February 2005

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SnackFood & WholeSale Bakery

Fashioning Grain Into Gold

Cover story
- Fashioning Grain Into Gold
Just under three years ago, Richard Noll designed a strategy to transform Sara Lee Bakery Group into a world-class operation. Today, his management team is relentlessly executing that plan and beginning to see the fruits of its labor. Discover how the company plans to make the Sara Lee name a

Bonus Feature
- Poised for Progression
Northern France Pâtisseries See how automation and innovation aren’t keeping bakeries in Northern France from producing traditional products with old-world touches.
- What’s Baking in France
Take a look at what Euromonitor, the leading global consumer market analyst, believes will drive the French baking industry in the next few years.

Bakery Plant Feature
- Safe and Sound
Sara Lee’s bakery in Salt Lake City has one of the best safety records in the industry, little or no turnover and a plant manager who has some of the best people skills in the company. What do they know that others don’t?

Snack Feature
- Culture Club
After winning SF&WB’s “Snack Manufacturer of the Year” award in 2002, Brewster, Ohio-based Shearer’s has translated its unique corporate culture into steady success that keeps it always nipping at the heels of its goal, “Shearer Perfection in Every Bag.”

   Technology & Development   
Ingredient Showcase
- Fabulous Fiberfull, Versatile VitoGrain and more...
- Ingredient Spotlight
A Trans-Fat Solution, In The Palm of …:

Ingredient R&D
- The Soy Luck Club

From the floor
- From Innovation to Creation

Cutting Edge Equipment
- The Mod Squad
- Cutting edge

   The SFA Section   
- Shearer Steps In
Meet New Chairman Bob Shearer
- Fleet-Operations Program Offered to SFA Members
- SNAXPO Preview
Sunny Florida to Host Annual Snack Food Convention
- Up and Down the Street
Increasing Retail Sales Through Effective Promotions
- SNAXPO Exhibitors/Map

   Business & Marketing   
Editor’s Note
- The Midas Touch

Market Watch
- Pizza Renaissance

New Products
- Sweet Bites Cini Minis, Otis Spunkmeyer Healthy Muffins and Sugar-Free Cookies and more...

News & Trends
- Neither Sugar-Free Nor Sugar-Coated
- Business Briefs

Advertiser Index
- Index