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News and feature stories from Baking & Snack

Consumers drive change in in-store foodservice
As trends turn corners at the food service and in-store channels, it’s clear consumers are the ones behind the wheel.
Schmidt Baking Co launches magic bullet bread
The bakery’s 647 Bread aims to bring healthy attributes that appeal to a wide variety of consumers.
Tortillas evolve to American food staple
This category continues to experience tremendous growth and a brighter future.
Hot for hatch
Salem Baking goes for spicy, and sweet, with its line of Southwestern-inspired snacks.
Baking with a conscience
Bakers continue a tradition of feeding the world while caring for the earth.
A is for Apple
Amid tighter USDA regulations and a general demand for healthier foods, school foodservice requires more — and better — nutritious options.
Grand slam buns
Klosterman takes on summertime, baseball and more with the addition of Slammers.
Birth of innovation
The alternative snacks category provides a playground for creative new products as it morphs into a place for healthy snacks to reside.
Wild world of snacking
Datamonitor Consumer’s expert describes how companies now embrace a new universe that stretches the concept of snacking.
Crunching it up
Cheez-It dives into the world of puffed snacks with its Crunch’d line.
At face value
Marketers get to the point with more descriptive front-of-package claims beyond ‘natural.’
Packing a punch
With a load of protein and a clean label, Meat Chips aims to redefine snacking.
Fit club
Bar producers position products to serve consumers’ healthy lifestyles by matching nutrition with function.
Purely paleo
Paleo Eats’ Cro Bar gives the culinary caveman crowd a new energy bar option.
Niche snacks establish a following
Emerging products carve out space for themselves in the snack aisle by fostering a loyal community.
Taking a bite out of mornings
New belVita biscuits aim for busy breakfasts with new Bites.
Playing the long game
Bimbo Bakeries USA’s former CEO explains how leadership and teamwork allow business to succeed in the long run.
Breakfast of champions
To capture dollars, bakers try to balance health with convenience — consumers’ two priorities when it comes to the most important meal of the day.
In pursuit of excellence
Success ultimately comes from constantly striving — and encouraging others — to be the best
Top of the morning
Hostess Brands bolsters its breakfast portfolio to boost sales at convenience stores and beyond.
Outside the cookie cutter
As the food industry rides out major trends, the cookie category finds innovation inspiration from every angle.
Piece of the action
Frozen baked goods expand their presence in the freezer case and in c-stores as a snack and as a component of sandwiches and prepared meals.
Good food good cause
This Bar Saves Lives strives to live up to its name while making a high-quality snack.
Redefining the brownie
Crispy, sweet and gluten-free, Brownie Thins create a new alternative in the snacking segment.