News and feature stories from Baking & Snack

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

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.

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

‘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.

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

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.

RBS deploys engineering resources to Asia
Reading Bakery Systems is putting international engineering support into action in its Southeast Asia and China regions.

AB Mauri heralds iconic yeast brand’s 150th year
At IBIE 2016, AB Mauri North America launches the celebration of Fleischmann’s Yeast’s 150th year.

Putting the 'E' back in ASB
The American Society of Baking's Board of Directors approved the development of programs to address the educational and training needs of bakery engineers, machinists, and mechanics.

Reiser begins major expansion of US headquarters
Reiser’s 60,000-sq-ft expansion will nearly double the size of its headquarters to support the growth of its business.

IDEA Lab offers innovation, insight
Slated as a breeding ground for innovation, the IDEA Lab is a premier destination for IBIE 2016 attendees.

BEMA announces new branding
BEMA’s new branding campaign was announced this weekend at IBIE 2016.

BNEF announces fundraising campaign to support KSU Baking Scholarships, endowed chair
Launched at the IBIE 2016, BNEF's fundraising campaign seeks participation from baking industry individuals and corporations alike.

New partnership for Shick Solutions marries business and people
Joe Ungashick, Tim Cook and Didier Soumet express excitement about a shared vision of corporate culture and new global strategies for Shick Solutions.

Get a 'virtual' view of baking reality
AB Mauri North America will take IBIE visitors on a virtual journey through the world of baking.

Cryogenic solutions enhance quality, shelf life
At IBIE 2016, Linde LLC is featuring proprietary cryogenic solutions that can simultaneously boost throughput and improve product quality.

TIA technical conference addresses industry growth
Tortilla Industry Association (TIA)’s technical conference, co-located at IBIE, the association is examining this growth and how to improve production and processes to meet growing demand.

Global growth: It's not easy
The global baking industry finds both opportunities and threats from acquisitions as well as value-added and better-for-you products.

Cookies and crackers: Peripheral vision
Smaller cookie and cracker manufacturers set their sights outside of the grocery store center aisles.

Something for everyone at IBIE
There’s no excuse for boredom while visiting Las Vegas for IBIE 2016.

On-the-go formats drive snack sales
Busy consumers are responding favorably to manufacturers catering to their hectic lifestyles.

Consumers continue to seek assurance in ethical claims
There are a wide variety of potential ethical claims, all with varying underlying narratives and all with varying degrees of necessity.

Last-minute IBIE checklist
Before heading out to Las Vegas and IBIE 2016, remember these essential tips to make your trip even more valuable.

From the bench to the oven
To send new products soaring, you need a good flight plan to taxi from the bench through the pilot plant to the oven … and beyond.