As presented in this annual "State of the Industry: Bakery" analysis, the U.S. bakery industry is responsible for $51.6 billion in annual sales, covering retail products across 10 vital categories: bars, breads, frozen breakfast, buns and rolls, cookies, desserts, pizza, snack cakes, sweet goods and tortillas.
The International Bakery Industry Exhibition (IBIE), the global grain-based food industry's largest, most-important trade event in the Western Hemisphere, will take place on September 7–11 in Las Vegas.
Workforce development and training is usually one of area that is always on the objectives' list for the bakery operations and personnel, but is usually the first area that is ignored and cut when times are tough.
The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is pleased to recognize the first students of their recently developed Food Industry Technician (FIT) Certification Program, created to prepare future technicians for careers in the Food & Beverage Processing, Packaging and Equipment Manufacturing Industry.
Snacking is a way of life in America. As Mintel notes in its May 2017 "Snacking Motivations and Attitudes-U.S." report, nearly everyone in America snacks every day. Of the 94 percent of people who snack during the day, half snack two to three times per day.
The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus was known for his central belief that change is constant, a point clearly illustrated by the fantastic innovation seen across every bakery category today. Yet bread is the oldest form of food known to humankind, dating back thousands of years. And we still eat it today.
Hosted by the National Confectioners Association, the Sweets & Snacks Expo will take place from May 22–24 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event welcomes more than 18,000 attendees from 90 countries and include more than 850 exhibitors.
The 2018 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show will take place at Chicago's McCormick Place from May 19-22. The event is the largest annual foodservice trade show in the U.S. and hosts over 66,000 foodservice professionals from around the world to explore innovations, insights and solutions.
The merger of the Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers Association (B&CMA) with the American Bakers Association (ABA) is reaping the anticipated benefits. Perhaps even more. The "Stronger Together" tour has officially ended, but the synergies continue to build.