News and feature stories from Baking & Snack

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.
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.
Building the dream team
When seeking tomorrow’s leaders, it’s less about where to look and more about what to look for.
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.
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.
IBIE introduces Innovation Showcase
This gallery will guide attendees to the latest on the show floor.
IBIE: One-stop shopping
By incorporating pizza and other new market segments, IBIE meets the needs of the baking industry in its entirety.
Pies for every season
Rocky Mountain Pies breathes new life into the frozen pie category with its Sugar House label.
Protecting the bottom line
Employee safety can have the biggest impact on a bakery’s overhead.
Call for Best Raisin Bread entries
Finalists can win trip to showcase their skills at IBIE in Las Vegas
Innovation through sustainability
To be successful, corporate sustainability practices must resonate through all economic, social and environmental areas of your business.
GMA to explore critical food issues
Forum will connect sound science and responsible solutions
In pursuit of healthier
Snack producers turn to nutritional guidelines and consumer attitudes to inform healthy snack innovation.
A baker’s baker
A pioneer of the modern era, Ernest Nickles lived for the baking industry, spending seven decades working almost every day at Alfred Nickles Bakery, Navarre, OH.