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Hybrid pastries go global
As pastry sales continue to grow worldwide, the US exports its hybrid innovations.
Mexico experiments with high-calorie tax
While Grupo Bimbo and others absorb the impact of the tax increase, wider factors are causing declines for baked goods.
Breakfast cereals suffer under trend toward convenience
The largest markets around the world are seeing a decline in breakfast cereal consumption due to on-the-go lifestyles.
From Russia with trade
BEMA’s pavilion at leading bakery expo in Moscow helps members open doors to international business.
Algae offer opportunities for bread manufacturers
These ingredients can reduce sodium and assist in cleaning up ingredient labels.
Healthy snacks struggle in a global market
Companies continue to launch healthy snacks despite the category being niche.
interpack: Technology at a crossroads
This year’s massive show in Germany will feature the latest innovations in baking and snack equipment.
Palm oil creates winners and losers in the bakery industry
Sustainability concerns from consumers force bakers to make a choice.
Government subsidies bar better bread in the Middle East
The predominance of cheap bread in the Middle East consumer’s diet could be contributing to chronic health problems in the region.
Rejuvenating breakfast
Brand owners add value by offering alternatives to traditional cereals
Demand grows for nuts
New research continues to expand on the benefits of this healthy snack.