Every aspect of a snack or bakery business is like a cog in a wheel. When each part fits perfectly into the design, the engine runs smoothly—efficient, predictable, capable work. Equipment on the line, software humming behind the scenes, ingredients in sufficient supply, packaging awaiting the finished product. It’s a beautiful symphony of engineering to behold.

And behind every cog in that wheel is a supply-chain partnership—an investment into your collective future.

Every day at Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, we strive to help outfit the wheels of snack and bakery businesses with the supply- chain cogs that, when in harmony, will operate seamlessly to help collectively grow those businesses into a more-profitable future. While every issue of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery—and every online content strategy at www.snackandbakery.com—factors into the mix, highlighting the latest trends, equipment, ingredients, packaging, logistics and sanitation products and technology, this annual Buyer’s Guide plays an invaluable role.

A significant component of snack and bakery business strategy also includes partnerships with key industry associations— groups that Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery works with on an ongoing basis. In order to provide a comprehensive resource for the industry, we also include details on those groups in these pages, as well as a thorough list of associated industry events for the coming year.

In many ways, we at Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery strive to serve as a pivotal liaison between these myriad levels of partnership-building. Regardless of the role you serve in the industry, reach out to us and let us know how we can help you achieve—and surpass—your business goals.