Willowton donates R660 000 to science and maths development in KZN schools

By |September 1st, 2014|

Willowton’s chief executive, Abdul Razak Moosa, has worked closely on this initiative with representatives of the Department of Education, New Africa Education Foundation and Edutrade, the supplier of the resource kits. Moosa is confident that […]

Craft baking, confectionery group into large iba role

By |September 1st, 2014|

Peter Becker, president of the German Bakers’ Confederation, currently serves as president of the U.I.B.C. In addition to serving as host for iba, Germany accounted for 41% of exhibitors and 39% of visitors at […]

The sleeping giant awakens

By |September 1st, 2014|

Helping key the growth will be smaller on-the-go packaging, Canadean said. “Growing urbanization will promote the growth of the Chinese middle class, which, in turn, will lead to a demand for a wider range […]

End of a fad?

By |September 1st, 2014|

According to the Daily News, the takeaway from Crumbs demise is that bigger isn’t always better. “People are more health conscious and they don’t want to eat one big gluttonous cupcake,” according to Evan Feldman, who […]

The pillar of the baking industry

By |August 5th, 2014|

The South African Chamber of Baking (SACB), founded in 1928, continues to fulfil its role as the voice of the baker in South Africa. The Baker spoke to its executive director, Geoff Penny, to […]

Global sector trends

By |August 5th, 2014|

The Baker delves in to cookies and biscuit trends as well as the latest advancements in technology to produce them. The original term “biscuit” has been derived from the Latin “bis coctus,” or “twice […]

Quick and easy

By |August 5th, 2014|

Convenience and consistency continues to drive growth of par-baked and frozen produce in South Africa – Clifford Roberts

It is often said that in tough times, the most resilient industry is liquor. While the […]

Considering alternative energy resources

By |August 5th, 2014|

There are three main reasons for reducing dependency on the national power grid: to avoid costly downtime during power cuts, mitigate rising electricity costs and reduce the impact on an already strained supply. This […]

Carob – a chocolate and cocoa powder alternative

By |August 5th, 2014|

Carob, a legume with a chocolate-like flavour, is a good alternative to chocolate and cocoa powder. The Baker explores carob’s applications and whether or not it could become more popular – Thea Fox

Carob (Ceratonia […]

Fillings and toppings reveal innovation and growth

By |August 5th, 2014|

A recent white paper released by ingredients supplier Puratos, which caters for the bakery, confectionery, ice-cream and catering industries, revealed that consumer demand leans toward a strong preference for filled cakes alongside an improved […]