forced to wrangle with ever-increasing labor challenges, supply-chain tangles, and rocketing inflationAs we flipped our calendars from 2022 to the New Year, myriad tests and trials remained, formidable as ever.

However, according to a number of industry leaders, there are reasons to look on the bright side.“Despite several years of instability related to the pandemic and ongoing supply chain disruptions, there was a strong overall level of positivity throughout the industry,” observes Kerwin Brown, president and CEO of Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA). “Demand for baked goods among U.S. consumers also remained strong...”

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