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Kennedy's Bakery Production Magazine | May 30, 2016

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Bakers on high alert as butter prices jump

May 26, 2016 |

Manufacturers of bakers, confectionery and ready meals face higher prices for butter after a surprise rally on global commodity markets.

The effects of low milk prices and a cold, wet spring across Europe have combined to push butter prices upwards. … Read More

Acquisition for Givaudan

May 24, 2016 |

As part of its 2020 strategy to strengthen capabilities in integrated solutions, Givaudan has announced that it is acquiring ConAgra Foods’ Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings business.

Spicetec offers a range of flavours, spices and savoury seasoning solutions to customers, primarily … Read More

Decorations straight from the box

May 9, 2016 |

Dawn Foods is offering Dobla-branded premium Belgian chocolate quality decorations and toppings to bakers and chefs in the UK.

From chocolate curls and shavings in a range of flavours to chocolate cigarillos and detailed chocolate decorations including flowers, Dobla products … Read More

New flavours for Pop-Tarts range

April 26, 2016 |

Pop-Tarts, a Kellogg’s brand and a popular toast pastry in North America, is extending its range of flavours by introducing varieties mashed-up with soda pop flavours – including A&W Root Beer and Crush Orange versions.

“We’re always trying to surprise … Read More

New product launch from Speciality Breads

April 13, 2016 |

Red Tractor-certified bakers Speciality Breads has added to its growing selection of artisan rolls with the launch of a unique and ultra-versatile Sourdough & Onion roll ahead of the busy summer period.

While the new line provides a great … Read More

United launches Digestives cake slices

April 12, 2016 |

United Biscuits has announced the launch of a new range of £1 price marked packs (PMPs) for the popular McVitie’s Slices and Flapjacks ranges.

The new PMPs will be available across four variants of McVitie’s Slices and Flapjacks – McVitie’s … Read More

Baker Perkins founders in Hall of Fame

April 12, 2016 |

Joseph Baker and Jacob Perkins, founders of the companies that eventually became Baker Perkins, have been inducted into the ‘Baking Hall of Fame’ of the American Society of Baking.

The Society considers them responsible for developing a broader range of … Read More

Butterkist boosts advertising investment

March 21, 2016 |

Popcorn brand Butterkist is set to drive further sales for retailers in 2016 by investing £3m in advertising this year, a 50% increase on 2015, with its TV advertising campaign reaching a further one million people.

The first wave of … Read More

Facility investment for flour specialist

March 18, 2016 |

Mühlenchemie, a flour treatment specialist based in Germany, along with its sister companies DeutscheBack and SternEnzym, have greatly enlarged their facilities for applications research. All in all, the three companies from the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe have invested over €6m (£4.7m) in … Read More

Kashi unlocks power of plants

March 17, 2016 |

Kashi has released two new products that feature a blend of clean ingredients – GOLEAN Clusters Vanilla Pepita Cereal and GOLEAN Plant Powered Bars. With nutritious ingredients like ancient grains, nuts, seeds and pulses, these new offerings feature plant protein … Read More

New supermarket listings for Stoats

March 17, 2016 |

Stoats, a Scottish porridge producer established in 2005, has secured a listing with high-end supermarket chain Booths and additional listings with Tesco for its Porridge Oat Bar Multipacks.

The new listing at Booths sees the Raspberry and Honey, Orange and … Read More

Segregated palm products from Callebaut

March 3, 2016 |

The Barry Callebaut Group, a manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has switched the production of two of its most popular fillings for bakery and confectionery products from RSPO mass balance to RSPO fully segregated palm products as of … Read More

Pidy launches spicy Macarons

February 24, 2016 |

Pastry expert Pidy is launching new spicy and curry-flavoured Macarons.

Both products measure 3.5cm in size, and are delivered in cases containing 96 portions. Designed to offer a distinctive appearance, the new Macarons are reportedly light, moist and crumbly in … Read More

United Biscuits unveils Nibbles range

February 24, 2016 |

United Biscuits has launched new McVitie’s Digestives Nibbles, which the company states is its biggest new product development for 2016.

The new product offers the renowned taste of the McVitie’s Digestive biscuit range in a ‘chocolatey’ bitesize format. Available … Read More