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Photo of the Day: A $100 Donut Made From 24-Carat Gold

April 24, 2015 9:10 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

If your idea of a delicious donut is a cream-filled Long John covered in chocolate frosting and sprinkles, you're not thinking fancy enough. Customers are shelling out $100 at a Canadian bakery, Dolicious Donuts, for a "Donutopia."

KIND Bars Maybe Not So Kind After All

April 15, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Although KIND bar sales have roughly doubled in size every year for a decade, last month the FDA...

The Cronut's Unexpected Success Story

April 15, 2015 8:25 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

At Dominique Ansel Bakery in downtown Manhattan, bakers work to all hours of the night to keep...

VIDEO: The Kind Bar Strategy

April 13, 2015 3:35 pm | Videos | Comments

Snack foods are a $374 billion market and Kind thinks it has found a way to raise the bar. Kind...

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Photos of the Day: Students Make Giant Rice Krispies Treat

April 13, 2015 1:00 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

What do you get when you mix a group of hungry undergraduate students with a bunch of marshmallows and crispy cereal? A giant Rice Krispie treat, of course!

Century-Old NYC Matzo Factory to Move to High-Tech Plant

March 30, 2015 8:35 am | by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Streit's factory building is the oldest in the nation where the unleavened flatbread that's essential for Jewish holidays is still churned out. About 2.5 million pounds of matzos were baked for April's Passover holiday, and distributed worldwide.

Trendy California Creation: Pop Tart Doughnut

March 19, 2015 12:43 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Southern California doughnut shop has come up with yet another guilty pleasure gone viral: a gigantic doughnut stuffed with a Pop Tart filling. Donut Bar, with outlets in Fountain Valley and San Diego, calls the 1-pound creation the "Big Poppa Tart Donut."

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Mondelez International Acquires Enjoy Life Foods

February 17, 2015 8:05 am | by Mondelez International | News | Comments

Mondelez International on Monday announced the acquisition of Enjoy Life Foods, a private U.S. snacking company and the market-leading brand in the fast-growing "free from" segment. Enjoy Life offers more than 40 great-tasting products, including cookies, chocolate, snack bars, and savory snacks that are allergy-friendly and gluten-free

10 Facts About Bagels You Probably Didn't Know

February 9, 2015 10:55 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

If your go-to breakfast (or any-time-of-the-day) item is a bagel, then you may be excited to learn that today, Feb. 9 is National Bagel Day. Take a look at these 10 random facts about bagels and find out why there is a hole in the middle of them, for example.

Pepperidge Farm Recalls 46K Bagels in 23 States

February 6, 2015 12:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Pepperidge Farm is recalling about 46,000 packages of bagels because they may contain peanuts or almonds that could set off a serious allergic reaction. The recall includes plain, everything and cinnamon raisin bagels. Mini bagels are also being recalled.

Bagel Recall: Bimbo Bakeries' Sara Lee Brand Among Products Removed From Shelves

February 6, 2015 8:55 am | by Bimbo Bakeries USA | News | Comments

Bimbo Bakeries USA is voluntarily recalling Thomas', Sara Lee and Jewel Bagels because they may contain undeclared peanuts and almonds. All recalled products are being removed from store shelves.       

Flowers Foods Issue Voluntary Recall on English Muffins

February 2, 2015 2:00 pm | by Flowers Foods, Inc. | News | Comments

Flowers Foods is voluntarily recalling Market Basket Fork Split 6 count Original English Muffins because they contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.

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Saputo Completes Sale of Bakery Division

February 2, 2015 1:00 pm | by Saputo Inc. | News | Comments

The Bakery Division produces, markets and distributes mainly snack-cakes in Canada, which are sold almost exclusively in the retail market. It is the largest manufacturer of snack-cakes in Canada and also sells, on a small scale, in the U.S.

VIDEO: Famous Portland Whole Grain Bread Goes National

January 22, 2015 11:20 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Going against the gluten-free fad, Portland, Ore.-based Dave's Killer Bread has gained legions of fans for its seeded, nutritious sandwich loaves. Now it has plans to expand to every single state in the U.S. by the end of 2015.     

Union to Talk About Indiana Pillsbury Plant Set to Close

January 20, 2015 8:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The union that represents workers at a Pillsbury plant set for closure expects to meet next month with General Mills officials to discuss the southern Indiana plant's future. General Mills announced last week that it plans to close its refrigerated goods plant in New Albany by mid-2016, but said its decision is subject to negotiation with union officials.

