Whether you’re a retail bakery or a manufacturer, trying to keep up with demand during one of the busiest times of the year can be difficult.
The starting point for a unique selling proposition is chocolate pieces in new shapes, colours and flavours. One example of this is bake stable chocolate batons, that are used chiefly for chocolate croissants.
Barry Callebaut , the world´s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the privately owned Spanish nut manufacturer La Morella Nuts S.A. La Morella Nuts is known as a leading nut specialist producing a variety of high quality nut-based ingredients for the food industry in Europe. The company has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the nuts business with regards to sourcing, processing and innovation that allows for a wide range of products.
The same ultrasound technology that helps doctors and expectant parents to view a developing baby might soon literally mean a better gluten-free bun in the oven.
The bakery trade has been experiencing a genuine revolution in recent years. Bakers are no longer simply skilled artisans, they are now managers of modern businesses and are required to have a wide range of abilities. Europain 2012 , the international gathering of the entire bakery profession, will showcase the most innovative and appropriate solutions for 21st century bakers, be it in terms of services, trends, technical operations or information.
Alfredo Ortiz, vice-president of foodservice national account sales at CSM Bakery Products , was recently elected to the board of directors for the International Food Manufacturers Association (IFMA ). «We are very proud to welcome Alfredo Ortiz to the IFMA Board of Directors. His innovative thinking and enthusiasm make him an ideal complement to the individuals who guide our association and lead our committees», said Larry Oberkfell, president and Cief Executive Officer, IFMA.