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News and feature stories from Baking & Snack

Getting into IBIE the mindset
Jim Kline helps bakers and suppliers gear up for the 2013 Baking Expo.
IBIE: Critical Thinking
Experts from ABA and BEMA reflect on the changes and challenges the industry faces heading into IBIE 2013.
Grain genetics ‘hot topic’ for AACCI
Sets premeeting session to focus on current grain and oilseed breeding technologies.
Baking clean and simple
When it comes to new products, bakers face a host of challenges from clean label to all natural.
Baking Expo 2013 brings great expectations
With the industry’s biggest show coming up fast, showgoers eagerly anticipate the latest marvels and opportunities.
Experts express fear of the unknown
Baking & Snack’s panel of experts tackles those issues that keep bakers awake at night.
Nutritionally responsible baked foods
Indulgent-snack producers find ways to improve the nutrition but maintain the taste of cookies, brownies and muffins.
Symbols of quality
In a sea of labels, kosher sets the standard, while halal represents the new frontier.
Investing in the baking industry
How one private equity firm finds success mid-sized food companies.
Keeping clean while being green
Sustainability and sanitation can work together, but make no compromises when it comes to food safety.
Polarizing kosher labels
Many consumers think kosher is kosher, but not all kosher certifications are created equal.
Solving the commodity conundrum
Baking & Snack’s panel of experts discusses the issues surrounding rising commodity costs.
Innovation takes center stage at IBIE
New demonstrations, exhibition and technology to highlight 2013 Baking Expo.
Educating the industry at IBIE
Baking Expo’s education sessions target bakers big and small.
Industry launches online resource
Baking associations unite around first-of-its-kind ‘esource’
ABA members become 'energy stars'
Two ABA members participating in EPA’s Energy Star Challenge for Industry program reflect how it has made their bakeries’ future a bit brighter.
Claiming the right shopper
Bakers stake a claim on packaging that will fit consumers’ attitudes about health and the economy.

Investing in future bakers
BEMA’s ‘Investing in Our Future’ initiative seeks to support K-State’s bakery lab through equipment updates.
Trends Flourish
Waves of grains
As the whole grain market matures, companies diversify their wholesale product portfolios with new grains or by entering different product segments.
Building the dream team
When seeking tomorrow’s leaders, it’s less about where to look and more about what to look for.
Lessons learned at All About Baking
AIB’s weeklong class provides the foundation for a life in the baking industry.
Across the ages
By understanding a generation’s place in life, bakers and snack producers can better market products to the right consumers or reposition goods to reach a new audience.
Cookies and crackers in KC
Networking, education and field trips highlight B&CMA’s 88th Annual Technical Conference, May 5-8.
Engineering a better bakery
Focus on planning, preparation and skilled labor when installing or upgrading a production line.
Factoring in fun
From the young to the old, everyone enjoys indulging once in a while.