Tarrier Foods Recalls Chopped Candy Lacking Peanut Warning

January 20, 2015 7:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Tarrier Foods is recalling more than 300 cases of its Chopped Twix candy topping because the Ohio company says the ingredient statement on the packaging didn't show that it may contain peanuts and eggs.       

US Manufacturer of Oreo Begins Building New Bahrain Plant

January 20, 2015 7:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mondelez International says the facility will have capacity to produce 90,000 tons per year. The company said its plant in the Arab Gulf island-nation will produce brands such as Oreo, Ritz and TUC in the initial phase, which will create 300 jobs. Full commercial production is scheduled to start early next year.

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Gluten-Free Food Industry Reaches $973M, Report Says

January 15, 2015 1:45 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

The gluten-free market is cementing its staying power as more than a mere dietary fad and continues to make national headlines, including a recent announcement by popular foodservice chain Pizza Hut that it will begin offering gluten-free pizza. 

Kellogg Acquires Majority Stake in Egyptian Biscuit Maker

January 15, 2015 8:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

The Kellogg Company has acquired a majority stake in the Egyptian biscuit maker Bisco Misr. The transaction of Bisco Misr, which is the number one packaged biscuits company in Egypt, allows Kellogg to advance its global snacks business in growing emerging markets.

Pillsbury Plant Closure to Put 400 Employees Out of Work

January 9, 2015 9:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

General Mills continues its layoffs with another plant closure, this time one of its Pillsbury facilities. The closure comes at a time where some of the food and beverage industry's most well-known companies are laying off workers, moving locations and shuttering entire facilities.

Dunkin' Donuts Strikes Deal to Open 1,400 Stores in China

January 8, 2015 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Dunkin' Donuts said Wednesday it struck a deal to open more than 1,400 locations in China over the next 20 years. Dunkin' Donuts ended the most recent quarter with about 3,200 international locations. In the U.S., it had about 8,000 locations, giving it more than 11,100 locations worldwide.

Longtime Va. Spice Firm, Other Companies Turn to Exports

December 22, 2014 10:15 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

C.F. Sauer is one of more than 200 companies that have participated in the Virginia Economic Development Partnership's Virginia Leaders in Export Trade program, which teaches state businesses how to export their products and services overseas through technical training, market research and trade missions.

VIDEO: 3-D Printer Dishes up Expertly Crafted Eats

December 22, 2014 8:55 am | by Reuters Plus | Videos | Comments

A Spanish company has combined technology with cuisine to develop the 'Foodini', a 3D printer designed to print the perfect cookie for Santa. Ben Gruber reports.              

US Food Additives Market to Register Around 7% Growth Until 2019, Report Says

December 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by TechSci Research | News | Comments

Rising consumption of processed and packaged food coupled with increasing inclination towards all natural ingredients to drive the U.S. food additives market in the coming years.                    

Saputo to Sell Canada's Largest Producer of Snack Cakes to Canada Bread

December 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Canada Bread Co. has agreed to pay $120 million in cash to buy Saputo Inc.'s bakery division, which makes Joe Louis and May West snack cakes. Montreal-based Saputo is primarily a cheese and dairy company, with operations throughout Canada, the United States and outside of North America.

Reading Bakery Systems Expands Oven Manufacturing Facility

December 18, 2014 10:40 am | by Reading Bakery Systems | News | Comments

The expansion, which is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2015, will double the existing Oven Works manufacturing facility to 38,000 square feet. The expanded facility will also include a 480 square foot, environmentally controlled paint booth.

VIDEO: Starbucks Brews Up Delivery, But Not For Free

December 17, 2014 9:45 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says that the company's upcoming delivery service will be profitable because 'people will pay an additional surcharge for delivery.'                         

Waterloo May Purchase Idle Hostess Factory Downtown

December 15, 2014 9:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The city of Waterloo, Iowa is considering buying the idle former Hostess plant downtown to encourage development. The Council will vote on a plan to spend $400,000 on the building that used to serve as a Wonder Bread bakery and up to $15,000 on closing costs.

VIDEO: Macarons at Walmart? A Small Maker's Story

December 11, 2014 9:05 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Hosting a party this holiday season? Looka Patisserie, a small maker of desserts, is trying to tempt you to visit Walmart to pick up its treats. Looka Patisserie's President and CEO Marta Spasic and CEO Frank Spasic talk to Bloomberg's Julie Hyman.

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