Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery is pleased to announce a new content collaboration with Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and the influential BEMA Baking Industry Forum (BIF). Moving forward, members of BIF will contribute perspectives in a new, regular, editorial column on the subject of bakery operational Efficiency.

For each contribution, two members of BIF—one baker and one equipment manufacturer—will provide their unique viewpoints on a topical subject of operational efficiency.

“This is exactly the kind of industry collaboration that we value and strive for at Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery,” said Chris Luke, sales, market & media leader, Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, part of the FBP Group at BNP Media. “We’re looking forward to developing this relationship moving into the rest of 2017 and beyond.”

The first column will appear in the February issue of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, with subsequent columns appearing in other issues through 2017.


About the Baking Industry Forum

BIF, the Baking Industry Forum, provides the industry with a strong resource for ideas and expertise based on research and years of experience.  Seven bakers and seven suppliers work together as the Baking Industry Forum.  This committed group explores issues common to everyone in the baking industry, such as preparations for FSMA, the importance of training, how to hire veterans, safety and more. For more information, visit or contact Emily Bowers, director, education and professional development, BEMA, at


About BEMA

BEMA adds value to the industry through educational and networking events and by encouraging the collaboration of experts. We create authentic connections that better our business and the industry as a whole. For more information, visit