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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.

ASB technical session breaks down energy transfer in the oven
Armed with the right data, bakers can better understand and respond to what’s happening in the oven.

Kirk O’Donnell outlines best practices for building wisdom in baking
In his ASB technical session, Mr. O’Donnell equips companies to pass on the knowledge of industry veterans.

The confusing world of US work visas
When it comes to working in the US, not all visas are created equal.

The toolbox of clean label formulating expands
Consumer research shows clean label is worthy of bakers’ attention, and improved ingredients equal improved products.

Setting records, saving food at interpack
Set for May 4-10 in Düsseldorf, Germany, interpack 2017, part of the ‘interpack alliance,’ takes packaging to new levels.

ABA and B&CMA present a united front
The two organizations bring together industry leaders for their annual conventions at a pivotal time for the associations and the industry.

Top this, dip that
Refrigerated snacks combine ingredients for innovative solutions.

Peyton Manning to speak at ProFood Tech
Five-time NFL MVP will give keynote address in Chicago

Packaging predictions for 2017
Mintel identifies five trends that will affect manufacturers this year.

Is niche marketing the future?
New products aimed at specific consumers and their diverse lifestyles often provide a precursor for discovering the next big trend.

SNAXPO 2017 preview
SNAXPO seeks to demonstrate the reach and impact of the snack industry.

Packaging: It comes in threes
Three might be the magic number when it comes to the latest snack packs.

interpack 2017: Stand out with bakery product packages
Packaging producers and machinery manufacturers help with material-conserving packaging solutions and more efficient production lines.

Pretzels: The ultimate renaissance snack
With more innovation, pretzel manufacturers predict that 2017 will be a break-out year in this multidimensional snack category.

Packaged sweet goods retain popularity
There’s room in moderate diets for indulgent and even extreme pre-packaged sweets and treats.

Label-Con to address looming label changes
SNAC International’s upcoming workshop will prepare industry professionals for the many changes ahead in nutrition labeling.

US shipments of packaging machinery to hit $8.5 billion by 2020
The food and beverage sector is expected to produce more than half of this growth.

International snack trends for 2016
Euromonitor International finds a concerted drive for natural and alternative ingredients.

How bakers can accelerate retail growth
Despite steadily improved consumer spending over the past four years, baking companies are anxious to see more.

Artistry on the baking and snack line
PMMI interviews three leading baking and snack manufacturers heading to Pack Expo 2016 about the skills required for success.

Slideshow: IBIE 2016 recap
See highlights from the Las Vegas exposition.

Slideshow: IBIE 2016 booths
Look for your company's booth from IBIE 2016.

Pies: A reason to celebrate
With pie sales traditionally stacked toward the back-end of the year, bakers are finding ways to spark sales during other months of the year.