Bakery & Baked Goods

Manufacturers who produce bread and other baked goods know this kind of batch production involves a complex supply of ingredients combined with special equipment. In our Bakery & Baked Goods section, we offer a cross-functional look at both the ingredients, the equipment, the innovations, and the trends in industrial baking.



What Do Consumers Prefer in their Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwiches?

Nov. 22, 2023
Stephanie Powell, director of marketing for Alpha Baking Co., discusses the results of a survey Alpha Baking commissioned to determine how consumers construct sandwiches using...
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Packaging Materials

Cookie, Brownie Maker Homefree Wins Google Single-Use Plastics Challenge

Nov. 22, 2023
Processor has focused on reuse of foodgrade materials for snack packaging and environmentally friendly cookie boxes.
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People on the Move

Ex-Kraft Heinz Canada CEO to Lead Hispanic Foods Processor Flagship Food Group

Nov. 15, 2023
Adam Butler, who spent 17 years with Kraft Heinz, joins the Denver-based processor of 505 Southwestern, Young Guns and La Tortilla Factory branded Hispanic foods.
Business Strategies

Smucker’s Closes Hostess Acquisition, Announces Leadership, Structural Changes

Nov. 8, 2023
The J.M. Smucker Co. announces a shuffling of business units and leadership changes to incorporate the new Hostess businesses and brands.

Post Holdings: President/CEO Vitale Will Take Unexpected Medical Leave of Absence

Nov. 6, 2023
Executive vice president and COO Jeff Zadoks will step in as interim CEO while Robert Vitale recovers from an undisclosed medical condition.
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Plant Expansion

Detroit’s Metropolitan Baking Co. to Expand Hamtramck, Michigan, Facility

Nov. 3, 2023
30,000-square-foot addition will add 30-40% production capacity on new bun and roll lines.
Courtesy of The Cheesecake Factory Inc.
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Capital Spending

The Cheesecake Factory Inc. to Build $74 Million Bakery Facility in Indiana

Oct. 26, 2023
New plant in Charlestown, Ind., will be the company’s third bakery production facility and will serve its own restaurants as well as retail and foodservice customers.
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Plant Expansion

General Mills Expanding Frozen Dough Plant in Joplin, Missouri

Aug. 31, 2023
Expected to be completed in early 2024, the facility addition will allow for nearly 1 billion pounds of frozen dough products to be produced annually.
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People on the Move

Flowers Foods Announces New Senior Leadership Appointments, Board Members

Aug. 21, 2023
Current COO Heeth Varnedoe will add president role, while the company adds a chief growth officer and two new independent members to the board of directors.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

ifiGourment Joins Roland Foods’ Portfolio of Home and Professional Chef Ingredient Products

Aug. 21, 2023
Importer and distributor of bakery, pastry, confectionery and ice cream products will roll into Roland’s AUI Fine Foods division.
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Legal Issues

Kellogg, Kashi Business Unit Defeat Appeals of Protein Content Labeling Lawsuits

Aug. 15, 2023
Plaintiffs in the class-action suits claimed more than 30 products misled consumers by misrepresenting the amount of high-quality protein in each product.