Grupo Bimbo leverages 10 years of progressive digital transformation with home-grown tech

Raúl Obregón, Bimbo’s chief information and transformation officer, looks back over the past decade to highlight the successes that supported the seamless operation of the global company, and sets out his ambitious plans for his Future Systems Landscape. Obregón joined Grupo Bimbo in 1998, working through several leadership roles from regional sales manager at Bimbo … Read more

Walking the floor to root out the top trends

This year, the mega trade show celebrates 25 years of innovation and trendsetting at Chicago’s McCormick Place from 23-26 May. “For 25 years, the Sweets & Snacks Expo has been the most significant driver of candy and snack flavor and product trends in North America, and 2022 is no different.”​ said John Downs, president & … Read more

‘It’s encouraging to see the government listening’

The regulations ban volume-based promotions (buy one get one free, 50% extra and so forth) – now viewed as a lifesaver by many – on foods deemed high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), and place limits on the advertising of the so-called junk food. These restraints have now been shelved for a year, but … Read more

The psychology of colour in baking

Color has the power to influence perceptions that are not obvious, such as the taste of food; It also plays a role in creating certain emotions. It’s an essential tool in marketing and branding – for example, red typically evokes desire, excitement and energy, and some research even suggests it whets the appetite and attracts … Read more

Beneo hails the WHO’s World Health Day message linking Our Planet, Our Health

World Health Day was created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to draw attention to a specific health topic that impacts people around the world. The date marks the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. According to Beneo, one in four consumers today consider themselves flexitarian – versus only 7% identifying as vegan, … Read more

How the craft bakery sector can capitalise in trending consumer behaviours in 2022

The past two years have been a rollercoaster, and the craft baking industry has felt the impact as much as the rest of society – however, in many instances, this has had a positive spin. “Our regular member surveys suggest the craft bakery sector is enjoying a generally upward trend, despite the challenges of the … Read more

Remembering Charles Entenmann, builder of a baked goods empire

Entenmann died ‘peacefully’, surrounded by family, according to his son, Charles William Entenmann. “He was an extremely generous man,”​ Charles (jnr) told the media. “He was just a really intelligent guy … He had a fantastic sense of humour and was always playing jokes on people and having fun. He did it right.”​ Charles (snr) … Read more

Women-driven partnership spearheads ‘food system renaissance’ with upcycled vegan cookies

Debuting at Natural Product Expo West (9-12 March), Renewal Mill’s Salted Peanut Butter Cookies are made with upcycled Miyoko’s Creamery European Style Cultured Vegan Butter and Renewal Mill’s flagship okara flour, a gluten-free flour made from pulp leftover from soymilk production. True to its mission to reduce food waste and create a circular food economy, … Read more

Call for entries for Cake International’s cake decorating competition

Due to increased demand, entries are now open for what the organisers purport to be the world’s biggest decoration competition, taking place during Cake International in Birmingham, UK, from 4-6 November. According to organisers ICHF Events, the number of entries this year is expected to tip over 1,000, with competitors flying in from across the … Read more