September 2006

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SnackFood & WholeSale Bakery

Running Down
A Dream

Cover Story
- Running Down A Dream
A quarter-billion dollars is a lot of dough, but Harlan Bakeries hopes to further grow that annual sales figure over the next few years. Once a bagel specialist, the Avon, Ind.-based bakery now offers a full line of products, including frozen pies, cakes and cookie dough. This month, members of the family-built business share some of their secrets to success in today’s competitive industry.
- Hitting The Sweet Spot
For 30 years, life was easy as pie at Kyger, a regional dessert producer in Indiana. After Harlan Bakeries purchased the company in 2000, that all changed. Harlan expanded its product offerings and grew the business so much that it recently had to open a 150,000-sq.-ft. bakery to keep up with demand.
- Bagels By The Millions
There are a “hole” lot of bagels being produced at Harlan Bakeries’ Avon, Ind., plant. We take you inside the state-of-the-art facility, where the right software is as important as the softness of the dough

Editor’s Note
- Who’s Your Faddy?
Wanna fail to lose weight? Try a fad diet! Just ask Dan Malovany, the big man on the magazine.

Business Strategies
- Dave Does Sandwiches
The Grain Foods Foundation has tapped celebrity chef Dave Lieberman to help promote America’s Healthy Sandwich Showdown. We talked to the Food Network star about today’s top breads, fillings and condiments.
- Food For The People
- Personal Note From The Editor

Retail Channel Strategies
Focus On Your Customers
- Season’s Eatings
Whether it’s a happy Halloween or Thanksgiving or a merry Christmas that consumers seek, the key to holiday contentment lies in the sweets served, from ghostly treats to pumpkin pies to sugar cookies.
- The Hole Story
More complex menu items at Einstein Bros. Bagels — as well as top-shelf bagels — are transforming the fast-casual chain into a breakfast and lunchtime destination.

Market Trends
- Breadology
Bread has come a long way since its biblical beginnings, but the staff of life stays true to its roots through today’s popular artisan, Old-World-style loaves.

My 15 Minutes
- All In The Family
Move over Martha. “Debbie Crocker” is baking up goodies, just in time for the holiday season.

After-School Snacks
- Staggering Statistics, Back To School … And Nature and more...
Read up on the latest childhood obesity stats, healthful lunchbox alternatives and a new portion-control product for kids.

New Products
- Lean Cuisine Brick Oven Style Pizza, Lender’s New York Style Bagels and more...

Ingredient Technology
- Pop-Tarts Chill ‘Idol’ Crowd
Pop-Tartsare as patriotic as reality TV … or so says Kellogg’s, sponsor of the 2006 American IdolsLive tour.

Engineering Management
- No Mechanic Left Behind
Don’t know one end of a wiggy from another? Apparently, many people have the same problem. Electrical troubleshooting is just one of several skills a bakery maintenance staff needs, according to columnist Jeff Dearduff.

Innovations In Equipment
- Tech At Work
- Tech At Work

SFA Section
Snack Food Association
- Schools Targeted In Battle Over Childhood Obesity
School districts nationwide are battling the bulge through new guidelines from the School Nutrition Association.
- President’s Letter
- Childhood Obesity: Be Part Of The Solution — Part 2

Advertiser Index
- Index