News and feature stories from Baking & Snack

Overcoming flatbread processing challenges
With the right tools, bakers achieve the dough reduction and strength necessary to produce flatbreads

Packaging strategies for brands playing catch-up
Advances made in 2017 address trends in single-serve packaging, seal integrity and product evolution, but more changes are coming.

How software helps manufacturers manage FSMA documentation
User-friendly software provides simpler ways to adapt to constantly changing and demanding FSMA requirements.

How consumer trends influence secondary packaging equipment
A revolving door of preferences makes automation even more important.

Advances in design increase life of pans
Sturdier steel and innovative designs reduce wear and tear while enhancing baking efficiencies.

The latest innovations in wrapping equipment
Operator-friendly design means keeping ergonomics, accessibility and computer technology easy.

Slideshow Six new baking industry patents
The patents cover a range of innovations from General Mills, Electrolux and more.

Solving preservation and food waste challenges
Demand for fresh snacks drives packaging innovation

Cookie bakers think thin
In line with guilt-free snacking, thin-style cookies meet consumer demand.

IFT ups the ante for 2017
IFT commits to a new venue for its 2017 annual meeting and Food Expo: the Sands Expo Center at Las Vegas.

The learning continuum
From customer service to product formulating, succeeding in the baking industry means always looking for new solutions.

NERCA visits Reiser for demonstration
Reiser hosts New England Research Chefs Association educational session.

Images from BakingTech 2017
ASB BakingTech 2017 puts industry diversity to work to create a dynamic ‘Best Week in Baking.’

SBW epands scholarship awards to four
Panel explores work-life balance solutions for women in the baking industry.

A triumphant return for TIA
The Tortilla Industry Association returns to Las Vegas, one of its most popular locations.

Health-conscious consumers influence baking and snack packaging innovations
Snacking is no longer synonymous with cheating on a diet.

Unexpected savory snacks
The definition of snacks continues to evolve with the latest innovative products.

Consumers see 'sprouted bread' as enlightened eating
Market research and food science affirm sprouted flour’s broad spectrum for innovation.

Panel encourages dialog, education on ANSI Z50 standards
Industry, association leaders encourage baking companies, suppliers alike to pursue the right answers when discussing standards for safe, sanitary design of bakery equipment.

Panelists encourage BEMA to further embrace sustainability
Three major companies outline their universal visions on corporate and environmental responsibility.

ASB explores risks, rewards of social media
Bakers need to know how to respond to consumers’ requests for greater transparency.

Bill Zimmerman Sr. honored by ASB for distinguished service
Volunteer efforts for the society and service to baking industry cue his recognition.

Former Kraft exec imparts strategy guidance at BakingTech
Sanjay Khosla shares insight on best practices for business development.

Finding success in social media means strategic thinking
Connecting with consumers through social media doesn't magically happen. It takes a plan.

How engagement affects the bottom line
BakingTech 2017 attendees learn new tips for employee retention.