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Innovations

News and feature stories from Baking & Snack

Outside the box
With an eye toward innovation and a focus on the future, the American Bakers Association prepares for its annual convention.
Meeting mixing needs
Donald R. Shaffer’s foresight and technological advances have reshaped dough development and mixer sanitation.
Strategic moves in capital spending
Our exclusive industry survey shows a steadily strengthening industry remains cautiously optimistic about investing but well-positioned to seize golden business opportunities as they arise.
Snack cake category misses big opportunities
Snack cakes had a bumpy year in 2013, even with the vacuum of Hostess. As the new Hostess Brands settles in, this stagnant category faces big decisions.
Pitch perfect
Brioche Pasquier’s chocolate-filled brioche offers quick decadence on the go.
BCMA heads to Nashville
89th Annual Technical Conference big on education, discussion of hot topics.
Bakers play to their strengths with capital spending
Here’s how seven bakeries made their capital work to respond to consumer and customer demands and bolster their presence in the market.
Honoring the past inspiring the future
Baking Museum aims to preserve the industry’s heritage and recognize those greats who made it so strong.
Growing a family business
Mariano Turano introduced Chicago to his Old World breads, and his sons expanded its exposure to the nation.
Europain 2014 focuses on trends
Paris show highlights competition and innovation March 8-12.
Whats in a name
Explore the differences in the various clean labels.
Plucked from obscurity
Once considered niche products, organic and all-natural baked foods and snacks now find themselves front-and-center in the marketplace.
Non-GMO Go or no-go
The debate of genetically modified organisms rages on.
The Only Constant CHANGE
Bakery professionals get ready for the future at ‘the Best Week in Baking,’ set for March 2-4 in Chicago.
Treat yourself
Premium sweet goods offer consumers a respite from dietary restrictions and buckled budgets.
SNAXPO 2014 goes big in the Big D
Annual snack-food industry convention to offer opportunities for business development, insight and networking.
Why consumers shop in-store bakeries
IDDBA releases consumer research for the in-store bakery.
Trend-setting flavors in sweet goods
Maturing palates keep the baking industry on its innovative toes.
Expanding by shrinking
Better4U Foods capitalizes on the success of its original gluten-free frozen pizza line with the launch of its Personal Size All Natural Multigrain Gluten Free Pizzas.
Biscuits from the continent
American consumers embrace a European breakfast staple with belVita Breakfast Biscuits.
New twist on take-and-bake
Oven-proof film make finishing par-baked breads easier.
New frontier in c-stores
Premium sweet goods find a new outlet for sales.
No pain no gain in the bread industry
Bread bakers gladly experience growing pains as they absorb business leftover from Hostess and prepare to hold on to their share when Wonder bread returns.
Company values resonate with consumers
A bakery’s culture can bring in loyal customers as much as a tasty product.
Flowers Foods sees growth new markets from Hostess
Flowers expects the re-launch of well-known brands to help boost recently invaded markets.