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Kennedy's Bakery Production Magazine | October 20, 2018

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Unigrains purchases Mecatherm

October 17, 2018 |

Unigrains, the agri-food and agro-industry investor has acquired Mecatherm, a leader in industrial baking equipment, after obtaining the necessary regulatory authorisations.

Mecatherm designs, develops, assembles and installs ovens, machines, and automated production lines for fresh or frozen, cooked or pre-cooked … Read More

Cooking equipment rentals rise

October 1, 2018 |

New research has revealed that online cooking equipment rentals are up by over 40%.

In addition, baking lessons and catering events have seen an increase.

Online equipment rental site Rentuu has seen a monthly increase of 15% for cake stands, with London leading the way as cake shows … Read More

Elizabeth Shaw gives new biscuit range the spotlight

September 7, 2018 |

Leading chocolatier Elizabeth Shaw has launched its debut television advert as part of a major brand refresh.

The ad campaign aims to showcase the company’s flavour and texture pairings to bring its newly launch biscuit range into the spotlight.

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New $150m Citrus plant investment

August 28, 2018 |

Cargill plans to invest $150 million to construct an HM pectin production facility in South America. – a citrus fruit-based texturizer used for jams, beverages/juices, acid dairy drinks and confectionery.

Bruce McGoogan, strategy and innovation leader for Cargill starches, sweeteners … Read More

Young confectioners to battle it out at iba

August 8, 2018 |

The UIBC Junior World Championship of Confectioners will take place at iba for the first time and will see the best young confectioners in the world compete against each other.

For two days (19 and 20 September), teams from Brazil, … Read More

Baker Perkins expands portfolio

August 1, 2018 |

Baker Perkins has developed new equipment to create crunchy granola bars in order to expand its portfolio.

This latest development adds to an equipment range which already includes capabilities for crunchy baked granola cereals.

The new process involves compressing … Read More

Hobart named innovation leaders among German enterprises

July 3, 2018 |

Hobart has been elected on of the most innovative medium-sized enterprises in Germany.

For the fifth time company received the TOP 100 seal, and has therefore been elected again as a member of the innovation elite.

The prize is awarded … Read More

 Balaji Wafers improves production with four Lindor Mixers

June 25, 2018 |

Balaji, a producer of potato crisps in India, is set to use Lindor’s Gentle Touch Mixer in order to provide “reliability for taste consistency and quality”.

Due to increasing market demand, the Balaji plant in Rajkot (Gujarat) required modernisation and … Read More

McVitie’s among top five UK brands

May 24, 2018 |

McVitie’s has been listed in the top five most chosen brands in Kantar Worldpanel’s 2018 UK Brand Footprint ranking, holding fourth place, ahead of Walker’s, Coca-Cola and Cadbury.

The report revealed McVitie’s, owned by global snacking company, pladis, was purchased … Read More

Café Valley to launch four new cakes

May 23, 2018 |

Café Valley, a producer of bakery products for in-store bakeries, club stores, food service and convenience stores throughout the world, is expanding its flagship ring cake line with the addition of four new specialty cakes in time for the summer … Read More

Royal Wedding boosts bakery sales

May 19, 2018 |

Patriotic shoppers are stocking up on classic British foods ahead of today’s Royal Wedding, says Tesco, with the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set to create a feel good factor on British streets and in gardens as Brits … Read More

Doughnut innovation fuelled by more adventurous consumers

May 16, 2018 |

Dawn Foods, a global manufacturer and ingredients supplier to bakeries around the world, has released findings from its inaugural ‘Doughnut Day’ survey that found the majority of Gen Z (those aged 18-21) and Millennial (those aged 22-34) consumers (82%) are … Read More

Givaudan acquires natural extract company

May 14, 2018 |

Givaudan, a creator of fragrances and flavours, has completed the acquisition of the Nutrition Division of Centroflora Group (Centroflora Nutra), a world player in natural extracts.

Centroflora Nutra manufactures botanical extracts and dehydrated fruits for the food and beverage industry. … Read More

Four pizza-making trends revealed by Ardent Mills

May 11, 2018 |

Following its attendance at the International Pizza Expo 2018, the Ardent Mills culinary team is sharing the following ideas for using premium flours and grains to add value to one of the most vibrant categories in the restaurant industry.

“High-quality … Read More