News and feature stories from Baking & Snack

How to relocate or expand your plant
Take these steps to achieve timely startup of a new line or facility.
SNAXPO report: Get ready for a vending revolution
Snack Food Association show session addresses the V-Commerce of vending machines.
How to reduce downtime
Simple considerations can cut down line changeover time and increase efficiency.
Robin Alton to assume ABA chairmanship
Pan-O-Gold’s CEO outlines the association’s priorities for 2012.
ABA goes behind closed doors
ABA’s HR Committee tackles personnel, labor and regulatory issues that affect employees’ lives and the day-to-day of running a baking company.
Food Scientists Flock to Vegas for IFT
Exhibitors and attendees hope what happens at the IFT Annual Meeting and Expo doesn't stay at IFT … even in Las Vegas.
Larger than light
Bucking the trend for smaller diet buns, Aunt Millie's Bakeries' Hearth reduced-calorie hot dog and hamburger buns retain the full size of their regular counterparts.
Paying for Premium Bread
As consumers raise their standards for this staple, bakers cash in on quality.
Pretzels twist in a new way
US bakers welcome pretzel breads
Shop the world market for baking
Bakers should make plans now to attend iba 2012, which kicks off for the first time ever with a 1-day iba Summit.
Good FAT improves production
The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) can ensure smooth integration of new equipment into an operation.
How to build better customer relationships
Hostess Brands improves customer interactions with operational changes.
BCMA offers a peach of a show
The Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers’ Association heads to Atlanta, GA, for its 87th annual Technical Conference.
Cookie consumption stays in the family
Parents tend to buy and consume more cookies than adults without children.
Cookies for the sweet tooth
Bud's Best Cookies satisfy the need for something sweet in the first bite
How to Make the Most of Your Product Marketing Strategy
Former Hostess VP offers advice to help you reach your customers.
Indulging in Cookies
As consumers cut spending and calories, private label steps up to meet demand for more quality, affordable alternatives.
Kraft remains king of cookies
Despite private label growth, national brands still dominate the category.
Understanding your market
Former Hostess VP offers advice to target your marketing and social media strategy.
Wake up and smell the whole grains
Cookiehead Snacks reinvents the breakfast muffin with a healthier alternative loaded with grain.
Optimizing conveyor performance
How pulley motors can improve bakery operations.
Packaging: The Road to Recovery
Reducing the waste stream with better and more affordable, sustainable packaging materials.
Getting ahead of the learning curve
The Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers’ Association correspondence course helps crack the code of cookies and crackers.
How to make the most of new equipment
A disciplined approach to equipment purchase specification benefits all parties.
Canada Bread sets ambitious goals in 2012
Richard Lan, president and CEO of Canada Bread and COO of Maple Leaf Foods, offers an exclusive interview.