Bakers® develops a new category in the biscuit market

By |May 7th, 2015|

Breakfast is an important meal to start the day, energising the brain and body for the busy day ahead. Yet 40% of us skip breakfast due to time constraints and busy lifestyles.
Although a trend […]

Pioneer Foods buys into Futurelife

By |May 7th, 2015|

Fast-moving consumer goods company Pioneer Food Group has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in Futurelife Health Products.
Futurelife is a scientifically formulated, nutrient-dense food products company. The purchase price of the […]

Albany Bakeries wins a Kasi Star Brand award

By |May 7th, 2015|

Albany Bakeries was announced as one of the Kasi Star Brands of 2015. The survey was conducted by one of South Africa’s top market research companies, Ask Africa.

Ask Afrika launched a new benchmark, under […]

DuPont puts bakery on weight management map

By |May 7th, 2015|

DuPont Nutrition & Health is putting bakery on the weight management map with new opportunities to keep consumers fuller longer and help them reduce their calorie intake overall.

Five new concept ideas, each enriched with […]

The latest trends in convenient baked products

By |February 3rd, 2015|

General manager of DF Bakery, Gawie Erasmus, presented the latest trends in convenient baked products in South Africa at the IFEA food and drink trade event recently Erasmus said convenient baked product sales have […]

Natural food colouring trend continues, despite problems

By |January 13th, 2015|

As the desire for natural ingredients becomes more prevalent in parallel to the continued advance of the healthy eating movement, food colouring has joined the trend. The Baker looks at the pros and cons […]

Pest prevention

By |November 19th, 2014|

Staff participation and vigilance – the key to pest prevention

Health and safety regulations in the food industry are increasingly becoming more stringent, and pest control measures have shifted accordingly to become more proactive and […]

All the sweet things

By |November 19th, 2014|

Sugar is one of the major ingredients used in the baking industry. Interestingly, in some cases, sugar use exceeds that of flour. Sugar provides sweetness but also functionality in the baking process. The Baker […]

In-store bakeries gear up for growth

By |November 19th, 2014|

The Baker takes a look at international in-store bakery trends and the equipment requirements of such an operation

International trends, both in the UK and the US, show that despite challenges from overall depressed economies, […]

The art of crafting bread

By |November 19th, 2014|

An apprentice holding what may well be a version of the famed pain Poilâne graces the cover of Peter Reinhart’s 2001 book called The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. Lionel Poilâne was the Parisian boulanger whose […]