2018 Food Trends, Frosted Sugar Cookie Popcorn and the NACS Show

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What’s happening in the baking industry? Quite a bit, and we’ve got you covered with our five favorite articles from the baking industry this month.

First of many 2018 food trend stories

It’s our favorite time of the year! Along with the holidays, the end of the year provides a sneak peek into the trends expected to drive sales in 2018. The Sterling-Rice Group is one of the first out of the gate, and BakingBusiness.com details their findings, including trendy tea and slow dough.

NACS Show new product roundup

The NACS Show brought more than 20,000 convenience store and food industry professionals together in Chicago last month to check out some of the latest new products expected to hit c-stores soon. One of our favorites, thinkThin’s Protein Cakes, satisfy consumer demand for more healthful indulgence. Check out this new product slideshow from FoodBusinessNews.com.

Holiday flavors hit popcorn category

Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP announced their new line of seasonal products, and wow, are they filled with holiday glee! Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Flavored Kettle Corn and Frosted Sugar Cookie Flavored Kettle Corn are just two of the four new flavors. Find out what other flavors round out the new product line.

State of the industry: Packaged foods

FoodBusinessNews.com tackled the big task of detailing the present and future trends driving the packaged foods category. Key findings: unique flavors, clean labels and more healthful products will continue to dominate new product development.

Is bread bouncing back?

According to the president of Bimbo Bakeries USA, yes. “We’re seeing some improvement, some buoyancy in the total commercial bread category, with the total category being slightly better than it’s been in prior quarters,” Fred Penny said. Read more here.


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