News and feature stories from Baking & Snack

Marines and mentors
Michael Elenz brings Marine Corps philosophies to Schwebel Baking Co. and the baking industry as a whole.

Michael Elenz gives back to the industry
Sharing passion for education through the American Society of Baking.

Waste not improve all
Putting excess heat back into the production reduces waste and cuts cost.

Roman Meal returns to rustic roots
The company’s latest bread offering combines rustic Italian flavor with whole grain nutrition.

Best Week in Baking approaches
ASB’s annual BakingTech conference undergoes a few changes as program committee responds to survey.

Bakers sell freshness with par-baked and frozen dough
Food service outlets can benefit from positive perceptions of fresh with par-baked and frozen dough buns and rolls.

Bun bakers balance quality and price
Consumers demand high quality in buns and rolls at low prices, which leaves bakers to walk a tightrope between cost and quality.

Finding global green solutions
Kraft Foods’ biscuit team collaborated across the Atlantic for sustainable solutions.

Buns incorporate clean label whole grain trends
Health-conscious consumers push bun bakers to move toward whole grain and natural ingredients.

Tips for troubleshooting todays bakery part 2
The Long Co. provides practical advice on a host of manufacturing issues that bakers encounter daily.

Institutions adapt to allergies special diets
Hospitals, prisons and schools have to accommodate allergies and special diets with institutional obstacles.

Turning hospital food to healthcare cuisine
Food directors in the medical field pursue upscale options.

Managing and replacing fleet vehicles
Bakeries rely on walk-in vans for servicing daily DSD routes.

Better service for fleets
Companies improve customer service.

Bakery fosters entrepreneurial spirit
Changing company-owned DSD routes to independent distributorships creates a ‘surge of energy’ at Amoroso’s Baking Co.

How to adapt to special needs in food service
Niche bakeries help hospitals, schools and prisons meet allergen and special diet needs.

Cake Boss debuts at supermarkets
Dawn Food Products’ latest offering brings big personality from ‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro to store shelves.

Tips for troubleshooting todays bakery part 1
The Long Co. provides practical advice on a host of manufacturing issues that bakers encounter daily.

Following the LEEDer
Detailed energy models are crucial to achieving LEED Platinum status.

How to maximize performance
Consider all variables when considering an energy efficiency project.

Optimizing the sustainable path
Schulze & Burch reduces costs and stays competitive with sustainability.

Implementing a social strategy
When applied strategically, social media can become an integral element in continuous improvement.

VitaPizza takes pizza from enemy to friend
With half the calories and 70% less fat than traditional pizzas of the same size, VitaPizza from Vitalicious was formulated to help dieters enjoy their favorite food.

Crackers enter an alternate dimension
Consumers turn to crackers in place of less healthy snacks.

Gluten free breaks out
Alternative grains provide healthful nutrition profiles to take gluten-free crackers beyond mere analogs of traditional products.