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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Innovation at IBIE 2016
At IBIE’s Innovation Showcase, the baking industry shows off the latest tools for operating more profitably today and meeting customers’ demands in the long run.

Ingredient manufacturer finds help at PACK EXPO
Honeyville Inc. finds packaging solution and partner at the international packaging conference.

Bakeable packaging gets more convenient
Ovenable and bakeable packaging remove a prep step for busy consumers

Fiberstar launches student innovation contest
Participants may submit food concepts as part of a class or independent study project.

Cake decorators rise to top at IBIE
Cake decorators competing in the Pillsbury Bakers’ Plus Creative Decorating Competition created show-stopping designs based on popular children’s books

Bedford celebrates 50 years
The company has grown since Robert and Patricia Ludlow started the company in a garage in Worthington, MN, by manufacturing wire twist ties.

‘interpack alliance’ boosts baking worldwide
Part of the “interpack alliance,” interpack 2017 is one of six international processing and packaging tradeshows taking place over the next year.

BEMA-U champions cohort learning
The new BEMA-U cohort model for leadership training combines education with long-term networking.

AIB kill-step calculator provides FSMA ‘proof’
AIB International detailed a kill-step calculator that will help bakers meet FSMA regulations for preventive action at IBIE 2016.