News and feature stories from Baking & Snack

Paying for Premium Bread
As consumers raise their standards for this staple, bakers cash in on quality.
Pretzels twist in a new way
US bakers welcome pretzel breads
Shop the world market for baking
Bakers should make plans now to attend iba 2012, which kicks off for the first time ever with a 1-day iba Summit.
Good FAT improves production
The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) can ensure smooth integration of new equipment into an operation.
How to build better customer relationships
Hostess Brands improves customer interactions with operational changes.
BCMA offers a peach of a show
The Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers’ Association heads to Atlanta, GA, for its 87th annual Technical Conference.
Cookie consumption stays in the family
Parents tend to buy and consume more cookies than adults without children.
Cookies for the sweet tooth
Bud's Best Cookies satisfy the need for something sweet in the first bite
How to Make the Most of Your Product Marketing Strategy
Former Hostess VP offers advice to help you reach your customers.
Indulging in Cookies
As consumers cut spending and calories, private label steps up to meet demand for more quality, affordable alternatives.
Kraft remains king of cookies
Despite private label growth, national brands still dominate the category.
Understanding your market
Former Hostess VP offers advice to target your marketing and social media strategy.
Wake up and smell the whole grains
Cookiehead Snacks reinvents the breakfast muffin with a healthier alternative loaded with grain.
Optimizing conveyor performance
How pulley motors can improve bakery operations.
Packaging: The Road to Recovery
Reducing the waste stream with better and more affordable, sustainable packaging materials.
Getting ahead of the learning curve
The Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers’ Association correspondence course helps crack the code of cookies and crackers.
How to make the most of new equipment
A disciplined approach to equipment purchase specification benefits all parties.
Canada Bread sets ambitious goals in 2012
Richard Lan, president and CEO of Canada Bread and COO of Maple Leaf Foods, offers an exclusive interview.
Nebulous world of recycling
New labeling program strives to clear the confusion for consumers.
Cap Ex gets back on track
New products return as the main impetus for capital investment in 2012.
Cap Ex remains right on target
Baking & Snack’s 19th Annual Capital Spending Survey predicts greater focus on strategic investments with heavy emphasis on new product introductions, increasing productivity and quick return on investment.
Expanding breakfast breads
How Ozery Bakery hopes to fill a gap in the breakfast eating occasion.
Explaining the five S’s
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How coffee drives breakfast decisions
Consumers' loyalty toward coffee brands is beginning to influence where they breakfast.
Keeping Breakfast in Balance
To reach consumers first thing in the morning, companies must juggle convenience, price and health.